Wintermute here and all this week we are going to be talking about certain things you should look out for when signing your contract. Sadly this is something that I have more experience then I wish I did. I have seen my fair share of contracts in the past and had to turn down quite a few, and had to live through my mistakes of not being more careful at what I read.
Some of you may think I am being picky or spoiled, but you have to understand that these contracts are made to protect the hell out of the school and use you as a tool. Now it’s not always intentional, really it isn’t, you have to remember that English is not their first language and perhaps they don’t understand that the wording is a bit off.
I cannot stress enough just how important it is for you to contest something that you are not comfortable with signing. I know that it’s hard, the contract is right there in front of you and all you have to do is sign it and you have a job and are off to Korea. In this day and age we don’t have the luxury of denying a job, but as you read my post throughout the week you will come to understand that it’s better for you to play it safe instead of rushing into something you don’t fully understand.
My post will cover questions such as:
Student cap – It’s enough that I want to teach, but how many?
Duties – They pay me; does that mean I have to do what they say at school?
Accommodations – What will my apartment be like, and just how far is it?
Training – I have never taught a class before, will they be training me?
Wage/Hours – They told me over the phone but it’s not listed in the contract, I can trust them right?
I hope you all look forward to our discussions and learn a little something from what I have to teach this week. Be sure to come back everyday and leave comments and questions.