Again with the late night post…

Here I am…writing at 2:30 yet again.

But I can’t sleep. Again.

I waited til 9pm last night, and when I didn’t hear back…I shot off an email to one of the new contacts that I was introduced to yesterday.

Guess what?
They emailed me back within two hours. I’m sure the other one gets a lot of applications, but it would have been nice to stick to their own deadline, or just tell me “no”. In any case, I’ve dusted my hands of them.

Now, I mentioned that I needed to be back in Toronto for my friend’s wedding in November. I let them know that in the preliminary email. All my friends who have taught in Korea at Hakwon’s have said that they haven’t had issues with taking vacations. But then again, they did this back when they graduated undergrad about 7 years ago. Guess things have changed, as even the Hakwons have more strict days for vacation times.

In any case, if I don’t take a week off, they are willing to discuss working with me. That is going to be tight, but then again AY knows. I’m thankful she would rather me be there for a short while, rather than not being there at all. So, how have I worked the schedule?

  • Leave Korea Wednesday night, come back to Toronto by Wednesday night
  • Attend rehearsal dinner Thursday/Friday night
  • Ensure I know choreography for the dance
  • Make sure bridesmaid dress is alright
  • Be awesome for her wedding day, and cry buckets for my dear friend
  • Dance the evening away
  • Send off the happy couple
  • Run back home, grab luggage
  • Hop back on plane Sunday morning, arrive back in Korea Monday morning

At least…that is the plan so far. Otherwise, maybe I can find a half year gig, transfer my E2 into an F4, and tutor until the wedding. Ah…molla. Guess we will see what this recruiter says. Either way, I’ve started digging up all the English Conversation materials I used at SA many years ago. Also started looking for games. Doesn’t hurt to have something prepared right :P

*fingers crossed*

4 thoughts on “Again with the late night post…”

  1. I hate it when recruiters or employees don’t reply that the position has been filled. How hard is it to give us a little heads up so we can move on to other offers?

    1. Ah yes…that is a problem. I dropped one recruiter for that very reason. This one was just not replying in the time frame they said they would. So I gave up and moved on…only to have them email me yesterday saying I had qualified to their screening step -____- Anyway, have a meeting set on Monday with someone else, so hoping that will go well :)

  2. In addition to promptness, what else do you look for in a recruiter? What do you recommend for finding someone good?

    1. Hi Roman~
      I would say how they reply to your questions. Also, make sure they understand what it is that you are looking for, if you have specific requests.

      Also, keep in mind that they get a pay day once you sign on. So, don’t let them pressure you to do what they want.

      I can’t say that my experience was the best, but if you need anything I’ll try and do my best to help :)

      Good luck!

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