Posts Tagged 'language school'

Substitute Discourse

-Well, give me a call if you need someone to sub over the summer.
-No.

Conversation between myself and a buxiban owner, after she tried unsuccessfully to downclose my minimum hourly wage.

Teaching In Quebec

I was very surprised when I got jobs as a teacher in Quebec. I say jobs, because not one job can offer me the amount of hours per week that I need, which is about 15-20h. I took some good pictures of the Campanile.

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Saturday Morning And Buxiban Turmoil

I went to bed early last light. Last night.

I was tired. It had been a long week, power naps aside. I was getting some passive aggressive vibes from my Taiwanese coworkers since I gave notice the week before.

I’ve learned some interesting news about one school. My morning work hours are spread around two schools of the same branch. It’s a bit of a hassle to go to two different places on different days, but after a few weeks I got used to it. In fact, I like the school where I spend most of my time a lot better. It’s the smaller school. At the big school, they just put too much pressure on everyone. A foreign teacher confided in me that she was getting side-effects from the stress she was under.

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Largest Japanese Buxiban Files For Bankruptcy

The largest buxiban in Japan called Nova Corp closed its doors on Friday as they sought protection from creditors. Nova employs 7000 people including 4000 foreigners who are all out of a job.

Many have not been paid for several months and are worrying about their visa status. 900 Australians are out of jobs and some will use reduced airfare by Qantas to go home.

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New Beginnings

I love the blues, but the bottom needs to be lightened with Photoshop. Taken in Danshui.

I’ve started working at a new buxiban in the afternoons and early evenings. It’s pretty convenient, since it’s about 5 minutes away and the classes are no stress.

In fact, in the beginning I didn’t know how much I would enjoy it, so I didn’t really commit to anything and delayed the paperwork until I was sure that everything was all right.

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