I really hope someone can answer my question.
I will be eligible to apply for my APRC this year. The bad news is that my current ARC expires 11 days before the date I can apply due to the school applying so early for my last work permit. I really do not want to sign another contract at my current school. I am not sure I want to teach FT next year which is the main reason I even want the APRC.
Do I have any options? Can the ARC be extended for a short time (1 month) if the school agrees to give me hours? Any short-term jobs that would offer ARC (in July and August)?
The path to success:
Tell no one that you will be applying for the APRC. Keep it a secret.
Sign another contract with your current school for another year. Don’t mention possibly working less than fulltime or less than the full one-year contract and don’t mention applying for the APRC.
Apply for the APRC as soon as you’re eligible. Don’t mention the APRC to anyone.
Once you get your APRC, apply for the Open-Work Permit. Don’t mention the APRC or the Open-Work Permit to anyone.
If you wish to continue working fulltime for your current school and finish out your current contract, do so.
If you wish to continue working for your current school on a part-ime basis, then discuss your options with your manager. Let them know that if part-time work is not possible, then you’ll submit a letter of resignation.
If you don’t want to work at all, then submit a professionally written letter of resignation and give them 30 days notice.
You can work until the day you receive your next full month’s paycheck and then tell them that effective immediately you quit and then walk out. Afterall, then only thing they can do to you at this point is not pay you for any days you’ve already worked into the next month and withholding your pay is actually illegal and you can fight that too if you are so inclined. The APRC gives you the ability to give the finger and not give a rat’s ass!
[color=#FF0000]You might have noticed that I mentioned keeping your application for an APRC a secret. The wisdom to this excellent piece of advice could be confirmed by a new member of Forumosa who had told his intentions of the APRC to his employer. In return for being candid with his Taiwanese employer, he got screwed out of his APRC with only a month left to go in order to apply. Now, he’s got to start all over again. It might also be added that his Taiwanese employer was assisted by another foreigner in making sure the applicant wasn’t able to qualify to apply for the APRC. I suggest you ask lostaprc to confirm and tell you his side of the story.
DON’T TRUST OR TELL ANYONE ABOUT APPLYING FOR THE APRC. [/color]