The contract commenced August 30, 2010 and will end June 30, 2011. The contract stated that I should inform the office 2 mos. before I would wish to go back home so that the school can book the ticket. There is a provision in the contract which says that the school will supply for my ticket from china to philippines after completion of the whole school year.
i went to the office to inform my regret of not wanting to renew my contract April 13, 2011 as well as reminding them of their obligation to secure me my plane fare.
However, the manager said, I must pay for the ticket because i have not completed teaching for one school year. Even if the contract said it commenced August 30, 2011 but the fact is that I started teaching November.
and i tried to communicate with the manager but she is on maternity leave and the assistant is nowhere to be found. i couldn't talk to anybody there to air my grievances.
my questions are: when was there employer-employee relationship from the time the contract has been made or from the time i started teaching?
which is more powerful facts or contracts?
what actions do I need to take?
is it right to file a case for breach of contract at POEA should i decide to just pay and go back home peacefully and just file a suit in the philippines?