I have been with my crazy school for a year. What I love about the school is that I am left alone a lot. I never see my boss, which sometimes causes problems, but rather that than having a boss breathing down my back.
Now I do a LOT for this school. For a year I was the only person in the building. I only had 10 kids, but I had to do everything from cleaning the whole place to feeding them etc. The whole time my boss told me I will get a raise one day, but that they don’t have enough money right now.
One year later, and another school has moved into my school, giving me more work. Yes, I do have more teachers now, but they are all Chinese. I hate to distinguish between Chinese and Foreign teachers, but now they are asking me to carry the food pots to another building, sweep outside EVERY DAY, clean more , look after more kids etc.
I am sitting here with my new contract. My old contract promised that I will get a bonus if I finish the contract. Today my boss told me that I can choose between cash, or a week paid holiday. I thought I would get both. And I’m not getting a raise.
I want to ask for a raise. I get NT$ 60 000 for 8-12, 2-4. Should I just blatantly ask for it because I’m signing on for a 2nd year? Or do I have to give many reasons of why I am entitled to one. I was hoping that it would just come automatically.