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PostPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2014 7:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think I can safely say that no NETs get 4 months' holiday. I've known dozens of NETs in my time in HK, and their hols generally work out the same over the year despite minor differences in individual holiday length at different schools. For example, my wife's school seems to get a better deal at CNY, but then she loses out at Easter. On average, the NET hols work out at slightly less than 2 weeks each for Xmas, CNY and Easter, and 5 to 6 weeks for summer. Plus the public hols of course, which usually amount to 14 or so days a year.
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Joined: 26 Aug 2005
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Location: the Republic of Taiwan

PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 2014 3:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bertrand said:
If people complain about the NET scheme in HK, they should try teaching in the PRC! That would shut them up.

That was teaching which was being referred to and not the spitting, staring and stuff that is part of strolling down the street in the PRC, right?

Try doing a regular uni gig in the PRC. Not some 20,000 a month joint-venture thing. Just a regular, no superiors give a rat's arse about what you are doing in the classroom gig. In these situations following a shite curriculum isn't required which the students like because you can change things up whenever needed.

And the 40 hour NET work week along with that story (on here somewhere) about some bloke crying at his desk at the end of the teaching day, the result of unruly students. I've had some unruly students (in the PRC and elsewhere), but they never made me cry.

It should be mentioned, that the students in the PRC who give a hoot about English, sincerely appreciate your efforts at trying to help them.

Furthermore, that NET forty-hour work week. Hope you're all hitting the gyms every other day. That will take the stress off much like some good hard drugs will, while at the same time being very beneficial for your healthy Very Happy .

I'm in Taiwan, so I don't have any serious axes to grind regarding PRC vs. HK. I love HK, not sure I'd wanna work there though.
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