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Sponge_Bob

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Sponge_Bob

Sep 20, 2019 15:16

Articles : Sponge_Bob commented on news 5 Types of Foreigner You’ll Meet in the Chinese Workplace

I am "Veteran"-has a Chinese wife and kid, living in China for nearly a decade now! Love the high (teaching) salary, much more than if I was a teaching in the North. Full Comment>>

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Sponge_Bob

Sep 19, 2019 15:44

Articles : Sponge_Bob commented on news 5 Red Flags to Watch Out for when Looking for Work in China

I hear EF is hiring! Full Comment>>

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Sep 13, 2019 14:45

Articles : Sponge_Bob commented on news 6 Tasty Dishes for China Expats on a Budget

local dishes in China is very cheap, spending 50 rmb a day eating local food is fit for a king Full Comment>>

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Sponge_Bob

Sep 11, 2019 13:20

Articles : Sponge_Bob commented on news The Ins and Outs of Online Tutoring in China

1:1 tutor at Shanghai's current ongoing rate is 1000 rmb per hour, test prep is 1500+ per hour. These rates are face to face. Full Comment>>

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Sponge_Bob

Sep 08, 2019 12:05

Articles : Sponge_Bob commented on news How To Negotiate Salary and Get a Pay Rise in Your China Job

For some private/academy, being able to speak Chinese is a big plus (and your salary) because you are likely to talk to parents about their kid. In international schools, foreigners being able to speak Chinese will help with PTC. Some international schools hire "translators" and most of them are university students ... Full Comment>>

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Sponge_Bob

Sep 06, 2019 14:44

Articles : Sponge_Bob commented on news 12 FAQs for Foreigners Working in China

good article, lots of good info Full Comment>>

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Sponge_Bob

Sep 04, 2019 16:13

Articles : Sponge_Bob commented on news 6 Tips for Achieving a Work-Life Balance in China

Like the part about, not taking work home! Full Comment>>

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Sponge_Bob

Aug 31, 2019 09:42

Articles : Sponge_Bob commented on news How to Cope with Stressed Out Students When Teaching in China

I give students lots of praises when he/she does an awesome job or even tries at answering difficult (critical) questions. Full Comment>>

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Sponge_Bob

Aug 28, 2019 21:03

Articles : Sponge_Bob commented on news How to Ask for a Raise When Working in China

I got an 8.5% raise, and my base salary is mid 30s Full Comment>>

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Sponge_Bob

Aug 19, 2019 08:56

Articles : Sponge_Bob commented on news Foreign Teachers in China Facing More Arrests and Deportation

It is very true. Those boss/companies "train" teachers of what to say. If the foreigner can't answer the questions from parents, the teacher are told to ask the "company manager." Therefore, I do understand the parent's concerns. Parents want proof, since they are paying hefty tuition fees. Parents want to know (and ... Full Comment>>

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Sponge_Bob

Aug 16, 2019 09:08

Articles : Sponge_Bob commented on news Foreign Teachers in China Facing More Arrests and Deportation

PR nightmare at EF. EF's pay is LOW, less than 18k (first year) and treat foreigners as cow cash, yet they charge high to Chinese customers. Sometimes, I see "Chinese" teacher giving lessons in Business English. I would imagine the lovely accent he/she is delivering to his/her students. Full Comment>>

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Sponge_Bob

Aug 14, 2019 09:18

Articles : Sponge_Bob commented on news 6 Ways Teaching English Abroad will Change Your Life

One thing about teaching in China that has "changed" my life is: Chinese teacher (with heavy accent-ChinEnglish), teaching young kids English. Talk about: the blind leading the blind. Full Comment>>

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Sponge_Bob

Aug 14, 2019 09:16

Articles : Sponge_Bob commented on news How to Negotiate Salary When Teaching ESL in China

For New teachers (tip): Ask for an equal 12 month salary. Schools that only pay: 10 months, no holiday pay, etc etc are targeting teachers that are new to china and/or do not know the "salary" culture. These companies see them as "white" monkeys = easy for companies to make a profit from them. I would never accept ... Full Comment>>

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Sponge_Bob

Aug 14, 2019 09:09

Articles : Sponge_Bob commented on news Tech Bosses Defend Excessive Overtime in the Chinese Workplace

early grave (death) Full Comment>>

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Aug 14, 2019 09:07

Articles : Sponge_Bob commented on news The Dos and Don’ts of Confrontation for Expats Living in China

I know a lot of Chinese people speaking loudly in public, on their phones, smoking indoor (or near doors), scamming each other and especially ripping off foreigners (white face). Full Comment>>

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Sponge_Bob

Aug 13, 2019 09:11

Articles : Sponge_Bob commented on news The Pros and Cons of Being a Foreigner in China

SO easy for taxi drivers to scam foreigners, especially those foreigners with luggage (just arrived) Full Comment>>

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Sponge_Bob

Aug 13, 2019 09:04

Articles : Sponge_Bob commented on news 5 of The Best Paid Industries for Expats in China

I think the numbers are exaggerated. Starting salary is 50k, but then again, after tax, the employee will only probability take home less than 40k (due to the high tax bracket: about 35%). So even with those high numbers, not so much after taxes. Full Comment>>

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Sponge_Bob

Aug 13, 2019 08:58

Articles : Sponge_Bob commented on news 6 Career Obstacles For Expats Working in China

some very good point. Why hire (white-face) foreigners, when they are only here to make a quick buck, spend it and leave (short term contracts:1-2 years). Companies want foreigners (ideally, who can speak Chinese, understand the culture, etc) who will grow with the company, stay for 5+ years, etc. Every time, l get ... Full Comment>>

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Aug 05, 2019 13:38

Articles : Sponge_Bob commented on news 5 Top Chinese Restaurant Chains for Fledgling Foodies

Stinky Tofu Full Comment>>

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Sponge_Bob

Jul 29, 2019 12:53

Articles : Sponge_Bob commented on news The Pros and Cons of Being a Foreigner in China

Being a foreigner with a white face is a pro Full Comment>>

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Sponge_Bob

Jul 26, 2019 21:51

Articles : Sponge_Bob commented on news China to Issue More Long-Term Visas and Green Cards to Foreigners

Getting a green card is not easy, too many documents to obtain (red stamp and notarized documents). Full Comment>>

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Sponge_Bob

Jul 26, 2019 21:48

Articles : Sponge_Bob commented on news 5 Fun and Unusual Chinese Wedding Traditions

China's wedding are awesome. Full Comment>>

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Sponge_Bob

Jul 25, 2019 12:37

Articles : Sponge_Bob commented on news 5 Top Chinese Restaurant Chains for Fledgling Foodies

I'm hungry for some Chinese food Full Comment>>

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Sponge_Bob

Jul 17, 2019 21:56

Articles : Sponge_Bob commented on news Education Ministry to Regulate Online Tutors in China

Those company only care about one thing: easy money Full Comment>>

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Sponge_Bob

Jul 17, 2019 13:30

Articles : Sponge_Bob commented on news Education Ministry to Regulate Online Tutors in China

This will be a big hit for online tutor companies for China. I heard these online tutor service pay teachers poorly. Average less than $25 (USD)/hourly. Full Comment>>

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