Yeah. I'm having a Korea-you-can-kiss-my-ass moment. It's actually, as usual, an MOE-you-can-kiss-my-ass moment.
Look at this shit adjustment to the contract for this year:
The Employee may reapply to another Provincial Office of Education upon completing the Term of Employment with the current Provincial Office Education by obtaining a letter of release from the current Employer which may be issued if the Employee has satisfactorily completed the current contract. However, the Employee shall not receive an Exit Allowance for the completion of the current Term of Employment nor shall the Employee receive an Entrance Allowance for the commencement of the new Term of Employment with the new Provincial Office Education. The Employee shall be paid a Settlement Allowance of 300,000 Korean Won, when he'she begins the contract with the new Provincial Office of Education.
Cunt the fuck off. So, if I 'decide' to change from one school district to another, even if I complete my contract faithfully, I still have to get a letter of "release" (release from what? if the contract is finished, I'm free to go....) from my school, and I'm out both the 2,000,000 won renewal bonus and the total 2,600,000 in entrance and exit allowances.
Basically, if I complete my contract faithfully with my school, but decide I want to change schools, I not only have to get my school's permission, but it also cancels out the 1,300,000 I'm supposed to get for finishing my contract.
The topper? I've just been informed of a mythical limit on the number of years a foreign teacher can stay at the same school. Apparently, it's three years. Which the principal mentioned in passing to Co last night. So if I stay in Korea next year, I apparently have to change schools -- I have no choice.
Boy, Korea. You really aren't a fan of foreign teachers sticking around, are you?
I'm telling you. It's one thing after another today.