It happened a lot sooner than I expected, and for different reasons than I imagined.
My contract isn't getting renewed at the end of February due to budget cuts. My coteacher told me this decision has nothing to do with the school, as my evaluations were excellent. I called the Ministry of Education but they told me the decision was made by a committee that isn't obligated to tell me why or how they decided who would be let go.
25% of us were cut in 2013, and another 30% will be cut in 2014 with no new-hires.
The budget cuts have been in the works for a long time. I just assumed that I would at least be safe for two years. Bad assumption. I've mentioned my thoughts on this subject before and I can not blame them in the least for getting rid of us. I don't have any indignation about it, I'm just annoyed by the money this is gonna cost me, but above all, the time. Fuck job hunting and fuck Hagwons.
Where do I go from here? I am not out of things to say and stories to write, but neither am I out of girls to fuck, and right now that's my priority. My girlfriend will be here for another year and a half, so I'm looking for another job in the meantime. It's likely to be shitty, but where I am in life right now, I think it's best I just eat the loss and be thankful for all the easy money I got from the Korean government.
You don't need a degree in economics to see that this had been coming. The TEFL scene in Korea is quickly becoming as competitive as it has been in Japan post-NOVA collapse.
Totally scored another job. Take that, economy!