I suggest I merge with your post, I can’t find it.
Yes, it’s true. The whole of Taiwan must send applications for new teachers to Taipei. The paper work is a mountain and it’s not easy anymore. F#@ it. Hardly any schools have got their teachers approved recently and the entire process could take a #@$ month. That sucks.
The good thing is that everyone gets Med insurance and Lao bao, if not, no teacher. You have to prove that you need the teacher.
The bad thing is that it’s all decided by some prick in Taipei.
My advice for teachers out there that want to come to Taiwan to teach. Apply before you come. Damn it. The chances of being refused are really very high.
How do we know? We just got off the phone with Taipei. I am fuming. Grrrrrrrrrrr!!!
The paper work alone is going to put so many people off getting a foreign teacher.