Super Star American School


#1

I apologise in advance if I do offend the moderators. I urge you not to remove this post. This is a warning to all potential teachers at this school.

DO NOT WORK FOR THIS SCHOOL !!!

They have cheated me out of money month in and out. Thay have treated me as their personal slave and then when I protest in any way what so ever … they threaten with ties at ministry of education, deportation, refusal of bad (bad attitude) amongst other things … Seven teachers are leaving this as of today … something obviously MUST be wrong. They go through teachers as any school goes through tissue paper - rather quickly. Don’t fall for their charm.

You have been warned.

My apologies again to moderators and offended ones … this is no sour grapes - ask the SEVEN teachers who are leaving today …


#2

Did you leave then?

My advice to people in this situation. Just leave. Try and avoid paying any bond. They can’t do much to hurt you really and if they do there’s a lot more you can do to hurt them - almost every school in Taiwan is breaking numerous laws. There’s plenty of other jobs around and most are sure to be better.

Bri


#3

These people should be running a noodle shop, not a school.

Sad to say, I too once worked for this school. I left because of the complete lack of trust in the management, brought on by the constant flux in terms wages and work agreements. Although I felt compelled to stay as long as I could (out of compassion for the kids and their families), I urge you to simply bail out.

And yes, I was also threatened with the same sort of “guanxi” (with both government and gangsters) that they claimed to have had, but these amounted to nothing but empty threats.

The management at this school are definitely not to be trusted. They treat all their staff (local and foreign) with a concurrent lack of professional and personal respect. They don’t seem to understand the value of trust.

When looking for work at a school, please find out about the extent of staff “rotation” (ie; how long have the staff been working there). Don’t be afraid to talk to other foreigners and ask them what they think. If they freak you out with stories about the school, then don’t go there. If they freak you out just because they are freaks, then just don’t go there. This type of work needn’t be stressful, and should be fun. Do your homework and maybe you won’t be licking your wounds afterwards!

Regards,

Babou.


#4

Don’t forget to post this warning, and others, to the various blacklists!
http://www.eslcafe.com/jobinfo/asia/sefer.cgi?Taiwan
http://taiteacher.com
http://teachintaiwan.community.everyone.net/commun_v3/scripts/directory.pl
http://members.boardhost.com/tealit/?9418
http://teachtaiwan.community.everyone.net/commun_v3/scripts/directory.pl


#5

Must admit I’m kinda surprised at the responses … I thought I would be slated for branding the school … hence I do want to say thanks to you guys for the support

Bu Lai : Yes, I did leave. I have started today at a new school which seems to be a hundred times better and I did do some research on the school, it’s background and spoke to some previous teachers before I signed.

Big Babou : I couldn’t agree more with you.

Thanks again.


#6

[quote=“eRm …”]I apologise in advance if I do offend the moderators. I urge you not to remove this post. This is a warning to all potential teachers at this school.

DO NOT WORK FOR THIS SCHOOL !!!

They have cheated me out of money month in and out. Thay have treated me as their personal slave and then when I protest in any way what so ever … they threaten with ties at ministry of education, deportation, refusal of bad (bad attitude) amongst other things … Seven teachers are leaving this as of today … something obviously MUST be wrong. They go through teachers as any school goes through tissue paper - rather quickly. Don’t fall for their charm.

You have been warned.

My apologies again to moderators and offended ones … this is no sour grapes - ask the SEVEN teachers who are leaving today …[/quote] :smiley: