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Q: Has anyone worked for (Or heard of) Satifirst Shenzhen?

Hey guys, first post on here-nice to be part of the community.

I have been offered a position at this school and the people we have been dealing with seem very nice.

Contract seems cool and we are about to start the Z Visa process.

However, after searching online I cannot seem to find out anything about their own site, no reviews or information anywhere else.

 

Anyone ever work there or perhaps heard of them even?

 

Any help is appreciated 

7 years 4 weeks ago in  Teaching & Learning - Shenzhen

 
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Welcome,
I might suggest if you want to be part of the community then creating a profile would be good so that you are not an anonymous user..

To your question.
To be fair, I dont think you have done too much research at all, as it took me 30 seconds to google satifirst shenzhen and find that it isnt a school at all. Its an agency, they will put you in a different school and collect a finders fee. So untill you get more information such as where you will actually be working then getting information and referals from other teachers will be difficult. Many people will swear to never use agencies as they are evil demon spawn.... because they are. But if you have any idea what your doing, then you can handle them well and everyone can win. You are definatly not there yet so you have to just hope you get put in a good situation. In the future, try to deal with schools directly. Do PROPER research and dont stop untill all of your questions have been answered. Good luck!

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Welcome,
I might suggest if you want to be part of the community then creating a profile would be good so that you are not an anonymous user..

To your question.
To be fair, I dont think you have done too much research at all, as it took me 30 seconds to google satifirst shenzhen and find that it isnt a school at all. Its an agency, they will put you in a different school and collect a finders fee. So untill you get more information such as where you will actually be working then getting information and referals from other teachers will be difficult. Many people will swear to never use agencies as they are evil demon spawn.... because they are. But if you have any idea what your doing, then you can handle them well and everyone can win. You are definatly not there yet so you have to just hope you get put in a good situation. In the future, try to deal with schools directly. Do PROPER research and dont stop untill all of your questions have been answered. Good luck!

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You could seek for help&advice at SAFEA. They helped me several times.

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can you please give me the phone number to SAFEA? I still have not been paid by satifirst and they have also made threats. 

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A:Can a new employer help you? Possibly but it's really hard to say for sure. I used to be involved in hiring new teachers and a couple of times we had people we wanted to hire who were having trouble with their old school - situations similar to yours. Our school was legally able to hire foreign teachers, did everything by the book and was well connected, usually schools that mess people around with visa stuff aren't operating legally so a call from our visa guy to theirs telling them they were breaking the law, we were in the middle of processing the visa stuff with the PSB and the next phone call they got regarding this teacher was likely to be from the PSB asking some hard questions was usually enough to get them to co-operate. No school doing illegal stuff wants the PSB getting too interested in what they're doing. There's a chance a new employer could figure something out if they really want to hire you but these are difficult times, their hands might be tied too.    -- Stiggs