Its last post is dated December 03, 2008, though its history still exists and makes for interesting reading.
Even a casual glance through the postings will suggest issues which potential teachers should be aware of, as the market is full of cowboy outfits, and even famous schools are not beyond a little creative accounting.
It was run by the blogger and teacher Sandy McManus who carried out some similar reporting at The TEFL Tradesman, but finally posted a goodbye there, too, in February 2015, which starts with this preamble:
- "Well, it's almost exactly ten years since I first breathed life into 'Sandy McManus', aka 'The Tefl Tradesman', and started this blog. In all that time I have achieved ... probably very little (if anything at all)"
Sandy McManus may be a pseudonym.