I have just got back to Toronto and saw the various replies. It would appear they did the same schenanigans elsewhere so there is obviously some pattern to this.
The thing that really pi**ed me off was their ambivolance to the situation, almost like 'oh well they are here now they will grin and bear it for a week'. The thing that got my back up the most was when we decided to go out in the evening we were told we are not allowed out of the school grounds. I was so annoyed and told them in no uncertain terms that we are teachers and not students.
From the moment we arrived it was just one stalling tactic after another, endless lies and a continual runaround.
I certainly would not work for them again. I did wonder at the time why when they have so many foreign teachers they had to recruit from agencies to fill their positions. Given this performance I'm not surprised.
I'm still drained from the whole escapade.
- Re Be aware of Beijing New Oriental Winter Camps -- Foxy -- 2017-01-28