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Are you resigning or re-signing your contract?
« on: December 31, 2021, 09:46:30 am »
It's that time of year again where English Teachers don't know basic spelling and vocab usage.

DOY


  • denimdaze
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Re: Are you resigning or re-signing your contract?
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2021, 10:05:43 am »
How about resigning vs renewing?


  • VanIslander
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Re: Are you resigning or re-signing your contract?
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2021, 10:34:15 am »
I had signed on for an unexpected 4th and 5th year at this hagwon due to COVID19.

(I had planned a few months of international travel starting May 2020.)

I might sign on for a 6th year if the virus situation doesn't improve somewhat. Am considering a new small town in another province though.
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Re: Are you resigning or re-signing your contract?
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2021, 10:41:07 am »
How about resigning vs renewing?

Renewing would be the best way to put it, haha. I never see anyone use it online. JUST I AM RESIGN.


  • D.L.Orean
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Re: Are you resigning or re-signing your contract?
« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2021, 10:46:35 am »
It's that time of year again where English Teachers don't know basic spelling and vocab usage.

DOY

After a meeting with the principle I've decided to resign
"I put quite a few pics online and got rated anywhere from 8.2 to 9.6 by lots of chicks. Of course, I can't claim to have the same looks now though Koreans are always saying "handsome" - hangook77


  • Mr C
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Re: Are you resigning or re-signing your contract?
« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2021, 11:06:33 am »
After a meeting with the principle I've decided to resign
+1


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Re: Are you resigning or re-signing your contract?
« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2021, 11:38:43 am »
What are your plans for 2022?

I will be staying where I am. My misspellings were for the benefit of CO2. I hope he appreciated them.
"I put quite a few pics online and got rated anywhere from 8.2 to 9.6 by lots of chicks. Of course, I can't claim to have the same looks now though Koreans are always saying "handsome" - hangook77


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Re: Are you resigning or re-signing your contract?
« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2021, 11:42:13 am »

What about you Mr C? What are you up to next year?

My contract runs through August.  I'm hoping to get another year or two in. 


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Re: Are you resigning or re-signing your contract?
« Reply #8 on: December 31, 2021, 12:01:57 pm »
Good stuff Mr C. Happy New Year!
Back at ya!


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Re: Are you resigning or re-signing your contract?
« Reply #9 on: December 31, 2021, 12:36:05 pm »
I will be staying where I am. My misspellings were for the benefit of CO2. I hope he appreciated them.

You have to stick to your principals!!
Trolls on here are lame and need to get a life.


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Re: Are you resigning or re-signing your contract?
« Reply #10 on: December 31, 2021, 12:36:28 pm »
It's that time of year again where English Teachers don't know basic spelling and vocab usage.

DOY

It's that time of day where CO2 trolls you again....
Trolls on here are lame and need to get a life.


Re: Are you resigning or re-signing your contract?
« Reply #11 on: December 31, 2021, 12:37:23 pm »
It's that time of day where CO2 trolls you again....
I should of been more considerate.


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Re: Are you resigning or re-signing your contract?
« Reply #12 on: December 31, 2021, 12:38:14 pm »
Joke responses aside, covid has the world on pause.  So, Korea can get away with their dirty shenanigans for another year.  After that, it'd better smarten up or start losing people or at least competent experienced people. 
Trolls on here are lame and need to get a life.


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Re: Are you resigning or re-signing your contract?
« Reply #13 on: December 31, 2021, 12:38:46 pm »
I should of been more considerate.

You shood have been. 
Trolls on here are lame and need to get a life.


  • Bakeacake
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Re: Are you resigning or re-signing your contract?
« Reply #14 on: December 31, 2021, 01:22:36 pm »
Got to Korea in 2008 and worked in a very small town. Had a lonely year but still loved the country. Went home briefly and came back in Feb of 2010, Disappointed to miss the vancouver olympics. Really enjoyed my time in Pohang, and stayed within the EPIK system for 7 years, 2 middle, 2 high, 3 elementary. When Epik was forcing people into working multiple schools, I left for a hakwon position. Since then,  I am delighted to not wake up to an alarm, work very reasonable hours, see more improvement in my students, and live in a large 2 bedroom apartment within a 30 second walk to school. I've been with this hakwon for 5 year. They've grown and expanded to a second location. I helped them grow that second location as well as grow the original location. I have been given every raise I've ever asked for. I can take long vacations (provided I have a replacement for the time I'm away) I do). The boss and co-workers are all incredibly skilled and very very competent at their job. The director is perhaps the most skilled teacher of them all. Which makes for an understanding of the job, duties, and challenges. Ive been alowed to work other part time jobs with the permission of my director, and as a result, I earn a lot more than the average teacher. I am finished at 7pm most nights. I really hope you all find your best case scenario as I have. For now, ..
I am re-signing.


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Re: Are you resigning or re-signing your contract?
« Reply #15 on: December 31, 2021, 01:24:38 pm »
I should of been more considerate.

You use to be more considerate
"I put quite a few pics online and got rated anywhere from 8.2 to 9.6 by lots of chicks. Of course, I can't claim to have the same looks now though Koreans are always saying "handsome" - hangook77


Re: Are you resigning or re-signing your contract?
« Reply #16 on: December 31, 2021, 09:12:32 pm »
Resigning and I'm so happy about that.... the past year has been true hell for me, but it's been a steady decline in my eyes for a few years.

I regret staying so complacent over the years and accepting a contract that takes away many of the boons I initially was attracted to at the start.  I worked more and more having more responsibilities and felt little return in the sense that pay hung behind a glass wall, and all my efforts in being a great teacher (which I truly love doing) didn't match the reward.

And I feel like I stayed here because I felt safe and in a bubble of sorts cause I came from small-town Ontario, Canada and I didn't want to work in a factory (which I had to do after university).  I got used to an easy, yet kind of unchallenging life physically, and I just sat with that.  Yet, behind the veil of my comfortable living, In the back of my mind I was disconnected with a society I could never really become one with for various reasons, in my job I felt unchallenged and stagnant, and I just realized it was time to bounce.  In some ways I'm grateful for this hell year so I could just make the break I needed to.  Living here has broken my spirit in many ways (I realize it's self-inflicted as well).

If I could offer advice.. I feel like foreigners coming here need re-evaluate staying here long-term.   This society is harsh.


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Re: Are you resigning or re-signing your contract?
« Reply #17 on: December 31, 2021, 10:30:30 pm »
Resigning and I'm so happy about that.... the past year has been true hell for me, but it's been a steady decline in my eyes for a few years.

I regret staying so complacent over the years and accepting a contract that takes away many of the boons I initially was attracted to at the start.  I worked more and more having more responsibilities and felt little return in the sense that pay hung behind a glass wall, and all my efforts in being a great teacher (which I truly love doing) didn't match the reward.

And I feel like I stayed here because I felt safe and in a bubble of sorts cause I came from small-town Ontario, Canada and I didn't want to work in a factory (which I had to do after university).  I got used to an easy, yet kind of unchallenging life physically, and I just sat with that.  Yet, behind the veil of my comfortable living, In the back of my mind I was disconnected with a society I could never really become one with for various reasons, in my job I felt unchallenged and stagnant, and I just realized it was time to bounce.  In some ways I'm grateful for this hell year so I could just make the break I needed to.  Living here has broken my spirit in many ways (I realize it's self-inflicted as well).

If I could offer advice.. I feel like foreigners coming here need re-evaluate staying here long-term.   This society is harsh.

That is a very polite and succinct comment. I really don't need to add to it.

Thank you.

I'm right there with you and hope that my current job search back home will be fruitful so that I don't have to renew and keep my schools on lock with me when I am on the way out.

It's time to go, as you wrote, and I am not upset about it either.

I got a house (no mortgage, all mine in Spain) from this life and a never-ending career should I decide to enter back into it somewhere else.

I've just come to realise that for now or indefinitely, working in this country isn't for me and I miss my food, my friends, and my family and recognize I'm missing out on higher paying jobs with my skill set, relocation and sign on bonuses, and UBI.

That's a lot of money. Plus I can cancel my global health insurance, storage fee, mail forwarding, and find a renter for my place when I'm out. That's a good bit of savings and increase in pay right there.

Plus the positions that suit me all have clear career paths. It isn't stagnant.

I wish everyone a good time here, respect, health, and wealth. I also wish for those who feel like us to make the painful yet proper decision to seek employment elsewhere, improve your qualifications if you need to, get a permanent visa if necessary to make it work.

Choose you, every time.

Peace and love.


Re: Are you resigning or re-signing your contract?
« Reply #18 on: December 31, 2021, 11:36:30 pm »
Good luck Dipped, I'll miss your occasional 'undertheweather' musical posts. Yeah...look...you've had it tough here the past year or so, and I get what you say. I'm so glad, and appreciative, that my wife deflects all the possible 'foreigner shit' that floats my way. Pretty hard being alone here at times. Hope Cananda treats you well.

All my musical posts were posted when I was "undertheweather" aka buzzing...in fact perhaps tonight I'll make a few more..
Love you Kurt....haha!