I am a teacher. Hired last May 29,2010 and signed a contract on the same day. The contract's effectivity is good for 2 years. Receiving a salary less than the minimum, 5K to be exact with SSS,Philhealth, and Pag-ibig benefits (ok na sana to sa akin).
Nung una I like the job I have. But lahat gumuho because of the very big attitude problem of the school head/cashier/registrar/hr manager. In short, siya na lahat. I just remained humble kahit ganun. I respected his superiority, though insults like "walang silbi" and "intelligent people won't succeed" were rampant. But last Feb. 16, 2011-March 14, 2011 I did not work due to my gastric ulcer and my urinary tract infection illnesses, all have gotten worse. I informed him Feb. 15, 2011 that I wasn't feeling well and received an OK reply thru email.
During the days when I was absent, I decided to quit the job for my health conditions are triggered by OTs during lunchtime since there are only 3 teachers for the grades 1-3 students and preschool dept. students. OTs that are unpaid, there was one O.T. that was until 2 a.m. Just today, I went to the school together with my mom, which was 1hour 30 mins. from our house to pass my resignation letter. I came 8 am and waited for a couple of minutes to be entertained by him. But then he refused to entertain me and accept my letter and said that he will do so on the 18th and immediately closed the cashier's window, afterwhich I left.
I came to my mother who stayed at my godmother's house near the school. We waited until 10 am coz that is the break time of the school hoping that we will get entertained at that time. But when we came back, we were not allowed to come in by the security guard (she was following the directive of the school head). And the same thing was said, we will be entertained on the 18th. We cannot come back on the 18th coz money used for fare equates to 150php back and forth (4 rides each), good for me and my mother. She came with me coz we have known from his neighbors that he hurt one teacher before physically.
What I did when I came home was send an email of my resignation letter, the email has a tracker if it has been opened or not.
I would just want to ask if what should I do?
I would not want to go back in a workplace whereby I am insulted and overworked.
In the contract, there was no bond stated in case I did not finish it. Am I liable still? The Labor Code states that I should give 30 day prior notice but then it also states that if there is unbearable treatment and serious insult coming from the employer, a prior notice is not needed.
Does my case fit in?
As a contractual employee, should I receive my 13th month pay? coz he did not give us any amount. Do I need to wait for him to free me from the contract before I apply for another job?What case can he file against me?Because I don't want any stain in my professional identity. =(
Pls. help! =(