Maple English School - Kawanishi (No, thank you!)
I have written once before about an awful experience with a Japanese language school. Here is another one.
I applied to a school for a part-time job as an English teacher. This is the school: http://www.maple-english.com/
I saw an ad in KFM, called up, was asked to send a resume by e-mail, sent it in... you know. The usual. The woman at the school wanted to interview me, so we both agreed on a time for me to go to Kawanishi. It was not that far out of the way, and I would not call it a trek, but the access was not easy. It was definitely a 'schlep'!
On the day of the job interview, I called to confirm and it was on. I made it to Hankyu Kawanishi-Noseguchi Station with plenty of time to spare. I called again for one reason or another and she then told me not to bother coming the last kilometer because she just hired someone minutes earlier. "Thanks a lot. OK? Sorry. There is nothing more to say. B'Bye now."
I replied. "Excuse me. Just a moment. Thirty or forty minutes ago, we talked and you wanted me to come. I came. I'm here! It is 100% fine to hire whomever you wish, but I have been put out."
Her: "..." Conversation ends
Because I am a bugger, I went there despite it all and I saw a beautiful sight! There were about four or five mothers in the lobby with their kids. I dropped my voice two octaves and began to speak in stentorian tones. "Hello, I am here for the teaching position I discussed with the owner approximately one hour ago by cellular technology."
One mother sighed audibly, "Ah! Seruryuryaaaa"
Her again: "Oh, Hiiiiiii! Please step this way into... this empty room here."
Apparently there WAS a little more to say and it went like this: "How much did you spend to get out here today?" "880 yen is the round trip fare." "Here ya go!" "Much obliged... I will keep you in mind for... well, no, I won't be seeing you again. Thanks (bitch)."
Bwahahaha! Sometimes justice is where you make it.