Hi folks, I guess this is an old thread, and probably an old question. I just recently arrived in Taiwan (about 1 week ago), I have an MSc, TEFL certificate, and a Chinese language certificate at intermediate level. I've applied to around 10 different schools, just following the advice on this website and going into every English school I can find and giving them my CV. I'm in Taizhong at the moment.
The problem I'm having is that employers don't want to give me a work visa. I'm British so I get to stay in Taiwan for 90 days with no visa at all, I already had an interview (all in Chinese), but the guy told me "this is a part time position so I can't get you a work visa or an ARC". I've had that story twice now, and I haven't had any phone calls or replies from the other schools I applied to yet. I'm just wondering, if the school isn't willing to get me a work visa, what am I supposed to do? Should I take the job anyway? Then what do I do in 90 days when I have to leave the country? It's really frustrating, this girl I'm seeing here told me that it's because they don't want to pay taxes, so if they get me a work visa and an ARC then they would have to do that. I'm just really confused by it all.