2001-02-06, 06:17 PM
I once read during this forum that the best idea re: making more money teaching in japan is to use a recruiter company to get to Japan, quit during the probationary period and find two part time jobs teaching. I'm assuming ofcourse one would forfeit the sponsorship for housing, however. Anyone out there follow this plan successfully, unsuccessfully?
2001-05-25, 03:23 PM
I wouldn't risk it. You are looking at working non-stop, schedule conflicts, no holidays, no recourse if you get shafted, the possibility no one will sponsor you, no way home if you can't come up with the money to buy a plane ticket when your two teaching jobs (presuming you get them) release you, being in Japan illegally!!!!!, and everyone else just thinking you are plain insane for quitting what could have otherwise been a better job than being a "teacher" in Japan.
You know, it surprises me how many of you are out there to make a fast buck at teaching. Yes, I am an assistant teacher myself, but I used this chance to bolster my Japanese, find a real job here, and live a successful life here. Not live like a goon looking for fast money that doesn't really exist. Teaching here is NOT that illustrious. In fact, I cringe everytime I hear the word "teacher". I get ill if it's preceeded by the word, "English."
NOW, before I get any nasty letters from REAL teachers, KNOW, that I respect you and that I feel you have one of the hardest jobs on this planet, and that you certainly do NOT get the respect you deserve. I am referring to the looking-to-make-a-fast-buck or see-Japan "English Teachers". There are are better ways to serve your time.
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