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Sucker



Joined: 12 Feb 2003
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2003 2:26 pm    Post subject: What should I do? Reply with quote

I don't know what happened to me.

After working at my hag-won for 10 months and 2 weeks this happened.

On Saturday my boss was very kind to me. She said she would extend my contract for another year.

Then on Monday (after work) she yelled at me for 1 hour in front of children and staff, she said she might fire me - no reason was given.

The next day I gave her a letter of resignation (to finish on the 28th of Febuary). I gave the reason of unpaid overtime, working outside of agreed upon timeframe and no medical insurance (which was promised in the contract). I said I would work for 3 more weeks (as the contract sai I must).

This morning my phone has been cut and my boss will not let me teach and will not talk to me.

What she did is against the law (I think) and against our contract.

I went to immigration - but they can not help me untill they see her.

I went to the Labour Board (Lawyers) but they do not speak English.

I will return to the Labour board tomorrow with my Korean friend.

I am worried about my visa though. I don't know if my boss will report me and I don't know what happens if I am reported.

Does anyone have advice or suggestions?

Thanks
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Paul G



Joined: 16 Jan 2003
Posts: 125
Location: China & USA

PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2003 3:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Does anyone have advice or suggestions?


Yes. You should post Korean related topics on the Korean Job Forum. You'll get a lot better response.

http://www.eslcafe.com/forums/korea/index.php (24hr forum)

http://www.eslcafe.com/forums/korea/index.php (old Korea forum)
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zakiah25



Joined: 09 Feb 2003
Posts: 155
Location: Oman

PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2003 1:40 am    Post subject: A similar occurrence! Reply with quote

A similar occurrence happened recently to a good friend and colleague of ours here in Oman. He worked for Al Rakaib Institute in Muscat and was told by management that he could resign by giving 3 months notice and they would grant a release letter. However, they called him to a meeting and told him that he would have to pay all recruitment costs including advertising and airfares for a replacement teacher. Our friend became so worried and ill that he suffered a heart attack.
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Celeste



Joined: 17 Jan 2003
Posts: 814
Location: Fukuoka City, Japan

PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2003 2:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got this off the gray list website. Hope it helps.

Free Legal Center In Seoul For Foreign Workers At 02 508 1745.

http://www.geocities.com/koreagraylist/
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lajzar



Joined: 09 Feb 2003
Posts: 647
Location: Saitama-ken, Japan

PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2003 9:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Let me guess. The end of teh contract was coming up, and she decided to "fire" you rather than have to pay the end of contract bonus. Don't be surprised. Breaking contracts with foreigners is almost routine in Korea.
Sad
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Albulbul



Joined: 08 Feb 2003
Posts: 364

PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2003 7:20 pm    Post subject: Korea Reply with quote

POSTS ABOUT KOREA SHOULD BE ON THE KOREAN FORUM
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