I've been offered a really good job in China. Documents are on their way, so it's a go, unless we go to war with them in the interim, or something.
As readers might remember, I had a job offer in China last year, but ended up not going because of complications with the paperwork, as well as a need to stay in America to help my father get settled at the assisted living place he moved into.
Readers might also remember that a commenter working in China said that I could probably get a much better job than the one I described.
I was skeptical, but when I mentioned that I had no job offers for September of this year, he offered to show my resume to his boss at the swanky interntional school he works at, which pays a shockingly good salary.
And damned if they didn't interview me and offer me a job almost immediately.
And damned if the contract conditions aren't about the same as my first job in the Gulf -- $4000 + month after taxes, paid accommodation, and 3 months of paid holiday time.
And Most people go to China for the experience, but I'm really kind of going for the dough. (Oh, and the kung-fu, I guess.)
I'll be near the capital city, The City Formerly Known as Peking, although not actually in it.
I am aware that I missed the "Wild East" days of teaching in China and it's probably not as fun and wacky as it was ten years ago. This is surely not the best time to go there -- but then again, it's probably not the best time to go anywhere. It's a bit of a rough patch globally speaking.
So I need this information from readers, current and former teachers in China: What VPNs work best in China? I use Hotspot Shield now, but I've heard it doesn't work there now. Any advice on that score will be appreciated.
So, middle-aged formerly depraved ETX working at a swanky international school, teaching rich high school kids? That sounds like a humorous fish-out-of-water comedy!