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Korea, South in Asia (School): Seoil Foreign Language Institute - Franchise - South KoreaSeoil Foreign Language Institute is a franchise located in South Korea.


Some other names this franchise comes under:

Seoil Elementary School

Seoil English Academy


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AVOID JINI KIM and Seoil in Cheongju!
5 years ago.
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Avoid "Seoil Foreign Language Institute" in Cheongju. The director's name is Jini Kim, and she also teaches there with her Husband "Peter".
Located in Yullyang-dong Sangdang-gu (Cheongju, Chungbuk).

In the few months of working for her, she's always paid me approximately 10 days late. She deducted pension money from my paychecks, but didn't pay the pension office (I called and checked).
She insisted on paying my bills and taking them out of my salary. However, I kept getting unpaid utility bills, (of up to a few hundred thousand Won!) and I've had my gas, water, and electricity shut off many times. She made me work at 2 after-school (public school) programs besides her hogwon. The public schools actually pay the majority of my salary, however she withheld it and always paid me late (or paid in installments). Not to mention the dozens of daily lies she liked to spew. She seemed like an innocent angel when you spoke with her in person, but in reality she's a greedy monster.

She fired the guy illegally working there before me, and stopped paying him. Feeding him a bunch of lies about how her accountant ran off with her money. He can't do anything about it since they never signed a contract.

Her husband has anger managements problems. He constantly yelled at the students at the top of his lungs. I was yelled at as well, for simply asking for clarification about a lesson. I also heard him physically and mentally abuse their mentally challenged son, which I'd prefer to leave out the details...

Then one day I met someone who worked for her before me. Turns out she has a history of not paying her employees and owes millions to multiple people. She's already been reported to the labor board before, but it hasn't stopped her from shady business practices. I quit last summer, and I don't want anybody to have to experience what me and others have at her academy. She deserves to be shut down.

There is currently a civil case against her by a former employee, which if not resolved will turn into a criminal case.
The pros
The apartment is decent sized, however expect to have your utilities constantly not paid and shut off.
The cons
Just about everything
Advice to Management
Change your ways and pray that Karma doesn't exist
Institution Location
Cheongju, South Korea (Chungbuk Province)

Yullyang-Dong (neighborhood), near Nadeok-dong
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