Well, the turnover rate seems to be quite high, so I wouldn't be surprised if everyone that was involved in your dispute had left. Or that the person that happened to be in the office that day was new, and had no notion of what happened 6, or even 1 month ago. Communication and even inter-office communication seems to be terrible in China, many times people working in the same department have no idea what's going on.
I've studied at KCELC for 2 semesters now, and so far (apart from some mediocre teachers that are easy to identify and navigate around), I haven't had any problems.
[q]Imagine a one cent note back home!!!!!!!!![/q]
Not sure if quote tags work here, but whatever.
I'd much rather have a ten cent bill than a one cent coin. That ten cent bill will stay in my wallet until I have enough and can use them. Over time I'll collect enough and be able to spend them. Any ten cent coins will stay in my pocket for a day or so, until they inevitably fall out, and I won't be able to accumulate them to spend. Same goes for 10, 25, 1 and 2 dollar coins. It all adds up!
I know it's not a lot of money, but like someone said, in rural China most transactions are small, and bills are easier to reserve than coins, I think.
In addition to what tigertiger said, always, and I mean ALWAYS, get a paper document, signed and stamped with the school's official stamp, to guarantee ANY promise made, especially something as important as a semester's tuition (anywhere from 3000 to 6500 yuan, which for most of us is a considerable sum of money).
A verbal agreement is worth jack shit.
No results found.