Breaking contract after 7 months...advice/info needed?

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redballetshoes
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Joined: 12/16/2011 - 20:07
Breaking contract after 7 months...advice/info needed?

I need to quit my hangwon job after what will be 7 months due to family issues back home.

Sarah Hansen
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Joined: 03/31/2010 - 12:00
Re: Breaking contract after 7 months...advice/info needed?

I think your boss will be disappointed that you're leaving, but happy that you aren't just pulling a midnight run, and actually giving the 2 months notice reuired in your contract.

In terms of paying back your inbound airfare, that's a contractual thing. Most of the EPIK, GPIK, SMOE contracts have a "if you leave before 6 months, you have to repay airefare" and a number of hogwans have followed suit.

Read your contract. If there's nothing in there about repaying airfare, you're fine.

 

michaeldlee
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Joined: 02/24/2011 - 00:57
Re: Breaking contract after 7 months...advice/info needed?

You'll really just have to refer to your employment agreement.  Those terms are agreed upon by school/teacher at the time of negotiation. 

Also, from how I read your post, it looks as if you haven't fulfilled six months.  Technicalities may require the six months of service before notification of resignation. 

Good luck. 

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Re: Breaking contract after 7 months...advice/info needed?

You don't have to wait six months to resign. You can resign on your first day if you want to.