histgirl wrote:- Pension: It is calculated in six-month increments, right? So as a 1-year JET, I would be reimbursed for the first 6 months and forfeit the last six months?
- Final Paycheck: is it pro-rated? Is it better to leave only three weeks early or should I go for the full month? How do I get the final paycheck if I'm not in Japan for it?
ladama wrote:Pension: It is calculated in 6 month increments, but you may get the full year. Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I think when they deduct pension from your paycheck, it's for the whole month or not at all, they don't seem to do "partial months". I say this because I came in Group C so my 1st paycheck was just for the 10 days I was there that August, but the amount deducted for pension was the same as a full month. So if you were Group A and pension was deducted from your July paycheck, I think as long as you pay into the pension through June, that's 12 months.
ladama wrote:Return Ticket: As Allison said, every BOE handles return tickets differently. From what I understand, the BOE has the right to refuse to pay for your ticket if you leave early, but then again, you're not leaving 3 month early, just 3 weeks, and in reality you won't miss *that* many lessons, maybe weeks worth, two weeks tops. So maybe they won't be too hard on you.
Allison_NaraPA wrote:I agree with Jarrod- If you enjoy a good relationship with your Supervisor, would you feel comfortable discussing your opportunity with them?
jarrod wrote:Do you have any nenkyuu or daikyuu to use for those three weeks? That might help. You should also just talk to your supervisor about the situation; if he/she is understanding, then it might not suck for you.
SaitamaPA_Denise wrote:If you were to cover the last three weeks entirely with nenkyu or daikyu though, then you would be able to get both six-month increments refunded, but if you break contract then you would forfeit the refund for second 6-month period.
king wrote:Does our contract not run out in the middle of the summer holidays?
There may be a way to do it with just nenkyu.
ladama wrote:Good luck to you, must be a pretty exciting trip to go through all this trouble
AVNicholls wrote:If your grad school doesn't start until August 8th don't you think you should stay and finish your contract? Traveling is kind of a sad reason to break contract in my opinion.
AVNicholls wrote: You agreed to work until the end of July, you signed a contract, to me that means something.
AVNicholls wrote:The other thing that kind of struck me was how you want to use your nenkyuu for golden week to travel and break contract to travel more.
AVNicholls wrote:Didn't you just post about professionalism in applying JET?
AVNicholls wrote:It might be better, less hassle and drama for your CO, if you sacrifice those nenkyuu days from Golden week and use them to ease your transition back home post JET.
AVNicholls wrote: Again I know this is my opinion but I think it's a bit selfish and unfair, to you, them and your successor, to put the BOE through all of this just so you can go backpacking. If it was for school/work I think I would understand but I would not break contract for this kind of thing. Maybe that's just me though.
but it is not that for the people in your town and your students. For them this is their life. Your leaving early will affect them in ways you may not even imagine. Some kids might take two ALTs leaving early as a sign that English is a waste of time or that ALTs don't care about them so they shouldn't bother...young people with their lives in transition
Gizmotech wrote:You enjoyed travelling excessively, to the point of using all your vacation time.
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