Last night at 2:30 AM, another of my gaijin friends left Japan. What can I do to keep them here? He got on a plane with his family back to New Zealand where he will open a convenience store (what I guess they call a ‘dairy’). He figures that it will be more fulfilling than a career as an eikaiwa teacher.
There were serious reasons why he quit actually. There was a ridiculous complaint that was totally unrelated to teaching leveled at him by an unsatisfied customer (oops… I mean student) and his superiors stuck up for him. Kind of. Well, they defended him, reassured the complainer that he’s a good teacher, and then put him on The List. Continue reading