A friend, former chef at the Sahid Rashinta, took an executive chef job at a convention hotel in Bandung. He signed a 1-year contract that stated if he left job short of a year, he would have to pay the hotel his wages for the remaining of the year. He makes a base-pay of US$765/month + medical benefits + tips.
I don't know why he signed such a contract??

The hotel's kitchen is too small for the size of the events they are trying to cater (500-1000 persons). He has no storage. His kitchen staff was cut, and not replaced. He's working 16 hour days to keep up. He wants out of this job.

Anyone have any ideas how he can walk without any penalty? I told him to seek a lawyer to see if he could get out of the contract on any technicality.

A friend, former chef at the Sahid Rashinta, took an executive chef job at a convention hotel in Bandung. He signed a 1-year contract that stated if he left job short of a year, he would have to pay the hotel his wages for the remaining of the year. He makes a base-pay of US$765/month + medical benefits + tips.<br /> I don't know why he signed such a contract??<br /> <br /> The hotel's kitchen is too small for the size of the events they are trying to cater (500-1000 persons). He has no storage. His kitchen staff was cut, and not replaced. He's working 16 hour days to keep up. He wants out of this job.<br /> <br /> Anyone have any ideas how he can walk without any penalty? I told him to seek a lawyer to see if he could get out of the contract on any technicality.<br /> <br />
contracts in indonesia were made to be broken.

as long as he has in his possession his passport and KITAS (preferably also his "Blue Book") then an immigration agent will be able to get the KITAS cancelled and he can then leave the country.

DO NOT GO TO A LAWYER! they are not what you think they are! wink
contracts in indonesia were made to be broken.<br /> <br /> as long as he has in his possession his passport and KITAS (preferably also his &quot;Blue Book&quot;) then an immigration agent will be able to get the KITAS cancelled and he can then leave the country.<br /> <br /> DO NOT GO TO A LAWYER! they are not what you think they are! <img src="http://batamchat.com/cf/sites/default/assets/img/smileys/wink.gif" alt="wink" title="wink" height="15" width="15" /><br />
KuKuKaChu: dangerously too sophisticated
Thanks for the reply. This person is "Indonesian", not Bulay.

Yeah, I've been to a lawyer in Nagoya. He was an American expat. Way overcharged!

Last I heard, this person's still on the job, but working his ass off. He talked of quitting and going to sea to cook. I did previously pay to put him through Merchant Marine Certification school at Pertamina in Jakarta. Cost me a good US$1700. Now days, they also have to have Watch certification, even for a cook.

Not sure if he's going to stay through his 1-year contract or try and find a ship-board job before he quits?
Thanks for the reply. This person is &quot;Indonesian&quot;, not Bulay.<br /> <br /> Yeah, I've been to a lawyer in Nagoya. He was an American expat. Way overcharged! <br /> <br /> Last I heard, this person's still on the job, but working his ass off. He talked of quitting and going to sea to cook. I did previously pay to put him through Merchant Marine Certification school at Pertamina in Jakarta. Cost me a good US$1700. Now days, they also have to have Watch certification, even for a cook. <br /> <br /> Not sure if he's going to stay through his 1-year contract or try and find a ship-board job before he quits?
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