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Fired in Korea - what next? 
10th-Feb-2011 08:56 pm
I was fired yesterday after five months of work, when I finish it will be six months. This is all the teaching experience I have, do I include it on my resume or do I leave it out?

I was dismissed because some students have apparently complained that my classes are boring. I've had a few disputes with my boss (unpaid overtime, late pay, no holidays etc) and I'm taking it to the labour court. So it's not like I turned up drunk. But I'm really not sure what to do.

Any advice appreciated. TIA :)
15th-Jul-2011 12:05 pm (UTC)
I see that you posted this a long time ago, but I'll still reply---

I'm not sure if you have a case with the labor board because you were fired less than six months into your contract, and they gave you the month notice. Less than six months means that you are still a "probationary employee" under the law.

I would just do a visa run and look for another job-- personally I wouldn't mention the last one.

Also, while in Korea you are teaching, students still need to have fun and enjoy your lessons. I play games all the time, but I incorporate whatever they're learning into the games that I play. Basically, if you are too boring or too strict, then your job will be in jeopardy. So next time be sure to including fun on the agenda :-)

Anyway, hope everything went well!
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