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  • SPQR
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    • Sierra Leone
Entry level factory job 3.5-4.0M/month
« on: April 23, 2021, 08:08:37 am »

https://seoul.craigslist.org/mnu/d/we-are-looking-for-plactic-factory/7300612696.html

Wow, the ESL market seriously sucks now.  What are hagwons paying? 2.0-2.1M?


  • D.L.Orean
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    • February 25, 2020, 09:34:41 am
Re: Entry level factory job 3.5-4.0M/month
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2021, 08:10:56 am »
https://seoul.craigslist.org/mnu/d/we-are-looking-for-plactic-factory/7300612696.html

Wow, the ESL market seriously sucks now.  What are hagwons paying? 2.0-2.1M?

Sounds like a great deal!

Hello guys~!
We are looking for factory workers only 6men we need !
☆Salary is for 1 month: 3.5milwon~4milwon
☆There will be shift 12hours day and night
☆House is not provided but Busan is cheap don't worry~
☆We need healthy guys between 18~45years


  • hangook77
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    • September 14, 2017, 09:10:12 am
    • Near Busan
Re: Entry level factory job 3.5-4.0M/month
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2021, 09:05:30 am »
There was a time when those factory jobs paid 1.4 to 1.6 million while hakwons were paying 2.1 to 2.3 million.  Unionized bus drivers made close to 2 million won per month  and the fulltime minimum wage was 880,000 won per month.  Seems like everyone has gone up, except for the teachers.  Cost of living in Korea was dirt cheap back then.

We all use to feel bad for those poor foreign factory workers.  No more, it seems. 

Want to know how much people are respected, just look at what they are paid in comparison to others.  Teachers were once respected in Korea.  No more it seems. 


  • SPQR
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    • March 08, 2018, 07:04:54 pm
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Re: Entry level factory job 3.5-4.0M/month
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2021, 10:10:25 am »
I don't think there has ever been a proper study done, but I think
there is a definite correlation between birthrate and ESL salaries.
There just isn't the demand anymore. I wonder if salaries are similar
in Japan?


  • pkjh
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    • May 02, 2012, 02:59:44 pm
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Re: Entry level factory job 3.5-4.0M/month
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2021, 10:45:30 am »
☆There will be shift 12hours day and night
I'm sure most of you guys after a few weeks of work in some unheated plastic sorting factory, standing all day, for possibly 6 days a week, will absolutely love it.


  • VanIslander
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Re: Entry level factory job 3.5-4.0M/month
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2021, 11:27:44 am »
Why judge others' choices?

We all know people appreciate different aspects of work. Money, working conditions, amount of hours/free time, job satisfaction, making a difference, finding one's calling, etc.

Back in uni, one fellow student was studying part time while planning to work another 11 years at a railroad job he said he hated but paid too much to give up, and wanted his union pension. Another student bragged he made thirty thousand dollars over the four-month summer break operating the cattle death "prod", because most other pig slaughterhouse workers couldn't stomach more than two weeks at the position. A third student sang the praises of the mortuary business, he raking in the dough with his uncle, planning on opening a funeral home in Texas apon graduation. I envied NONE of them. But I didn't judge them either. Someone's got to do it. Just not me. Similarly for the lucrative careers in dentistry and plumbing.

I never wanted a factory job nor a desk job (the Korean public school deskwarming hours would drive me crazy - but are opportunities others appreciate to watch movies, surf online, read books  or do deskside hobbies).

But to each, their own. In a free country, having the. liberty to pursue your happiness is an awesome thing. To a Pakistani factory worker in Masan (I've met three of them working at the free trade zone there), a factory job can be a dream come true for them and their family, sending home most of their pay every month.

I have also met a rich kid from South Carolina who was doing volunteer teaching in SK for a year, I not having the heart to question his choice, as it fit with his life plan (was going to some uni in Virginia and had already vacayed in Europe and Australia).

The more you travel and meet people on different paths, the more accepting you become of the differences. Or, at least, that has been my experience. Opinions vary, especially on questions of value, of life!



Re: Entry level factory job 3.5-4.0M/month
« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2021, 11:39:16 am »
I hope Canada’s social welfare system stays afloat Vanislander.


  • tylerthegloob
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Re: Entry level factory job 3.5-4.0M/month
« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2021, 11:42:27 am »
as mrChicken so astutely noted... having a basic safety net really does let you have more freedom with how you live your life. that said if any of you take this job please keep us updated on those 12 hr shifts!
more gg more skill


  • VanIslander
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Re: Entry level factory job 3.5-4.0M/month
« Reply #8 on: April 23, 2021, 11:52:00 am »
I hope Canada’s social welfare system stays afloat Vanislander.
Why? I'll personally have a Korean pension (you only need 10 years to qualify) AND a Canadian pension (I was a newspaper journalist before going overseas).

And no one has given me a red cent since 1987 (i graduated high school and my dad said: 'Make your own way son, like i did' and i did, paying my own way thru undergrad and grad school and beyond), so I do not count on handouts.

TexasChicken. Where are you coming from?
« Last Edit: April 23, 2021, 11:54:27 am by VanIslander »


  • waygo0k
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    • September 27, 2011, 11:51:01 am
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Re: Entry level factory job 3.5-4.0M/month
« Reply #9 on: April 23, 2021, 11:58:05 am »
Let's not pretend a lot of hellwons aren't making their E-2s do 10-13hr shifts (including bus and lunch duty) for 2.1 to 2.3.

At least 3D workers are now getting proper pay for the work conditions they're in. Not all of them mind you, but far more than before.


  • VanIslander
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Re: Entry level factory job 3.5-4.0M/month
« Reply #10 on: April 23, 2021, 12:31:29 pm »
Indeed.

If you accept a hagwon that teaches kindy and/or adults, then long days are to be expected.

But there are hundreds of job opportunities advertised every season for those hagwons that only teach afterschool elementary and middle school kids, opening their doors at 1 or 2pm, teaching from 3 or 4 pm to 8 or 9pm (M-F no weekends). These are the kind I personally have only ever chosen to work for.


  • SPQR
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    • March 08, 2018, 07:04:54 pm
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Re: Entry level factory job 3.5-4.0M/month
« Reply #11 on: April 23, 2021, 01:04:56 pm »
My first hagwon job in Korea had a schedule like:

6:30-7:20am - adults
11:00-11:50am - adults
3:00-9:00pm - kids
9:30pm-3:30am - partying

We were ALWAYS tired. But we always got paid on time
with big fat pay packets to the tune of 3M.

But it was brutal.


Re: Entry level factory job 3.5-4.0M/month
« Reply #12 on: April 23, 2021, 01:09:52 pm »
Let's not pretend a lot of hellwons aren't making their E-2s do 10-13hr shifts (including bus and lunch duty) for 2.1 to 2.3.

I just got done giving advice to someone who was working like this. And they had her working on Saturdays, too, lol.10-12 hour days, 6 days a week, for 2.2m.

Ngl, I was secretly frustrated that she accepted this type of job to begin with, but tbf she's incredibly young and didn't understand her contract at all.

This is way more common than it should be.


  • VanIslander
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Re: Entry level factory job 3.5-4.0M/month
« Reply #13 on: April 23, 2021, 01:15:48 pm »
The snare trap:

Work 9am-5pm OR 3pm-9pm.

I knew a guy who accepted one of these and ended up working 9 to 9 with gap hours inbetween. Hell.


  • hangook77
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    • September 14, 2017, 09:10:12 am
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Re: Entry level factory job 3.5-4.0M/month
« Reply #14 on: April 23, 2021, 01:15:53 pm »
I hope Canada’s social welfare system stays afloat Vanislander.

With Turdo, unlikely.


  • leaponover
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    • March 05, 2012, 12:08:16 pm
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Re: Entry level factory job 3.5-4.0M/month
« Reply #15 on: April 23, 2021, 01:43:30 pm »
I'm sure most of you guys after a few weeks of work in some unheated plastic sorting factory, standing all day, for possibly 6 days a week, will absolutely love it.

But does the plastic talk back to you?  Does the plastic's mom call you to complain?  Do you have to make homework for the plastic?  If all those answers are no, I'm sold!


  • pkjh
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    • May 02, 2012, 02:59:44 pm
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Re: Entry level factory job 3.5-4.0M/month
« Reply #16 on: April 23, 2021, 02:31:52 pm »
But does the plastic talk back to you?  Does the plastic's mom call you to complain?  Do you have to make homework for the plastic?  If all those answers are no, I'm sold!
The boss might though. Might doc you pay for taking an extra minute in the bathroom.


  • VanIslander
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Re: Entry level factory job 3.5-4.0M/month
« Reply #17 on: April 23, 2021, 02:47:44 pm »
The boss might though. Might doc you pay...
Doc? Hopefully they document worker pay.

Dock their pay, as in cut short, like a ship on a voyage docks in a bay after a storm damages the ship. Now that is something completely different.

(Sorry, the teacher in me comes out. This ain't the first 'doc their pay' comment I've encountered online. The English language is going to hell in a handbasket, or is becoming more "flexible", as one has positively spun it.)



  • pkjh
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    • May 02, 2012, 02:59:44 pm
    • Asia
Re: Entry level factory job 3.5-4.0M/month
« Reply #18 on: April 23, 2021, 06:44:48 pm »
Doc? Hopefully they document worker pay.

Dock their pay, as in cut short, like a ship on a voyage docks in a bay after a storm damages the ship. Now that is something completely different.

(Sorry, the teacher in me comes out. This ain't the first 'doc their pay' comment I've encountered online. The English language is going to hell in a handbasket, or is becoming more "flexible", as one has positively spun it.)
I'm sorry Mr. Language-Conservative, but I'm on the cutting edge of language.


  • Mr C
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    • October 17, 2012, 03:00:40 pm
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Re: Entry level factory job 3.5-4.0M/month
« Reply #19 on: April 23, 2021, 08:00:34 pm »
I'm sorry Mr. Language-Conservative, but I'm on the cutting edge of language.

I refudiate that!