Following up on our article about the differences in work culture between Taiwan and America, I wanted to go further with a blog just for foreigners thinking about working in Taiwan. The below are kind of unwritten rules that no one will tell you before working in a Taiwanese cultured work environment.
Please note that in the following blog I will share my personal views. As you can tell, I am biased and I prefer American work culture. Overall, I think Taiwan's work culture is stuck in the past, is based on a manufacturing economy, and needs to improve to accommodate modern office work.
請注意，在下面的結論中，我將分享我的個人觀點。 如您所知，我有偏見，我更喜歡美國的工作文化。 總的來說，我認為台灣的工作文化停留在過去，以製造業為基礎，需要改進以適應現代辦公室的文化.
Advice for Americans thinking about working in Taiwan 給去台灣工作的美國人的建議:
The above advice for Americans in Taiwan is not good advice for being a productive worker.
However, if you want to survive long-term in a Taiwanese corporate work environment, you should do all of the above. If you do, you will be able to keep your job and earn the affection of your boss. If not, something will eventually go wrong for you.
但是，如果你想在台灣企業的工作環境中長期生存，你應該做到以上幾點。 如果這樣做，您將能夠保住工作並贏得老闆的喜愛。 否則，您最終會出問題。
Taiwan needs to give its workers back their rest days and their weekends. It also needs to lower the limit for labor unions, so that workers can fight for their rights and continue to lobby to improve the law. When this happens, Taiwan workers will be happier, more productive, and willing to stay. Otherwise, the brain drain will continue, and foreign professionals will not want to work here.
台灣需要還給員工他們的休息日和周末。 臺灣還需要降低工會的限制，以便工人可以爭取自己的權利，並繼續改善法律。 這樣的話，台灣勞工會更快樂，更富有成效，願意留下來。 否則，人才流失將繼續，外國專業人士也不會想在台灣工作。
Bonus: Advice for Taiwanese thinking about working in America 給去美國工作的台灣人的建議:
Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more similar blogs in the future!
We are US Expats that have extensive experience living, working, and travelling in Taiwan. In our day, we had to learn many things about Taiwan the hard way. But we have come to learn that Taiwan is one of the best places in the world for Foreigners to live. Our blog does not represent the opinions of every foreigner in Taiwan. We are just trying to help others learn more about this beautiful country.