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would you prefer to work for a foreign owned school or not?

 
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would you work for a foreign owned school?
Yes I would prefer to work with a foreign director
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 77%  [ 7 ]
NO thanks I will stick with the Koreans
22%
 22%  [ 2 ]
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itaewonguy



Joined: 25 Mar 2003

PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2003 7:19 pm    Post subject: would you prefer to work for a foreign owned school or not? Reply with quote

over the last couple of years here I have noticed and heard about more foreigners owning schools.. I have never acually met anyone who works for one. so just wondering where you all stand, would you or would you not..

for me I would say no.. I mean I didnt come to korea to work for a foreigner I could do that back home...
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posco's trumpet



Joined: 20 Apr 2003
Location: Beneath the Underdog

PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2003 1:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote



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Ody



Joined: 27 Jan 2003
Location: over here

PostPosted: Tue May 13, 2003 8:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i'd have to have had the experience before stating my position.

' am curious if it would be different.
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Trinny



Joined: 01 Feb 2003

PostPosted: Tue May 13, 2003 8:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used to work part time for a foreign owned agency that farmed out teachers to businesses where there are demands for language teachers.

The owner of the agency paid me decent wages on time, more than I made on full-time, regular job in terms of hourly rate. And she phoned me on regular basis to get my feedback about the courses I was teaching and I was happy with the way she included my opinion in the curriculum development.
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Bulsajo



Joined: 16 Jan 2003

PostPosted: Tue May 13, 2003 4:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd like to think that a western boss would be more likely to honor the written terms of any agreement as well as the labour and immigration laws, yet at the same time I've had one Korean boss who went well above and beyond what any Western boss would ever do for employees...
in the end I wouldn't consider nationality to be a deciding factor.

I think it's in the nature of the industry- private ESL education seems to have attracted more than its fair share of inept and corrupt ownership regardless of the location.
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kimcheeking
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PostPosted: Tue May 13, 2003 4:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I am in the planning stages for opening a school with a buddy of mine. Our priorities are curriculum (very unique design in Korea), students that actually learn, teacher satisifaction, & finally money. Teachers will be very well taken care of in our school. Good wages and benefits.
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