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Online VanIslander

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Re: Being let go for being "too expensive"
« Reply #40 on: December 31, 2018, 07:17:49 PM »
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You can get a 2 year E2 Visa now?
Oh yeah. At least in Gyeongsangnamdo. I got it last May to forego paperwork hassles. Contract in hand with two year period in ink, and an alien registration card with a sticker for May 2020.
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Re: Being let go for being "too expensive"
« Reply #41 on: January 01, 2019, 03:22:42 PM »

You can get a 2 year E2 Visa now?

They’ve been available for ages. You can get 2 year E1, E2 and E7 visas AFAIK (I have experience with E2 and E7)...all you need is a 2 year contract and a willing immigration officer. Most will grant you the 2 year visa/extension, a few might decide to be asses and only give you the one year version.

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Re: Being let go for being "too expensive"
« Reply #42 on: January 03, 2019, 01:34:41 PM »
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You can get a 2 year E2 Visa now?
Oh yeah. At least in Gyeongsangnamdo. I got it last May to forego paperwork hassles. Contract in hand with two year period in ink, and an alien registration card with a sticker for May 2020.

I assume not many give a two year contract?  I wish public school did.  Ha ha. 

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Re: Being let go for being "too expensive"
« Reply #43 on: January 04, 2019, 08:39:32 AM »
I assume not many give a two year contract?  I wish public school did.  Ha ha.

An ex-boss of mine wanted me to sign a 2-year contract several years ago (it was not a public school job and I didn't/don't need visa sponsorship by an employer), but I declined since I didn't think it was wise/safe to do that, as I wasn't sure -- and couldn't know yet -- if I was going to like the job and it was too early for me to know if I would want to stay at that job for 2 years. It turned out to be a prudent move as the job ended up being pretty bad and I didn't end up staying there.

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Re: Being let go for being "too expensive"
« Reply #44 on: January 05, 2019, 01:24:28 PM »
On my last year in Korea I generated the highest salary I could get after they gave me
a raise. Plus the rural and multiple schools allowance. I did not get my contract renewed
after that, and I am sure that the new teacher that came in made less money than me.

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Re: Being let go for being "too expensive"
« Reply #45 on: January 05, 2019, 08:16:10 PM »
I don't think it's about your being 'too expensive'.   The salaries we receive are not very high.  In reality, I believe the majority of us are the working poor in this country.

I think it has more to do with the perceived value/expense ratio for the business.  The POE allocates a block sum of funds to a school for a NET.  The school then has to pay the salary, accommodation + benefits and 'expenses' from the allocated balance.  If the teacher has a lower salary, some of those funds can be diverted by the 'exaggeration' of expenses such as salary or 'housing'.

In some cases, a relative of the school provides the housing to the NET.  The relative gets the over-priced 'rent' fee and they look at the NET as a means of some extra money on the side. 

If there is no real financial benefit and the school politics are not friendly towards having an NET with the faculty, they may simply go without.
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Re: Being let go for being "too expensive"
« Reply #46 on: January 06, 2019, 10:09:17 AM »
At least they told you why they weren't renewing you. Usually they cut a position because of "budget cuts, so sorry," then 6 months later you learn that they hired a 23 year old, 7 foot tall blonde Canadian girl to replace you.
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