Interesting reading about money.. I didn't know you could jump up the payscale so much in Korea so my opinion of it has changed a bit.
For example I know several people over the years who have worked, or rather have been at work, for 7-9 hours a day for 2.2-2.4 million won. And that's fine for many people. But when you consider that you can make 2.7 million won for an after school program for 4 hours a day (minus accomodation) its really not the best way to make money.
Recruiters get paid to stick people into jobs and a disproportionate number of these jobs which are through recruiters are the bottom of the barrel jobs which schools have problems filling.
Most of the better positions I've seen here don't use recruiters and instead hire directly from people who are actually here already.
Now don't think I'm saying all recruiter jobs are bad and all non-recruiter jobs are good. I'm just speaking in general.
Basically if you want to make money in korea get a morning job teaching kindy or adults and couple that with an afternoon position at an after school program, and if you really want to make more you can find another job teaching adults or possibly highschool kids at night.
Simple example; my friend works 8am-11am at a kindy school for 1.8 a month. 1pm-5/6pm at an after school program for 2.7 a month(2 saturdays a month included), and 7-9/10pm at an adult school for 2.0/2.1 a month. (2 saturdays a month included).
Now that's long hours yes but she makes 6.6 million won a month before tax. Just under 6 after tax I believe (over 4000 euro). 600,000 is rent as accomodation isn't included.
3 jobs isn't usual and my friend was lucky to find jobs where the hours and locations worked out well for her. 2 jobs are quite usual these days though.
|I've mentioned that people should consider Vietnam before in this thread but no one cares.. Keeps supply low.|