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charpet



Joined: 16 Jun 2003
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2003 4:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very Happy Ok Waterbaby, thanks for the uplift. I sure needed that. I just felt so dissappointed in these results. Onwards and upwards as the saying goes.
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Gord



Joined: 25 Feb 2003

PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2003 8:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

waterbaby wrote:
Oooh yeah! Good for you Very Happy He doesn't like that you've done your homework. That answer is a very standard response when you query a contract... or the law! At first they're all over you, but when they know that you're not a "sucker" they don't want you. I think you've saved yourself from the job from hell. Don't give up!


People looking for suckers don't offer jobs with below average hours and above average pay.

It is exceptionally unlikely that this school was only considering her and probably had resumes from many other people including some people with experience working in Korea. Someone better had applied. Thus there is no need to step into the world of conspiracy theories of "you were too smart!"
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waterbaby



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

PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2003 9:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is highly likely that there were other applicants for the same job. I bet one of them signed the dotted line with a big smile and without questions. C'mon... what would a Korean HAKWON Director prefer... someone who question things???
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pooksie



Joined: 09 Jun 2003
Location: Cape Town, South Africa

PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2003 12:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't lose heart Charpet. I'm also trying to find a decent contract in South Korea and hav been getting the same runaround.
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charpet



Joined: 16 Jun 2003
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2003 2:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah! Such encouraging words. Thanks to all of you for your support. Embarassed
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captain kirk



Joined: 29 Jan 2003

PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2003 8:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

point 10-4 is something else. it means you must pay the airfare and recruitment cost (an agency, which charges the school 1.5 million these days). if airfare is a million won, that's 2.5 million won. and if you leave before six months is out there's not getting your airfare remibursement, another million. you would be out 3.5 million won. if you left after two months that's breaking even, not to mention set-up costs. talk about stapled into behaving with best intentions. personally, i haven't noticed this 'responsible for the costs of obtaining a replacement teacher' pronouncement before. i left one job after three months, and another after six and the bosses didn't point at a 10-4.
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