Whats up folks? After going over pages and pages of threads, this is the one that most closely represents my situation. I landed in Taiwan in the beginning of October, in hindsight I see that this was a bad time to find a teaching job. I was sent away many many times over the next month or so (mainly, because teachers just signed annual contracts a couple months prior). During this time I was lucky enough to land a handful of substitute gigs (I know they're illegal, but needed to do something), hoping to make a good impression for any future opportunities. I kept getting told that the schools only hired in June/July for the new school years or for me to check back after CNY, before the start of the 2nd semester. Not wanting to go that long without work, I kept hitting the streets. Soon, I picked up a very part time gig at a small buxiban, only 4 hours a week... But, it was better than nothing. This job was under the table work for the rest of the semester.
I left back to SF for CNY and came back about 2 weeks later, again, hitting the streets running. Pretty much all the schools that told me to come back after CNY, either already found someone or were keeping their current teacher. Good thing, I guess, was that my last buxiban offered me to stay on board, which I accepted. So after months of not finding anything new, my GF's brother is doing me a solid & is "hiring" me on as a web designer/programmer for his company.
My FT work permit was approved and I applied for my ARC on Monday, which I'm supposed to pick up on the 30th. The reason we went this route was because I was offered work from a few companies, that said that they didn't sponsor the FT work permit, and that I would need to get one before they could proceed.
First, I realize that I'm going to have to pay taxes on the "wages" of my FT job. But, I'm hoping that I will be able to get enough PT work where, I know it'll still suck, but won't matter that much. So, my question is can I get part time work at these buxibans even though my FT work permit is based on being a programmer?
I'm sorry for rambling, I know I could have kept it real short, I do that... quite often
Anyways, thanks to you guys in advance. -T