Going to work at a joy school soon. I had the impression that I was to be hired on this month, but the owner called me from the airport (on her way to canada for a two week vacation) to inform me that i would need to do a week of demo classes to determine whether the class will even be opened. I was assured that I would be paid for the demo classes and told to talk to her assistant while she was gone to arrange the demos. On the phone, her assistant was less sure of whether I would be paid for the demos or what the actual hourly rate would be once (if) I was hired. I asked to be paid after each demo until my contract starts, since I’ll have no way to collect otherwise. She said “we don’t do that” because “teacher relationships must be built on trust” :s
Red flags or incompetence? How do I handle this?