JIC – Manager Cassie on her life working abroad
JIC: Anyways, how did you become a Student Manager?
CASSIE: Oh, I found it on a list of jobs on the internet. One agent posted it.
JIC: And then you applied?
CASSIE: Yes, I applied.
JIC: What do you think of the job?
CASSIE: I want to earn some work experience, so I think it’s a good chance and I never went abroad.
JIC: What do you think of being a Manager?
CASSIE: Originally, my first time is hard.
CASSIE: Because you have to balance your job and balance your studies and then… but I’m lucky because the first time I have Sam, Chinese Manager. He led me so I got familiar with it and with the students; faster than the other Managers. So I think it’s because of him, that’s why it’s good.
JIC: But nowadays, it’s easy? The job is easy?
CASSIE: Yes easy, because I’m familiar with everything.
JIC: What do you like about this job?
CASSIE: Okay… I can meet different Nationality friends.
JIC: Who are your friends nowadays?
CASSIE: I have Japanese, Korean and Filipino friends.
JIC: What will you miss about this job when you go back to Taiwan?
CASSIE: I can handle everything by myself, I don’t have to… how do you say? Someone will control me… I don’t like it… free… freedom.
JIC: Oh because your parents will be with you?
JIC: What have you learned about this job? Like in the future, what’s the number 1 thing you learned about this job?
CASSIE: Socialize. Communicate.
JIC: Why? Before you weren’t communicating with people?
CASSIE: Before I don’t like to go outside with people whom I’m not familiar with, but in here I have no choice.
JIC: Is it a good thing or a bad thing?
CASSIE: Positive. It’s a good thing. I think so.
JIC: How about your teachers? Did you learn anything from your teachers?
CASSIE: My teacher? We always talk.
JIC: That’s good though.
CASSIE: Oh I never thought of changing my teacher.
JIC: For how many months?
CASSIE: 6 months
JIC: Oh that’s good for you. Do you have any last messages for future Taiwanese Students who will come here?
CASSIE: Language is the most important thing in the world, in a job; to get hired for a job.
CASSIE: In Korea, I heard from a Korean student first language is Chinese and then English. (To be learned) so if they can speak so many languages they can be hired for a better job in their country and in Taiwan also.