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List of Agencies and what you should know about them

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Re: List of Agencies and what you should know about them

Postby bigduke6 » 17 Aug 2013, 12:45

teachenglish wrote:Agencies are not out to scam people. They are basically the middleman. You're new to Taiwan and they can help you find a job quickly. They show you lots of schools, some are junk, some are golden. You choose the schools eventually, so don't be blaming the agencies. I'm just saying.

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Unfortunately many of the agencies/agents are looking to screw people. Do some research on the infamous Steven, Twan, and all his other aliases on this forum. You cannot make a blanket statement that Agencies are not out to scam people, just as I disagree with certain posters stating all Agents are crap.
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Re: List of Agencies and what you should know about them

Postby Baseball247 » 22 Jan 2014, 16:45

Ok
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Re: List of Agencies and what you should know about them

Postby bigduke6 » 22 Jan 2014, 23:20

In Bryans defence, he got me a good gig in Kaohsiung with no problems.
My demo was basically a sub class, and was hired the next day.
The school has paid me all the bonuses agreed on.

In my dealings with Bryan, I do not feel if was dishonest in any way. He was honest about the job, and have me no reason to question his integrity.

Doctoring test scores is par for the course here.
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The Dude: Jesus.
Jesus Quintana: You said it, man. Nobody
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Mr.Lahey: The shitabyss!
Randy: Mr. Lahey, not another night of the shitabyss, please?!
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YG Experts

Postby porlenz » 11 Feb 2015, 17:41

Has anyone had any recent experience with YG Experts? I found a couple of old threads but nothing in the last year or two.

I'm currently applying for teaching with them beginning in July but am a little wary as they have asked for basic information and documents and not supplied a huge amount of info regarding teaching program, resources, etc. As it involves a major commitment dropping work in NZ and heading to Taiwan I'd like to know what I'm in for.
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Re: List of Agencies and what you should know about them

Postby channamasala » 29 Aug 2015, 09:00

Reach to Teach - my experience a decade ago with them was positive (they placed me at Kojen which was not great but fine for a year, my complaints about that year are about Kojen, not Reach to Teach), and I recommended them to my sister. They were ok as far as she was concerned, but she ended up not taking any of the contracts they offered her because every single one had a red flag in the contract: 20k deposit, Christmas absolutely never off (which she feels is indicative of a broader cultural disrespect for foreigners), wages garnished toward a deposit that is only returned when you complete the contract, weird fines, unpaid work beyond prepping and grading etc. or just very low pay. Her complaint was mostly that the contracts offered were crap, not that R2T itself was rude or problematic. To some extent contracts in Taiwan are crap generally, but the ones she was offered were worse than usual.

Bryan Wu - I haven't had direct experience but a friend of mine who is ethnically Asian was told by him that he wasn't willing to work with ABCs or foreigners who look Asian, and that was "his choice" because "employers want people who look foreign". This is actually illegal in Taiwan. The jobs he has on offer are kind of crap too - the usual weird hours, part-time, "work permit offered" is supposed to be some great benefit when it's really just a legal requirement, 600/hour, unpopular locations.

My sister also showed me some emails from him when she was looking for a job and he was rude and unhelpful (and the jobs were also crap - 540/hour to work in Sanxia! Woo!). She had told him she specifically wanted to work in Taipei and he was all well I think you should consider Taoyuan / Here's a job in Kaohsiung, you won't do better than this, you should just take it / "This is a job in Linkou" "I don't want to live or work in Linkou, I said TAIPEI" "It's close enough you should just take it, you won't get a better job"...and when she wrote to him to ask him to ONLY send her job openings in Taipei or inner ring suburbs - Yonghe OK, Linkou no - he was all "Well there's no solution then, you aren't going to find a job in Taipei."

She blocked him from writing to her as he was unhelpful and pushy (really? NO jobs in Taipei at all? Uh huh) right before finding a job advertised by the school directly...in Taipei.

Sandra King - she pops up on Facebook groups often and people say she herself is professional and handles placement and paperwork well. However, there have been complaints about the schools she works with, and her default (as seen by many of us on Facebook) is to defend the school and slag off the complainer ("the room wasn't dirty, just rusty and a little old! Sure there were mosquitos but you can get a net!" "You're probably lying about the neighbors talking loudly, maybe you talk to yourself unconsciously and that's what you heard!") which to me is a big red flag.
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Re: List of Agencies and what you should know about them

Postby funkymonkey » 29 Aug 2015, 14:35

Crappy schools need to use recruiters because they can't find teachers any other way. 99% of the jobs offered by recruiters are aimed at newbies who simply don't know any better.
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Re: List of Agencies and what you should know about them

Postby Dewey » 15 Jul 2016, 17:31

Dewey is the largest of all these recruiting companies, so it is vulnerable to all these kinds of bashing.
It has built itself up and risen to the top for a reason. GOOD SERVICE
Small mistakes are often magnified which result in these kinds member testimony.
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