Icon wrote:The law is the law for a reason. The same companies that lie with your salary lie about taxes. The Government determines which companies are allowed to hire foreigners as employees legally base don their earnings, hence, they are also charged taxes accordingly. This is a major turnoff.
The reason for the 47K is simple: there has to be some kind of justification for hiring you as a foreigner, instead of a local. You are taking a position that could be going to a Taiwanese, so, they have to justify that hiring by saying that you are special, that you have particular talents that are necessary for the company, and as such, they are willing to hire you for an amount double the local's salary. 35K is what they would offer a local, so the problem is that they are not willing to pay for you and comply with the rules. Many expat managers work for several times that, so their offer of 35K does not make sense.
I do get it all, trully, and surely I would prefer to be paid the 47K
But I do want to stay in Taiwan for now, and need a job for that... I was looking for over 6 months before I found that one, and as a straight out of school person I do kind understand 47K is a lot, but hopefully now I can find something better