Recently my wife has been looking for a standard office job after some time off after medical problems from stress from being overworked from previous job. Let’s be clear though, when it comes to interviews, confidence and presentation etc. my wife would be better able to handle herself than most women here.
These are questions and statements at her interviews…
‘You got married, when will you have kids, hmmm?’
‘How much do want, oh 37,000 (heavy international sales job), we will be in touch’ (first question of interview, no more questions)
‘You know the economy is bad, we can find somebody cheaper in China’ (half of interviews)
‘The economy is not good, you are married, I guess you can accept less than 30k’ (less than when she graduated with no experience)
She also told me almost all the big IT companies are not even advertising positions like they used to and that the international companies will only consider you (if they have a position even) if you have been able to study abroad (thereby limiting positions to people from well-off families.
This country is eating itself inside out. Taiwanese business people and managers are completely exploiting workers and women in general. At the same time they are killing their own economy and future as the birth rate drops to the lowest in the world and regular people have no hope unless from a rich family or working in the government. I’ve really had it with this country, we might stick around through all the other political crap if I thought we had an economic future but it looks like even that crutch is totally broken. The work system sucks, the economy sucks, the politics suck, the education sucks, the pollution is the same as ever, what’s the point.