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Archive for July 12th, 2010

Korean Entertainer Salaries

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Some food for thought.   I already knew this but a lot of entertainers barely scrape by.

The NTS statistics reveal that the average annual income of an entertainer in 2008 was W28.5 million — W38 million for actors, W26 million for singers and W11 million for models.

Of course this is just an average and based on their ‘declared’ income.

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July 12, 2010 at 10:39 am

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Daegu Pedophile

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It seems that I haven’t posted in awhile.  If you’ve been reading this blog, you know that this time of year is the busiest recruiting season so consequently I’ve been absolutely swamped.

Probably the biggest news in the ESL industry in Korea these days is the creepy 55 year old teacher who molested little boys in Daegu and then fled the country.  This just adds fuel to the fire of all the incidents regarding sex assaults against minors but this particular incident will again put another black eye on the reputation of foreigners (especially English instructors) in Korea.  Nothing irks me more than sex offenders, especially the ones that prey on little kids.  There’s only one solution for these guys.

The word that we’ve been hearing from immigration is that all potential E-2 candidates must now get a national criminal check (FBI) instead of the state background check that currently suffices.  The guy accused actually had a F-2 (yes, he ditched his wife in Korea) so I’m assuming that they will be checked too.  It won’t kick in until next year.  There suppose to post a notice this week so I’ll update once I hear more about it.

Once again, one loser makes it harder for everyone else.  I’d be willing to place a bet that this guy doesn’t even have a criminal record back home.  Remember when they made everyone get a criminal background check for the E-2?  The guy who taught in Korea and then fiddled with little boys in Thailand didn’t have a record as well.

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July 12, 2010 at 10:09 am

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