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  • jasminh78
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Principals asking for bribe money?
« on: December 26, 2012, 09:24:52 am »
I heard stories about NETs forced to give bribe money to their principal in order to resign re-sign  :P with his or her school.

is this really true?  has anyone experienced this?

sorry.  i meant re-sign, renew...
« Last Edit: December 26, 2012, 09:43:59 am by jasminh78 »


  • lbdb3l
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Re: Principals asking for bribe money?
« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2012, 09:34:23 am »
In the 3 years I've been here, I've never experienced this. Neither have I heard of any of this happening to my friends here.


  • Grimne_Lothos
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Re: Principals asking for bribe money?
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2012, 09:36:09 am »
it is considered common practice for Korean teachers but I am pretty sure we would have heard about it here if it was happening to NETs


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Re: Principals asking for bribe money?
« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2012, 09:37:39 am »
surely resigning from a contract would only involve a letter of resignation.

re-signing, or renewing a contract, on the other hand is a completely different matter.
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Re: Principals asking for bribe money?
« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2012, 09:38:27 am »
I've never heard of such a thing.
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Re: Principals asking for bribe money?
« Reply #5 on: December 26, 2012, 09:43:30 am »
Let's just say that I know someone whose boss regularly bribes principals in order to get his company the After School Program position at those schools. 'My friend', a NET, has never had to bribe a principal directly. I'm sure it happens every once in a while, though.
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  • jasminh78
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Re: Principals asking for bribe money?
« Reply #6 on: December 26, 2012, 09:51:47 am »
I'm asking people this question because a KET told me when he was at his former school, his NET had to pay 200,000 won to the principal if he wanted to keep working at his school. 

He worked at a public high school near Seoul.


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Re: Principals asking for bribe money?
« Reply #7 on: December 26, 2012, 09:59:39 am »
I've never heard of anyone having to do this.


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Re: Principals asking for bribe money?
« Reply #8 on: December 26, 2012, 10:36:22 am »
I bribed my principal for extra vacation days. I just quit my contract, and they reduced my winter vacation. So I offered to pay for the utility fees for an extra month for the apartment they leased. The apartment would be unoccupied for 1 month.  He said cool. I got some more days. I'm cool with it.
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Re: Principals asking for bribe money?
« Reply #9 on: December 26, 2012, 10:59:31 am »
Thats more negotiating with the school than bribing the principle, unless the money went into his pocket.


  • jasminh78
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Re: Principals asking for bribe money?
« Reply #10 on: December 26, 2012, 11:19:46 am »
Thats more negotiating with the school than bribing the principle, unless the money went into his pocket.

NET was called down to the principal's office and the principal told him that he needs to pay him (the principal) 200,000won if he wants to get renewed in his school.


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Re: Principals asking for bribe money?
« Reply #11 on: December 26, 2012, 11:21:22 am »
Thats more negotiating with the school than bribing the principle, unless the money went into his pocket.

let's be honest here, we know where that money went!


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Re: Principals asking for bribe money?
« Reply #12 on: December 26, 2012, 11:48:22 am »
Thats more negotiating with the school than bribing the principle, unless the money went into his pocket.

let's be honest here, we know where that money went!


The principal and friends had a fun night at the business room, I'm sure.
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Re: Principals asking for bribe money?
« Reply #13 on: December 26, 2012, 08:28:52 pm »
How good would the job have to be? How bad would your principal have to be to do that? That totally undermines what we(and the principal) do as teachers.


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Re: Principals asking for bribe money?
« Reply #14 on: December 26, 2012, 09:47:23 pm »
I've been here for 15 years and recently met someone who's been here for 45 years... Nothing really surprises me anymore.
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Re: Principals asking for bribe money?
« Reply #15 on: December 26, 2012, 10:14:13 pm »
I can't imagine why a foreign teachers would even consider bribing the principal to renew the contract. How good would the job have to be for you to actually fork over 200 bucks?

I'd do it for mine. I'd even take a paycut of a couple hundred bc of the sweet hours.
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