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Message from a Recruiting Agency in Response to Complaint

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Kudos to Amanda from Flying Cows in response to a comment from this posting.

Hi there

I am the founder of Flying Cows and I’d just like to say that this in no way reflects the manner in which we normally work. I can only think that this must have been the response of a non-permanent member of staff. I would like to personally apologise for this and let you now that we are taking this very seriously.

I set up Flying Cows almost seven years ago. After having taught in Korea for four years I was acutely aware that there was a need for a decent recruiter in the industry who was interested in more than collecting a recruitment fee.

I was both surprised and disappointed to read this post and I hope you will accept our apology.

Enjoy Korea!!


I hope this message shows that not all recruiters are only looking for short-term gain at the expense of their candidates’ misfortunes.  The recruiters that last long are the ones that try to uphold their reputation as honest and working in the best interest of all parties involved.  There are many horrible recruiters in Korea; that’s for sure.  Everyone says that recruiters are only out to make money.  To be honest, that’s the number one goal.  This isn’t a charity, it’s a business.  However, smart businesspeople understand that they cannot cut corners or screw people over if they want their business to stay afloat or even survive.

Also, one must understand that even honest recruiters encounter shortfalls like the one mentioned above.  We’re people after all.  It goes to show the agency’s integrity that she apologized on another person’s behalf.

By the way, I don’t know Amanda or Flying Cows, although I do remember the name:)

Written by recruiterinkorea

September 17, 2010 at 3:35 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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  1. Sounds like a reasonable follow-up. Presumably, the ‘non-permanent member of staff’ was canned, or at least a VERY stern warning…

    By the way, greetings from Chris in South Korea – I’ve added your blog to my bloglist – might you do the same?

  2. Don’t know if you’d read this article yet. You made a post a while ago about NSET drop out rates. If the figures are right on this, it’s much higher than your estimates. Personally I’m not too surprised, depending on the school hagwons are generally easier to work for than ps where you deal with co-worker issues.


    October 1, 2010 at 11:20 am

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