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What Salary would be too low to make you go back home?
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goat



Joined: 23 Feb 2010

PostPosted: Mon Apr 14, 2014 12:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Even at 1.500.000, 1.350.000 after deductions, most of these dudes will still be clinging to their rinky dink jobs. That still leaves them with 650.000 for themselves and 700.000 to spend on their girlfriend.
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SeoulNate



Joined: 04 Jun 2010
Location: Hyehwa

PostPosted: Mon Apr 14, 2014 2:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

goat wrote:
Even at 1.500.000, 1.350.000 after deductions, most of these dudes will still be clinging to their rinky dink jobs. That still leaves them with 650.000 for themselves and 700.000 to spend on their girlfriend.


I highly doubt that.

If salaries dip below 2.0 for newbies I would imagine that many would think twice about coming, or at least enough of them would reconsider for a difference to be made.
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edwardcatflap



Joined: 22 Mar 2009

PostPosted: Mon Apr 14, 2014 2:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

People often say you can save half a typical hagwan salary here so even if starting salary dropped to 1.5 you'd be able to save around 500 dollars a month. Throw in free flight, accommodation and no outlays on things like CELTAs and I think it would still attract some FOB graduates. I worked in TEFL for a number of years in several countries without saving anything.
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young_clinton



Joined: 09 Sep 2009

PostPosted: Mon Apr 14, 2014 3:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

edwardcatflap wrote:
People often say you can save half a typical hagwan salary here so even if starting salary dropped to 1.5 you'd be able to save around 500 dollars a month.


You could make close to the same in Thailand, as long as nothing goes wrong. You wouldn't get free airfare and medical insurance. Still who's going to agree to that kind of money while putting up with working at a Hagwon? I don't think I would. Laughing


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Speck7



Joined: 05 Sep 2012

PostPosted: Mon Apr 14, 2014 3:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

goat wrote:
Even at 1.500.000, 1.350.000 after deductions, most of these dudes will still be clinging to their rinky dink jobs. That still leaves them with 650.000 for themselves and 700.000 to spend on their girlfriend.

LOL so true, too many beta soft wussies don't know their worth and sold out to the hagwon monkey trainers.
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young_clinton



Joined: 09 Sep 2009

PostPosted: Mon Apr 14, 2014 4:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

IPIC/Dodge Hey I didn't know that was you! Hey welcome back!
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fustiancorduroy



Joined: 12 Jan 2007

PostPosted: Mon Apr 14, 2014 8:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would leave if I make anything less than what I make now, and if can't make at least 30 percent more than my current earnings within the next two years, I am going to have to consider seriously getting a job in a different feild and/or going back to school. That, or opening a business.
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Zyzyfer



Joined: 29 Jan 2003
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 14, 2014 5:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

fustiancorduroy wrote:
I would leave if I make anything less than what I make now, and if can't make at least 30 percent more than my current earnings within the next two years, I am going to have to consider seriously getting a job in a different feild and/or going back to school. That, or opening a business.


You've outdone my expectations! Congrats.
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fustiancorduroy



Joined: 12 Jan 2007

PostPosted: Mon Apr 14, 2014 6:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Zyzyfer wrote:
fustiancorduroy wrote:
I would leave if I make anything less than what I make now, and if can't make at least 30 percent more than my current earnings within the next two years, I am going to have to consider seriously getting a job in a different feild and/or going back to school. That, or opening a business.


You've outdone my expectations! Congrats.


Thanks. I always try to push the envelope when doing a task so utterly important as posting on Dave's.
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PRagic



Joined: 24 Feb 2006

PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2014 12:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anything under 7 million a month. I know, there are a lot of people on this board pulling in a heck of a lot more than that, but we've slowed down in order to enjoy our time more and that's about a good enough income to rely on for us at this point.
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radcon



Joined: 23 May 2011

PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2014 3:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

PRagic wrote:
Anything under 7 million a month. I know, there are a lot of people on this board pulling in a heck of a lot more than that.


No there aren't.
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World Traveler



Joined: 29 May 2009

PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2014 3:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The majority of Dave's posters are making truckloads of money according to this poll:
http://forums.eslcafe.com/korea/viewtopic.php?t=232317
Not sure if some people (or how many) are not answering truthfully on this; it's a possibility anyways. You'd have to be a sick person to lie on the internet, but then again, there are a lot of freaks in Korea. Not sure how many/what percentage. Also, I'm not sure how many are pulling a heck of a lot over 7 million a month. I wish I knew the answer to that.
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guavashake



Joined: 09 Nov 2013

PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2014 4:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

World Traveler wrote:
You'd have to be a sick person to lie on the internet, but then again, there are a lot of freaks in Korea. Not sure how many/what percentage.


You say there are a lot, then you say you are not sure how many.
You seem confused. Maybe you should make another poll.
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edwardcatflap



Joined: 22 Mar 2009

PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2014 4:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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You'd have to be a sick person to lie on the internet


Um no, you'd have to be a sick person to lie to your wife or other loved ones. Lying on the Internet is in the same ball park as telling fibs to a taxi driver or some drunk guy accosting you at the bar you're never going to see again. Totally non consequential.
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World Traveler



Joined: 29 May 2009

PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2014 4:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't lie to taxi drivers or other strangers and think it is messed up to do so. Lying in an internet poll is stupid. What would gain from that (skewing the statistics)? It's like stupid vandalism. I like to learn new things. I like stats. When people mess with that they are being pathetic.
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