I am currently working at an unnamed private elementary school in the Taipei area. I currently have an on-the-face-of-it good relationship with my employers, but I do not wish to continue due to the face that my base salary is so low in relationship to the level of administration that I do.
I wish to move to an international school and have had a few interviews and have more pending. This was looking pretty good until my current school tried to lock me into another contract by shoving it into my face and asking for it to be signed on the spot. I refused to do so until I had had time to discuss it with my family.
Now I am being given the cold shoulder when asking for a letter of recommendation from my superiors. I am also not getting much of a response when asking for a certificate of employment from them.
I have previous employers who have said they’d provide me with the documents I need, but one of them was not from an elementary school. Still, some documents required state a preference for documents from my most recent employer. Is there anything I can do, given that I will complete my contract in good faith (and to the best of my ability) to ensure that my current employer supplies me with a letter of recommendation and employment certificate?
I have had a look around on this forum for answers and found something about in “implicit obligation” regarding the certificate, but not much else. Perhaps my search skills are lacking, but I would appreciate any insight into this.