My sister is going to teach esl in Tong-Yeong, Korea, she will be leaving at the end of this August. She just got her packet of information/contract from the recruiter a few days ago. Unfortunately she has been having bowel issues for the last year and is finally going to see a GI (as it has gone from a once in a while aggravation to all the time) and probably have a colonoscopy, hopefully before she goes. All we know so far about the health care over there is that she will pay half and the school pays half. She is looking into what she will end up paying if there is any co-pay's and things like that. I think everything changes with each school and offer.
I read her contract and it does state that there are only 10 paid sick days per year and you need a Dr's note if you take any more than 3 days off in a row and you can only get 3 paid days in a row off for sick days, so days 4, 5, etc. would not be paid.
It also goes over timeliness and stresses the importance of that. (I know when flaring it usually add's another 15 to 30 minutes to my morning routine). The contract states that they want to mutually settle any problems to everyone's benefit. However, it does not state anywhere in there that they would not let you go if you became sick and unable to work for a few weeks and then you would have to pay for your own plane ticket home and owe them for the plane ticket there (if you don't stay the full year they withold that from your last check, she would be paid at the end of each month). This is all just worst case of course, but I think it's good to know what she is potentially up against.
All that said, there appears to be some negotiating that can happen w/these contracts.
If I get more info, I will let you know. I think this is a great opportunity and hope it all works out wonderful for you!
Beth, 32 ~ small flare - hoping caused by aspirin - hydrocortisone e's
Major Flare Sept/Oct 07
UC dx'd 03/00 (Proctosigmoiditis); Pancolitis since 09/07
Azathioprine 200mg 1xday nightly; Calcium and Vit D 500mg 3xday, Multi Vit, Folic Acid 400mg 2xday, Prilosec, Probiotics.
Minimal Change Disease (Kidney Disorder) dx'd 09/07 - partial remission since 03/08
Prednisone 40mg 1xday, Simvastatin 20mg 1xday, Diovan 160mg 2xday. Tekturna 150mg 1xday, Fosomax 70mg 1xweek. MCD may be from hypersensitivty to 5ASA drugs. Do you have edema? If so, check your blood protien level!