archylgp wrote:Ovechkin wrote:I am leaving a cram school for a better teaching position...I am breaking my contract unfortunately, but I'm not happy where I am and love the new opportunity I have.
My contract says verbatim:
If the employee, for an unexpected and unavoidable reason, needs to give an early resignation before the contract period ends, then he/she must give the employer one months' prior notification in writing and help find a replacement before leaving.
Nowhere does it say I have to pay a penalty. I was scheduled to teach summer but I have found a replacement. I have given them written notification, simply stating that 30 days from now will be my last day. My boss is now asking me to put in writing that I am terminating the contract, and take full responsibility (whatever that means), and state the reason why I'm leaving. I also need to include that I was scheduled to teach summer school but now someone is taking my place.
My question is, why does she need all that in a resignation letter? In the US, a resignation letter is a two weeks notice saying, hey boss, thanks for the opportunity but I'll be moving on in two weeks. No explanation or extra info needed. My bosses are the most sneaky liars so I'm always trying to find their hidden motive. Can they use this against me when my new employer applies for my ARC or somehow use this to con money out of my last paycheck?
Has anyone resigned from their contract prematurely? What was the procedure? What does CLA and Immigration need from in order for this to run much smoother? Would I contact CLA or Immigration for more clarification as to what they need to transfer the ARC?
Thanks for any help.
Don't do it !! They don't need anything from you.
Just because you signed a contract doesn't mean the boss can make you do anything. They don't own you. Seriously, don't sign: they can't do anything legally to you for leaving now, but after you say you're going to take on full responsibility, they will try to fine you and what not. DONT' SIGN. And don't help them find a new teacher, either.
What I can't understand is why so many posters (superking here) are against breaking contracts. If you are unhappy at work, that's a big deal; you spend a lot of time there. It's best to find a better situation as soon as possible, which will make your daily life a lot more enjoyable. Bad employers lose employees and that's how it should be. At my current job, there is an extremely rude manager (the typical cranky lady that the boss gives all his work too who works 12 hrs a day). Two Taiwanese employees have quit without notice and they all signed contacts because of this women's abuse. At my first job here (Buxiban), all of the employees at the school quit before 6 months were over. By the time I left, most of their replacements had quit and several replacements of replacements had quit. Don't let this school mess with you. Tell them you won't sign anything at all. Maybe they'll fire you and that will give you a bit of time to take a nice week-long visa run to Thailand or somewhere
Yeah, that was my first instinct, which is why i told them i wasn't going to sign anything. They insist that my letter of resignation needs to state a reason. As I stated earlier, in the US, you simply say this is your 30 day notice and thats that. What does the CLA need to have my ARC cancelled from this school and transferred to my next job? They refuse to sign the termination agreement until I give them what they want in writing. I will be contacting CLA to ask specifically what I should do because my employer is not cooperating at all.
On that note...does anyone have the CLA office number in Taipei? They do speak English there yes?