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Finding work at night and on the week-ends?

 
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Benben



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 6:33 pm    Post subject: Finding work at night and on the week-ends? Reply with quote

Hey eveyone, I am considering applying for an internship in china. As it's unpaid, I was wondering how easy it would be to find work part time nights and week-ends.
I've taught for two years in Taiwan already and I know it was posible there.
(btw, I'd be applying to work either in Beijing, Shanghai, Guanzhou or Chongking)

Thanks!
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maxand



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 6:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ben is a perfect name for a teacher in china Laughing
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Non Sequitur



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 7:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What hours does you internship specify?
Most locally run language schools will have Saturday classes and in the June/July summer break, Tues-Friday as well. Sun and Mon being taken as a weekend.
It's a cheap form of child minding.
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hilena_westb



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2013 4:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is illegal for you to do so. Choose between being an unpaid intern (F visa) or a Z visa meant for employment.
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rogerwilco



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2013 4:20 am    Post subject: Re: Finding work at night and on the week-ends? Reply with quote

Benben wrote:
Hey eveyone, I am considering applying for an internship in china. As it's unpaid, I was wondering how easy it would be to find work part time nights and week-ends.
I've taught for two years in Taiwan already and I know it was posible there.
(btw, I'd be applying to work either in Beijing, Shanghai, Guanzhou or Chongking)

Thanks!


You have teaching experience. Why do you want to be an unpaid intern ?
It should be very easy for you to find a paid teaching job in China.
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muffintop



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2013 7:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

teaching English in China + unpaid = huh?

I won't question your motives for wanting to do this but you can rest assured somebody will be making money off of your work and time and face. I can't say *all* internships are a scam but certainly most are.
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Non Sequitur



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2013 7:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hilena_westb wrote:
It is illegal for you to do so. Choose between being an unpaid intern (F visa) or a Z visa meant for employment.


Can't believe a Dave's poster is still suggesting that what is legal or illegal in China is an indication of what actually happens on the ground.
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Benben



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2013 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

To answer some of your questions.
I would be doing my internship at my country's embassy, and it's unpaid, so teaching would just be a way of getting a bit of $ on the side.
(the internship is for my master's which isn't related to teaching)
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Non Sequitur



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2013 8:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd wait until you know where you'll be living and then cold call the language schools nearby.
The commute time devoted to weekend work can make the hourly return (RMB/actual time commitment) not so great.
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vikeologist



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 1:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You will probably be able to find part-time work doing privates, but I don't know how difficult that will be in a major city (which I would presume is where you're going because of the embassy thing).

It is illegal. Usually of course the Police don't really care about teachers doing private classes, but they might care about you because you'll be working in an embassy.

Also the embassy won't be very amused should you be arrested for working illegally.

So unfortunately it sounds as though you're the exception to the rule, and won't be able to do part-time work.
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Non Sequitur



Joined: 23 May 2010
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 2:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

'Won't be able to'
'Can't'
'It's illegal to'
All great guidance to PRC - not!
Unless you're on a diplomatic passport you should be OK.
The big thing I've discovered in China is don't rub their noses in it.
If you keep a low profile and a harmless nutty laowai demeanor, many things are possible.
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fat_chris



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 6:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Non Sequitur wrote:
The big thing I've discovered in China is don't rub their noses in it.
If you keep a low profile and a harmless nutty laowai demeanor, many things are possible.


Agreed.

Warm regards,
fat_chris
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