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Q: Want to cancel newly issued work permit to join another employer.

Hi everyone. I am a PhD working in a private university in Shanghai. They hired me as a business teacher. However, I had been working online for 3 years due to COVID, while trying to enter China multiple times.. I arrived in China last month. I have got my work and residence permit issued for the first time. I have got a lucrative job offer in another province, they have an age limit. So, I need to join them a soon as possible. My plan is to give my current employer 30 days notice and ask them to cancel my current work permit (which was issued last month). How should I go about it? Any suggestions from experts and people with similar experiences?

2 weeks 6 hours ago in  Visa & Legalities - China

 
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Used to be that it didn't matter much. You could do a runner/put in your notice/break your contract without too much worry about retaliation from pissed employers. Sure, they'd try to hold your last pay/fine you for a breach of contract/refuse to give you a release letter, but the local SAFEA branch would make them comply, and it wasn't as if you would get blackballed.

 

NOW... of course they can try the same tactics, except that there no longer is a SAFEA to support you (you'll have to hire a lawyer), and thanks to the new things that go with the "new digital system," if they give you a bad recommendation, it actually CAN effectively act as a blackball.  
 

TLDR: finish your contract. 

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Used to be that it didn't matter much. You could do a runner/put in your notice/break your contract without too much worry about retaliation from pissed employers. Sure, they'd try to hold your last pay/fine you for a breach of contract/refuse to give you a release letter, but the local SAFEA branch would make them comply, and it wasn't as if you would get blackballed.

 

NOW... of course they can try the same tactics, except that there no longer is a SAFEA to support you (you'll have to hire a lawyer), and thanks to the new things that go with the "new digital system," if they give you a bad recommendation, it actually CAN effectively act as a blackball.  
 

TLDR: finish your contract. 

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I admit to being sceptical as to your arrival date in China - December, and now the univeristy would be on Spring Festival break.

so 1 month (or less) of work and then a break.

given the amount of time in the interview process and visa issuing requires, again your story has holes in it.

 

Spring Festival having just started a few days ago, I doubt any new employer would require a foreign employee to start "as soon as possible" when the country is essentially "closed", and will probably be closed for the next few weeks.

 

And to be honest, i doubt the OP will even reply

 

 

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Your contract should have all the specifications as to what is required. 

Blondie_:

claiming to have a PHD does not guarentee that someone is able to read these days.

Some of the most so-called 'intelligent' ('educated') people i have met are also the most stupid.no
 

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In my experience even if there are resignation/termination options in the T's&C's of the contract the employer can twist them to make resigning difficult/expensive or not possable at all.

icnif77:

Unless, you spot the party A (employer) violates the contract ... which is very often or almost all the time.

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well, I feel like you can have a conversation with your employer first. then see where it goes from there. you both can come up with an agreement

Blondie_:

seems you have never worked in China.

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