So, I went on an interview for a part time job at a Giraffe school last night in one of the outer counties. Owner spoke no English and had someone translate. After some basic chatting back and forth and asking me how long I planned on staying and if I could work 4 hours a day x 5 days I asked him how much the hourly pay was he wanted to know what I wanted so I said the going rate seems to be $600 and he said that was too much. Twice I said I had no ARC and wanted to know if they would provide it. After the second time he told the translator (this is what I understood with my limited Chinese) “Many don’t have it…” The translator didn’t pass this on to me. He did tell her that I would only have to work 1.5 hours a day and the rest of the time sit behind the front desk so that parents could see me. I guess I’d be marketing tool. I also sense that he wants me to work off the books.
Does anyone have any experience with this kind of game playing? Any suggestions? There are a bunch of schools in the area and few of them actually have native English speakers.