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What to do prior to contract ending (normally)

 
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dragonsfiresoul



Joined: 23 Oct 2012

PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 4:50 am    Post subject: What to do prior to contract ending (normally) Reply with quote

I tried to search the forums, but the search engine kept timing out, plus I wasn't sure what to search for anyway.

From browsing this forum, I've gotten a lot of information about "midnight runners" and other kinds of unfortunate happenings. From what I have gathered, one needs an LOR or Letter of Release if one leaves prior to their contract ending. I don't think it's necessary if the contract has already ended.

So, I just wanted to clarify if there was anything necessary to do or receive prior to one's contract ending (with no problems, i.e. not leaving due to bad environment, being fired, etc). I've heard that your next job may want a letter of recommendation from your previous employer. Should I get one now, just in case? Or do they normally only ask for the name and phone number of a reference at your previous employer?

Besides the letter of recommendation and/or contact information, would there be anything that I should consider doing/getting prior to my position here ending? (Assuming I will want to teach in the future)

Thanks for your help in advance!
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ibeattheborg



Joined: 17 Dec 2010
Location: the deep blue sea

PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 5:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't think you need to do anything. What is your plan? Are you going home when your contract finishes or are you staying in Korea? Your ARC shows the date by which you must leave( usually a month after the contract ends).

If you have found a new job that starts after you finish your current job then it's just a matter of transferring your visa to the new school. No new documents needed ( but maybe you'll need a Korea police check for registration with local Board of Education).

If you're going home you don't have to do anything. Get a letter of reference in Korean and English if you think it will be a good reference. A genuinely good reference might help if you plan to return here, it certainly helped me. If you are planning to return in a few months, get a D10 visa before you leave. It's easier than having to get a new E2 and you can return anytime within 6 months of the D10 issue-date.


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ttompatz



Joined: 05 Sep 2005
Location: Kwangju, South Korea

PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 5:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In Korea, a "certificate of employment" is the document you should get.
It verifies your employment with that employer, dates and job description.
They are required by law to give is to you.
(labor standards act www.moel.go.kr/english/download_eng.jsp?type=&file=(31)LABORSTANDARDSACT_2012.pdf article 39).

"references" are not typically asked for nor required.

Beyond that, to transfer to a new job, you will need:

ARC
passport
new contract
application
fee
New employer's guarantee (sponsorship form)
New employer's business registration (copy)

labor standards act wrote:

Article 39 (Certificate of Employment)
(1) If a worker makes a request to issue a certificate
specifying term of employment, job specification, title and wages
or other necessary information even after the retirement of the
worker, the employer shall immediately prepare and issue the
factually correct certificate.
(2) The certificate referred to in paragraph (1) shall only
contain the items that the worker concerned has requested.
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dragonsfiresoul



Joined: 23 Oct 2012

PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 6:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the information guys!

I'm planning on staying in Korea, and already have a new job lined up and the ARC was the first thing that I looked into figuring out, so I will have that squared away by the time I start my new contract. I just wanted to know if I would need anything else, since I had heard about a recommendation letter previously and wanted to get that taken care of now, rather than find out about it later and have to go back...

ttompatz, do you happen to know what the "certificate of employment" is in Korean?
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ibeattheborg



Joined: 17 Dec 2010
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 6:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://forums.eslcafe.com/korea/viewtopic.php?t=169929
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