I've come to Kunming recently from Shanghai. The original plan was to try to source a way to start a school over here but Covid messed with those plans pretty well.
So I've been looking for a job at the moment and I gotta say its tough going and quite different from the market I'm used to from Shanghai (or Shenzhen and Guangzhou where I used to live before). I'm a qualified teacher with over six years of experience, (many of which were spent in school's middle management as well as teaching) and continuous education through training and seminars. I spoke to three schools here, one outright did not even want to look at my CV cause I'm not a native speaker, one rejected me cause I'm a man and one, well I did an interview with them and when I asked about their curriculum they told me they have very good books. Beanstalk was one of those schools as well, which was surprising because I thought they would be more professional than that seeing that their HQ is in Beijing.
Thanks yeah I am fully aware that we'll get more scrutiny. Like we're doing this together with my wife who is Chinese but I still expect it.
Having said that I have zero intentions of doing any shady or cutting corners etc. Sure, we might not make as much money as the other schools but who cares. I'll be happy to simply have a school that works for the children, pays me well as its employee and runs properly.
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