Annual contracts and layoffs

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  1. SAMURAI SPIRIT

    SAMURAI SPIRIT Blue Belt

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    Sherdoggies: How do you guys handle extended lay-offs when you are locked up for a year long contract? Lets say that you are going on a month long vacation and will not be using your BJJ gym for that one month. Do you still owe your instructor your monthly or is it the norm to "freeze the contract" for the time that you are away?
     
  2. Dogstarman

    Dogstarman Old man jiu jitsu

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    Try and freeze the account until you get back. Some places have shitty billing companies that won't let you.
     
  3. Uchi Mata

    Uchi Mata Preaching the gospel of heel hooks and left kicks

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    I don't sign year long contracts for BJJ.
     
  4. lechien

    lechien Gold Belt

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    In theory, you owe payment.

    because the year contract is usually offered at a discount.

    otherwise, you should have gone for the monthly option which is usually more expensive.

    But I do not do contract so I do not care
     
  5. JenStark

    JenStark Blue Belt

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    At my previous gym, because I was a permanent "customer" they allowed me to freeze my payment everytime I was gone for summer vacation, and they also froze my payment for a month when I broke my shoulder.

    At my new gym, they won't do any of that. It is still cheaper for me to pay the annual contract, but my respect towards them is lower.
     
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  6. number9dream

    number9dream Blue Belt

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    I pay 1 year upfront because they have a really nice discount for 1 year contracts and I always pay things in 1 go so no month by month paying... but they will let you freeze the actual duration of it anytime, just gotta tell them you will be gone for x days and they will add it on.

    They've also let me do this retroactively when I've forgotten to do it in advance :)
     

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