August 3, 2016 at 10:17 am #111433JoeParticipant
I was offered the job but I turned it down – something about it seemed too good to be true. I was literally offered the job immediately after the interview via e-mail and sent me a contract with my name already on it – I was under the impression that it would have taken a lot longer for them to decide whether to offer me the job or not, and that it would be an executive decision and not just solely the decision of the person who interviewed me. They did promise things like the flight there, paid training, first month bonus – that’s what it said on the e-mail but not what it said on the contract. I went with my gut and something didn’t feel right – I couldn’t help but think of the bad reviews. Again, my main concern would have been having the means to fly back home should I need to.
I’m not disappointed, I’m not going to miss what was never mine in the first place. I could have just dived head first into this and really got myself into a trap. Maybe I was being too cautious and maybe it could have ended up being a great experience – who knows? I don’t think I was as ready for this as I thought I was.
There’s still the possibility of me getting a different teaching job in China through my alma mater – I had gone back to the careers office a few months ago and he said he’s still trying to work on finding me a placement. At least then I’d be secure in the knowledge that I’d have the support from the university and that I’d be going with a fellow student from my uni.
But if that doesn’t work out either, there will still be other opportunities.
Thanks again for your support, it means a lot
JoeAugust 3, 2016 at 10:37 am #111434anitaParticipant
My congratulations for making the wise choice on this one! The misery you most likely prevented- good job!
The fact that following your interview (not with an executive), you were immediately sent a contract tells me the process was automatic, entirely or for the most part. The fact that the contract did not include in it what the email did is further indication that you made the wise choice.
This was after all an opportunity for you that you did indeed take and succeed in taking: you did not dive in head first and so, my hat is off to you.
anitaAugust 4, 2016 at 2:34 am #111484MattyParticipant
I’m happy that your happy with your decision. There are many countries out there looking for English teachers, one’s you probably have never heard of. At the end of the day, if you feel its the right move for you, so be it. I wish you the best of luck for your future endeavours.