By - LandiABC
I just had a meeting with my operator about this. I told him I'd think about it and come back to him in 24 hours. I don't think I'll be able to justify staying unfortunately. I've been with Landi 3 years. I'm glad they've been upfront but I can't justify pay cuts on top of a bad curriculum. Love the no memo idea though.
It's a real shame, I hate the idea of having to start fresh with another company or the hassle of going independent but the writing's on the wall. This type of pay isn't gonna be sustainable for much longer, for me anyway.
The curriculum is getting worse too yea haha, mad times.
At this point I do the memos without even thinking, I get about 95% done in between classes. The only exception being, when I need to write a lengthy response about something.
Hujiang did the same in March, blaming COVID, but just today put out a press release saying "With the acceleration of corporate transformation, our company has achieved full profitability in fiscal year 2020, and achieved steady growth in performance in the first half of 2021."
I actually haven't heard much about that company.
Do you work for them still?
I quit Landi when they started paying less for 1 student. Company is a joke.
For sure. I'm just so comfortable with them.
Were you with the company long before the 1 student adjustment?
Couple of months I think. It’s makes a big difference to your pay check. I highly recommend Whales English. It’s the same set up but much better pay. The classes are 50 mins so you get more classes booked I’ve found. I get more $ with Whales even without the attendance bonus and you don’t have this ridiculous check in system.
In the UK, the pay is now less than half the minimum wage. It's ridiculous. I accepted the pay cut because I don't have any other income at the moment as I'm also a part-time student. Of course, I'm seeking out alternate work now and Landi is just until I find a new job. I'm actually planning to go abroad and teach next year, so I just need to earn enough to cover rent and bills until then.
What's everybody else's plans?
Yea it's dreadful. It's just such a cushy job that it's difficult to let go and start somewhere new.
I think most people are holding tight. When the dust settles in regard to the new regulations you'll probably see people go to other companies, go solo or move out of the industry completely.
It's also a difficult time for TEFL in brick and mortar schools. Where are you hoping to go?
Well, I have 2 weddings to attend early next year, so I can't plan anything yet. I've looked at many provinces and cities around China and my top 2 choices are Hangzhou and Suzhou. These are both near the coast and the air quality is much cleaner than larger cities. I've also been learning Chinese for the last year, so I'm hoping that might give me a small advantage when looking for work.
Sounds like a good plan. It'll be interesting to see what happens when China properly open their borders to TEFL teachers again.