My husband and I moved here a little over a week ago to teach English at a Hagwon. We began working 2 days ago and moved into our apartment the night before our first day of teaching. The people who lived at this apartment before us are the employees who we're replacing. Until we were able to move in, the school put us up in a love motel for 6 days.
Here's the problem:
The previous tenants did not, whatsoever, clean the apartment. They left us with overflowing recyling bins, broken stuff in drawers and closets, mounds of dust, mold and mildew on windows and wall corners, dirty kitchen cabinets and, a broken refrigirator, etc. The place was left in the same condition in which they lived. The school did not check the place out after they left. I brought this matter to the Director's attention and she has not addressed the issue. She says she is too busy right now. All I want is for her to pay to have it professionally cleaned, because it absolutely needs it. This apartment was neglected and truly left to rot for years.
It's so dirty that we can't unpack. I can't put my things away because none of the surfaces are free of dust or dirt. I know that we will have to do some of the cleaning ourselves, however I'm hesitant to take on the entire apartment because, well, this is not what we signed up for. Also, if I was to attempt cleaning myself, it would be a costly endeavor. I would have to buy cleaning supplies, a vaccum, etc.
So, does anyone out there have reasonable advice? Have you been through something similar and if so, what did you do?