I worked for VATC 4 months in Vinh Long City then 3 months in Can Tho. They treat foreign teachers like dog-poopoo and even accused me of being "not efficient, fast-talking and women-lover".
Later I found out they just want to hire Vietnamese teachers for less money and - of course - less learning experiences and knowledge. Some younger female students asked for my cell phone number and kept calling me for dates.
When I told them - just to stop the invasion - I am married and can't get along with this issue, the "charges" appeared...====================
Waa Waa. Come on, mate. All that was done to you was a compliment of the utmost. They were threatened and jealous of you. Fact.
You desire fairness from the people around you but they won't live up to it very often. I hope you just realize that all the people who made your life hard considered you a better man than them.
You were in Vinh Long City then 3 months in Can Tho? These 2 cities have driven people bonkers. My friend did 7 months down there and he said it was the boys asking him for dates!
He declared never to return to Can Tho after that (Not because of the boys). It is a city that is still so isolated and foreigners are rare compared with ... almost anywhere.
You said no thus someone "Lost Face" somewhere along the line. That is when you became a target. Other teachers were threatened so Wham - Get you out of the mix!
They got rid of you because you were making them look bad.
VATC in Ho Chi Minh City is not the same. I stand by them as a reasonable option for people looking to pocket some money so that they can continue their travels.
I say you take a trip to Phnom Penh
and you will be amazed. You will feel the stress of Vietnam evaporate almost the minute you reach the Cambodian border crossing.
You may only get half the pay as a teacher in Phnom Penh but the people are gracious, kind and quiet. They love a good time out and are not as invasive as in Vietnam.
Sometimes I think Vietnamese people are in a competition to make more noise than anyone else. They figure that the noisiest person deserves the most attention.
You sound like a good guy. One day you will find people who are not intimidated by your greatness :).
I hope you still find tolerance for the people of Vietnam. They have been through a lot and they are blindly ignorant.
Hardly enough reason to anger you for more than a day or 2.