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Re: Are you resigning or re-signing your contract?
« Reply #20 on: December 31, 2021, 10:03:04 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.


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Re: Are you resigning or re-signing your contract?
« Reply #21 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 #22 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!