Apologies if this is very much a newbie question, but: We have accepted an offer for teaching posts in China for the next academic year and in the letter it specified the Employment Period beings on Aug 06, 2019. This is the date we've been asked to arrive on, although they are flexible a couple of days either side. The school year doesn't start until roughly two weeks after this, and I believe the first week is an induction/orientation process for new teachers. Based on people's experience, do you think will we start being paid from this date, or the date we actually start teaching? I know this is something I should ask the school, but am concerned it's rather a silly question and would like to gauge opinion here first. It's also not a dealbreaker, but would be good to know. Thanks in advance.