Today I had to make a final decision about whether to stay at the school I work at in China or move to a new school in a different country.
Last night I had a short interview with the director of the school (which I wasn’t expecting to happen then!) and he offered me the job. Then he told me what the salary was.
Now, I don’t want to seem like money is the be all and end all of everything. It isn’t. Having said that, I have bills (e.g. a mortgage, so not something I can just not pay) back home in the UK that I have to make sure are covered. Which means there is a minimum amount of salary I need each month on top of the usual living costs and whatnot.
Unfortunately, much as I would have loved to move to a new country and worked at that school, I can’t afford to.
Trying to look on the bright side, that at least makes the decision for me: I’m staying in China for another year.