xtrain wrote:tomthorne wrote:bismarck wrote:What am I doing wrong here? I realise I'm shite with money management, but seriously? Open to suggestions here.
You're not working many hours, although I appreciate that work isn't easy to come by down south.
Agreed. I don't want to come off as critical, but the only time I worked 20 hours a week was the first 6 months of my first year (1998). I did around 30 on average, and up to 40 on occasion through 2008. I gather that hours are not as easy to come by as they used to be, but are there no potential private students from local universities (market for group classes) etc.? Four students who want to improve their speaking can be worth $1000-$1200/hour.
Truth be told, we left because I couldn't handle working for people who had no understanding whatsoever of the English language, never mind the actual language acquisition process (from the buxiban level to the university level).
One does not even need to find work in Taiwan. On can do some online writing or programing in the morning before you go to your buxiban job.