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Govt jobs...China--are they safe???

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2003 4:14 am    Post subject: Govt jobs...China--are they safe??? Reply with quote

Hello----Are the chinatefl postings all govt. jobs? They all seem to be for Universities , trade schools etc. The pay is uniform (and low). That is OK by me as long as they are trustworthy in terms of get the proper visa-pay on time-not lie about the contract that sort of thing... Is it safe to say because they are not private run they will not play those games with you...Hope the ? makes sense and thanks in advance...
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2003 2:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The short answer to your question about job security at public schools in China is: NO!
They are by no means guaranteed to be legal (seems to be a contradiction, but is not!).
Many colleges, even universities have come on board the English native speaker bandwagon over the last few years not knowing the ropes of how to hire a contract employee! It is amusing to note that the most important person on any campus might answer you "but you are a have a FOREIGN passport...youcan work ANYWHERE in the wolrd..."

That is no exaggeration nor a joke!
Although I have now a work visa, it took quite some prodding on my part to get my boss to go through the hoops! Note that I got an extension to my previous contract! Last year, I ws not legal!
The year before, I was working for a normal school! They housed me and I had a regular workload and relative job stability. Good colleagues, too! Yet, they failed to hire me legally! They paid extra for my business visa, but it was nonetheless a business visa! Interestingly, they even asked me to check some agreements in writing with RMIT of Australia. Now, they are offocially cooperating with RMIT, have a couple of their Aussie teachers here and send Chinese students to Oz - all legal!

Their learning curve is steep and long!
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