Tough Start But Happy Now

by James
(Tokyo )

I came in winter, definitely not the best time to come. I worked for a gaigo gakuin that basically sent me out to a new location every single day.

The stress of having to find a new location every freaking day is immense. I quit and got a job as a high school ALT, on basically a JET contract). Absolutely love it, don't want to quit. Not sure if I want to be doing this at 40 but I'm happy now.

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Oct 15, 2016
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by: Ken

I have to say that my teaching in Japan was one of the best things I ever did. While I did not take it too seriously, and I had a lot of FUN with female students, it was the most rewarding experiences I have ever had.

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by: John

Hey James,
It's a good thing that you got things worked out. Actually we hear this often. Mostly it is from entry level teachers who get ground up a bit in the eikaiwa machine but then network their way out of it. Glad you are enjoying the teaching life here in Japan.

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