Did I say that the last post about Myngle would be my last post? Well, resolutions, shmesolutions.
On New Year’s Eve at 4pm I received a “personal” email from Myngle, telling me that I was a bad, bad teacher and that therefore I am now moved to the waiting list. This also includes a ban from the Myngle Ning network as I just noticed and therefore most likely prevents me from gathering any information from inside “Myngleland”.
It looks like the parrot wanted to be sure that I can hold my promise this time.
Here is the heart warming email that I and I suppose some other teachers received on December 31st.
I hope all is well.
You have not been active on Myngle as a teacher for over a year. Although you did have students in the past, you did not continue with them, or actively recruit new ones by joining any of our promotions or offering a FMYT to help new students book lessons with you.
At the moment we have many active teachers who are trying hard to promote themselves to get more students. They are participating in our marketing promotions, offering trials, working together with us to facilitate their first contacts with students. Myngle is working hard to help teachers that are truly committed to becoming successful.
As we want to give active teachers a fair chance to make more money, all teachers who have not been active for long (while being active in the past) are going to be put on the waiting list.
We hope you understand the reasons for our decision. We are constantly bringing students to our platform but unfortunately not joining any of our marketing promotions (even those that do not require teachers to offer free classes) will make it difficult for us to help you gain new students.
We would like to wish you the best of luck teaching, and we hope to be able to see you active again in the near future. We believe you are a true asset where ever you are.
All the best,
Myngle Education Team
First of all, thank you for this generic email. I love receiving automated messages, especially from people I know personally, Hala. Secondly, sending out such a mail on New Year’s Eve without even wishing the teacher a happy New Year shows really some style and a unique corporate culture. I salute you, at least Yahoo gave out some pink slips on the way out.
If I am (was) a true asset to Myngle, and giving nearly 800 lessons is not that bad, then why don’t you try to convince me instead of letting me walk the plank? Shouldn’t you ask yourself why I stopped teaching / recruiting on your platform and hey, is recruiting not your job, the job I pay 18%, sorry, 35% commission for? Moreover, your promotions and the meet your teacher offer have always been described as optional or did I miss something? Thus, starting your argument from that angle is standing on very weak legs. I know that I’m a very talented teacher although up to now I hadn’t realized that my pure presence on your platform hindered other teachers from making (some more) money. Well, this email is full of hidden treasures as it gives me opportunity to learn so much more. Remaining Myngle teachers, I count on your help in providing me with feedback and numbers on how much your income will increase over the coming weeks as I will not be there anymore holding you back from your well deserved earnings!
And just to get the facts straight: Myngle did not succeed in providing me with students based on my preferences, price and availability. Therefore your service failed, not the teacher.
So, I guess, that’s it. As I am not able to connect to the Myngle Ning anymore, I am pretty sure I won’t receive Myngle’s newsletter either. Well, if you have something you would like me to write about, you can always contact me via Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn or in the comments of this blog.
It was a great time and I really had lots of fun working with you and then later on writing about you. I wish the Myngle team and the remaining teachers on the platform the best of luck. Otherwise, let me leave you with Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Free Bird.
If I leave here tomorrow
Would you still remember me?
For I must be traveling on, now
‘Cause there’s too many places
I’ve got to see
But, if I stayed here with you, girl
Things just couldn’t be the same
‘Cause I’m as free as a bird now
And this bird, you’ll can not change
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
And the bird you cannot change
And this bird you cannot change
Lord knows, I can’t change
Bye, bye, baby it’s been a sweet love