Keep Me: First hand account of "teaching English in Korea illegally"
When immigration comes you find a window and jump. Granted, I have an actual visa, but it’s not for teaching so I’m just getting the light punishment. A lovely meeting at the immigration office in a few days to pay a hefty fine (I have an estimate of 500,000 won but we shall see).
Overall, I am…
see. this shit happens. Some of my friends are so blase about teaching privates. Like it “won’t ever happen to me” I refuse to teach privates because of many reasons (time vs money priorities) as well as legalities that would place my really great situation in jeapordy.
Anyway- I’m not wanting to pass judgement on keepme, just reblogging because ‘this happens!’
People snicker at my “honesty” when I say I don’t teach private lessons. Many people mention friends of friends who want a private tutor, but I always refuse. Why? Because I appreciate my job too much. I feel so privileged to be here and don’t want to be banned from Korea for a year just to get some extra cash. And also, I teach English 6 hours a day! The last thing I want to do is add on more ESL lessons that cut into my free time.
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