Hi! I need some advice. I'm pretty thoroughly unhappy with my current job and think they might be thinking the same about me and am looking to get out the contract and get another hagwon job here. I met a foreigner in a similar situation a bit ago and she mentioned she was in the same boat, had done some research, and had learned that one must work for one's hagwon for 3 months before attempting to get one's hagwon to agree to terminate the contract WITHOUT starting the visa process from scratch. Tha'ts my biggest concern. I do not want to go back home and will likely be crashing at a friend's if I have any time in between jobs and don't want to have to wait months for all the FBI etc. to get all of my docs sorted.
So basically on an E2 visa, if one can get one's hagwon to sign a letter of release, one can get a FT job at a different hagwon without having to start all of the paperwork from scratch and what I am looking for is confirmation of whether this is true or not(?). I realize I will likely be required to pay back my airfair but so be it. The hgawon is kind of a joke but takes themselves seriously enough that we (me and the hagwon) are just not in accord. I'd go into more detail but won't just in case any of the foreigners who work there (and are strangely loyal to this place) go on this site.
Assuming I can get a letter of release, is 3 months the magic number to not have to start all over again?