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    have you encountered any problem working as an Alt or Jets in Japan?Wanna share it to us?Thanks

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    Yes. I've not been hired yet. That's my main problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by summergirl View Post
    have you encountered any problem working as an Alt or Jets in Japan?Wanna share it to us?Thanks
    Would you like to hear about 高校、中学校 or 小学校 ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jojo View Post
    Would you like to hear about 高校、中学校 or 小学校 ?
    Wow, you know kanji. You must be so smart.
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    golf clap

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    the majority of threads on this site consist of people complaining about being ALTs. just read through a few pages of minor rants.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jojo View Post
    Would you like to hear about 高校、中学校 or 小学校 ?
    なんでもいいです。。

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    天才 ですね

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    summergirl is Japanese. :P Focus, people! Anyone actually care to address the question at hand?
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    Considering neither the teachers nor the ALTS have any real training about how to work together I'm surprised anything constructive occurs at all.

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    The minor rants thread is full of hilarious non-issues that people spin up into bigger problems than they are. Start there.
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    I suppose that's just human nature, seeing a hill and making it into a mountain.

    As far as off-topic is concerned, there are a lot of threads concerning issues with the whole ALT/Teaching industry in Japan and I have seen a few on issues with the ALT's themselves.

    Also, not trying to be sarcastic or anything, but google does give you quite a few interesting sites to read about the topic.

    Oh yes, Summergirl, 穂運とにごめんね。
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    Quote Originally Posted by phoenix101 View Post

    Oh yes, Summergirl, 穂運とにごめんね。
    fail.

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    That was no doubt on purpose.

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    This thread's been dead for a while...but since it was never really answered I kind of feel sorry for the person who posted it....

    Most of the complaints I've heard about being an ALT have absolutely no backing to them whatsoever. It's just a bunch of baka-gaijin who don't know better.
    Most people complain about the salary - but news for them - the salary ALTS get is the SAME as what you'd get working at an actual business company in Japan. Japanese "business" companies also do not pay for your plane ticket over, like ALT companies they do generally compensate for travel expenses. With ALT companies you get longer vacations meaning more travel time to go see giant gundams, eat momoji manju, or stalk yakuza (all of which I have done).
    Other complaints are about the insurance - basically...no matter who you work for in japan....it's best to NOT get sick if you can help it. I paid about 2,000yen insurance every month and never had to use it. Having insurance means most of your bill - should you need to go to the doctor - will be compensated. However, meds etc there are all different. The one time I had to go to a doctor there was during my internship (when I had no insurance) The doctor couldn't find out what was wrong, gave me 3 different meds - 1 for headaches, 1 for nausea, and another for who knows what. - basically, don't get unknown illnesses there.....

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    People complain about the salary?
    For a recent graduate the salary on offer is pretty awesome.

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    There's just soooo much they want to buy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tyr View Post
    People complain about the salary?
    For a recent graduate the salary on offer is pretty awesome.
    its sad that you think that.

    The salary is pretty poor, but seeing as you only work for a few hours a day and have an obscene about of spare time/holidays its hard to complain

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    Technically, if I was to stay and work in America I should be getting no less than 60 a year.... But the 25 is completely normal in Japan. Of course, anyone and everyone in the world would prefer a higher salary, but people who go to Japan on JET or through an actual company should know what they're getting themselves into and should stop complaining about the salary being below their standards. Especially since being and ALT is a pretty good deal (though should def. not be a long-term career goal). It's def. one of the easiest ways to get to Japan (and other counties for that matter)

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    but people in japan get bi-annual bonuses and pay rises/promotions.

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