When I first arrived in Changchun, I stayed with 'shroomy. She once worked at EF but left as they kept adding more hours to her schedule. She didn't want it either. She called an old friend to set up an interview and demo for me. The person completely fell head over heals at my experience, ability, etc in the business field as that's where they wished to expand. At the time they had no one capable.
I did my demo. Everyone thought I nailed it. Some (foreign) schmuck from Shanghai who I didn't ass-kiss,
sumarily turned me down. I pestered him for a week trying to find the reason. His excuse; I didn't approach each and every student immediately at the start of class, I did it after my first session (there was two demos). Like I couldn't alter or learn that!
Later in life, I was SOOOOOO grateful for not being hired