Anyone Holidayed, Lived and / or worked in....

Currently reading:
Anyone Holidayed, Lived and / or worked in....

ben

The Boss
Staff member
Joined
Mar 15, 2002
Messages
18,724
Location
Kaohsiung
The guy i work with now used to work in South Korea for 3 years.

He said you work HARD - it looks better from the outside apparently....

What would you want to do there? Just holiday or are you wanting employment?
 
OP
OP
Ozric-Al

Ozric-Al

New member
Joined
Aug 3, 2003
Messages
1,092
Location
Big-Les-Wade
Got an opportunity to work there (Seoul) for Tesco in a very similar role to the one I'm currently in (already work for them).

Just curious as to what it's like living and working there as a foreigner. Good thing is that Tesco tend to look after their international bods but as I'm a bit of an explorer I thought I'd try to find out some info from those in the know.
 
OP
OP
Ozric-Al

Ozric-Al

New member
Joined
Aug 3, 2003
Messages
1,092
Location
Big-Les-Wade
christopher watson said:
Long way to go to stack shelves ;)
tumbleweed.jpg
 

ian stilo 1.6

Stilo Xbox
Joined
Mar 7, 2005
Messages
1,617
Location
North East M'boro
been a special agent alongside the likes of bond gives you enough gadgets to save the world and go on fiat forum so dont be silly applesei
 
Last edited:
Joined
Mar 31, 2005
Messages
7,272
Location
Newcastle upon Tyne.
My college course was cancelled as we only had 8 students left, so i am now looking for another course to go on. So i am now at home whilst finding a course (determined not to sign on the dole).
 
OP
OP
Ozric-Al

Ozric-Al

New member
Joined
Aug 3, 2003
Messages
1,092
Location
Big-Les-Wade
Hey Ben. Can you add something useful to this post please (I really would appreciate YOUR insights) as the drivel-monkeys are about their business again!
 

Koa

Free dentistry available
Joined
Jun 5, 2004
Messages
6,685
Location
Bournemouth
I know a few Koreans mate, put it this way, they love coming over here for a while. Not all of them dislike it they just put up with it.
 

ben

The Boss
Staff member
Joined
Mar 15, 2002
Messages
18,724
Location
Kaohsiung
I can't say much more - as litterally thats all I know. He was a teacher out there and said the working conditions (in a school) were awful compared to out here. They were worked very hard and didn't get much in the way of benefits.

However, remember this is an english school, which was run by a Korean co (obviously) - whereas if you are going to work for Tescos, I would imagine it will be a different kettle of fish...

I will speak to my manager tomorrow for you, see if i can get some better info (y)
 
OP
OP
Ozric-Al

Ozric-Al

New member
Joined
Aug 3, 2003
Messages
1,092
Location
Big-Les-Wade
ben said:
I can't say much more - as litterally thats all I know. He was a teacher out there and said the working conditions (in a school) were awful compared to out here. They were worked very hard and didn't get much in the way of benefits.

However, remember this is an english school, which was run by a Korean co (obviously) - whereas if you are going to work for Tescos, I would imagine it will be a different kettle of fish...

I will speak to my manager tomorrow for you, see if i can get some better info (y)

Cheers Ben. You're a star! :)
 

charmed103

New member
Joined
Dec 26, 2005
Messages
1,018
Location
Back in sunny?? Derby
christopher watson said:
My college course was cancelled as we only had 8 students left, so i am now looking for another course to go on. So i am now at home whilst finding a course (determined not to sign on the dole).

without wishing to steal this thread have you contacted learn direct, they give advice about courses and stuff and it's free phone no.

www.learndirect.co.uk

All you have to do is ring up and they will advise you over the telephone or of course the old tinterweb.

but as for the actual reason for this thread, my old vicars son's both moved out and love it, they say its hard work, but worth it whatever that means!!

good luck both of u!!:D
 

ben

The Boss
Staff member
Joined
Mar 15, 2002
Messages
18,724
Location
Kaohsiung
Ozric-Al said:
Cheers Ben. You're a star! :)
He had the day off today and yesterday so I didn't get to ask. I think he's in on Sunday though, so should be able to ask then (failing that def Monday).

iIs there anything else specific you want me to ask?
 
OP
OP
Ozric-Al

Ozric-Al

New member
Joined
Aug 3, 2003
Messages
1,092
Location
Big-Les-Wade
ben said:
He had the day off today and yesterday so I didn't get to ask. I think he's in on Sunday though, so should be able to ask then (failing that def Monday).

iIs there anything else specific you want me to ask?

Cheers Ben.

Basically anything about the business culture and their management styles, living expenses and what it's like to live in Korea (particularly Seoul).

Also any hints and tips on general culture so as to ensure I don't offend anyone and any tips on good books to read and websites to look at on culture and language would be great.

Thanks again.
 
Top