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So. Have you been cheated? Like badly?
Cheated!
45%
 45%  [ 10 ]
I'm not a sucker.
18%
 18%  [ 4 ]
Cheated a little but not a lot.
36%
 36%  [ 8 ]
Total Votes : 22

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gang ah jee



Joined: 14 Jan 2003
Location: city of paper

PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2003 11:02 pm    Post subject: Been cheated? Reply with quote

So I've just been fired without pay or severance after the agreed end of my contract. First time in two years, eleven months and twenty six days.

see http://www.eslcafe.com/forums/korea/viewtopic.php?t=5293 if you care to know the details

So what about y'all? Does this eventually happen to most people? Or am I just big fat sucker?

I don't mind so much. Reminds me of a Bizarre flow...

(if memory serves me right...)

I got no job, I'm broke, I've been cheated
girlfriend had a miscarriage - and I had to ...
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Zyzyfer



Joined: 29 Jan 2003
Location: who, what, where, when, why, how?

PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2003 11:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got "cheated"; however, it didn't hurt me financially, and I did see it coming, so I was expecting it.

My golden rule: You go do all the privates, drinking, extra classes, and dating coworkers that you could ever hope to do, but don't, and I mean absolutely never, accept staying at a place for a couple of extra days. It's not nearly as appreciated as one might think...
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gang ah jee



Joined: 14 Jan 2003
Location: city of paper

PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2003 11:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Zyzyfer wrote:

privates, drinking, extra classes, and dating coworkers


I did none of those! I must be a real sucker.

well, i mean no drinking while teaching. does anyone do that?
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denz



Joined: 15 Jan 2003
Location: soapland. alternatively - the school of rock!

PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2003 11:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

gaj, that is just big time beeped. but you do know everyone in the hong-ik/shinchon area, dont you? take 'em down.


Zyzyfer wrote:
but don't, and I mean absolutely never, accept staying at a place for a couple of extra days. It's not nearly as appreciated as one might think...


huh? not sure i follow

i stayed an extra month, during which time i told the director of my old school (in the most polite way possible) that if she tried to screw me on severance, i would take her fucking school down. things went smoothly.

denz
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gang ah jee



Joined: 14 Jan 2003
Location: city of paper

PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2003 11:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

zyz knows it was agreed i was supposed to finish on friday - last day of the session right? - but was asked to work two more days. I don't think refusing would have helped my situation much.
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denz



Joined: 15 Jan 2003
Location: soapland. alternatively - the school of rock!

PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2003 11:21 pm    Post subject: yesh well Reply with quote

i used to work with this guy (who was kind of crazy), but gave me some sound advice. photocopy all the registers (for phone numbers).

and hand them a copy when they try to screw you.

denz
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gang ah jee



Joined: 14 Jan 2003
Location: city of paper

PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2003 11:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i'm checking my files now - could have a copy of those on hand. Also, some students call me to chat on the weekends - got their phone numbers.

we should probably move this to pm or the other thread though

what about you gentle reader? been cheated?
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Zyzyfer



Joined: 29 Jan 2003
Location: who, what, where, when, why, how?

PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2003 12:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

denz wrote:
huh? not sure i follow

i stayed an extra month, during which time i told the director of my old school (in the most polite way possible) that if she tried to screw me on severance, i would take her *beep* school down. things went smoothly.

denz


My personal screwjob from a hakwon came in the form of them not listening when I repeatedly said that I had nothing stamped or written on either my passport or my immigration card when I had my visa extended to stay with them an extra month. I nearly missed a ferry to China, because some immigration officer at Incheon Ferry Terminal thought he had caught one of them wily, sneaky foreigners who manage to break all the rules, and I had just finished work like two days prior.

It's not hardly a dirty deed, but it did annoy the hell outta me. Combined with bang a G's story, yea. Don't stay longer, unless you like gimpy situations arising.
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Butterfly



Joined: 02 Mar 2003
Location: Kuwait

PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2003 1:00 am    Post subject: Re: Been cheated? Reply with quote

There doesn't seem to be a category for 'Never been cheated'.
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gang ah jee



Joined: 14 Jan 2003
Location: city of paper

PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2003 1:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

that would be 'I'm not a sucker.'
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itaewonguy



Joined: 25 Mar 2003

PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2003 3:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

gang ah jee wrote:
that would be 'I'm not a sucker.'


sounds like you got fired on the midnight hour!
save severance and flights cheaper to fire to you..
BUT!! that happen to my friend, so he called the labour board and they did everything for free and go all his money owed to him!
unfair dissmissle.. go for it man!!
you will get it back!
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rapier



Joined: 16 Feb 2003

PostPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2003 1:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Haven't been cheated yet thank God, but have come close. I believe they key is to become your bosses good buddy. Without a friendly chummy relationship, the working relationship will be easily and guiltlessly violated.
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Butterfly



Joined: 02 Mar 2003
Location: Kuwait

PostPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2003 4:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

gang ah jee wrote:
that would be 'I'm not a sucker.'


But I am a sucker, its just nobody has tried to cheat me.
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Real Reality



Joined: 10 Jan 2003
Location: Seoul

PostPosted: Fri Jun 06, 2003 4:47 am    Post subject: what Reply with quote

I wonder if some people have been cheated more than once by different employers?

Arrow extrapolation Question

Seventy-eight percent of foreigners may expect to be cheated in Korea.
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