Grumbling about low wages in Kaohsiung

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Grumbling about low wages in Kaohsiung

Postby headhonchoII » 28 Apr 2012, 21:36

bigduke6 wrote:The scary thing is that this applies to the majority of business sectors in todays economy.

On a recent trip home I visited my previous employer, where I held a senior position. From the time I left in 2009, 50 percent of the staff had been laid off. In the 5 years I worked there, retrenchments took place every year.


You can see it in the attitudes of some workers there, the workforce is a lot more pliable now. The only people who have job security are government employees, night and day compared to private sector work.
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Re: Grumbling about low wages in Kaohsiung

Postby Charlie Phillips » 29 Apr 2012, 01:24

So you got a bunch of people thinking they are entitled to a certain rate per hour, regardless of the reality of the market or the quality of their work and they are going to protest and picket and get media attention? :loco:
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Re: Grumbling about low wages in Kaohsiung

Postby ChewDawg » 29 Apr 2012, 01:41

Charlie Phillips wrote:So you got a bunch of people thinking they are entitled to a certain rate per hour, regardless of the reality of the market or the quality of their work and they are going to protest and picket and get media attention? :loco:


Typical liberal arts entitlement. They take courses on the history of basket weaving in 17th Century Wales and expect 2000NT/hour. :lol:
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Re: Grumbling about low wages in Kaohsiung

Postby dan2006 » 29 Apr 2012, 12:12

As they say, when you pay peanuts you get monkeys.

Why would I leave a good job in the west if all they are going to offer is a miserable $300-400/hr. Even college kids can get about the same working at a coffee shop or as a waiter in some food place and make more than that. All without going to the other side of the world to dance for peanuts.
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Grumbling about low wages in Kaohsiung

Postby headhonchoII » 29 Apr 2012, 12:59

Yep, while making an association is a good idea in terms of improving working rights it's very unlikely they can control the wage rate. Time to switch careers or gear up with more tools in the box.
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Re: Grumbling about low wages in Kaohsiung

Postby SillyWilly » 29 Apr 2012, 18:05

Let the free market mechanism decide what to pay teachers in each "local" market. If you're not happy with the free market rate, then move somewhere where the rate is higher, change careers or return to your domicile. If you want to get paid more, offer a better service, build a good reputation, or work for yourself. The idea of a foreign teachers' union is laughable. :loco:
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Re: Grumbling about low wages in Kaohsiung

Postby funkymonkey » 29 Apr 2012, 18:20

SillyWilly wrote:If you want to get paid more, offer a better service, build a good reputation, or work for yourself.

Or do all three at the same time. :2cents:
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Re: Grumbling about low wages in Kaohsiung

Postby funkymonkey » 29 Apr 2012, 18:27

wonder wrote:But here is the message link from KL.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Kaohsiung ... sage/38703


I enjoyed the response from Priscilla Van Rooyen .

Priscilla Van Rooyen wrote:If you are an experienced teacher you should not except anything under NT600.


And they wonder why they are only being paid $600/hr... :roflmao:
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Re: Grumbling about low wages in Kaohsiung

Postby funkymonkey » 29 Apr 2012, 18:28

Double post.
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Re: Grumbling about low wages in Kaohsiung

Postby jimipresley » 29 Apr 2012, 18:39

funkymonkey wrote:
I enjoyed the response from Priscilla Van Rooyen .

Priscilla Van Rooyen wrote:If you are an experienced teacher you should not except anything under NT600.


And they wonder why they are only being paid $600/hr... :roflmao:

Here's another gem from her:

Still though NT550 for someone that knows what their doing?!


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