Looking to teach English in Korea?

I posted earlier about what to expect under some of the worst case scenarios.  Now here are a few amusing job ads that seem to go with that post.


You really gotta laugh when you see dumb listings like this.  First, smoking is still way too popular here but slowly declining.  Recently the Government passed a new law banning smoking from restaurants.  Now, regardless of any laws, they have to be enforceable and given that the vast majority of restaurants are not franchised, these owners will not alienate their clientèle but trying to tell them they can’t smoke there any more.  Now the bigger chains, the ones that are easy and obvious to control and fine, have done it.  It’s only a matter of time before this really starts to get into the smaller places but I’m not holding my breath (heh) on that to happen any time soon.

Now for the ‘right handed’ thing.  That’s just ludicrous.  Superstitious and severely outdated.

apartment is quite nice except...
“apartment is quite nice except…”

This guy is not helping any.  It is odd that the school is looking for a married woman.  In fact, we suspect that my wife didn’t get many offers because she IS married.  Heck, even one recruiter asked her ‘What happens if you get pregnant?’ as if that has never happened  or could never happen to any other single female who has sex.  Geeze.

“The apartment is quite nice (EXCEPT FOR THE MOLD)” (emphasis mine).

This is both a dumb design on Korea’s building code and subsequent lack of effort to control mold on the tenants part.  See the vast majority of building do not have anything like central air or heating.  They are not designed to allow air flow.  The only way this happens is by opening the window, regardless of the weather.  Although we have learned a well placed fan running on a low-speed will keep air moving around and prevent such crap from growing.  It’s amazing how many people don’t realize this.

Author: DragonDon

Having a love of travel has lead me to move to South Korea in 2010. Moving to an Eastern culture from a Western culture is a wild experience and there is never a dull day!

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