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contract questions, please help this clueless 'zoomer'

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    contract questions, please help this clueless 'zoomer'

    tomorrow im going sign this 1 year contract as a baggage handler in the airport. Does that mean i can't leave for 1 year? What if i want to quit? What if the job isnt for me?


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    Quote Originally Posted by hiijxxn
    tomorrow im going sign this 1 year contract as a baggage handler in the airport. Does that mean i can't leave for 1 year? What if i want to quit? What if the job isnt for me?
    The details will be in the contract. There usually is a probationary period during which time you can either leave or they can fire you without notice. Afterwards you'll probably have to give 1 months notice or pay 1 months salary if you wanna leave. It's a job, not prison, of course you can leave.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hiijxxn
    What if the job isnt for me?
    That's why read the contract paper carefully.

    Many people (especially those working in areas/sector requiring manual labour) seem to ignore it, and then fall prey to employers' cunning tactics of exploiting their employees.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hiijxxn
    tomorrow im going sign this 1 year contract as a baggage handler in the airport. Does that mean i can't leave for 1 year? What if i want to quit? What if the job isnt for me?
    You need to read the contract - it should set out the terms on which either you or your employer can give notice to terminate your employment both during an initial probationary period and afterwards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hiijxxn
    What if the job isnt for me?
    It is by no means an easy job, I imagine. Would you be able to find other jobs within HKIA if it isn't for you?

    Not sure if the contract is with the airport or a 3rd party provider.
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