New Part-time Employee

19 Mar

I need some help working on So I posted on the sites I mentioned in my previous post. I am not offering much as this is coming out of my own pocket, so I went with a student as my first employee.

I love Korean student employees. The younger they are the better (chill, I’m not a creep! just read on). When I was working at KoreanClass101, my first part-time employee was Minkyung. At the time she was a 20 year old college student just looking to make some spending money. It wasn’t a lot of money, but she appreciated it. And she was really sincere and hardworking.

That was in Japan. Now I’m in Korea, and minimum wage in Korea is about 4,600 won an hour. So I know any Korean student would jump at the chance to do easy research work from home for what I’m offering, 8만원 a month (about 70USD). They’ll appreciate anything that doesn’t require serving food in a McDonald’s uniform.

So I picked this 19-year old kid with no job experience at all. When she replied to my ad, she had no resume and said she had no work experience (not exactly the best way to get a job!). When I met her, she seemed lost and it seemed fairly obvious that she had never applied for a job before. But that’s the exact reason I chose her. I know she’ll do what I ask without complaints. She already seems to be hardworking and sincere. And as long as I’m fair to her, I’m sure she’ll keep doing this until she’s got something better going on.

I would like to build my entire team with these college kids. But I mean, that’s not really sustainable nor very smart. But for the time being, these kids are perfect for what I need!


5 Responses to “New Part-time Employee”

  1. vwracer1 March 19, 2012 at 10:30 PM #

    Good choice! Young people just entering into the working world are indeed good workers, especially if you find some that are self-starters. Your Seoulistic site will benefit from their industrious input. May I suggest that in your ‘fairness’ to your new employee, that you keep an up to date file on her and her performance. She had no resume’ when she answered your ad, but when she eventually chooses to move on, she will need your reference. When her next prospective employer contacts you for input or verification, it will be handy to be able to pull her file, and help her as much as she’s helped you.
    Be Blessed This Day!


  2. Matt March 24, 2012 at 1:07 AM #

    Hey there! I’ve been loving your blog, and listening to your lessons for awhile. I know another Korean college student who would love to work with you if you are interested. She has a lot of experience with foreigners, visits America, and is engaged to an American. Please let me know if you are interested, and I can give you her cell/email address.

    • Keith Kim March 28, 2012 at 2:21 PM #

      Matt, thank you for the offer (and sorry for the late reply)! I can’t afford another employee right now 😦 but i will be sure to keep that in mind. thanks for being thoughtful!

  3. Shannon April 2, 2012 at 1:18 AM #

    I don’t really know about works and jobs, but your choice seems to be a good one. I mean, when I don’t know how to do something I ask for a direction and just follow. Usually young people who really want to do a good work do the same thing, right? Anyways, I’m happy things are working out for you!


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