Following the Rules in China – A Good Insurance Policy

Too many foreign teachers in China feel like they are treated like royalty in China and think they can do whatever they wish.

If they want to show up late to class who is going to stop them? If they want to skip a staff meeting who is going to care?

In fact, no one may stop them or even say anything about this behavior. But following the rules and thus establishing a good relationship with your school is like taking out an insurance policy. You want your school to be enthusiastic about helping you if a problem arises.

Unless you never step foot outside your apartment, you will inevitably encounter problems which are beyond your ability to solve.… Read the rest