So I’m just a little worried. I heard from my supervisor today that they might be not be doing JET after my second year. So I might not even get to have the option to do a third year. I don’t know. I think that’s kind of stupid. Sure, if going with another company is what you wanna do, by all means do it, but at least let your current JET stay as long as they’d like to. I mean…. I may want to stay here for a third year. I don’t know yet. But to be told that I might not even be able to get the chance to because they might go with another company? Well I think that is just not fair. It might be that the only reason that my small town is getting this idea is because the JET, who is in his third year mind you, in the town next to me, is going home this year and their Board of Education is going with a new program which is supposedly supposed to allow the supervisors to have more time to devote to other things. I don’t see where they think this is going to happen. They still have to greet the person. They still have to help them set up their living situation. They still have to help them if they don’t know Japanese 100%. I don’t even ask my supervisor for help half the time. I only really go into the Board of Education if the school is off that day and I still have to work, or if I get weird mail. So I don’t know how I’m taking up time. I don’t even really ask questions when I’m there other than recently: what’s my schedule for nest year, and: I got this thing in the mail I don’t understand. What is it?
So I don’t know what’s going to happen to be honest. I hope I can decide to stay a third year or not. I think it would only be fair in my opinion. I don’t know. It’s just upsetting. I don’t think I’m ready to go back to the United States yet, and I just don’t know. Lets hope that this all works itself out in the end.
I’m pretty sure I read somewhere that if you want to recontract but your school is getting rid of JET, they can transfer you to another area. It was in some official CLAIR documents - perhaps the recontracting forms? You should try to look into that.