Currently I have been teaching at cram for the past year and few months. I completed one contract with them and resigned this past April to teach for another year. One of my good friends who I have met here works at a very good school and they do not have openings very often. As of now they have an opening and my friend recommended me to their management. I interviewed and was offered the position. I normally do not like to break contracts and working permits, but this school has a lot of good opportunities and benefits and on average most foreign teachers have been there for 5 years. I have long term plans and goals in Taiwan and I just see myself at this other school long term than my current school.
I have done some research on canceling work permits and have a general idea of how the process will go. I was hoping some people could give me some advice who have been through a similar situation and help answer some of the following questions.
I have read that if you have worked at a place for over a year but less than three you have to give a 20-day notice. I am signed on as a part time teacher, does this apply to my situation as well?
Once the NIA cancels my ARC, how long do I have for my new school to apply for my work permit before I face potentially having to leave the country, which I want to avoid at all costs.
I know I need my school and myself to sign a cancel of contract paper to give to the CLA, is there any other things my school needs to sign. I am worried that my current school will be upset with me. They have a high turnover rate of teachers, and they are the type of management that would do something sneaky out of revenge. I just want to be prepared in case they try anything sneaky to me.
Any other information or troubles I could potentially face would be much appreciated. Thank you