[quote=“tcarnagan”][quote]Interesting how you say you are not certified and plan to get no certificate, yet you want to find a reputable place and be in a decent situation.
Not sure who you work for, but you can easily make a good Taiwan living without being certified or working for a ‘reputable’ place. There is good and bad with any branch of any school, so you cant put them all under an umbrella and say “Blah Blah” is reputable.
There is hundreds of schools in each city and each offer its own situation, be it good or bad. Takes some time to learn what ‘they’ want from you, but it is simple enough. Either you like it or you don’t, easy enough.
The word ‘unlikely’ is obsolete in Taiwan, you can do with yourself what you want and prosper I feel. I have a friend, who does Chinese classes all week, teaches all damn day on Saturday to support rent and living costs and is now on TV commercials making bank. Another friend worked as a teacher (no certificate) and now has two restaurants that are over three years old with another on the way. So there is many options here that do not require a ‘teaching certificate’ and are not unlikely.
Yes on the other hand there is many people who come to be teachers, don’t give a damn, don’t try at all and blame Taiwan for their troubles.
Not everyone can teach, very true, but it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to do it either![/quote]
You are correct and I agree with you, but the majority of people out there are not like your friend.
Sorry to say, I have seen too many examples of foreign white ‘teachers’ simply turning up to certain places and present themselves in such a way that basically says ‘Hey! I’m white, no real experience or relevant qualifications, but I deserve a good job with high pay.’
I have no respect for those kind of ‘loser teachers’
Your friend is someone who I would respect. Hardworking and works for everything he gets.