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Chengdu-Good Private Mill
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drjtrekker



Joined: 16 Feb 2008
Posts: 174

PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2009 9:56 am    Post subject: Chengdu-Good Private Mill Reply with quote

Can anyone recommend a good mill to work at?
By good, i mean "not screw u over" type of place, gets ur visa, pays u...u know, that sorta thing.

Jd
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crunchyone



Joined: 12 Mar 2009
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PostPosted: Sun May 31, 2009 4:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are two English First schools in Chengdu, one of them, in the center of town is a pretty good place to work, for an English school. The DOS is a good guy to work for, no messing around, no hints, just clear communication.

c
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Adeem



Joined: 02 Jun 2007
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Location: China

PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 10:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Web pays better, and you don't have to go through the hell of teaching little brats with their whole family looking on at the weekends. My friend who worked at the central EF didn't have great things to say about it in comparision with the other positions that you can get.
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Raindrops



Joined: 18 May 2009
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Location: PRC

PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 10:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I once heard that Web requires you to stay in the center for the whole day = 8 hours ...
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crunchyone



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 1:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are quite a few parents around on the weekends, but the doors are shut, so they cant see in anyway.

c
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drjtrekker



Joined: 16 Feb 2008
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 1:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

One concern that I have and where the horror stories seem to come from is the work visa.
Can they get the work visa?
And does anyone know what the pay is like?
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Raindrops



Joined: 18 May 2009
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 3:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No "Z" at web ....

99.99% of private language centers DO NOT provide visa and accommodation in China. They operate illegally, do not pay taxes, do not pay insurances, do not have a business license even if some have nice offices...
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suanlatudousi



Joined: 10 Oct 2008
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 3:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Raindrops wrote:
No "Z" at web ....

99.99% of private language centers DO NOT provide visa and accommodation in China. They operate illegally, do not pay taxes, do not pay insurances, do not have a business license even if some have nice offices...


Can you please provide documentation to support this statistic ?
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YAMARI



Joined: 27 Sep 2004
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 5:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Say no to EF. EF is the Mcdonalds of teaching with slogans like if you have time to lean you have time to clean. EF kisses the parents butts so you have to put up with all their input.
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Sugar Magnolia



Joined: 14 Oct 2008
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 8:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I finally agree with the Sultan and wonder who Raindrops is to make such a claim.

I personally know that Web, at least in Shanghai, will provide a work visa/Residence Permit. Besides them, Wall Street and Only English also got me the same.

As for Raindrops' hearsay - it is somewhat true. The above mentioned training centers generally require the "facilitators" to arrive at the center at 1pm. The "teachers" then "prepare" for 1 hour. The 1st class is at 2pm. They will conduct either 5 or 6 lessons, depending on the center (Wall St. = 6; Web & Only = 5) until 9pm.

Of course, some folks were scheduled the day shift. Weekends were basically the same, but started/ended earlier.

I was free to leave the building if I wasn't in class.
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crunchyone



Joined: 12 Mar 2009
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 11:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I arrived on a L, EF extended it, and then sent me to Hong Kong for a Z. All is good.

Yep, like all businesses, EF sucks up to the client.

c
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Adeem



Joined: 02 Jun 2007
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 1:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Talk to teachers at Web in central Chengdu. They are not required to be there apart from for teaching hours. I also worked there part time and witnessed this fact. Other schools in Chengdu like Meten may require this, but Web don't. As to the visa, I don't know.
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dharma86



Joined: 05 May 2009
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 7:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What are the real teachings hours and class times of EF Chengdu?
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crunchyone



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 3:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you are in Chengdu, just go in and meet the DOS. Inside the teacher's is the timetable for all the teachers. It is varied.

c
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Raindrops



Joined: 18 May 2009
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 7:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

crunchyone wrote:
If you are in Chengdu, just go in and meet the DOS. Inside the teacher's is the timetable for all the teachers. It is varied.

c
Looks like a local recruiter has hijacked this thread ...
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