Employment

Better off elsewhere- China, Vietnam or Laos

Interesting that some places here are paying around 2m a month, for a nine hour work day. I did only five hours for that money years ago. I can not believe that some Agencies and Academies mislead people with Job Ads. My advice for anybody considering taking a job here would be to look elsewhere at this salary. China, Vietnam and Laos are pretty close nowadays. If Hakwans were serious, they would be paying 3m a month. The cost of living is not comparable to 2000. Back then, two million was worth it. It irks me that somebody has to go to work at 11 and not start till 1430. To get about 2m for that is unreal. Go elsewhere, you'll be better off.


Part-Time Position - 25,000 won per hour - a disgrace imo

This offer is a disgrace imo considering what they expect in return. Always ask for at least 50,000won per full hour. I would not take less than 35,000 for a class, whatever the time frame. People offering that low pay make me run a mile the other way. Use your heads!


Does anyone have any info on the recent deportations -fake degrees?

There is a post on another legal site claiming that certain nationalities, races, are being looked into and then deported . Is there any substance to these claims? The claim is that their degrees are perhaps falsified. I had read that quite a few people were picked up and taken to a deportation center allegedly. This is merely a rumour for now. I can not say it is true or factual. I would like to know if it is true though.


Favoritism in the Workplace

I was curious to know as to whether anybody had suffered any discrimination in their place of work. I wonder what kinds of discrimination occur more regularly. Do people get better deals, more classes, fewer classes, and better earners?

I also wondered if bigger employers or types of employers discriminated more. Was the discrimination nationality, skin color, looks or gender based? Does anyone feel there is discrimination in the workplace here?

I think you have to earn your corn here. I was wondering if people think you just need looks to get by.


20,000 Per Class Part -time??

Who would bother?


Pension protocols

Hi, I'm hoping someone can clarify how pension works for English teachers (US citizens).

My boyfriend and I work together, but we have different salaries. We noticed the deductions for pension on our payslips were the same amount, and that amount is lower than either of our salaries. So, we asked why this was, since pension deductions should be 4.5% of our salary.

The Korean staff member who deals with all issues related to the foreign staff gave us the following explanation:

He said that's the way the pension office does things because pension is based on your previous year's salary. Since we didn't work for that school the previous year, they reported an average salary to the NPS. He said that at the end of the year, an adjustment would be made and assured us that our pension amount would be right in the end.

Can anyone verify this information?

Thanks in advance!


What you should charge for a part-time job (should u risk it!)

Okay, I'll just literally break down a pretty generalized, optimistic vs bleakest Hakwan cost over a year, first:-

  • Hassle- 2 million won for owner of full-time employee(time taken up by extra work caused by full-time worker- worry and extra unseen cost (dinners, visa run, others)
  • Recruitment and advertising-  1- 2 million won
  • Housing about 7 million without deposit money
  • Flights- 2m
  • Pensions and health- 1.5m
  • Severance 2.3m
  •  Salary at 2.3= 27m

The total is about 40 m at worst

So let's say at its best it is 35 million

If we work out at 120 hour month- 5x 6 hours x 4 weeks

At best the Hakwan cost is 24 per hour

Worst = 27 per hour

 


Why I do not like transient employment and privates

 My opinions on why:


CRC

Hi i would dearly love to work in Korea but have hit what seems a major snag through lack of awareness. 

Everytime i apply for teaching jobs the CRC issue arises, I have no CRC as i left my home country several years ago unware that it was a requirement in teaching.

 

Does any one have any advice or faced a simialar issue?

 

Let me state i have a clean record wherever i go but this is just my word.Even if i return to my home country there is this gap in years so i don't know what to do.

 

 

 


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