Yesterday was my first day at this new part time job, which by the way, I am now working at b私の英会話. They have a few locations so far in Shinjuku, Shibuya, Ginza, and Yokohama. It seems like a really nice job so far and way more relaxing than AEON ever could be (unless they made some drastic changes). For example:
Again I had disappeared for a long period of time and here is why:
I was so stressed from my work that it was starting to affect my mental and physical health. AEON is not for everyone. Some can handle the business and managers of their schools, others are not necessarily if you can handle it, it is more of is your school a good one. And frankly I could not deal with my school anymore nor the manager. If I had been in a different location with a better manager (which is usually the case for teachers who want to move out of their school) it would have been better. I tried to make the situation better for myself but ultimately I cannot change my manager, nor could I change how AEON was going to keep on piling more classes onto my schedule. I was already physically exhausted from standing up all the time, and dealing with coworkers who you don’t get along with whatsoever or classes that stress you out, while all the time putting a smile on your face is quite mentally exhausting.
Don’t get me wrong. Some schools are nice and it feels like your coworkers are your friends and you get along well. Others, sadly, is not that. From my training group alone there are two of us who have already quit, one who is in the process of quitting, and 3 people who will not renew after their year contract. Possibly another person who will not continue after a year, but they are still undecided. So that tells you how stressful this company can be.
They do definitely take advantage of foreigners who don’t know much about Japan and do force a lot of work on you. One of my colleagues has now realized how much they do not care about your health. Let me explain:
First written on: Thursday June 25, 2015
Hello fellow readers.
Last time I left you right before I was starting to work with AEON. Which was even before training started and before I completely moved out of my LeoPalace in Minokamo, Gifu. Now I bring you a new me with more knowledge on the AEON work.
Just to restate, I am stationed in Adachi prefecture in Kita-Senju. With any job they have their good and bad points that range from just your location to the company as a whole. But let me go back to training.
The good ol’ training days:
Back in the good ol’ training days, we stayed at the Omiya training house (which was like a dorm situation), started “training” at around 12 (having to be at the main room by 11:45am.), had our lunch break, continued training and then prepared for the next day right afterwards. It was extremely convenient because we don’t have to take a train to go anywhere for training, you’re staying right there (or unless you stay at the ‘mansion’ which is another location they have if the training group ends up being too big which was our case), and you could always go back to your room in case you forgot something.
The reason why I call it the good ol’ training days is because of the simple following:
1) you’re learning hence you get to sit down most of the time
2) you don’t have any stress unless it’s for prepping or being nervous about something new
3) you do have plenty of time to relax
4) as well as great training partners that you will meet and bond with.