Interesting story. I’ve just been talking with a friend of mine who deals with work permit issues for the teachers at her company, a job at which she is an expert with many years’ experience.
She’s just been having an argument with some woman at the education ministry who is EMPHATIC that even if a foreigner has an open work pemit, the hiring company must still go through the entire work permit procedure at the Education Ministry, submitting all the foreigner’s details and documentation, just as if the person has no open work permit.
According to the Education Ministry person, it would also be impossible for them to issue more than one work permit for the same person, so he or she would STILL be limited to working at only one school.
I guessed from this that it is just a case of the Education Ministry worker being uninformed of the new regulations, but in this case, the holder of this open work permit has been denied a job because of this ignorance.
Can you cast any light on this, Richard?