I’m currently on the cusp of signing a contract with a buxiban, but I wanted to double check some of the details with others, including the people on this site (I’m also checking over on reddit).
Pay: 700 NTD an hour
Work hours: 14 or more a week
Scheduled hours: from 5 to 8 on weekdays, 10 to 12 on Saturdays. Sundays and Tuesdays off.
Classes: Mostly groups of 8-10 elementary school kids, but with some one-on-one tutoring classes thrown in as well.
Training period: There will a training period during which I will be trained in how to conduct classes using the school’s style and curriculum. I will still be working and teaching classes during this period, but it will involve observation lessons and occasional co-teaching. There will also be reduced hours during this period. After training, I will then move to a normal work style. All teachers currently teach on under normal work conditions, with 700 an hour standard.
Training pay: 350 NTD an hour during the training period
Training period length: Depends on the teacher. Some take two weeks, some take two months. Average is about one month. Since I have experience, they said I should expect it to be shorter than average.
Sick days: No teaching = no pay. Pretty standard it seems
Vacation days: Only during the pre-set vacation periods. Two weeks in summer, two weeks in winter. Once again, seems standard.
Advance Cancellation of Contract: Contract is for one year, but can be withdrawn in advance if both parties agree and if the request is done one month in advance.
Thoughts on this contract? Also, is a training period with reduced hours and pay normal? That’s sticking out to me for some reason. If it’s normal, then I’ll deal with it.