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Q: I want to quit, whats the worst my boss can do?

I have been working for an English training school for 6 months and even though I enjoy my students and coworkers, I have a really big problem with management.  I also recently found out that I make much less than my male co-workers (because my stupid boss worships the male teachers).  My contract doesn't end until March 2013 but I can't take it anymore....I really want to quit, but I am afraid of the consequences.  What is the worst that could happen? 

 

According to my contract, if I leave with more than 6 months left in my contract, I have to pay 20,000 rmb. But I highly doubt this rule, because another teacher just quit on the spot one day and didn't come back (this happened before I started working there).  I know I am being taken advantage of and my friend can introduce me to a new job where I work half as much but get paid twice as much.  I know I want to quit, I just don't know how to go about it.

 

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8 years 8 weeks ago in  Business & Jobs - China

 
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If you are ill for longer time consecutively (more than 30 days), they will let you go. Every Contract has that provision in it. School won't be paying too long for your sick leave, I think!

 

I would do that! Say to physician, your back hurts when you are walking.

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Most worst they will not give you experience certificate/reliving certificate/no due certificate/no objection certificate.. like that..

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Here is the worst case scenario:

 

1) They cancel your work visa (They are actually required to do this by law.)

2) They demand that you honor your contract and pay the 20k or they will not give you the release letter that a lot of legit employers require.  (This letter releases the hiring company of any liability of hiring you due to non-competition agreements, etc...)

3) They send thugs to beat you to a pulp until you pay.  (This is REALLY worst case scenario.)

4) They refuse to give you your expert certificate till you honor your contract.  (If they are holding it.)

5) They refuse to give you your passport until you honor your contract.  (Again, if they are holding it.)

 

Of course, this only matters if you plan on staying in China (except for #5) and getting another teaching job.

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Work half as much and get twice the pay? How much are you actually making there? local wages? 

 

If I were you I would just wait it out one more month to bypass the 6 months rule to save yourself headaches later on. They can make your life a living hell here depending on who they know.

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try to not work hard then the boss will fire you and cancel your visa....that's it

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you can quit this job.only you should tell your leader firstly.Many contracts is form.who will transfer your salary to your bank in the next month.

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If you want to stay in China, it's tricky. If not, just pull a runner.

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you are pathetic. you negotiate a contract with a school and mid way through you wanna leave because you think you found a better offer. how can you claim your school is taking adavantage of you? are you a juvenile? are you mentally retarded? if not than you as a fully functional adult are responsible for holding up your end of the contract. you claim you have trouble with the management, give details! your problem is that you were too stupid to do any research prior to signing your contract. and i have a question for you, if the job offers twice the pay and half the work, then why is it vacant at this stage ? i hope you quit, sign with that other school and it turns out to be a scam. and because you went against your word (contract) you will be forced to leave china (no legit school will hire a nutjob w/o a release letter).

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If you can get the higher salary just quit

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firstly, i would like to know if you are chinese.I am working as HR diretor, perhaps my advice may help you. Please feel free to contact me.
Good luck.

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The best thing is to confront the relevant authorities and consult them without heist

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I would quit by not vilolating the contract if possible, it is not good for your working background if you want it to be on your resume.

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What your boss can do: whine and moan and make a lot of noise then providing you give one full month notice, he can say goodbye by giving you a separation letter. That's it

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