Ugly Truths About Working in Taiwan


They are in the Stats, the not participating in the labour force stats of the whole population .
If the stat was very high or low against other countries , or against the official unempliyment rate, you can start to draw some limited conclusions too.

You would still want to look at age profiles, number of students, new entrants to workforce, all that stuff.


You don’t need it, but it helps a lot.

And in some cases you do actually need it or they won’t hire you, they will hire the person with the overseas degree. In many cases actually. It’s very competitive.


That’s being unemployed for a huge part (except kids, elderly …), it just doesn’t show.


I do the same … McDonald’s takes credit card now and I’ll use it for anything, ice cream, a drink. No fumbling for change. It is a little embarrassing when I charge a $10 item though lol
But yea they consider that debt even if it’s paid off.
I noticed the 20 somethings are.totally uninterested in credit cards, most only have a debit card. Not like the generation before it


Or Line Pay … and others.


So people like their cards to an app and pay that way.
I think they didn’t offer to many foreigners e.g. apple pay and Samsung pay.