Every so often one of our China lawyers will get an email from English teachers in China who owed money by the school for which they work.
The letter typically states the case and then asks “do I have a case.” I nearly always answer these by saying that “based on the facts you have conveyed to me, it certainly does sound as though you have a case,” but you really need to ask yourself whether it is worth your time and money and all the hassle and stress to pursue your case for, especially since Chinese companies have a tendency to retaliate against ex-employees that complain (especially when they are foreigners).
Despite this, I every once in a while also get emails from people asking me what I think about teaching English in China. I respond to these by saying that I think it is a good thing for everyone to learn English but it can be a risky job in China for a lot of reasons. Next time I will also mention this post, Teaching English in China, on the Stupid Pig’s China Blog because it is the only thing on the web of which I am aware that talks about teaching English in China.
If you are interested in teaching English in China, please check out this post.