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how dodgy is this? - asked to sign contract for new teacher

 
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crazylemongirl



Joined: 23 Mar 2003
Location: almost there...

PostPosted: Mon Apr 14, 2003 3:05 am    Post subject: how dodgy is this? - asked to sign contract for new teacher Reply with quote

My boss comes in today with a contract for a new foreign teacher at her incheon branch.

After altering a few details (including salary) she asks me to sign it on behalf of the teacher so she can 'send the paperwork to immigation.'

Geeze

CLG
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waterbaby



Joined: 01 Feb 2003
Location: Baking Gord a Cheescake pie

PostPosted: Mon Apr 14, 2003 3:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

On a dodginess scale of one to ten? I'd say a big fat 10.

Did you sign?
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crazylemongirl



Joined: 23 Mar 2003
Location: almost there...

PostPosted: Mon Apr 14, 2003 3:42 am    Post subject: my boss is not happy a happy lady Reply with quote

I said no way... even though she said it was exactly same as mine which apart from being a downright lie as the guy is getting paid less than me, I said it didn't matter. I tried to explain that aside from a signing a marriage certificate 'on behalf of someone' (even though all of them are the same) I couldn't think of anything worse signing away someone's rights for a year.

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waterbaby



Joined: 01 Feb 2003
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 14, 2003 3:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good job CLG!

Hmmm, at least you know there might be some more foreign staff on their way Smile
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crazylemongirl



Joined: 23 Mar 2003
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 14, 2003 3:56 am    Post subject: I probably won't see them though. Reply with quote

I've only been to the incheon branch twice in my two months here... She keeps hiring kiwis which I find interesting.

Probably worked out that she can get them for cheap and they are more willing to live further away from seoul. Case of supply and demand I guess.

CLG
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kylehawkins2000



Joined: 08 Apr 2003

PostPosted: Mon Apr 14, 2003 4:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pretty dodgy.

Could just be a mishap. Perhaps your director didn't send the contract so that the new teacher could sign it and send it with his other documents....or perhaps that new teacher forget to inclose it.

You could always just ask to see the guys other documents, then give him a call (on your directors phone of course). It would technically be breaking the law to sign it.....but if they are stuck....

Perhaps it's better that you reccommend the teacher fax it. An electronic faxing service is available at efax.com....or at least it used to be...
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The Great Wall of Whiner



Joined: 24 Jan 2003
Location: Middle Land

PostPosted: Mon Apr 14, 2003 8:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just tell your boss "if you want it signed illegally, do it yourself".

Not diplomatic, but consise.
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igotthisguitar



Joined: 08 Apr 2003
Location: South Korea (Permanent Vacation)

PostPosted: Tue Apr 15, 2003 7:21 pm    Post subject: strangely, no delete option for this mistake ... Reply with quote

Shocked

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igotthisguitar



Joined: 08 Apr 2003
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 15, 2003 7:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

>. Is anything like this really "illegal" here ??? Shocked Dodgy indeed & thoroughly unethical. In the event that Directors DO have to face up to their actions, I'd hate to be there in the 11th hour when they opt to axe this individual in an effort to ( among other things ) cheat them of their bonus AND as it turns out the signature on the "contract" has been forged Rolling Eyes

With anything short of a gun being held to your head Evil or Very Mad you'd be crazy to sign.
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mysteriousdeltarays



Joined: 07 Feb 2003
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 16, 2003 6:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Forging documents isn't always an excellent idea. Jeez I once made myself sole hier to Howard Hughes and I haven't seen a penny yet.
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