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hagwon mismanagement- beat this..

 
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rapier



Joined: 16 Feb 2003

PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2003 9:02 pm    Post subject: hagwon mismanagement- beat this.. Reply with quote

I was told yesterday my hagwon is to close for a week, annoying the parents and losing money. The reason? the poor supervisor has worked 2 years solid without a holiday. They ignored her requests all that time and now she's finally threatened to quit. Because nobody else has been trained to do her job, they agreed to close the school temporarily to give her a break, on condition she continues working there afterwards. Takes your breath away doesn't it... Rolling Eyes
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Dan



Joined: 16 Jan 2003
Location: Sunny Glendale, CA

PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2003 11:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i'm the most elder teacher and i've been here 5 months Very Happy

only reason i put up with it is that i'm going back home in may so i'm just gritting my teeth counting the days.
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bucheon bum



Joined: 16 Jan 2003
Location: DC area

PostPosted: Thu Apr 03, 2003 12:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

you KNOW you're going to miss bucheon Dan Smile
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The Great Wall of Whiner



Joined: 24 Jan 2003
Location: Middle Land

PostPosted: Thu Apr 03, 2003 1:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Elder teacher?

Do you sit 'round the ol' campfire and weave yarns of time gone past? "back in my day...." (imagine Mark Twain's voice)

Or do you mean the most "senior"? Question Question
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Dan



Joined: 16 Jan 2003
Location: Sunny Glendale, CA

PostPosted: Thu Apr 03, 2003 1:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

no camp fire, but we do pass around the peace pipe by the bathroom window.

and i'll miss song nae, but Bucheon you can keep ^^
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Circus Monkey



Joined: 10 Jan 2003
Location: In my coconut tree

PostPosted: Thu Apr 03, 2003 5:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kangnamdragon wrote:
A hogwon can do without a supervisor for a few weeks. If teachers do their jobs, there should be no problem. Obviously the owner is not a good business manager.


Possibly the supervisor wears many hats, including teacher. But I agree with your assessment about the owner.

CM
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twoteach



Joined: 13 Feb 2003

PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2003 4:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's nothing. We actually dropped a group of kids because the bus driver decided he wanted to take his dinner break at a certain time...and that meant he couldn't pick up some kids at an apartment complex on the outer edge of our dong.

Please note we are a smallllll hagwon. A group of students makes a difference!

Then the director complains of not having enough students.

The bus driver even ended up dictating when we closed for our last winter break.

If I think too much about the business practices here my head will explode.
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The Great Wall of Whiner



Joined: 24 Jan 2003
Location: Middle Land

PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2003 11:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Question How does a bus driver dictate terms in his job? Question

Is he the owner's father?
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