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typical starting salaries in Taiwan by position
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teacher4life



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2012 11:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sluggo832004 wrote:
71,900

I was quoted this salary for a job in Taiwan. Working for the goverment.


is this average? okay? This enough to live on in Taiwan?


Definitely enough outside of Taipei, and for most folks it is even enough in Taipei.

You will be able to rent a respectable apartment and get amazing happy massages by beautiful young girls once a week.

Of course we don't have enough details about your job to know if it is fair or not...
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sluggo832004



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 5:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

teacher4life wrote:
sluggo832004 wrote:
71,900

I was quoted this salary for a job in Taiwan. Working for the goverment.


is this average? okay? This enough to live on in Taiwan?


Definitely enough outside of Taipei, and for most folks it is even enough in Taipei.

You will be able to rent a respectable apartment and get amazing happy massages by beautiful young girls once a week.

Of course we don't have enough details about your job to know if it is fair or not...


Was quoted that from a recruiter for an English Village with the goverment. (Certified teacher)

But Im in Korea currently, so Im weighing my options. Can one live comfortable and save on this salary in Taipei??
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romanworld



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 8:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sluggo832004 wrote:
71,900

I was quoted this salary for a job in Taiwan. Working for the goverment.


is this average? okay? This enough to live on in Taiwan?


You'd be dwelling in a rarefied region with that kind of salary.(Could you please post the original job ad and where it was sourced?) Most workers in Taiwan are working for a pittance. But now workers across Taiwan are finally taking a stand. In recent weeks there have been mass protests against the Presidency of Ma and his lackeys who are fed up with eking out a living:

An estimated 5,000 workers marched through the streets of Taipei Saturday in a protest against the policies of President Ma Ying-jeou less than a week after the opposition Democratic Progressive Party rallied more than 150,000 protesters.

The latest march focused more tightly on the concerns of laborers and low-income classes who feel Ma was only listening to business interests, organizers said.

The protesters’ main demand was that the survival of workers should come before profits for business groups.

Life was becoming more and more expensive, with prices for consumer goods and services rising while benefits and pensions were contracting, the protesters said. They also accused the government of procrastinating with reforms of the labor insurance system. Ma has become the target of critics who say that each time he proposes a set of reforms, he is unable to go through with them because he backs down for opposition coming from within ruling Kuomintang ranks.

The march wound its way from the older, western parts of Taipei to Ketagalan Boulevard in front of the Presidential Office Building. Protesters were reportedly planning to throw eggs and tomatoes at the building, even though crowds are usually kept well away.

Marchers held up placards and banners with some of their basic demands, including calls for no cuts in benefits and maintenance of the basic safeguards, higher taxes for major corporations, and opposition to free trade zones.

The labor movement has been canvassing support against eventual plans to separate wages for domestic and foreign labor, which would make it cheaper to employ imported workers. Unions fear this would not only take away jobs from Taiwanese workers, but also force local wages down.

Another sore point has been the government’s refusal to raise the basic minimum wage. Despite a proposal from its own Council of Labor Affairs for a rise beginning last January 1, Premier Sean Chen tied an eventual hike to other economic factors, making it impossible for changes to be introduced amid the current climate.

Last year, labor groups organized protests on October 28 and November 25, while last Sunday the DPP mobilized more than 150,000 people to express their fury at a range of government policies, including the mismanagement of the economy and the widening gap between rich and poor.

Organizers said that if Ma still chose to evade their demands, they would continue to take to the streets and voice their demands for fairer treatment.


http://www.taiwannews.com.tw/etn/news_content.php?id=2126286

I just hope this protest continues to gather momentum.
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