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Q: Changing Jobs Due To More Money?

I think this question is more for ESL teachers, but please feel free to put in your two cents. 

 

With most ESL teachers barred from entering China, salaries are on the increase due to the supply and demand principle. Teachers should be able to gain 2000-5000 rmb more a month on their next contracts. 

 

Are you considering moving to a new job for more money, or is the hassel of moving too much?

 

I was faced with this situation this year. I decided to take the usual annual increase. I trust the school to do what is right by me, I am established in my home, and I love the school and job. 

15 weeks 3 days ago in  Teaching & Learning - China

 
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I think it's just a hassle. If you're going to move to a new job, it would be difficult. 

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You need love what you do instead of the money.

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