I very much appreciate what you wrote regarding TBD, as it describes exactly what my experience was with them here at the Long Khanh center. I had been a teacher there for eight months, with a three year contract which I had signed after a probationary period of three full months of teaching. My visa was up for renewal at the same time as TET holiday, and the school new this. My request was for them to help me to finance this, as they had done previously. Instead was told that there was no need to, and, by the way, we're ending your contract! I asked "on what grounds"? Was given a couple of bogus reasons which they would NOT be able to substantiate materially, but which provided them potential legalistic cover; as if much of anything they do there is entirely 'above board' ?!? I made objection by numerous e-mails, and a couple of meetings, but to no avail. They simply had decided, and no longer cared that I was being put in real physical jeopardy, both financially and physically. [as of this moment, still am].
Frankly, quite shocked! Not once in the eight months that I worked there did I take a 'sick day', and outright missed only two classes [once was caught in traffic from Saigon; other, misread the schedule]. Twice I had been egregiously late (e.g. over 25 minutes) due to taxis not picking me up. Pretty good track record for an eight month period, I would say. But loyalty and dedication doesn't seem to matter enough to them when they see an opportunity to cut a NES from the payroll and replace him with someone from a NON NES country, e.g. Romania/Poland/Russia/Czech Rep. or Philippines. cheaper by 25%!!!
[OPPS! I SPILT THE BEANS!! DID I JUST BREAK THE CONTRACTUAL CLAUSE OF SECRECY TO NOT MENTION MY SALARY TO ANYONE !!!??? DANG! YOU'RE FIRED!!!].
Everything you posted was spot on with what happened! were you at the Long Khanh Center?