Hi guys,I don't really care about this, more curious (I admit, at first I was a bit peeved, though). I'm about to start my third contract here, so I went in for my annual medical...well, after doing all the usual drug, AIDS, etc stuff, I had to come and get the results a few days later. I was requested to bring a Korean coteacher *AND* I was given a 90-question psych test (one of those lame answer with 1-5 things) to be filled out with my coteacher sitting there. Now, I have no issues with this from the standpoint that I am a perfectly well-balanced individual with no physical or mental issues of any sort. HOWEVER, I felt a little offended by the fact that I had to take a supervised test that asked me everything from whether I think someone else is thinking my thoughts for me to whether I've had any inclination to destroy/murder things. The one that took the cake, however, was the question that inquired about my sex drive in the past week or two. One: what does that have to do with anything? Going too far... Two: There's no right answer...if you have a healthy sex drive, you're a menace to children. If you have a declining/low sex drive, then it's a sign of depression. Anyways, it seemed to be a form they got off the internet and photocopied (didn't look very official at all), and I've never heard of anyone having to do this. Of course I passed every aspect of the recontract process with flying colours, and I'm not going to make an issue about this with my school (they love me and I love them), but still...it's a bit annoying that they're always thinking up new ways to show us that they don't trust us and that, as far as they're concerned we're a bunch of AIDS-carrying, drug-addicted psychopaths. I've passed all the tests needed to get into this country, time to treat me like any of the other Korean teachers at my school, not a second-class human being. /rant :D
While we're on the subject, a friend of mine down here, a female, just went through her medical check for re-signing her contract (possibly her third year as well), and she said they got even more in-depth than ever, including examinations and testing of all her lady parts! She implied there was not area of her body left unscathed. Without going into too much detail, it just sounded horrible.Where do they draw the line!?!
No.lets hope it stays that way.knock on wood. After 3 odd years here I dont think my mental health is what it used to be...