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Main School Being Changed
« on: December 20, 2021, 03:23:00 pm »
I currently work at an all boys middle school along with two other travel schools. I'm renewing for my second year here in Korea and next year they're making cuts to the English department so they will only have one English teacher instead of two. I was just informed today at the other middle school I teach at that I will be coming to their school next year. I will still teach at the boys middle school but I will be housed at the girls middle school instead of the boys which is just a gate over.

I guess I just want to know, if things transfer over smoothly or if there are things I have to try and stay on top of. Will things like the renewal bonus be paid through the school I will be at next year or the one I'm currently at? How likely is it that I will have to move dorms?  (My co-teacher at the girl's middle school, mentioned that I may have to, but I feel like that's unlikely since I'm just changing one school over.)

But if anyone has been in this situation or something similar and can ease a bit of my anxiety... that would be great. lol



Re: Main School Being Changed
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2021, 03:27:37 pm »
Sorry, I can't help! I'm just shocked that you live in a school dorm. Is this normal or usual. I've never heard of anyone in this situation  :huh: :sad:


Re: Main School Being Changed
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2021, 05:37:41 pm »
Demand an apartment to renew. Are you through epik?? Are these private schools?


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Re: Main School Being Changed
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2021, 07:15:00 am »
This sounds like one (or two) of those government funded foreign language or global schools. This is the only situation in which you will not have been breaking any visa laws during your tenure there.

If your schools are entirely private and you’ve been teaching at both without properly notifying immigration, you could be in a world of legal trouble if immi ever finds out.

What does your contract say about who your “employer” and visa sponsor is? That is the entity that will be responsible for all your payment queries.


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Re: Main School Being Changed
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2021, 08:24:08 am »
I think the renewal is split between the schools with the transfer. I believe you get 700k as a renewal bonus and 1.3 mil for contract completion. I think it ends up being split 50/50 but don't remember the exact split.
I would also request staying in your current apartment. Them moving you to a dorm is likely them just trying to cut corners with money, and it'd feel like you have no privacy while you are in your area, and the dorm room would likely be tiny.


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Re: Main School Being Changed
« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2021, 12:45:23 pm »
A dorm?  You accepted a dorm?  Is it an apartment on campus or something?  The EPIK contract never said anything about a dorm.  You should read the contract to them and demand an apartment or villa.  If it's some special private or international school that's different. 


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Re: Main School Being Changed
« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2021, 01:20:35 pm »
A dorm?  You accepted a dorm?  Is it an apartment on campus or something?  The EPIK contract never said anything about a dorm.  You should read the contract to them and demand an apartment or villa.  If it's some special private or international school that's different.

They never accepted it, they got told they might be moved to a dorm.


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Re: Main School Being Changed
« Reply #7 on: December 21, 2021, 01:28:24 pm »
They never accepted it, they got told they might be moved to a dorm.

No, he is already in a dorm and will have to move dorms.  He accepted it.  If he accepts it and maybe they pay him more money or some of the housing allowance and he is okay with it, then good for him.  If he doesn't want to live on a dorm, tell them no.


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Re: Main School Being Changed
« Reply #8 on: December 21, 2021, 01:49:57 pm »

How likely is it that I will have to move dorms?  (My co-teacher at the girl's middle school, mentioned that I may have to, but I feel like that's unlikely since I'm just changing one school over.)


In the OPs original message "May have to" which means not yet.


Re: Main School Being Changed
« Reply #9 on: December 22, 2021, 06:58:38 am »
In the OPs original message "May have to" which means not yet.

No original message says he lives in boys dorm.


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Re: Main School Being Changed
« Reply #10 on: December 27, 2021, 08:32:18 am »
In the OPs original message "May have to" which means not yet.

"May have to" is Korean for "will".  (Unless the op pushes back hard.)