I came back a week late from my holiday to Australia due to legal complications, and my boss at the last school dumped me. I got fired on the 27th of August but was supposed to start work on the 17th (the previous Monday).
Since then I have found a new job, started on the 1st of September and have been there since. I’m not happy there, but it’s a job and times are tough. I went to a terrible job interview on Saturday with people (much younger than me) lining up out the door. The school there was offering about 300 NT an hour and you had to travel around to 4 different places each day.
Anyhow - I need to know how to find what my ARC status is. My previous boss said something about leaving it until I found a new job - and then my new school could just ‘transfer’ it over.
But last week I went back t the old school ad they made me sign a ‘cancel contract’ form and the date on it was the 17th of August (the day that I wasn’t here to continue my teaching duties). If they sent it in last week, does the CLA take the date on the form or the date that the form was accepted as my ‘countdown date’?
What’s the worst that could happen? I’ve been reading stuff online and I think that I am screwed. I’ll have to leave Taiwan, pay a fine and then won’t be able to come back for a year - if at all.
Is there a phone number I can call and give them my ARC number and find out the status of my ARC and how long I have to get my new work permit processed?
I did a health check for the new gig last week - get the results this Thursday (24 September) so the new school is going through the motions of getting me an ARC.