You may have heard about my awful first 6 months in Korea with CPIS. I arrived and started working within 12 hours only to find out the “school” that hired me was a huge web of lies. We had issues with paychecks, health insurance, eviction notices, incompetent administration and just about every issue that you hear about from a hagwon.
You can read about my struggle to find a new job and acquire a “letter of release,” the threats and accusations the administration came up with and a wholly negative work environment but I’m happy to announce they shut down!
I do feel sorry for any teachers who lost their jobs and if you happen to be one of them don’t hesitate to contact me. I’ll do my best to help you get a better job! As for the kids its nice to hear they’ll have a brief reprieve from the long hours in school although I”m sure their parents have already found alternate hagwons.
I usually don’t like to rejoice over someone else’s misfortune but the circumstances that this atrocious school & administration created soured my first experiences in Korea. They took advantage of us every time they could and instilled a false mistrust of Korean administrators that I’m still working through. So today I will let that smile creep into a grin as word about my old hagwon’s closure fills me with joy.