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Q: Does the Employr need to supply your Release Letter before you leave them?

So, I have decided to move to a new school. The owner of my current one is not happy to say the least but this new one has better pay and benefits. Plus, I get to go farther south where it's not as cold as last year's winter.

Anyway, I was told that my release letter would be sent within 5 days of my departure. I leave June 25th and my visa expires July 31. I had requested for them to just hand me the copies and I would hand deliver them to my new school. No dice on this. I am concerned because a previous employer gave me a hard time on this very issue eventhough I had fulfilled all of the requirements of my contract.

My question is simple. Is this the usual practice? I also need to know what options do I have? This employer, unfortunately, is a little shady to say the least.

 

8 years 47 weeks ago in  Business & Jobs - Dalian

 
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What you can do is enlist the new school to help you with this problem, Since the new school WANTS you to work with them, they will do their best to make sure that they get the Release Letter and will know what to do if the present school tries to weasel out.

As to the South being warmer, DO be careful. Yes indeed, winter temperatures are not as cold as in the north BUT there is no internal heat. Classrooms, offices, restarants, etc. will always be just 1 or 2 C warmer than outside.

Best of Luck!

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It is usual practice and the piece of paper you need is part of the cancellation of your FEC in preparation to exit China or transfer jobs, The letter of recommendation is in the middle of the official copy of termination of contract. The reason why most schools have a difficult time giving foreigners these letters is simple, most training schools really have no right to hire foreigners and rely on on other schools to do the paper work. This leaves you with  two options, fight for the employer to get the letter from the school who actually sponsered you or start from scratch. Some advice, always have the letter of recommendation and termination of contract before you leave your job

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The old employer is bound by local law to give you the release letter at the end of your contract.  If he continues pussy footing you, maybe a short visit to local PSB and eplain to them you will not renew the contract and old employer is holding back on release letter.  PSB will contact old employer and tell him to five you the letter.

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A: Can a new employer help you? Possibly but it's really hard to say for
A:Can a new employer help you? Possibly but it's really hard to say for sure. I used to be involved in hiring new teachers and a couple of times we had people we wanted to hire who were having trouble with their old school - situations similar to yours. Our school was legally able to hire foreign teachers, did everything by the book and was well connected, usually schools that mess people around with visa stuff aren't operating legally so a call from our visa guy to theirs telling them they were breaking the law, we were in the middle of processing the visa stuff with the PSB and the next phone call they got regarding this teacher was likely to be from the PSB asking some hard questions was usually enough to get them to co-operate. No school doing illegal stuff wants the PSB getting too interested in what they're doing. There's a chance a new employer could figure something out if they really want to hire you but these are difficult times, their hands might be tied too.    -- Stiggs