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When to Ask for a Raise

 
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matthews_world



Joined: 15 Feb 2003
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2003 4:45 am    Post subject: When to Ask for a Raise Reply with quote

I've been here for 4 months and will approach the boss about a raise in a month or so, maybe sooner if the dollar continues to slide because of the markets and war. My school likes me, I like them and I've been putting in a couple hours a week overtime each week. The main reason I would ask is because of the weakening of the dollar and the fact that it may speed up the process of the school looking for a new teacher which we need.

Anybody have any input on the etiquette of when a new teacher should first go asking for more money.

Any help is appreciated.

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Rand Al Thor



Joined: 28 Jan 2003
Location: Locked in an epic struggle

PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2003 4:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

get your resume ready first. It's possible but highly unlike that you will get a raise. Maybe a senior teacher, but a new teacher with less than half a contract under his belt. Good luck
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Zyzyfer



Joined: 29 Jan 2003
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2003 5:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also, I wouldn't say that it's a good idea to base your pay here off of another country's money. The monthly wage for a worker here in Korea is still good, and that's what really matters in the short term.

Long term, well, you need to have a larger sum of money to really worry about that.
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masty



Joined: 26 Feb 2003

PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2003 6:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just got a 200000 Won per month raise after working in my hagwon for 5 months. I gave them my resignation and told them about the falling currency and better offers. I think a lot of directors are having trouble finding teachers and don't want the hassle. It's worth a try, just be ready to take off and find a new job when you ask.
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