Browsing through the ads here, and around, I see the pay is not going up in line with costs. I think any offer below 2.5 million should not be considered. Two million won is not the 2m of the early 2000s. just look at the increase in prices of beer, ciggies, food and housing.
I think this was the same thing said about five years ago. Hakwans """"seem """"to be struggling these days in the main. If you cannot afford the extra 200 bucks, then you should not be in business. An average- sized Hakwan, decent earner should have at least 60 students. They claim poverty, but I beg to differ.
I would say that a really good one would have 150 kids. I am seeing an average of 50-60. If you do the numbers, the money is okay. In my experience, the Hakwan of yesteryear could afford four teachers and a Waygook. In those days, pre-2007, a Hakwan might have 140 kids.