When Things Fall Apart (Suddenly Stressed!)

My coworkers and I were just recently told that our school is merging with another at the end of June. We were also told that we might be laid-off because of it. None of us had a say in what happened, and we don’t know if what is happening is legal, or not. If I am let go, I will have to find another school to teach at in July. My current contract (as well as my coworkers’) ends in August, but with this merger, we won’t be able to finish. There are lots of questions and nobody seems to give a straight answer to us about anything.

So, I’m making plans to find other schools if I need to. I hope this doesn’t happen to anybody else here in Korea. 😦

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5 responses to “When Things Fall Apart (Suddenly Stressed!)

  1. That is all kind wouldn’t want to work in a school like that. Also look over your contract and see if the school will buy back your time. They are in breach of your contract.

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    • I know, my coworkers and I are currently discussing to do (as a group) over these next few days. We want to make our case together to ensure we can receive proper advice and stuff from the Labor Department.

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  2. I am so sorry. I know you’ll want to stay in South Korea. Why wouldn’t the merger include you and your co-workers?

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    • I don’t know why our contracts aren’t being upheld. It’s frustrating for all of us, but we have a plan of action. We hope to get some answers over the next few weeks. Thanks for your concern!

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  3. Awh, I’m sorry to hear that. 😦 Definitely stressful, and definitely not fair. Something similar happened to me, and I found that when all the teachers got together to discuss options, it made it a lot less scary. I really hope that everything works out for you!

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