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jg
jane_shrn@yahoo.com
07/08/2010 22:52:52
Re: contract of employment

Dear sir,

I recently signed a one year teaching contract with a kindergarten as a teacher, however according to the contract of employment. “the employee shall perform the duties of Teacher of the centre and such other duties as may be required and devote the whole of the employee’s time and attention to the service of centre.” (Which I was not informed of what kind of ‘such other duties as may be required’).

Until I realised apart from teaching 3 hours in morning and preparing teaching lessons, the job required of me every day in the afternoon are, I need to be their watching the children eating, bathing and napping. After one hour lunch break, I have to be in the classroom doing the cleaning job such as sweeping, moping and cleaning the classroom. Once the children wake up from their nap, the afternoon day care starts till 5.30pm where I have to be there- every single day. While on Saturday, I was required to be at the centre from 7.30am to 1pm doing cleaning job from cleaning the children’s napping beds, toys and classrooms’ air-conditions (5 classroom) and once done with the cleaning job, they are children to be taken care of until their parents come and pick them at 1pm. I’ve been having recurring cough within the last six month while at the centre, lost 7-8kg weight and feeling very tired. I regretted I’ve signed the contract but I was told I can’t just resign while I’m still have a year bond with the centre. I’m feeling really exhausted and wishing I can get out of the centre soon.

Is there any way I can get the labour department to interfere in my case? I love the teaching job, the children, but have never expected all the maid and nanny jobs I’ve to do.

Thanks for your advice.
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KL Siew
pesaraonline@gmail.com
08/08/2010 09:54:12
I think you don't bother about that one year contract. Give them 1 month notice and quit if you are really unhappy about the job. You can approach the Labour Department also.
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jg
jane_shrn@yahoo.com
08/08/2010 11:04:10
how do i make the complaint to the labour department? how if they threaten to sue me if i refuse to pay the 2 moths indemnity as was stated in the contract? what much i say?
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KL Siew
08/08/2010 14:09:08
Just go to the Labour Department and tell them the same story as what you have told here and see what they say.
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jg
08/08/2010 19:10:45
thanks for your advice.
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