Joined: 09 Mar 2013
|Posted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 6:17 am Post subject: Bryan Wu's Deceptive Tactics and Destructive Playbook
|I just want everyone to avoid the recruiter Bryan Wu AT ALL COSTS!
His email address is email@example.com and his Skype username is esljobintaiwan. He primary tries to fill openings in the smaller towns in Taiwan.
He promised me a job at the Green English School in Erlin, Taiwan. He and the school wanted me to do a teaching demo and put it on You Tube, which I thought was reasonable. I did that and the school was happy. However, once the negotiating started, then he liked to play psychological games. What do I mean? I made a reasonable demand that he should be put in the contract. Then he accused me of being rude and disrespectful. It was a clause that said if the school wanted to let me go, they needed to give me one monthís salary so I could have enough money to go home. Eventually, we agreed on the terms of the contract.
After that they wanted me to me sign the contract, email the contract back to them, book the flight, and get a Taiwanese tourist visa. I did what they wanted, and I called in a lot of favors from friends and family. Bryan Wu didnít tell me there were other ways of getting ultimately getting the resident visa, ARC card, and working visa. That would have saved me a lot of hassle from friends and family.
Then when I finally land in Taipei, then the school has a shuttle driver ready to pick me up after I land in Taipei. I donít meet my day-to-day supervisor until about 48 hours later, then she tells that they wonít sign the contract until I do something else. I was like, ďWhat the f%#@? This isnít what I agreed too.Ē
So, Bryan Wu and the school neglected to tell me that if I donít do another demonstration, then they wouldnít sign the contract. So, Bryan Wu is out for himself. If a school uses Bryan Wu, then donít even consider that school.
If you are bold enough to deal and negotiate with him, then this is what you should do:
1. Make sure a contract is signed with both parties signature BEFORE you are flying from an English speaking country. DO NOT book your ticket if the contract isnít signed by both parties. Once you sign it, then tell him you will not book your flight until you see the contract sign by the school.
2. Ask him what other options to get other types of visa there are so you can ultimately get the work visa and the ARC card.
3. Tell him upfront that youíre not interested in playing psychological games, if he tries to then you give him 3 strikes and heís out just like baseball.
If I had did these things, then I would not have been left high and dry. Luckily, I have a friends in Taiwan who can give me some help.