I’ve been at a school teaching for about 3 months now and unfortunately I’ve decided the whole teaching thing is really not for me, at least at this time. Becoming more miserable and stressed by the day so I don’t think it’s possible to stick it out a whole year.
I’m a bit worried because it says in the contract that at least 3 months notice must be given, which seems extreme considering this notice period would be longer than my stay at the school so far.
Ideally I’d like to quit, give a more reasonable notice period (max I think I could handle would be 30 days), then get my proof of work terminated letter from the school and extend my ARC by 6 months.
The contract states no mention of monetary penalties for breaking the contract, but it does say that not completing the contract may negatively affect future work permit applications.
Stressing out over what to do, I don’t want to land myself on some ‘blacklist’, as I don’t want to screw myself out of any future employment in Taiwan. I thought this was reserved for those that did a runner without ever letting the school know they intended to leave, but I’m concerned by the contract wording this isn’t the case.
I remember reading there are different scenarios depending on the reason quitting (article 14, 15 or 16 or along those lines?). Thing is the school is on the whole very good, and have not done anything wrong as far as I’m aware, so will breaking the contract be a problem?
Any advice or links to useful resources on this would be massively appreciated.