Does anyone here know anything about the school? Does it have a good reputation? I have read both good and bad reviews about the school online. The bad ones are only complaining about minor problems though so im not overly concerned about that.
The salary is 14000rmb a month but they dont provide accomodation so I'm gonna be looking at around 4-5000rmb a month for rent. So I'll be left with around 10000rmb a month for expenses like food and going out and hopefully to save some money too. First of all will it be possible to live a comnfortable lifestyle on that ammount of money? I know its quite a high salary compared to the national average but it would be good to get some reassurance. Also, since they dont provide accomodation they are providing me with seven days in a hotel upon arrival while I find accomodation etc. Realistically, is seven days going to be long enough for me to find a place?
And my last big question is regarding the visa situation. The company have told me that I will have to enter China on an F or L visa (Im not sure which they said and have to double check) before then travelling to their head office in Shanghai where I will sign the work contract and then they will begin the process of aquiring my Z visa and work permit. Does this sound legitimate? Im reading stuff online that says its a bad idea to enter China on anything but a Z visa if your intention is to work. On the other hand im also reading stuff that says even though its not technically legal it is very common for teachers to enter China on a tourist visa and then convert to a Z visa upon arrival. What do you guys think is the best course of action? When I speak to the company next im going to urge them to process the Zvisa before I arrive but if that doesn't happen then would it be best to just find another job or take the risk?
If anyone has worked at this company before or knows someone who has and can give me some info on their experience it would be massively appreciated. Also, if anyone can give me some good advice on what to do about the visa that would also be great.
Thanks in advance.