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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #1240 on: September 28, 2016, 07:32:21 PM »
Some Millennials cry about corrupt politicians avoiding taxes and that they need to pay higher tax rates while they illegally tutor and don't pay tax. Then whine when their home country wants a piece too.

Funny how these millennials think.

Feel the bern... :)

U madd, bro?

Yes, I'm ranting and raving!

Some millennials need to practice what they preach.

Big corporations are avoiding taxes blah blah blah...
Then when they do it "I'm just tutoring I don't need to pay taxes"

I love being angry and letting out a good rant once in a blue moon.

Except you have made the same rant twice in a week on the same forum.  Change the record.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #1241 on: September 29, 2016, 05:05:19 AM »
KOREAN HARASSMENT


Are you being harassed by your Korean co-teacher or coworkers? They like to hack on my computer. My gmail account, skype account, dropbox, and icloud is blocked.  I asked my co-teacher to unblock my dropbox account and nothing happened. In fact, all my apple features where blocked the next day. I can see if they were blocking adult or porn sites but gmail? skype? dropbox?

I do have my own laptop but I am afraid that they will hack into it too.  How to solve this harassment?

Let me know if you can access gmail, skype, dropbox, icloud ?


Thanks!

« Last Edit: September 29, 2016, 09:04:05 AM by apantelmann »

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #1242 on: September 29, 2016, 06:17:25 AM »
KOREAN HARASSMENT


Are you being harassed by your Korean co-teacher or coworkers? They like to hack on my computer. My gmail account, skype account, dropbox, and icloud is blocked.  I asked my co-teacher to unblock my dropbox account and nothing happened. In fact, all my apple features where blocked the next day. I can see if they were blocking adult or porn sites but gmail? skype? dropbox?

I do have my own laptop but I am afraid that they will hack into it too.  How to solve this harassment?

They aren't hacking in to anything, they're doing it on their network/server end. It doesn't just apply to your computer, it applies to every computer on their network trying to access those sites. It isn't just your school, either: It's pretty common for schools to block outside email services (they're scare of viruses, is the excuse I'm given) and some other time-wasters.

Last I checked, you can get around the blocks with a VPN. I wanted to check something on my SoundCloud recently only to discover my school blocks it, but turning on my VPN got right around it,

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #1243 on: September 29, 2016, 07:31:44 AM »
If you think that's harassment, consider yourself lucky.  :lipsrsealed:

They do tend to block strange things though. One day my home library's website was blocked, though its digital ebook website isn't (thankfully!!). I've found that some gaming websites are blocked as well (steam, ign). But proxies and VPNs are great

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #1244 on: September 29, 2016, 07:35:12 AM »
She clearly doesn't care about that and  since then has begun translating everything I say. I have put up with it for 2 days now and I can no longer continue to allow it to happen.

So you're going to kill her?  :shocked:

yes. :blank:

I can just see the news now.  'Korean-English teacher's mystery death in the English room.  Battered to death with an English dictionary.  Police are not considering the death as suspicious.  So let's go live to the scene and our reporter on the spot, Kim Jin-Su, he's interviewing the foreign English teacher Matahari who was the last person to see Mrs Park alive.  For the ease of understanding everything will annoyingly be translated by a small Korean person stood next to him.' 

 :evil:

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'Matahari, nooooooooo,  put the dictionary dow........

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He's going nuts.......

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Won't someone think of the children.....


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« Reply #1245 on: September 29, 2016, 07:42:00 AM »
She clearly doesn't care about that and  since then has begun translating everything I say. I have put up with it for 2 days now and I can no longer continue to allow it to happen.

So you're going to kill her?  :shocked:

yes. :blank:

I can just see the news now.  'Korean-English teacher's mystery death in the English room.  Battered to death with an English dictionary.  Police are not considering the death as suspicious.  So let's go live to the scene and our reporter on the spot, Kim Jin-Su, he's interviewing the foreign English teacher Matahari who was the last person to see Mrs Park alive.  For the ease of understanding everything will annoyingly be translated by a small Korean person stood next to him.' 

 :evil:

......

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'Matahari, nooooooooo,  put the dictionary dow........

.......


He's going nuts.......

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Won't someone think of the children.....

 :laugh: :laugh:


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #1246 on: September 29, 2016, 07:45:26 AM »
If you think that's harassment, consider yourself lucky.  :lipsrsealed:

They do tend to block strange things though. One day my home library's website was blocked, though its digital ebook website isn't (thankfully!!). I've found that some gaming websites are blocked as well (steam, ign). But proxies and VPNs are great

My school had reddit blocked for the longest time. Then they updated ed my computer and it seems to be the only one not blocking anything.

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« Reply #1247 on: September 29, 2016, 07:50:21 AM »
This is an ultra tepid rant but I'm curious if anyone has advice for this kind of situation:

Around exam season, I'll get questions from my CoT about grammar/asked to scan for errors on the test. There's almost always at least one or two tiny things (missing articles, tense confusion, whatever). I try to point it out in a laid-back way but they are always so hard on themselves when it happens. Like I'm going to judge them for not being perfectly fluent in two languages when I can hardly order coffee in Korean.

Anyway, outside of delivering awkward reassurance, what do y'all do? Just let it go? It's gotten to the point where I'm tempted to just let the errors slide (of course I could never) because it seems to bring out so much self-loathing.

man :/

My cots also ask me to proof read exams, but when I find a mistake it's either "thank you!!" or "I know it's wrong but that's how it is in the book so I can't change it"

never had them get all sad about having made a mistake in the first place

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« Reply #1248 on: September 29, 2016, 08:55:58 AM »
We are about to have an earthquake training drill.. I shall update you all...

Also, this means my class now has been changed to when I would normally have lunch and therefore I will have to work straight through from 10:30 to 17:00.

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« Reply #1249 on: September 29, 2016, 09:20:50 AM »
I hate the fact that I receive these improvement recommendations that are just shy of being helpful. "You need to plan the lessons more perfectly." Do you want me to make lesson plans for all of my classes now or should I boost the book's content with more non-book things? Have the homework prepared before hand - okay, can do, but when is it going to be translated? There isn't enough time in the work day for me to do the tasks and have my coT review and approve it.

You get improvement recommendations?...

My wife is Korean and works in graphic design and gets the same kind of content-less criticism from her higher-ups, usually from people who wouldn't know the first thing about design. There's probably really know wrong with your work (as far as they can tell) but since they've gotta say something, might as well make it highly negative and dismotivating for the underling/ego-boosting for themselves. :lipsrsealed:

I don't understand why they would stick to negative though. :\ It just makes employees do worse, then that could make the company lose face if they start doing shit work. :P

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #1250 on: September 29, 2016, 09:31:54 AM »
Why the hell are Koreans simply not capable of empathy?

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« Reply #1251 on: September 29, 2016, 09:33:22 AM »
Why the hell are Koreans simply not capable of empathy?

Care to explain?

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« Reply #1252 on: September 29, 2016, 09:43:16 AM »
Okay, so I'm about to launch into the pettiest rant ever, but I really hate when my one co-teacher steals my jokes (not the set-up and punchline kinds but just some stupid thing to add a little humor to the lessons or during instruction or whatever). Like, I'll explain a game to the students and typically I add a few words of caution but I do it with humor. The next class, before I even get to start explaining, my co-teacher has already gone over that part. You literally only give me game-time during class. Can you at least let me do it the way I intended to do it? It's the only opportunity I have during class to have a little fun with the students and you completely take that away because you want to be the funny teacher or whatever. Or if I go over a grammatical point before I get into the game so that the students can, you know, actually do the game, and then the next class he'll go over it himself. Can I not do anything? Am I allowed? Or am I just the game teacher but I only go over the boring rules? Seriously, F that KT.

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« Reply #1253 on: September 29, 2016, 09:50:28 AM »
Okay, so I'm about to launch into the pettiest rant ever, but I really hate when my one co-teacher steals my jokes (not the set-up and punchline kinds but just some stupid thing to add a little humor to the lessons or during instruction or whatever). Like, I'll explain a game to the students and typically I add a few words of caution but I do it with humor. The next class, before I even get to start explaining, my co-teacher has already gone over that part. You literally only give me game-time during class. Can you at least let me do it the way I intended to do it? It's the only opportunity I have during class to have a little fun with the students and you completely take that away because you want to be the funny teacher or whatever. Or if I go over a grammatical point before I get into the game so that the students can, you know, actually do the game, and then the next class he'll go over it himself. Can I not do anything? Am I allowed? Or am I just the game teacher but I only go over the boring rules? Seriously, F that KT.
Oh gosh, that sounds incredibly annoying. Start stealing his jokes. Or his coffee mugs.

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« Reply #1254 on: September 29, 2016, 10:06:37 AM »
Don't spend 20 minutes asking my opinion about when speaking tests should be.  Just tell me what you want from me and I'll do it.  I don't know when the hell these people expect me to lesson plan when they just bother me all day.

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« Reply #1255 on: September 29, 2016, 10:08:05 AM »
Don't spend 20 minutes asking my opinion about when speaking tests should be.  Just tell me what you want from me and I'll do it.  I don't know when the hell these people expect me to lesson plan when they just bother me all day.

And, in my experience, when you finally relent and offer an opinion they're like "Okay well we are doing this. Is it ok?"

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« Reply #1256 on: September 29, 2016, 10:12:45 AM »
And I said I don't want to go on the field trip.  Don't ask me to confirm 87 times and send two other people over to my desk to confirm that I don't want to go.  And don't tell me 7 times that I need to bring my own lunch.  I ****** get it.

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« Reply #1257 on: September 29, 2016, 10:14:44 AM »
Don't spend 20 minutes asking my opinion about when speaking tests should be.  Just tell me what you want from me and I'll do it.  I don't know when the hell these people expect me to lesson plan when they just bother me all day.

And, in my experience, when you finally relent and offer an opinion they're like "Okay well we are doing this. Is it ok?"

Reply with: sorry, it's impossible. When asked why. Please understand my unique situation. :P

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« Reply #1258 on: September 29, 2016, 10:15:41 AM »
Don't spend 20 minutes asking my opinion about when speaking tests should be.  Just tell me what you want from me and I'll do it.  I don't know when the hell these people expect me to lesson plan when they just bother me all day.

Haha I'm with you on this!

My colleagues ask me stuff like that all the time.  "Does the afterschool program start today?", "When are the speaking tests?", "Which grade are we teaching today?"

Shouldn't you be telling me that?  :huh:

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« Reply #1259 on: September 29, 2016, 10:19:34 AM »
I hate speaking tests. so. much.