CDI + April Warning! Airfare Reimbursement!

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TheGord
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CDI + April Warning! Airfare Reimbursement!
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Anyone that has been offered a job by CDI or APRIL ENGLISH (ChungDahm) should really be careful about accepting the job as is! They offer airfare REIMBURSEMENT! They DO NOT give PREPAID airfare! They make you buy your airfare to Korea and then attend training in Seoul. If they don't like you after you arrive, they will fire you! In the past, this was not a big deal as they would give you a release letter and you could just get a new job. However, now you need to get your ARC card (Alien Registration Card) before you can transfer your visa to a new school. The new immigration policy means it will take over a month to get your ARC card! That means you will be stranded in Korea for at least a month before you can start a new job. That is 1 month where you are paying for your own bills! I met someone recently and he is in a really bad situation because of this. BE CAREFUL! Almost every other hagwon in Korea will prepay your flight! So make sure you negotiate the contract and have them buy your flight upfront!

TheGord
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Re: CDI + April Warning! Airfare Reimbursement!

I met another person that has fallen victim to the airfare reimbursement.

4-6 weeks in Busan without a job is a long time to wait!