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Receiving a blank contract “etiquette”

 
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eternalw



Joined: 08 May 2018
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:37 am    Post subject: Receiving a blank contract “etiquette” Reply with quote

Dear colleagues,
Hoping you more experienced job seekers in China can help me with this.
I’ve looking high and low for a good University job, but ads from Unis are not many around...
I’ve sent my Cv to a couple of recruiters. In two instances , I was given an interview and sent a blank contract afterwards. Not any mentioning of salary per month...

Is this practice normal in China?

Usually a contract (job offer) would come with a salary per month, so you can take a stand to the whole thing...

Baffled about this...
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rioux



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would fill in the amount which you think is acceptable.

After that virtually everything can be negotiated.
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Non Sequitur



Joined: 23 May 2010
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Location: China

PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Put 'neg' to start with.
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teenoso



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Location: south china

PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Never heard of this practice, I would establish (from the recruiter) the salary before interview, otherwise you could be just wasting your time , if they offer 5000 Rmb or some crazy low figure.

Jobs for the coming second semester may not be available yet (term starts late in the month next February) , but I suggest you sign up for angelina's cafe or abroadchina.org for Uni jobs. They should generate some offers and interest from employers.
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Non Sequitur



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The 'recruiter' has no specific vacancy in mind and wants to hawk you around.
'Neg' is quite sufficient to get him/her started.
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eternalw



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi all,
Thanks for your answers!
In both cases I did interview with the school people, but what I found a little strange is that they didn’t name a salary to start with.

The contracts were very specific as to my money penalties if I left before the contract finished, but strangely not mentioning of what I should receive per month first! Shocked

Oh dear... : Rolling Eyes
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Non Sequitur



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to China!
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rioux



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2018 3:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ask about the monetary penalties they will incur if they don't pay you your full monthly salary on time.
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