An answer to two Canadians (with HK origin) who wanted to pay me only RMB 1200
Well, that time my English wasn't very good but I made my point clear. So, have a direct copy-paste of that e-mail here and learn how to have some self-respect when it comes to working for (nearly) nothing. (It was about a job that they suggested to me and an ex-partner).
Well, we are ready with our decision. First - thank you very much for the opportunity to work there. Second, we think like this way: She is working for a CANADIAN company with CANADIAN children and CANADIAN parents. Therefor it is good to receive some CANADIAN standard. The same as your other teachers. We do not mean a CANADIAN SALARY, because we are living in China, but we mean A CANADIAN STANDARD: Here we are - A CANADIAN teacher gets 20 CANADIAN DOLLARS (it is like 20 beers), in China 20 beers are 20 RMB. So, we think that "180 hours x 20 RMB = 3600 RMB". Otherwise 1200 RMB are just nothing:
We will show you : 1000 RMB - rent-a-house.
~150 - 250 RMB - electricity & water, etc.
So, if she is working only for 1200 RMB we have no enough money to EAT and to DRINK and to WEAR something.
Also, we STILL have no OUR house. We have to collect some money. 1200 RMB are not enough even to EAT & DRINK AND CLOTHES, how we will be able to collect?! AND OF COURSE you know how expensive are the HOSPITALS in China. We have no insurance; if we are ill, how we will pay our medicines and hospital services?
So this is the reality and we are trying our best to provide ourselves if NO RICH at least A NORMAL life :
-drinks (water, soft drinks - we DO NOT SMOKE and do not drink ALCOHOLIC DRINKS)
This is the reality. We are sorry if some sentence "sounds" rude. You know we are friends and we never sound rude in our talks. So, please excuse us, if really some words/sentences are not polite