Monday, June 29, 2009

Well, That Doesn't Seem Legal

Apparently Korean hagwons are quite concerned that all of us dirty foreigners are going to infect the Korean populace with swine flu. At first there were just some teachers in quarantine. Then there were the bosses who wanted their foreign staff to refrain from socializing with other foreigners. Now I've started hearing about schools who are insisting that they will fire teachers or dock their pay if they leave the country on vacations this summer.

Koreans are still going on holiday, of course. And my students haven't taken up washing their hands after they pee. But forcing teachers to stay in country during their incredibly short vacation time is totally going to save the country from a pandemic.

Perhaps the hagwon owners need to watch this.

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