I'd say that you're spot on .S-B wrote:It sounds to me more that G-Comm doesn't really know what it's let itself in for.
By the sounds of it (somebody tell me if this is true or not), the former FP staff may be doing all the rehiring, as GComm themselves don't really know how to approach this. If that's the case, then there's going to be people chopped for not being "loyal" etc. That wont be on the say of GComm, it'll be on the say of the old foreign staff.
I think GComm rushed into this without giving it much thought. It was a headline grabber, but now they have to deal with the reality.
This is going to be an open can of worms for a long time now.
This was posted over on gaijinpot.
Rejected By G-Com, anyone else?
I was a NOVA teacher, previously a JET for the maximum three years. I haven't heard of this happening (my situation) to anyone else, so i thought i'd put my experience out there for better or for worse.
Last Monday i was called to say i would not be hired by the new company. Main reasons cited were friction with a flatmate (mainly because we had to live in a one bedroom ex-managers apartment, and his nocturnal activities were causing problems) and 12 sick days in 1 year and 10 months. I'm pretty sure in the last week of hell, i handed a weeks worth of paid holidays request form, to a staff member and it wasn't processed(which obviously looks bad on a file). I don't remember taking that many and the year previous, only one sick day was taken. Just before this my area manger quit as did the two japanese managers. Obviously there are two sides(and more to this story, but lets just say management weren't very helpful during my time there) to a story, but i would just like to know if anyone else has been rejected (maybe for the better)for similar or petty excuses.
I do feel i was a victim of nicely planned cull. No i wasn't perfect, but i was a good teacher and still remain in contact with my students and Japanese managers. As for the foreign managers, well if you can't say something nice...........
Just wanted to put word out, to see if any other people are in the same boat. I'm soon to be homeless and am unemployed (offically, if and when NOVA goes bankrupt). I asked the guy who informed me that i wouldn't rehired, what do i do now, with which he replied, 1) Firstly "you're shocked?" mildly incredulously, 2) Then offered his sagely advice: "Get a job."
I called NOVA personnel about the apartment and said i had to get out ASAP.
Please hold off on the flames, but thoughtful insight (yes, maybe impossible)would be appreciated.