Bright Future International Training & Services (BFITS) do not call themselves an agent; they are an "educational service provider". This pompous and arrogant delusion really sums up this money-grabbing teaching agency that is stuck in the past.
My first complaint with BFITS is the amount of money they make from their teachers. At the school I taught in BFITS were taking B5, 000 per month from my wage in fees (most agents take B2, 000). Fees for what I wonder- maybe for their river side office next to the Shangri la hotel, maybe for hiring more staff for their office (they have three receptionists) but I know it wasn’t for supporting or helping their teachers, that is for sure.
My second complaint with BFITS is that they are very, very old fashioned. Do not try to be friendly or chatty with them, as this will be seen as inappropriate (they see themselves as your boss, and you must be subservient to them.) Also, do not try any teaching methods that are post 1960- they only want you to drill, drill, do a worksheet and drill again. Making your own materials or being creative, treating the students as individuals, and having fun, is all out of the question. The director (Goh) has an ego the size of Paris, and you must treat him like he’s the divine. I was told I was wrong for asking “how was your weekend” and saying the word “silly”. I had a helpful chant that I would repeat-“Goh is God, Goh is God etc etc”
My complaints with Bright Future International Training & Services (BFITS), while small, does make one feel more like a commodity than a teacher. You will be made to feel eternally grateful for being given a job with them, and heaven forbid that you ever speak your mind or try to be individual. To BFITS you are a teaching machine that is only there to make them lots of money and to boost their egos.