I’m currently working at a kindergarten in Taipei and have an ARC throuhg this school (though it’s actually an editors ARC, I am a teacher).
I have become a bit sick of the school and the way I am treated there and am thinking about leaving, especially as I want to further my Chinese studies and my kindergarten job is holding that back.
The problem is that if I quit my school before the contract is finished but still give them 45 days notice then I have to forfeit two weeks salary. The other option is to leave during Chinese New Year then I won’t lose any money.
If I did leave without giving the 45 days notice specified in my contract could they blacklist me from getting another ARC? Could this cause problems for me in the future?
I don’t want to do this to the school, but I have told them of my displeasure at my treatment and 45 days notice and half a months salary seems excessive.