TaiwanD wrote:With TET JOBS, schools and TEACHERS are our clients. Teachers pay us and we owe them a service. We strive to make it a good experience for schools and teachers.
If you don't pay a recruiter, they owe you nothing. What happens if the school does not hold up to their end of the deal? Who is going to be on your side? WE WILL BE.
So what happens when there is a conflict of interest between the teacher (who paid you) and the school (who also paid you)? Where is your loyalty? And which party paid more money? I'm betting it's the school...which tends in general to slant loyalties in that direction. The school is worth far more over the life of a contract or over a period of years than an individual teacher. That's just simple economics.
This sort of setup is called "dual agency" and is a very, very bad idea indeed, from the perspective of the teacher.