You, Too, Could Have My Shanghai Job!
30 Jun 2004
My company has decided that there’s too much work here for me to handle on my own, so they’ve asked me to find a second. Another person that can do my job. Only problem is, since I am quite busy, I don’t have a lot of time to look for someone. I just got back from Dezhou. Tomorrow I go to Fuzhou for 3 days. When I get back the next day I’ll go to Wuxi for 5 days. Then I’ll be in Shanghai for a week, after which it’s off to Tianjin for 10 days. You get the idea. School’s out now, so it’s the busy travel season for this job.
So let me tell you a little about the job. The pay is not bad (about 12,000rmb), but it doesn’t come with benefits, so it’s not exactly the most wonderful package in the world. (On the other hand, you won’t be hurting for money on that salary, even in Shanghai.) What is good about the job is that you can use Chinese (and, indeed, must use Chinese) on a daily basis. Also, the company pays for you to travel all over China. Yes, you have to work, but often your host will pay for you to do a little sightseeing, and even if they don’t, you could take a vacation day or two in that location before returning to Shanghai.
So you have to live in Shanghai. You have to deal with me on an (almost) daily basis. You have to be able to speak Chinese. You have to like to travel. And you have to be a native speaker of English, of the North American variety. If this sounds like you, please head over to Sinosplice Jobs, take a look at the information there, and then give me an email.
(For other entries I’ve written about my job, check out the “Work” category in the archives.)