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Ideas for Employment after TEFL job gone.

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  1. #1

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    Oct 2018
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    Ideas for Employment after TEFL job gone.

    Hi, I came to Hong Kong on the advice of the tefl agency i had joined that schools would be reopening in April but now it looks more like Sept.

    That's left me in a position where I have no way to support myself financially until that time. I've signed up to some tutoring apps but not having much luck. I was wondering if anyone had any employment ideas? Can you get retail work only speaking English?

    My background is actually due diligence/brand protection but I couldn't find work without speaking Canto/Mandarin.

    Thanks for any ideas!


  2. #2

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    Nov 2009
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    Are you on an employment visa or do you have RTL/ RoA?

    If the former, sorry, no dice; you can't ork for another employer without going through the whole visa rigmarole again.

    If the latter, then just get whatever job you can find to get by for now; most industries are laying off staff in droves at present.


  3. #3

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    I saw a kid from my apartment building doing deliveries for food panda on his bike. No idea how he got hired and I am sure he doesn't speak any Chinese. It's not a bad part-time gig since everyone is just staying at home and ordering take aways.

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  4. #4

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miaofromcali
    I saw a kid from my apartment building doing deliveries for food panda on his bike. No idea how he got hired and I am sure he doesn't speak any Chinese. It's not a bad part-time gig since everyone is just staying at home and ordering take aways.
    Most of the delivery people I see, appear to be from the subcontinent, and most have limited Chinese skills. I have to say though, given that it's mostly them, I assume it will be bloody hard work for very little pay. It'll be the equivalent of a paper route, except people don't complain if your paper is cold.
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  5. #5

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    Some tuition centres have started to rehire.

    I'd apply to any postings right now and see what you get offered. The school market has nothing until August/September like you said.

    Retail is probably harder as they have faced even worse conditions.