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Jackson - 2012-02-28

Web International English is the lowest quality employer I've worked for in my life. Instead of making this turn into a big rant I want to keep it objective.

Here's a list of what Web International English doesn't provide for employees:

A legal work visa.

A break on taxes - employees are charged 1180 RMB for "taxes" each month, but are not legally working.

Promotion - The only position available is teacher, and yearly bonuses are meager. There is no senior teacher or Westerner in management.

Pick up at the airport.

Housing.

Help finding housing.

Help negotiating a lease + commissions with Chinese speaking property management groups.

Housing while you find an apartment.

Help finding temporary housing.

Health insurance.

Help going to a see a doctor if you are ill.

A list of English speaking doctors.

Toilets. Employees share public squat/trough toilets with a food court/subway station.

Privacy in any capacity. Glass walls in all rooms. The teacher's room also has a glass wall. students are free to come in as they please. You are expected to entertain at all times.

Personal space - There are two large tables, each has ten computers on it. The room is shared with 10-20 employees. If you stretch you will hit the person next to you.

Working computers - Pirated Windows/Office all in Chinese, crawl speed internet, Chinese pop-up advertisements every ten-twenty minutes while using any program.

Wifi - There is wifi but the owner uses it exclusively, students and staff are not allowed to have the password.

Western holidays off - You will work Christmas Eve, Christmas, New Years Eve, New Years, Easter, and for Yanks Thanksgivings.

Chinese holidays - You have less holiday time than your Chinese students (to their amazement).

Teaching materials - We have literally two supplementary books at our locations: Market Leaders Int. half is in Chinese.

Mandarin Lessons.

Tea or coffee.

If you are thinking about teaching in China do not teach for Web International English.

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