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  • Irv83
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    • March 22, 2017, 02:33:49 am
Can the schools really enforce this?
« on: March 09, 2020, 05:02:36 pm »
I work for EPIK currently, and I've been told that I'm not allowed to travel to Seoul. I live in a rural area and on the weekends I like to have a bit of fun and I think it's a bit ridiculous they are trying to enforce this. What do you guy's think is this something they can really enforce upon me? Do they expect me to stay locked inside my room?
« Last Edit: March 09, 2020, 05:13:50 pm by Irv83 »
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  • dippedinblush
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Re: Can the schools really enforce this?
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2020, 05:11:14 pm »
One thing you need to know about working anywhere in Korea...."they" won't know unless you tell them (or tell your friends who tell other Koreans who tell "them").  Just go to Seoul. 


  • Irv83
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Re: Can the schools really enforce this?
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2020, 05:19:15 pm »
Yeah I know what you mean.  I'm just really worried that my co-teacher is going to make an unexpected visit to my apartment or attempt to track me down. He's pretty easy going guy but seems to be a real stickler for the "rules"
« Last Edit: March 09, 2020, 06:45:14 pm by Irv83 »
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  • oglop
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Re: Can the schools really enforce this?
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2020, 06:22:10 pm »
...does your co-teacher often stalk you?


  • Colburnnn
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Re: Can the schools really enforce this?
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2020, 06:35:28 pm »
No, they cannot. Enjoy Seoul.


  • Irv83
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Re: Can the schools really enforce this?
« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2020, 06:42:51 pm »
...does your co-teacher often stalk you?
No its just he seems really high strung about stuff compared to my previous co-teacher and I always took his checking in on me as worry or concern.
« Last Edit: March 09, 2020, 06:46:07 pm by Irv83 »
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Re: Can the schools really enforce this?
« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2020, 12:57:17 am »
Stay indoors like a good foreigner ought to. Can't have all of them migukins crawling around town uncontrolled, I mean they all have AIDS, don't they?
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  • VanIslander
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Re: Can the schools really enforce this?
« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2020, 04:41:30 am »
F Seoul.

Go the other way.

Jeju.

You will not regret it.


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Re: Can the schools really enforce this?
« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2020, 06:06:39 am »
but... all foreigners have AIDS! Seoul should be kept virus-free!  ;D
« Last Edit: March 10, 2020, 06:09:28 am by Cohort 2019 »
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Re: Can the schools really enforce this?
« Reply #9 on: March 10, 2020, 07:52:58 am »
Unless you are given the instructions in writing by the Employer or if the Ko Gov has officially Quarantined Seoul  it's null and void
Really the verbal statement is a "suggestion", as for travel restrictions that is a violation of soooo many elements of Korea law and they know that.

So go to Seoul.


Re: Can the schools really enforce this?
« Reply #10 on: March 10, 2020, 08:30:40 am »
No, they can't enforce it.

But, at the risk of being unpopular, can you not just wait for a few weeks until things die down viruswise?  Schools are closed until the 23rd at the earliest if they can get the numbers under control, do we really need to take unnecessary trips to 'heavily populated' areas at the risk of catching the virus and spreading it around?  Yes, it's boring as hell being in a small town/city (I'm in the same boat) but it won't be for much longer.  I've said that Korea has done really well with the outbreak and that is for a reason.


  • fruitloops
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    • July 22, 2019, 12:00:41 pm
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Re: Can the schools really enforce this?
« Reply #11 on: March 10, 2020, 08:58:45 am »
this is how the virus spreads....you're not the only one that thinks this way ^^


  • Irv83
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Re: Can the schools really enforce this?
« Reply #12 on: March 10, 2020, 09:49:43 am »
I've since talked to my co-teacher and he said "just be careful" which I think is at the crux of all this.
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  • Irv83
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Re: Can the schools really enforce this?
« Reply #13 on: March 10, 2020, 09:52:10 am »
F Seoul.

Go the other way.

Jeju.

You will not regret it.
I definitely want to go before I leave here.  I met one of the most beautiful Korean girls from there and she made it sound so cool.
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