I also heard horror stories about another school in Poznań.
Ah yes, the infamous Speak Up. Owned by the same company that owns Empik, and notorious for being very aggressive with sales. Strangely enough, if you ignore the horror stories about people signing credit agreements that they didn't know about (or read!) - the Poznan branch is actually quite well managed. I know two people who have worked there and were perfectly happy. I would hate it (the materials are all pre-prepared...) - but if you want something that gives you the ease of Callan combined with a job where your brain doesn't rot, it's not a bad place.
40 hours per week? I'm assuming that is what you mean.. otherwise 40 hours per semester isn't much :(
No - that was for corporate clients. For each client, I had a separate contract - because I was working as a pure freelancer and not under their normal system.Their normal contracts will be in/around 20-24 hours a week :)
It seems it's actually quite a challenge to find an honest, respectable school :) Language school owners seem to be quite ... specific characters.
Now you understand why I like my job ;)