My wife made the original post because she was angry with what happened to our family moving down here to Jinghong. I'm an American born & raised, and this experience happened to ME. My wife's English isn't perfect, but she wanted to warn the peeps in KM. We don't live in KM any more, but did before & she still checks in on Go KM sometimes.
Following is the post I made after I read hers the next morning. I'd wanted to change the grammar/spelling errors but I guess the forum doesn't allow you to edit once replies to a post have been made.
For your info— this is my post below which only 1 person replied to.
This really did happen, if you don't believe me, come here & work
for this dishonest school & see what happens to you. Even the African guy quit after a month because they were paying him half of what they agreed to pay me (but I never got my full salary in the end).
The bottom line is—they've screwed every foreigner that ever worked for them; plus they tell lies to the parents, such as saying that African guy was an Oxford graduate with a Masters in English (total hogwash!). This is an ad currently posted on jobs offered (dated August 19th). If you take this job you will regret it later!
TEACHING IN JINGHONG
We have a training school and a kindergarten in Jinghong.We want a teacher who can teach all ages.
For details,don't hesitate to call Leon at 13988153778 or email [email protected]
**I moved my family down to Jinghong because of the job offer I had from this school (after several talks with the boss on the phone & meeting this Chinese dude Leon in Kunming). Pretty much everything we previously agreed to they didn't honor; the salary, hours, travel money, visa, contract, etc. Even though I needed the job, I finally just decided to cut my losses and quit to keep my integrity. They weren't doing what was promised, plus other dishonest practices with the student's parents, etc..
I never missed a day, nor was I ever late, but felt totally disrespected in so many ways! I've been teaching English in China for more than 4 years and this was the worst school by far!
My wife is even from Xishuangbanna (which if she wasn't I'd probably gotten screwed over worse than I did).
I just posted this as a fair warning to other foreigners. If you want to take this job, make them put EVERYTHING in WRITING with their seal to notorize it BEFORE you move there, otherwise they will deny any such verbal agreements they may make with you!