This extremely and frighteningly subtle dodgy ad was submitted by our new friend Randyjac, to whom we are endlessly grateful.
Like I said, this one is deviously subtle. After it was submitted, I
had to ask what the problem was with it!
But I sure got it now. Here's the ad, hopefully carefully de-nutted so even the most clueless and anesthetized casual observer could never actually go there:ESL Teaching Positions Offer - Extremely Famous University - China Top 10 University
Extremely Famous University
Company Type: Public Institute
Address: China > Well-Known Province > Wenhenglou District, Extremely Famous City
Contact Person: Satan in the guise of a Chinese woman
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Welcome to our beautiful famous university!
Extremely Famous University is one of top 10 universities in China with high reputation. It is located in central China, Well-Known Province's capital Extremely Famous City, which is the xth largest city of China. For more university information, please visit our official website “http://www.dontgothere.edu.cn” in English version.
Job Location: China > Well-Known Province > Extremely Famous City
Starting Date: 09.06.2010
Type of Position: Full-time
Class Level: Native
Education Level: Bachelors
Salary: RMB5000-6000 (base on experience)
Overtime payment: will pay
Class Time: 45min min/class
Work Days: MON, TUE, WED, THU, FRI
Teaching Hours: hrs/month
day time, MON-FRI
Housing Type: Single
Distance between The Housing and the School: MIN By Walk
Airfare: One Way
Severance Pay: No
Medical Insurance: Others
We are now recruiting ESL teachers for our international education program.
The Position Information is :
Employment Type: Full Time
Starting Date: September, 2010
Contract Duration: 12 month
Courses to Teach: Happy Future English Course, include Oral, Reading, Writing, Conversation, Literature, other required.
Workload: 20-22class hours/a week (each class hour has 45 minutes)
Teaching Place: On campus
Course Time: Mon-Fri, Morning, Afternoon
The Qualifications of the position is:
Nationality: Canada, USA
Degree: University/College Degree and above, TESL Certificate is prefer
Other Requirements: responsible, professional, patient, energetic, dynamic
The Benefits of the position is:
Monthly Salary: RMB5000-6000 (based on experience)
Non-teaching period Salary: Winter vacation time will be calculated half monthly salary; Summer vacation time will be calculated one monthly salary.
Overtime Work Allowance: Negotiable (per hour)
Airfare Allowance: RMB10000 fixed airfares for one year contract
Housing Provided: Free, Private apartment, On/Off campus, Furnished
Sponsor Z Visa: Yes
For more information, please contact us by email: email@example.com.
Thank you for your (NOT!) applying our English Teaching Positions!
So, what's wrong with it? Looks middlin' sweet for a college job, don't it? Yeah, the ad is a bit vague...ever seen a Chinese job ad that wasn't? I'll give you a minute and see if YOU can spot the BIG problem...
OK, here it is.
Tell me...if you take this job, who will your employer be?
If you guessed the definitely obvious answer, Extremely Famous University, you'd be soooo wrong.
The correct answer is, of course, the Happy Future English Course, as provided by Big Stink-Weasel Enterprises. They're merely a disreputable private outfit, renting space on the campus of Extremely Famous University
. And working for Happy Future English and Big Stink-Weasel Enterprises is decidedly NOT the same experience you would expect from Extremely Famous University.
But the fact of this is so well-deflected in this ad that only an actual (and very disgruntled) veteran of this experience would be likely to really see the truth.
The lesson here? ALWAYS ask who you're actually going to be employed by. If the answer isn't what you're expecting, take that as a sign to run- not walk- as far and fast as you can.
Thanks again, Randyjac, for bringing this stinker to light.