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genaureliano



Joined: 04 Jan 2004

PostPosted: Sun May 16, 2004 8:12 pm    Post subject: Breaking Contract Reply with quote

I am breaking my contract after 8 months in October. I had been planning on giving the two months notice required by my contract, but I have recently heard horror stories of teachers giving notice and being terminated on the spot. Does anyone have experience with breaking contracts? How did you go about it? How did your boss handle it? Thanks.
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kangnamdragon



Joined: 17 Jan 2003
Location: Kangnam, Seoul, Korea

PostPosted: Sun May 16, 2004 8:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You are supposed to get one month notice for being terminated.
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Kristsoy



Joined: 23 Mar 2004

PostPosted: Sun May 16, 2004 9:51 pm    Post subject: ... Reply with quote

KOREANS DONT FOLLOW THE RULES

give no notice if u do he'll screw u and you'll feel like a dumbass
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kangnamdragon



Joined: 17 Jan 2003
Location: Kangnam, Seoul, Korea

PostPosted: Sun May 16, 2004 9:54 pm    Post subject: Re: ... Reply with quote

Kristsoy wrote:
KOREANS DONT FOLLOW THE RULES



Many Koreans don't follow the rules. Let's not generalize, my boss even cosigned for a credit card for me.
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wylde



Joined: 14 Apr 2003

PostPosted: Sun May 16, 2004 10:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

do you want another job in korea?
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genaureliano



Joined: 04 Jan 2004

PostPosted: Mon May 17, 2004 12:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not for at least 9 months. But eventually, perhaps.
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The Evil Clown



Joined: 10 May 2004

PostPosted: Mon May 17, 2004 12:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

genaureliano wrote:
Not for at least 9 months. But eventually, perhaps.


Wait until payday and leave that weekend. Don't forget to turn in your alien card to immigration on the way out.

If your boss is a scumbag then all the better. It gives me some sick satisfaction when I hear about the foreign teacher screwing over their Korean boss. Sadly, it's usually the boss doing the shafting.

Good luck.
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genaureliano



Joined: 04 Jan 2004

PostPosted: Mon May 17, 2004 2:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My boss is a cabron, to be fair. Right now, he and his wife are talking about giving us our insurance cards. We're playing it cool right now, but we all know we don't really have insurance. That's neither here nor there. But I don't know how I'm going to handle the kids. I can't imagine leaving them without saying goodbye. But I don't want to get screwed either.
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wylde



Joined: 14 Apr 2003

PostPosted: Mon May 17, 2004 3:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

if you aren't going to work here again before your contract expires... just bail mate...

yea, it's hard to walk out on the kids... but take care of number 1..

you could always give notice and hope he is greatful that you went about it the right way...

your call.. good luck..
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Juggertha



Joined: 27 May 2003
Location: Anyang, Korea

PostPosted: Mon May 17, 2004 4:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

guess i'm just goofy.. I would consider giving notice.
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wylde



Joined: 14 Apr 2003

PostPosted: Mon May 17, 2004 4:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Juggertha wrote:
guess i'm just goofy.. I would consider giving notice.


that is the 100% correct thing to do..

depending on other circumstances it may not be worth the risk..


you're a good boy jug Very Happy
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Homer
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PostPosted: Mon May 17, 2004 6:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Give notice.

Its the right thing to do.
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sadsac



Joined: 22 Dec 2003
Location: Gwangwang

PostPosted: Mon May 17, 2004 7:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree. Give your notice as per your contract. Help him find a replacement. If he does fire you, then by law he should pay you in leiu of notice. After 8 months, resign and see how it turns out. If he turns ugly, you still have the option of just leaving. Best of luck. Smile
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genaureliano



Joined: 04 Jan 2004

PostPosted: Mon May 17, 2004 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So does anyone have experience, good or bad, when giving notice to break a contract? Just want some real-life accounts.
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J.B. Clamence



Joined: 15 Jan 2003

PostPosted: Tue May 18, 2004 1:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree that giving notice is the right thing to do. From what you've told us of your situation, your decision to leave doesn't seem to have anything to do with the way that your school has treated you. If you bail, then you'll be screwing your boss. If you decide to do that, that's your choice, but just keep in mind that after doing that, you'll no longer have any right to criticize hakwon owners who screw teachers, because you'll be someone who screwed a hakwon owner for no fault of his. Just my 2 cents.
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