Occurred: 2014-10-01; Posted: 2017-05-09

No respect, no pay
GnB English has a number of franchises across South Korea. Each is privately owned and run. With the exception of a few schools in Seoul, they are notorious for their poor treatment of the teachers, both native and foreign. The GnB in Gwang-yong Dong, Cholla-namdo, was no exception.

I worked as an English teacher to full classes of often over-worked and tired school children. This was not the issue - I'm an experienced ESL teacher with many years' teaching under my belt, yet I had to take teaching instruction from a CEO who could barely understand or speak English. He was also a racist with loose business ethics - each month I had to beg for my salary. I fell ill with pneumonia in the second last month of work and spent three days in bed, for which I was severely 'penalised' - the CEO paid only half my salary and refused to pay my plane ticket back home. This is illegal in S.Korea, but it doesn't bother most private hagwon owners.

GRIEVANCES
Breach of Contract
Financial Losses
Illegal Acts

RESPONSE/ MESSAGE FROM GnB English Academy
A Korean-speaking friend contacted the CEO in this regard, only to receive a garbled email that mentioned my sick-leave the month before, but actually made little sense. Perhaps the guy was drunk when he wrote it.

MORE INFO ABOUT THE SOURCE
Website:http://ang.gnbenglish.com/html/11_company/introduce/history.php
Email:jmseo@daum.net
Reference:None

ADVICE FROM Anonymous
Do your research carefully before choosing to teach at a GnB English school in South Korea. Not all, but most have a bad reputation.





COMMENTS (1)

Mila  |  2017-05-11
You're not the only one. http://forums.eslcafe.com/korea/viewtopic.php?t=179