Monday, April 20, 2009

Another One Bites the Dust

Six months ago there were 120 students that paid to attend our after-school English Academy. Now, the school has only 90 students. After Wednesday, the school will react to the natural consequence of losing 25% of it's customers. A 25% reduction of it's teachers.

Or more

I've been laid off.

However, with the help of my boss and the franchise of schools that my school is a part of, I already have a new job lined up. After a brief, free and legally necessary trip to Japan (visa laws...), I will start my new job next week.

My address will change (the reason I've been anti-mail this month) The scenery will change. My students will change. My co-workers will change. My classroom (the picture) will change.

Lots of change...and much will remain the same.

I will still live on the outskirts of Seoul. I will still be teaching English. I will still have to dry my clothes on a rack (rather than in a dryer). I will still call "sushi" well that's "gim bap", "won tons" those are "mandu" , and "bacon" tasty tasty bacon is "sam gip sal"


  1. Bummer, dude.
    Glad to hear that you have something else already lined up, though. And you get to go to Japan for free!
    How long is the duration of the new job?