I just thought I was getting to a patch of blue sky with my university-I finally got the ARC and got paid (5 weeks from the end of the semester). Now I asked for my national health insurance card, and I’ve been informed that I’m not getting one. I asked 3 times before I signed the contract “I get a health card, right?” and was told yes each time. I even had another teacher whose Chinese is better than mine ask in Chinese for me.
Isn’t this illegal? As far as I know, I’m a full-time teacher here (or so I was told when I signed on). I have the contract (which does not mention anything about the health card). Do I have any real cards in my hand in order to get this?
What’s more, is there anyway possible to get out of a year’s contract with a university in Taiwan and still be able to get another job? Or are my only options to stick it out or leave the country?