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NCinKorea13



Joined: 28 Nov 2012

PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 4:18 pm    Post subject: SLP in Yangju Reply with quote

Hello,

Has anyone ever worked for SLP in Yangju? I havenít been able to find much information on the web and would appreciate any feedback.

Thanks!
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ttompatz



Joined: 05 Sep 2005
Location: Kwangju, South Korea

PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 5:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Read the contract. Everything you need to know about the Slave Labor Program is in there.

*like 5 hours per week (21 classes of 80 minutes with a (effectively 42 classes of 40 minutes)) more time in the classroom that the next guy at the next hagwon working 30 classes of 50 minutes per week for the same money.

Nothing immoral or illegal about it. It just creates a feeling of being taken advantage of.

If it is like the vast majority of SLP hagwons you will NOT get the NHIC booklet (won't be properly enrolled in the national medical plan) and won't be enrolled in the NPS (national pension). Historically, they did not. This IS a legal issue, one you can't win (complain and you get fired). Ask (the other foreign teacher - NOT the hagwon director) BEFORE you sign if they have the NHIC booklet.

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cheolsu



Joined: 16 Jan 2009

PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 5:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just realized that I had interviews at two different SLPs, both of which didn't hire me. Now, I know that each location is different, but based on what you'll find online about SLP, I don't know why you would take this job. Here's what happened in my case.

The first interview was a phone interview with an SLP west of Seoul in the spring of 2008. The interviewer noted that I had a Muslim last name, asked if I was Muslim and whether this would prevent me from working Fridays. When I said that I had no problem working Fridays and that I was working Fridays at the moment, he got into an argument with me and refused to believe it. I don't remember how the interview ended, but the recruiter apologetically told me that the school felt the cultural differences were too great.

The second interview was an in-person interview at an SLP in southern Seoul in January 2010. The interview was going well until the director asked where my family was from and where I was born. When I answered Pakistan to both questions, she simply wrote 'Pakistan' in Korean on the side of my resume. The interview continued, but I never heard from the school after.

I've had more than a dozen interviews at various schools in different places in Korea since then, but none came anywhere near these two for sleaziness.
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