Great place for a teacher early on in their career. This is my first teaching job overseas and has been a good opportunity to do fairly easy work with a bunch of young kids and other young(ish) teachers from around the world.
Work days are fairly long compared to the US, but I used to work construction back home, so long days were always a fact of life. At least here I'm not getting rained/snowed on all day.
Becoming a head teacher is more of a recognition of your management abilities rather than your ability to teach, which I think is actually fine. My center needed the team to all pull in the same direction so I helped to develop some different systems that would streamline our work and how we delegated duties.
My co-workers are great, however there have been instances of what seemed like perpetual whining, which makes the day go by a lot more slowly. With all of that said, the whining usually comes as a result of long work days or an imbalance of which classes you teach, but these are both situations that are in the hands of the center manager.
The hardest part of the job is probably just staying alert for the whole day. You can gain a lot of energy from the kids in most classes, but every once in a while, you get a total snoozer of a class that really makes you aware of how tired you may actually be at that moment.
The most enjoyable part of the job is that it's fairly easy and straightforward, and is located in Hong Kong, which probably couldn't be much of a better location to hang out for a year or two.
Long lunch break (I go to the gym in the break)