superking wrote:Mr He wrote: I do better than I would do in any teaching job here, a damn sight better, to be honest.
So eating a turd sandwich is better than eating a raw turd? Yummy.
Did you arrive speaking Mandarin? Did you arrive in the middle of a global depression? You must make your situation clear, if you want your evidence to be listened too...
Deuce Dropper wrote:Non teaching options:
1- have a foreign company send you here
2- get hired by a company here, but you'll need two years experience in the field
3- come here and slave away at local wages (not recommended, and you'll still need the 2 years)
4- start your own business (this usually involves being here a while and learning the lay of the land).
5- smuggle drugs and sell them
Mr He wrote: I have seen people with a semi-decent grasp of Chinese doing it. That said, my Chinese was good when I arrived, I have a masters degree in Asian Studies.
I say that with a degree in economics and good Chinese, he should try something similar. There are openings here, and succesful foreigners too.
You need determination and you need to work hard initially, however that's the same all over the world.
Mr He wrote:The OP speaks Chinese, he alluded to that in his post.
And - for f**** sake. If you want to stay here and you need to learn chinese, teach part time, and enroll in a university program for a year learning the lingo. Supplement by getting a local girlfriend. How hard can that be??!!??
I came here as a student in 1995, and spoke a little only. After 18 months here on a not very strenious schedule, I spoke it well. It is by no means impossible. I know several here who have done it.
... I really enjoy getting to use my Chinese in daily life...
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