and speaking of regular jobs... once again I am looking for a better position for next year. The resume and cover letter have been updated and everyday I have been surfing the job sites. What's wrong with my current job you say??? Oh nothing until about 5 weeks ago when my boss made up the schedule for next year and forgot to disclose to her employees that she is cutting our annual vacation time from almost 7 weeks a year to 4!
FYI Vacation time in Japan is set by the Japanese holidays. Average time off for English teachers is at least 5 weeks a year. One week for Golden Week (April), 2 Weeks for Ceremony of the Dead (August) and 2 weeks for New Years and sometimes 1 week for Spring Break (late March).But my boss has seen fit to shorten our New year's vacation and completely take away our Spring Break and Golden Week. She didn't even have the decency to send us a memo about it. She started giving the students the new schedule without even consulting the teachers. That's Ridiculous! Along with hundreds of other little things on top of this.... I have decided not to work there anymore full time after my contract is complete. However, I might stay on as an hourly worker (30 bucks an hour and 9 weeks of vacation a year thank you) because it is a really easy job and I like my students.
Juan and I have been loosely offered a full time position with our current part time company. As of yet I have not seen or signed any formal offer complete with salary and benefits. And I don't like putting all of my eggs in the same basket. So for the time being, I am back in the saddle of the proverbial job hunt once again.