jpsensei wrote:So is it safe to assume we won't know until the 31st? I think they can't tell us until the COs receive our reply forms anyways.
No, because what I said was after the 31st, after the COs have contacted their AETs. So you will hear by the 31st I expect. You're right, you will not hear until the COs have reply forms (but an inside secret - my BoE knowd who's coming already so...)
dtrue wrote:That's brutal that if they know they can't tell us. All this waiting........I mean I understand and all but still i don't like the waiting.
You guys have nothing on the waiting we did last year. Also - welcome to the JET programme. All it IS is waiting.
Just wondering, do you get paid for your time doing eikaiwa or tutoring? Or is that something you are "volunteering" to do?
As per the JET rules - you are not allowed to be paid money for anything other than the job you do - the wage you recieve from your CO is IT. You are permitted to do work in exchange for Japanese lessons, food, social things, but money crossing hands is a BIG NO NO, and you could get in to a lot of trouble for it. I do a lot of extra stuff, and so my Japanese friends help me with things like arranging tea ceremony classes, having me round for lunch, helping with my mystery post etc. You'll probably find you'd do this stuff for free anyway, because it's nice just being involved in a community!