The recruiter would not change the contract. 8-5pm workday 25 a week/ 5 calasses a day and weekends and evenings with no overtime money and 30-40 students = grind... I would almost prefer a language academy... or another paperwork battle in a regular Western school...I clearly, repeatedly, and politely asked the inflexible recruiter to make very specific changes but he would not! herein we have thee entirety of thee tragon ode bleed the drama out to thee jobless unrecruited loveless climax .(need to start at the bottom of the page and read up)....
I need to get back to the school and let them know what you say, give me a YES or NO, if YES, they hire you, if NO they move on to
Ok ____________, then the answer at present with 68,000, no bonus at the end of the contract, no vacation except for 10 days, and no overtime pay, and a 8-5pm work day is
But, as I said, I would reconsider the job IF THE CONTRACT WAS CHANGED- to include more pay, and a clear amount of vacation. As I said, at present with the contract as it is it is potentially a job with almost no vacation and unpaid overtime... so yes the answer then for the job as is, with the existing contract; no.
Sorry, but I thought I made it clear weeks ago I wanted you to explain the overtime hours. But, I guess you were busy with your job so you missed that. I apologize if I have wasted your time. I was rather interested in it - but once I saw the contract and realized there was no bonus in the end of the year, apparently no vacation in the summer, and no overtime pay the job looked very poor indeed.
this school have more then 5~6 teachers, and not any of them are new fresh out from college, they all have many years experience, and they all decided to took this job, some of them stay for few years already... so I think, afterall, this is not a shitty job I think...
we (me and the school) won't force you to take this job, we won't and we can't.
however, we can not hold the job and wait for you till one day you can tell for sure, that's not the way we do things.
I need to get back to the school and let them know what you say, give me a YES or NO, if YES, they hire you, if NO they move on to others, simple as that.
so let me know, thanks.
I spoke with _______. He said overall it was fine but he never got overtime for anything. He also said he had to grade, test, and evaluate classes on his own. Apparently he had to work all summer as well - he did mention he had a winter break. However, he also answered that he was in the school 8-5 in the winter when there were no students and no classes.
So, overall it is not a very appealing job with the present pay of 68,000, a 13 hour work day, a minimal vacation, and no overtime pay.
I would consider it if it paid 75,000 - 80,000. But the job only pays 68,000 and has no year end bonus, no new years bonus, and requires overtime with no extra pay.
So I would need some changes to the contract before taking the job.
I may still take it if I can not find any other job, but right now feel free to try to get someone else for it.
Of course like I said- if I can absolutely find nothing by August I still might take it anyway - even though the pay is so low and the job requires a heavy work week with virtually no vacation.
Hello ________ :
did you get my reply?
and did _________ get back to you already? I think he didn't check his email in all time, but if he still no reply, I can give you another teacher's email.
Look forward to hearing from you.
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I wrote to _________ two days ago.
He did not answer.
Maybe it did not go through?
Ask him to email me.
hello : you can contact with this teacher and ask him about the real at the school situation :
I do not want to come off as negative, lazy, or greedy. Sorry if I sounded harsh.
However, the standard contract you emailed me means:
I would be compelled to work any given weekend.
It says NOTHING about any summer vacation- it just states I have ten during the New Year. So, once again according to the contract I could be working everyday of the summer with the exception of national holiday(s).
Also, it does not state how many publications I will be proofreading. It just states I will assist with them at no extra pay.
I would be be compelled to stay late into the night past 5PM and attend school meetings.
And, I would NOT be paid overtime for these. Rather I, MYSELF, would have to ask permission for time off some other day WHEN the boss thought it was fine with him.
The contract does NOT state how many times this will occur.
In summary the contract is unclear on how many times I will be completing the above duties. It simply states I WILL do them.
Also, the pay is a bit low. I would be happier if it was 5,000 - 10,000 more or had a bonus amount paid on the Chinese New Year.
Maybe I am just too big for my own birches. It could be a great school, and I might regret it if I do not take it and get some lesser job instead. However, the total possible hours and work load is quite heavy and might not be remunerated in overtime pay. I would be pleased to talk with a Western Teacher English there about it.
It would be great if the contract were more exact and stated I was paid for overtime in money - not make up off times.
this means we will send you a salary details before paid day. and need you to reply and confirm if that was all correct. thatis all.
The Teacher shall confirm their monthly payment on the day before the
Payment Date and the monthly salary shall be remitted to The Teacher’s
bank account in Taiwan on the Payment Date.
the contract is a stander contract, has all the details on it, however, the school was close during weekend, so I don't think the actual situation will be as bad as it looks, I can confirm with the school before you start teaching, we can find out how many work for those you need to take care during your year contract.
Party B is required to use extracurricular time to design lesson plans for culture and
holiday teaching activities. And make protfoilos for Party A for important teaching
For culture and holiday lesson plans, Party B shall have thorough discussions with
English teachers of Party A before the carrying out the lesson plan.
Party B agrees to edit and proofreading the English version of Party A’s publications.
Write/proofread publications for the school.
Write Holiday lesson plans?
Go to weekday evenings for meetings.
I think I will let you talk to one of my teacher, the school is not that bad, the contract just show all the details. let me check with my teacher first.
Look forward to hearing from you.