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  • Datasapien
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Requesting Leave on NEIS (Guide)
« on: December 21, 2017, 12:47:04 pm »
Hey good folks of waygook,

Made a step-by-step guide for requesting leave using the NEIS system with a co-teacher when I was at a school with multiple foreign teachers who were all required to apply by themselves. Thought I might as well post it here to hopefully help others in the community who might find it useful.

Note: the doc is written for a 9am-6pm work day.
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  • Datasapien
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Re: Requesting Leave on NEIS (Guide)
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2017, 08:53:39 am »
Awesome, never knew about the '재량휴업일' thing - guessing that's unpaid leave then right?
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Re: Requesting Leave on NEIS (Guide)
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2021, 03:16:15 pm »
Hi, old thread but maybe someone can help me.
I know how to use NEIS and I usually input my time off. However, this week my CT is not here and via texting I think she is unclear what I'm supposed to do.
I want to use my vacation time the next 2 weeks, so normally you file this under 연가. But for 5 days I have to use my bonus renewal days (with EPIK). Last week, she told me this needs to go under a different tab. Any idea which one? I cannot get a clear answer and I need to submit it by the end of the day tomorrow. I assumed it's 출장 or 기타 any input is much appreciated, thanks~


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Re: Requesting Leave on NEIS (Guide)
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2021, 07:46:54 am »
I just do the same thing for everything (연가).
Haven't had issues so far (I've been doing it for about 5 or 6 years now).
Keep in mind that many Korean teachers have no real idea how to work NEIS either.

Also, here's a nice explanation that some other poster left on waygook some time ago about all the different kinds of leave and some basic instructions on how to apply for them.
Might be helpful!



Requesting Leave Using the NEIS System
Step 1: Go to www.neis.cbe.go.kr and log in using your NEIS ID and password.
Step 2: Click the top tab titled ‘나이스’.
Step 3: On the left menu, select the top option titled ‘복무’, followed by the top option titled ‘개인근무상황신청’.
Step 4: A pop-up will appear. Select a tab called ‘신청’ in the middle of the pop-up, on the right. Another pop-up will appear.
Step 5: At the top of the pop-up, there is a dropdown menu titled ‘근무상황’. There are multiple entries. For those relevant to you, please see the list that follows these steps.
Step 6: Enter the date and time of your departure and return, your phone number (연락처), the location of your leave (목적지) and the reason (사유 또는 용무) and click ‘승인요청‘ on the top right. Another pop-up will appear.
Step 7: Click ‘결재자지정’ at the top right to select your supervisor’s name. Another pop-up will appear. Select the appropriate name (principal, vice principal etc) and then ‘닫기’ on the top right to close the pop-up.
Step 8: Click the ‘상신’ tab on the top right to send your request for leave.



The following are descriptions of the types of leave (see step 5 above):

연가: vacation (counts towards contracted vacation days).
This type of leave always counts as 1 whole vacation day (it is not possible to use ‘1 hour of 연가’). This type of leave is used when you go on vacation.

병가: sick day (counts towards contracted sick days).
This type of sick leave always counts as 1 whole sick day (it is not possible to use ‘1 hour of 병가’).

병조퇴: sick leave (counts towards contracted sick days).
Example: You leave at 3pm due to sickness. You will accrue 3 hours towards 1 sick day (1 day = 8 hours).

조퇴: leave early (counts towards contracted vacation days).
Example: You leave at 3pm due to personal reasons (any reason that is not official). You will accrue 3 hours towards 1 holiday day (1 day = 8 hours).

병지참: arriving at work late due to sickness (counts towards contracted sick days).
Application for this type of leave should be completed before 9am. If due to your situation this is not possible, inform a co-worker and/or supervisor.
Example: You arrive late to work at 11am due to sickness. You will accrue 2 hours towards 1 sick day (1 day = 8 hours).

지참: arriving at work late due to personal reasons (any reason that is not official) (counts towards contracted vacation days).
Application for this type of leave should be completed before 9am. If due to your situation this is not possible, inform a co-worker and/or supervisor.
Example: You arrive late to work at 11am due to personal reasons. You will accrue 2 hours towards 1 vacation day (1 day = 8 hours).

출장: business trip (does not count towards contracted vacation days). There are two types of business trip:
1. 근무지내출장: business trip in your area / county.
2. 근무지외출장: business trip outside your area / county.
The first type is when you are on official business locally.
The second type is for trips outside of the county. To apply for the second type of business trip, you should click on ‘개인출장관리’ in step 3 above (instead of 개인근무상황신청). On the following pop-up, click the dropdown menu and select the top option, 국내출장 (관외).

외출: personal leave (does count towards contracted vacation / sick days). 외출 differs from 조퇴 / 병조퇴 as you are expected to return to work shortly after leaving.
Example: You come to the office at 9am as usual. At 10am you want to visit the bank for personal reasons, and are planning to come back at 11am. For this, you use 외출. You will accrue 1 hour towards 1 vacation day.
There are two types of 외출:
1. 병외출
2. 외출
The first applies for sickness-related reasons, and will count towards contracted sick days. The second applies for personal reasons, and will count towards contracted vacation days.




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Re: Requesting Leave on NEIS (Guide)
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2021, 07:50:44 am »
Your schools actually make you sign out if you go to the bank for 30 minutes?  You actually have to give up a vacation day? 


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Re: Requesting Leave on NEIS (Guide)
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2021, 07:55:02 am »
Your schools actually make you sign out if you go to the bank for 30 minutes?  You actually have to give up a vacation day?

Combined with salary, it's becoming a worse deal with every passing year


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Re: Requesting Leave on NEIS (Guide)
« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2021, 12:42:49 pm »
Combined with salary, it's becoming a worse deal with every passing year

Yeah, I remember when they brought this in several years ago.  I looked at my co teacher and said this is horse-crap and I'm not signing.  She agreed.  But I do notice the last year or two my schools getting more and more rigid with this trying to push this on me.  I did discretely go on occasion without asking or telling pleading ignorance if they said anything.  But have to be way more cautious now.  It's crazy.  I think some teachers in a few big cities said they had schools put more stupid rules on them for much less pay than out in the provinces.  I mean here top wage 1+ is 2.7 plus multiple school allowances and it you are in a county another 100K, plus 400K rent allowance if you need your own place.  If you are in a city like Busan, one school no multiple school allowance and top pay is 2.4 (as an example)?  The provinces start at 2.1 which they no longer hire at while Seoul still theoretically starts at 1.8 which they also no longer hire for.  (Level 3)  Quite ridiculous if you ask me.  Also, Seoul cut out the renewal allowance of 2 million won each year.  You only get the 1.3 million exit allowance if you leave.  Foreigners should be pushing back more and more.  But folks will do what folks will do.  I can only do what I will do and make longer term plans for hopping. 


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Re: Requesting Leave on NEIS (Guide)
« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2021, 01:37:43 pm »
Yeah, I remember when they brought this in several years ago.  I looked at my co teacher and said this is horse-crap and I'm not signing.  She agreed.  But I do notice the last year or two my schools getting more and more rigid with this trying to push this on me.  I did discretely go on occasion without asking or telling pleading ignorance if they said anything.  But have to be way more cautious now.  It's crazy.  I think some teachers in a few big cities said they had schools put more stupid rules on them for much less pay than out in the provinces.  I mean here top wage 1+ is 2.7 plus multiple school allowances and it you are in a county another 100K, plus 400K rent allowance if you need your own place.  If you are in a city like Busan, one school no multiple school allowance and top pay is 2.4 (as an example)?  The provinces start at 2.1 which they no longer hire at while Seoul still theoretically starts at 1.8 which they also no longer hire for.  (Level 3)  Quite ridiculous if you ask me.  Also, Seoul cut out the renewal allowance of 2 million won each year.  You only get the 1.3 million exit allowance if you leave.  Foreigners should be pushing back more and more.  But folks will do what folks will do.  I can only do what I will do and make longer term plans for hopping.

What will happen if you lose your job and can only get the standard 1.8 that's on offer? Maybe China? Does China really offer something better?


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Re: Requesting Leave on NEIS (Guide)
« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2021, 03:05:13 pm »
What will happen if you lose your job and can only get the standard 1.8 that's on offer? Maybe China? Does China really offer something better?

There are some high paying jobs in China these days, but apparently it can be difficult sending money out of the country. 


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Re: Requesting Leave on NEIS (Guide)
« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2021, 03:06:39 pm »
There are some high paying jobs in China these days, but apparently it can be difficult sending money out of the country.

2.1 here just isn't enough. Why do people accept it?


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Re: Requesting Leave on NEIS (Guide)
« Reply #10 on: March 09, 2021, 09:37:06 am »
2.1 here just isn't enough. Why do people accept it?

They don't know any better...or, are desperate. 


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Re: Requesting Leave on NEIS (Guide)
« Reply #11 on: March 09, 2021, 11:20:59 am »
They don't know any better...or, are desperate. 

They're probably rich kids.  You know, the entitled punks who didn't graduate university 100k in debt. 


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Re: Requesting Leave on NEIS (Guide)
« Reply #12 on: March 09, 2021, 01:01:30 pm »
What will happen if you lose your job and can only get the standard 1.8 that's on offer? Maybe China? Does China really offer something better?

I might be able to pull a 2.8 to 3.0 million hakwon gangnam kindy.  A few of those are around.  (But might be less due to corona.)  I am getting to a middle aged but clean cut look teacher.  (A lot of Koreans still love that shit.)  Anyways, I think Corona is keeping a lot of folks here for the time being.  So, Korea will continue to get away with crap for another year or so.  Most likely, I'd prob have to go to China to make money.  I'd choose either a modern tier one city or a school where you board at and eat free lunches but with good pay just to bank some money.  Maybe do that for a year or two then get out.  I think you either need a couple of months vacation to get out every summer or some other breaks. 

One friend said he used western union and got his relatives in Canada to get it and go put it in his bank account.  If you get the Z Visa and the contract says you can exchange money, you can exchange 500 US dollars a day.  So, I may have to go back 4 or 5 times in a month?  Kind of a pain, but if I can send home 2500 USD a month, worth it one way or the other.  Right now, in a good month I can send home 1.4 million kind of like when I was making 2.1 years ago.  (Uh oh, some triggered folks will say something about that.)  In a bad month, IE  year end taxes and other bills that occasionally come up, I can send home closer to 1 mil.  But I don't eat ramien noodles for most meals or take empty waters bottles and fill up on the school water.  Some folks do live like misers and skin flints to save money.   

Anyways, options to send money.  I think sometimes you can get a Chinese person to send for you.  Maybe at least once or twice.  I am not yet saying I will go to China.  But I admit, I miss the nostalgia of folks being happy to meet a foreigner and say "hello" to you.  Most Koreans are pretty immune to seeing a white dude nowadays.  Ha ha.  Kids don't even chase me up the road screaming hello anymore.  Walk into the education office and everyone is happy to see you.  It was fun being a novelty sometimes.  I suspect many places in China are still like this?  Maybe not Tier one cities though?


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Re: Requesting Leave on NEIS (Guide)
« Reply #13 on: March 09, 2021, 01:03:28 pm »
They're probably rich kids.  You know, the entitled punks who didn't graduate university 100k in debt. 

Sarcasm aside, but even 50 grand is kind of crappy.  (I was 49K and paid back 63K when interest was factored in over several years.) 


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Re: Requesting Leave on NEIS (Guide)
« Reply #14 on: March 09, 2021, 02:14:39 pm »
Sarcasm aside, but even 50 grand is kind of crappy.  (I was 49K and paid back 63K when interest was factored in over several years.) 

To be fair I had a dad working a senior position in a bank in NYC making a decent salary and an extremely favourable exchange rate, but not rich.  University in Quebec in the early nineties was also pretty cheap compared to Ontario.  I also know a lot of people who lived on a tight budget that didn't take loans. Also, lots of people that went to university in Toronto that lived at home and worked jobs to avoid taking on debt.  There are all sorts of circumstances, so I don't think it's fair to characterize all people who left school without debt as rich. 


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Re: Requesting Leave on NEIS (Guide)
« Reply #15 on: March 10, 2021, 12:12:08 pm »
To be fair I had a dad working a senior position in a bank in NYC making a decent salary and an extremely favourable exchange rate, but not rich.  University in Quebec in the early nineties was also pretty cheap compared to Ontario.  I also know a lot of people who lived on a tight budget that didn't take loans. Also, lots of people that went to university in Toronto that lived at home and worked jobs to avoid taking on debt.  There are all sorts of circumstances, so I don't think it's fair to characterize all people who left school without debt as rich. 

Yep some folks had the option of living at home.  Good for them.  Some had to move away to go to school.  Some had parents that couldn't help or help much, etc.  I didn't think minimum wage jobs would pay books tuition transportation and rent while going to school.  Though maybe things changed since I was a student?  Also depends on when you went to school.  Some years had very high unemployment rates and jobs were harder to come by.  Maybe part time minimum wage if you were lucky for some.  Maybe even waiting a month or two into your summer vacation before you found something.  I was able to work in later years, though it was crap (call) centers with low to mediocre pay.  Lived on my own in school, drove an old shitbox car to get to work school etc.  Not every city has a convenient bus and subway system in Canada.  Great for Toronto kids, I guess.  Anyways, if I were a young kid coming to Korea now on the same pay as years ago, I wouldn't even make my minimum student loan payment today.  So, it wouldn't be worth it.