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EFL Teacher - 2010-02-01

In response to the article posted below.

Out of interest, i typed in YES English Academy, Ulsan on a search engine. I would also like to add that the school were awful to a couple i knew who worked at YES at the same time as me. The boyfriend of the couple had just had a colonoscopy and an endoscopy on the same day. He was up all night after taking the diarrhea meds and was in pain and drowsy after the hospital visit. There was no way he could teach. When i saw him, he just looked awful, absolutely awful. He had called his boss Stacy from Samsungdong and she said that if he didn't go into school then she wouldn't give him or his girlfriend their leaving bonus. She was such a B***CH to him and he treated them so well. I didn't work at YES for long. I left soon after the couple i spoke about, as i knew what YES were like. When i worked in another place in Korea, it was great. Not at all like there.

I also just read that someone wrote YES actually charged people the whole price of their medical insurance, and told them that that was only half!!! What a bunch of nasty people they are to take advantage of teachers like that. They should be ashamed of themselves.

If all of things written about this school aren't enough to put you off working there, i don't know what is.

Take extreme caution taking any position at a school who would treat employees like slaves.

Where good teachers go to die!

Aside from the horrendous teaching conditions & overall amazing lack of professionalism, the following reasons made my and other co-workers time teaching in Korea awful.
1. They stole money from foreign teachers' paychecks.
2. They stole all the foreign teachers' passports & refused to give them back until they were threatened with the Ministry of Labor. They took them because they "didn't want any foreign teachers to run away".
3. They tried to sack my co-workers just before the end of the contract to try and cheat them out of their severance pay and flights.
4. They went into multiple teachers housing and searched through their personal belongings (they also admitted to this when confronted)
5. Mr. Kim (the owner) repeatedly tried to persuade foreign teachers to not get medical insurance so that they did not need to pay.
6. They harrassed foreign teachers at home when they are ill off work (depsite doctor's note). This even occurred when my friend/co-worker was off with stress due to his father dieing.
7. They repeatedly did not pay the teachers' taxes to the government & pocketed the money themselves.
8. They did not allow holiday allowance given in contract.
9. They did not provide any materials for teaching - it was often difficult to even have a book for the class.
10. They tried to deduct more money etc from teachers' wages, even though not in contract.
11. Mr.Kim (the owner) openly stated that he had "no respect for foreigners" and is "prejudice" towards them.
12. Poor/dirty housing conditions.
13. Education and effective teaching methods were last priority, if considered at all.
14. The recruiter and owners/directors lied to different people and couples that they would be working in the same schools, however when they arrived they were told that this was no longer the case.
15. Illegally took "holding money" away from the teachers' paychecks to discourage them from running away.
16. Deducted money from severance pay without teachers' consent.
17. The 'head director' Stacy would interrupt your class to shout at you in front of your students for irrelevant matters such as if one of them (students) was not sitting up straight enough.

If you have any type of TEFL experience/training and qualifications, you would find this school and their inexperienced managers absolutely soul destroying. There are many many more awful things to be said about this company & their racist & arrogant owners......if you want to have a good experience in Korea teaching, i would strongly suggest going elsewhere.

You should also beware of the recruiter 'sally' who is fully aware of all of these matters yet continues to recruit on their behalf and wax lyrical about their professionalism.

There are much better schools out there. Learn from the mistakes of others and give this company a miss.

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Re: Black List IN KOREA - ONLY NATIVE ENGLISH, Suwon -- Ex Korea teach -- 2016-04-26
Re: Black List IN KOREA - ONLY NATIVE ENGLISH, Suwon -- J.C Dasch -- 2012-07-12
Hidding your real name, e-mail -- no details -- Sun -- 2004-10-05
BEWARE OF MAGGOTS TEACHING ENGLISH -- Mark -- 2004-10-06
Don't let the innocent suffer -- Incheon -- 2004-10-06
so what? -- me -- 2004-10-06
reply to Sun -- Ito -- 2004-10-05
Thank you Ito and Mark -- Sun -- 2004-10-06
such a brilliant response -- me -- 2004-10-05
Write like a maggot and smell like a maggot -- Sun -- 2004-10-06
from obscene to illiterate -- me -- 2004-10-06
illiterate is you: -- Sun -- 2004-10-06
and the song goes on -- me -- 2004-10-09
Ungrateful -- Sun -- 2004-10-10
Really, Sun? -- Prudence -- 2004-10-12
Re: Really, Sun? -- Sneaky Pigeon -- 2010-08-31
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