I need any/all advice I can get with this frightening life situation.
I’m a legal full time buxiban teacher with an ARC. Two weeks ago, I lost my voice within 1 day. I’ve been to 4 doctors and have been told it’s a severe vocal chord infection which started with a cold. The doctor insisted I don’t speak or whisper for weeks, and therefore, not teach. He said if I don’t heed his advice, the problem could return in full and incapacitate my voice for even longer and do permanent damage to my voice. So I’ve been out for two weeks now. My voice is returning, but he insists on waiting another week. However, I can’t afford it. My buxiban isn’t offering any sort of help or compensation.
My question is - do I have any options with regards to pursuing labor insurance or compensation from the government or my workplace? Other than having a “cushion” of money stored away, what are the options in Taiwan to financially deal with these kinds of emergencies? I’m in a rather desperate situation, and the worst outcome of this could be going homeless or being forced to return to the U.S…
Thank you in advance for any help you might offer.