Mr. Benn, well I think it's impossible for anyone to say whether you made the right decision or not. It sounds like you were miserable though and that doesn't make for a good teacher so I personally think you did make the right decision. Like I said, I don't advocate quitting early but sometimes you simply have no choice.
Ya, I might be doing a "runner" or quitting during the New Year's break. I have taught in many countries and this will be the first time. I do feel some guilt but only for leaving my students. The school I work for is terrible and I'm not going to stay and continue to be miserable.
Before coming here I tried to do as much research as I possibly could but there just some things you cannot account for. The organization that hired me turned out to be nothing more than a glorified recruitment agency. They hid the truth. They hire teachers illegally on business visas and then let them go when it's convenient. I'm not sure whether to blame the teachers for this or not. These teachers are from countries like Holland, Spain and Russia, so I guess it's their fault for taking the risk?
I've had problems with no heating, no water and no Internet for days at a time. You really can't foresee these type of problems before coming over.