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Another drug test--by 3/31?

 
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cedarseoul



Joined: 16 Feb 2008
Location: nowon-gu

PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 8:15 pm    Post subject: Another drug test--by 3/31? Reply with quote

The director at my academy just notified me that people who came in before the cannabinoid test was re-implemeneted, and people on F visas who didn't take a health check, must do so for the Ministry of Education (not K-Immi) by 3/31.

Seems a little strange to me. I knew that the MOE wanted copies of the criminal record checks and degrees, and I thought maybe Immigration would ask for new health checks at visa renewal time...but I wasn't aware this was an MOE requirement.

Has this come up at any of your schools?
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meangradin



Joined: 10 Mar 2006

PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yes, as part of the MoE regulations, a health check must be provided (and it has to have been completed within the last 30 days).
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hogwonguy1979



Joined: 22 Dec 2003
Location: the racoon den

PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 11:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

get used to it, given the recent "news" about english teachers being busted for weed etc., I bet we will be undergoing at least one of these a month and whenever we come back from a trip outside of Korea
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cedarseoul



Joined: 16 Feb 2008
Location: nowon-gu

PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2012 2:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe not once a month, but I do suspect that "random" testing will be on the rise.

As for myself--I'm soon moving on to greener pastures. Smile
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plchron



Joined: 26 Feb 2011
Location: Korea

PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2012 4:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

All i am saying is if they want to random test us they better pay for it and it better not be a situation where i am expected to go during non work hours. I understand their paranoia and how they fold the first test into the general physical that we all take, but what a waste of f--king time for more than 99% of e-2 holders.
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soomin



Joined: 18 Jun 2009
Location: Daegu

PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 4:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was told I needed to get a copy of my health check from kimmi and give it to the Ministry of Education by March 21st because I transferred my visa instead of getting a new one last September... nothing about getting a new one, though. They said as long as I have one on file, it should be no problem to just get a copy.

I have nothing to worry about... I just hate needles ;.;
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