Not really a question, but a warning. I worked as at Ginde in Zhuzhou (Hunan) up until yesterday. After giving my notice last month I received verbal threats, intimidation you name it. I can't even go to the police or local PSB as they are both in their pocket. For my own safety I had to do a runner. It cost me a month salary but nothing was worth what I was going through there. Luckily, I have secured employment with a school willing to start the visa application from scratch.
The boss and his right hand man Alex are nothing more than liars and thugs. They epitomise everything that is bad in China. They are corrupt to the core and I must say it’s just such a relief to get out of there.
The reason for putting this out there, is that I want to warn other teachers (particularly British teachers as that's what they will be looking to recruit) of what they are likely to face. As Alex is your main point of contact he will simply tell the boss what he wants to hear. As long as he protects himself he simply doesn't care. He is one of the most sorry excuses for a human being I have come across since working in China.
PLEASE, IF YOU HAVE BEEN CONTACTED BY AGENCIES TRYING TO OFFER YOU A JOB FOR GINDE FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY DON'T. I JUST WANT TO GIVE ANY BRITISH TEACHER A HEADS UP ON WHAT HE/SHE MIGHT BE GETTING THEMSELVES IN FOR. IF ANY YOU ARE CONSIDERING AN OFFER FROM THEM DON'T HESITATE TO PM ME FOR MORE INFO.
On a similar subject what's your worst experience as an employee in China? No need to share schools or names. I just wanted to sound the alarm for any unsuspecting teachers they are trying to bait.