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  • NorthStar
  • Hero of Waygookistan

    • 1113

    • July 05, 2017, 10:54:06 am
    • Mouseville
Re: Bad job offers? How to fight it as expats.
« Reply #180 on: March 13, 2020, 11:39:04 pm »
How many will apply and compete for this?: If they do, that's maintaining the status quo.
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Language Institute at Gangneung-Wonju National University, located in Gangneung, is looking for a promising English instructor.

[Job Description]-

Position: Full-time

1. Salary

B.A.degree: 1.9 million won per month before tax

M.A.degree: 2.0 million won per month before tax

2. Work Hours: Minimum 18 hours per week

3. Classes: English Conversation with Kindergarten and Elementary school students and adults

4. Students range: Kindergarten and Elementary School students, Adults

5. Other Duties: Active participation, interest and involvement in curricular and extracurricular activities, testing, grading, evaluation of Students and events held by the Language Institute.

6. Benefits:

- One-way airfare is provided for overseas applicant.

- Housing: Single housing on campus

(Except maintenance & utility fee. It will be deducted from your salary every month)

- 4 weeks paid vacation: Fully paid summer and winter vacations

(two weeks each).


That is just awful...


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  • The Legend

    • 4275

    • October 03, 2011, 01:50:58 pm
    • Seoul
Re: Bad job offers? How to fight it as expats.
« Reply #181 on: March 14, 2020, 08:12:13 am »
1.9 is $1,568 which is $18,816 a year.

2.0 is $1,651 which is $19,812 a year.


  • oglop
  • The Legend

    • 3229

    • August 25, 2011, 07:24:54 pm
    • Seoul
Re: Bad job offers? How to fight it as expats.
« Reply #182 on: March 14, 2020, 11:03:27 am »
a friend of mine has been in korea for maybe 8 years now. he currently works at a high school and earns 2.1m a month (no housing allowance). to me, that's absolutely astounding, but he doesn't seem to mind :huh: :sad:


  • Cohort 2019
  • Super Waygook

    • 442

    • August 17, 2019, 08:09:23 pm
    • 90S.- 0'E
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Re: Bad job offers? How to fight it as expats.
« Reply #183 on: March 14, 2020, 12:23:21 pm »
wow...
I discovered that I am actually paying around  24% tax which isn't all too bad considering there's also pension fees  in that figure. Just saying teacher's pay isn't too bad. And 100%  pay  during corona  closures.
« Last Edit: March 14, 2020, 12:28:36 pm by Cohort 2019 »
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Re: Bad job offers? How to fight it as expats.
« Reply #184 on: March 14, 2020, 01:21:42 pm »
a friend of mine has been in korea for maybe 8 years now. he currently works at a high school and earns 2.1m a month (no housing allowance). to me, that's absolutely astounding, but he doesn't seem to mind :huh: :sad:

Academic high schools are really good and those jobs are few and far between these days.  If you offered me 2.5 for elementary or 2.1 in high school but both have exactly the same housing, conditions etc, I'd go for high every time.  To me, you get more of a sense of self-worth and that you're appreciated in high school than elementary.  You did high school teaching Oglop, right? 


  • oglop
  • The Legend

    • 3229

    • August 25, 2011, 07:24:54 pm
    • Seoul
Re: Bad job offers? How to fight it as expats.
« Reply #185 on: March 14, 2020, 01:28:21 pm »
yes but even 8 years ago i was paid more than 2.1m. and i got housing. and i was on an E2 with no experience. 2.1m with no housing allowance? that would be like taking a job for 1.7m with housing

but he says the kids are really nice and it's a very relaxed atmosphere, so i guess there's that. long holidays too
« Last Edit: March 14, 2020, 01:31:03 pm by oglop »


  • NorthStar
  • Hero of Waygookistan

    • 1113

    • July 05, 2017, 10:54:06 am
    • Mouseville
Re: Bad job offers? How to fight it as expats.
« Reply #186 on: March 14, 2020, 07:47:59 pm »
.....
yes but even 8 years ago i was paid more than 2.1m. and i got housing. and i was on an E2 with no experience. 2.1m with no housing allowance? that would be like taking a job for 1.7m with housing

but he says the kids are really nice and it's a very relaxed atmosphere, so i guess there's that. long holidays too

Ah..so, it's a charity then? 


  • Cohort 2019
  • Super Waygook

    • 442

    • August 17, 2019, 08:09:23 pm
    • 90S.- 0'E
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Re: Bad job offers? How to fight it as expats.
« Reply #187 on: March 14, 2020, 08:28:26 pm »
Feels like that when I was told schools need to stay open amidst covid-19 to keep the economy afloat...
as if teachers should sacrifice themselves for the good of society.
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