I meet with the Chair last week to demonstrate that my knee is relatively healed up and that she can stop bugging me about going to the hospital.
I get into her office and she's giving off a nervous vibe..
She says.. "You know, until last Friday you DID NOT have health insurance. Someone forgot to enroll you in it."
I say, "well, boy howdy, but it's good news that I have it now, eh?"?
She says, "well, that is good news, but there is bad news also."
"What is that?" I inquire in that cat contemplating a hot stove-lid way that I have.
"Well," she responds, "you owe six months worth of paycheck deductions for your health insurance."
That would be the health insurance I have just been told I DIDN't have.
I ponder. I am being charged for a service I didn't have. And yet, since it is Korea, there is nothing to be done about it.
Lo and Behold(en), I am docked nearly 600,000 won on my next paycheck...