From my previous post I mentioned that I lived and worked in Taipei city for about 10 months as a part time English teacher. I speak basic mandarin and hold tw citizenship but decided to come back to NY since I felt it was a struggle and wasn’t making ends meet with the salary I made there. I tried to look for other stable office jobs and went on several interviews with interior design and architecture companies since it’s my profession in the states but no offers on the table since my mandarin wasn’t proficient enough.
Overall I did enjoy my time in Taiwan and wanted to stay and settle. Even though I make a decent salary in NY, I find it very depressing to live here long term ( cold winters, rude people, high prices, dirty, QOL, etc.). I feel that I should return to Taiwan and really brush up my mandarin this time on the main stream but still skeptical with the job market there. So I am wondering why you all choose to work and settle in Taiwan even with the low pay scale and limited job opportunities. Thx