I had an interview at Giraffe some years ago in Taipei (on Zhongshan Rd.) and they were really nice and everything was great. I didn't take the job, however, because the pay that they offered, $530/hr, was less than I could get at the time. I would've worked there, though.
Thank-you, thank-you. You think maybe I should've looked at her in disgust, not said anything and walked out? LOL.
Good to hear from you, old Forumosa buddy! You haven't changed your avatar in years, I see. Anyway, maybe I should've. I'm a good cartoonist, too, so I should've drawn her face on the board and started saying stuff like, "If you encounter an utterly rude and impolite person such as this..."
Hahaha... I bet it was her. I bet!
If I had known the person would be that much of a b*tch, I definitely would've done that.
So now, I have a new story. Maybe it's because I haven't found an English teaching job, yet? Is that why I'm running into a lot of a--holes? This didn't happen to me the last time I was here...
Firstly, here is a new ad from the school on tealit: tealit.com/ad_categories.php ... anguage=en
EDIT (for posterity): The school is called Brighton English School, and is located at 2F., No.336, Juguang Rd. 莒光路336號2樓 in Wanhua 萬華, owner is Patrick. Co-owner is a girl named Justin (yes, Justin, not Justine).
About two weeks ago, I saw an ad from this school on 104.com.tw stating exactly the same things it says on the tealit ad (but in Chinese). So, I call Patrick up and he asks me to come in the next day for an interview. I go in, bring my résumé, he asks me a couple questions and then says he'll call me in the next day. No teaching demo? That's weird... anyway, I leave. So, he doesn't call the next day, so I call him the day after that, and he says to come in on Saturday, Sep. 24, 2011, at 3:00 p.m. for a demo. Okay, sounds good...
On Saturday morning at 8:30 a.m., he calls me and asks if I can come in at 2:30 p.m. instead, because there is something he has to do... okay, no problem. I get there at 2:30 p.m., and what does he tell me? You'll be doing a two-hour demo, from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m., but we'll pay you for an hour at $650. Okay, that's really weird, but fine. I prepare for the class for more than half an hour. I ask Patrick if he is going to come in and watch. No? OK... weird, again. I ask about the hours that I will get... he says only Friday and Saturday, four hours a week. Weird... the ad did not say that. Why? Because you have another teacher? There might be another class in October for me? Not sure? Avoiding my direct questions? OK.........
I find out from the students that this is their first class... okay... so does this mean I got the job automatically? Anyway, class is over and I go talk to Patrick. He gives me the $650 and I ask him whether I got the job or not. He says he has to ask the students' parents, because they are the bosses. He'll call me on Monday.
It's a week later, Saturday, now (I decided not to do a follow-up call, because frankly, I was being dicked around)... and I just discovered his ad on tealit!
What a short, chubby, little, non-confrontational, non-direct, University of Brighton graduate!!!