Sunday, February 21, 2010

Interview #2

Interview with school #2 was a bust. Longer hours for worse pay and occasionally having to work Saturdays. It's only been open for 3 months and has only a handful of students, meaning it's as likely to go under tomorrow as not.

And the owner actually asked me if I'd be willing to share my apartment if they hired another English teacher. Maybe that shit flies for Koreans, but as a foreign teacher, I expect a certain standard of living. I said no as politely as I could manage. Fortunately, Koreans have as hard a time reading foreigners as we do them, so my thinly veiled growing disgust as the interview went on went unnoticed.

And she asked if I could plan a 90 minute lesson for the four-student kindergarten class tomorrow so she could observe my teaching style before making a decision. I said OK because I'm coming down with a respiratory infection and will most assuredly lose my voice by morning.

I'll ask my director for one more interview because 3 is lucky, but school #1 is looking pretty good to me. And I really like the idea of having a higher income without having time to blow it on frivolity.

1 comment:

  1. Wow. I'm not against blowing an interview, but when you realize it's not what you wanted, it's time to boogie and get out. Better things to do with your time.

    Re: sharing your apartment - for some people that's actually preferred. You have a friend / roomie to help you cope, or so the theory goes. It could also be a sign that the school is still new and is trying to keep their expenses as low as possible.