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Canceling contract after a week??

 
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sluggo832004



Joined: 04 Sep 2010

PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2013 6:06 am    Post subject: Canceling contract after a week?? Reply with quote

If you sign a contract, and then get offered a contract from another school a week later, can you cancel the contract and transfer to the new school?

A situation like this has happened and the new school is offering almost double in pay with better benefits. If I get a letter of release am I okay?
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Dodge7



Joined: 21 Oct 2011

PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2013 7:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Double the pay? What place would offer you 4 mill a month?
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ontheway



Joined: 24 Aug 2005
Location: Somewhere under the rainbow...

PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2013 9:55 am    Post subject: Re: Canceling contract after a week?? Reply with quote

sluggo832004 wrote:
If you sign a contract, and then get offered a contract from another school a week later, can you cancel the contract and transfer to the new school?

A situation like this has happened and the new school is offering almost double in pay with better benefits. If I get a letter of release am I okay?



Did you send your documents and signed contract to the first school? Have they begun processing? Where you are in the process is important. If you've mailed in your documents, they may not send them back and you'll have to get new ones to take the new job. If Immigration has started processing your Visa, you will end up with a Visa Issuance Number and you will not be able to take the new job until it expires, assuming you do not use it by coming to Korea.

If you haven't sent in your documents, you can just tell the recruiter or school that you've changed your mind, or had a better offer, or your cat died and you won't be able to take the job after all. You should let them know right away so they can find a replacement for you.

As to this pie-in-the-sky offer ... double the pay? Really? Beware of offers that seem too good to be true.

I know you said double the pay and better benefits, but this sounds like one of those offers that is hourly, based on high hourly rates, lots of overtime (that isn't guaranteed) along with no benefits, no holidays, no school provided housing, and Independent Contractor status - meaning that legally you have to pay for 100% of your National Health and Pension. Danger, Will Robinson, danger.

Of course, for experienced and talented individuals, there are some significantly better positions out there - so what does this great job entail exactly?
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young_clinton



Joined: 09 Sep 2009

PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2013 9:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you haven't sent the documents to the embassy to have your visa processed yet then there is no problem. The visa is tied to a specific school, so if you have already sent the documents to an embassy then there is a problem. If you have the visa then the school would have to give you a LOR for you to exchange schools. Lots of luck getting that.
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