If you're (tentatively) planning on teaching here for the longish haul, how do you feel about the Korean premium on youth/attractiveness for their foreign teachers? Aren't you afraid of waking up 35 and undesired by the Korean educational system?
Well, first of all, I've got quite a ways to go before I hit 35. Ten years, to be exact. So it's not exactly a pressing matter.
But no, I'm not really worried about it. I'm not exactly a looker as things stand, and fail on a lot of the supposed "Koreans only want to hire young blonde thin beautiful foreign women" criteria. It hasn't affected me so far. And I should think, if I keep working hard, it really won't. I know plenty of teachers who have much better jobs than I do who are over 35. They've never had an issue.
Now. Once I'm like 60, I might run into some problems. But hopefully by the time I'm 60, I won't have to worry about working anymore.