I have been offerred a job (or at least a tryout) at a buxiban appx. 40-50 min. outside Taipei. It’s over 30 hours a week and I get paid 550/hr (I know 600 is average for first-timers). So far I have not had any luck even getting an interview in Taipei city, so I’m wondering if I should just take the job out in the sticks where the director warned me, “there’s not much to do.” Another negative is I have to work Saturday every other weekend, which wouldn’t be a big deal if I wasn’t planning to return to Taipei on the weekends.
Is it really that difficult to get a job as a first-timer in Taipei city? Especially if you’re an ABC? I would like to live closer to the city where my relatives are but if it’s not to be, I will move to the sticks and deal with it. However, if I fulfill my one-year contract and come back to Taipei with one year’s experience, will my marketability improve significantly?
Oh yeah, on the plus side, they will provide a room for me (unfurnished). That’s extra money saved, I guess. However, in the city I can always go to my relatives’ place for a meal.