Without going into detail, I have been working at the same difficult public school (government) for 2 years. The principal changed in August and that has put me under more pressure from some devious colleagues. My contract finishes in December and I am happy to let it run down. However, that is more than 2 months away and I feel a vague sense of threat like people who never wanted me there in the first place might try to trump something up before the end to terminate the contract in an undignified way. I hope I am wrong. So my questions are.
`. At present I am relying on the 6 month extension of visa to ride out covid here. If I suddenly faced a termination in late October or November, what could I do about the visa? If it is immediately terminated and I must leave giving no chance to extend?
- What would happen to bank accounts etc? I still have quite a bit of money here and maybe I could not transfer without the ARC? Would the bank even let me operate the account?
3 If the ARC was terminated in a day or a few days do I have a grace period to get out? Anything I can do?
This is definitely me looking at a worst case scenario and I hope none of it will happen, But I feel vaguely in my mind that some people there are going to try to pay off old debts and give me a bad send off. Perhaps it would be best to resign–but that would be for the end of November leaving me only one month short of contract completion, so what would be the point?
Any advice from long timers about the practical aspects? If they quickly cancelled a job and a visa what should I do? Is there time to get to the immigration office to apply for an extension? How about bank accounts and getting access to money, transfers?
It has been pretty toxic for a while, but the covid situation kept me still.