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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #1400 on: October 10, 2016, 08:55:08 AM »
There's a bird in my area that sounds exactly like a cuckoo clock. One would assume that it's a cuckoo bird, but I'm no bird-ologist. Whatever it is, it's irritating and not at all what I want to hear in the morning.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #1401 on: October 10, 2016, 09:21:20 AM »
There's a bird in my area that sounds exactly like a cuckoo clock. One would assume that it's a cuckoo bird, but I'm no bird-ologist. Whatever it is, it's irritating and not at all what I want to hear in the morning.

I believe it's aviatologist. :azn:

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #1402 on: October 10, 2016, 09:32:25 AM »
I'm happy/mad. Turns out my school has a half day today to celebrate and have a ceremony for 10/10. No one told me.


I'm in the same boat. I was meant to start a 2 week exam today with my grade 1 middle schoolers at my main school. However, I showed up to an almost empty school (only about 5 staff members, including myself are here) and no students; I have no idea why no one is here either haha. It's just a regular day on the school schedule.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #1403 on: October 10, 2016, 09:35:32 AM »
There's a bird in my area that sounds exactly like a cuckoo clock. One would assume that it's a cuckoo bird, but I'm no bird-ologist. Whatever it is, it's irritating and not at all what I want to hear in the morning.

I believe it's aviatologist. :azn:

I too am not an ornery theologist ornithologist, but a quick wiki search tells me that (not counting the ones here on Waygook) there are 6 different species of cuckoos here in South Korea, so it probably was a cuckoo.  :smiley:
Also, some wood doves can sound a bit cuckooish as well.
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« Reply #1404 on: October 10, 2016, 09:46:19 AM »
Second time stranded on the mainland over the weekend due to ferry cancellations. Thank goodness I've friends to crash with. Just sucked not being able to properly rest last night in my own place.

Thankfully I don't hear much hacking/spitting where I live. There are, however, many birds that enjoy shrieking outside the office window-- which is wide open during the mornings. I'm curious as to what kind of bird this is, because instead of pleasant chirping it's truly a screeching/shrieking cacophony.
 

Well, the birds do live in Korea..where shrieking and screeching are pretty commonplace, especially among the dirtbag ajusshis here.

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« Reply #1405 on: October 10, 2016, 10:50:32 AM »
I'm happy/mad. Turns out my school has a half day today to celebrate and have a ceremony for 10/10. No one told me.
I'm more on the mad spectrum now. Turns out there is no school at all today and no one told me.

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« Reply #1406 on: October 10, 2016, 10:52:55 AM »

Well, the birds do live in Korea..where shrieking and screeching are pretty commonplace, especially among the dirtbag ajusshis here.

I'm fortunate that in my rural area it's pretty quiet (maybe since all the ajusshis are spread out over the country lol). Other than the screeching birds, hahah. Honestly, I don't recall hearing this type of bird call before living here.


The two noisiest birds in Korea (in my opinion) are the Korean Magpie, and the Korean subspecies of the Eurasian Jay.
Link will send you to a recording of the damn things.

I live in a more rural area as well, so I too am blessed with hearing their screams -- starting from around 5 am to about 7pm.  >:(
Still prefer it to old men horking, though.

Somewhat like the Eurasian jay but shriller (and screechier?) I think. And I also prefer bird sounds to that of old men being drunk or hacking up gunk.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #1407 on: October 10, 2016, 10:57:01 AM »
The Korean Magpie (까치) is pretty much the loudest bird here that I've encountered on a regular basis.

I think they're pretty, but wtf, they always sound like they're killing each other.

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« Reply #1408 on: October 10, 2016, 12:10:31 PM »
Every Monday I get to school and think - this will be a good week. Every week without fail my CT mess it up for me.

Due to sign up for my after school classes increasing from last semester, she has had to take on an extra class (bringing her weekly total to 4 classes). It is exactly the same as my Grade 1 class, so I prepare the materials for my class and give them to her for the class she has to take.

This morning she asks if I can't prepare different materials for her class.

Well no! I cannot. It is impossible. Just no. Nope no. Impossible.

Seriously, ask me to prepare more materials, when I am taking work home to complete, I have 6 open classes coming up and you just sit there on your phone and facebook all day.




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« Reply #1409 on: October 10, 2016, 12:21:56 PM »
You let this woman have materials for a class you don't even teach with her?? Why?? Stop!  :huh:

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« Reply #1410 on: October 10, 2016, 12:30:00 PM »
Every Monday I get to school and think - this will be a good week. Every week without fail my CT mess it up for me.

Due to sign up for my after school classes increasing from last semester, she has had to take on an extra class (bringing her weekly total to 4 classes). It is exactly the same as my Grade 1 class, so I prepare the materials for my class and give them to her for the class she has to take.

This morning she asks if I can't prepare different materials for her class.

Well no! I cannot. It is impossible. Just no. Nope no. Impossible.

Seriously, ask me to prepare more materials, when I am taking work home to complete, I have 6 open classes coming up and you just sit there on your phone and facebook all day.
She's ridiculous. If she wants different materials she needs to find them herself.

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« Reply #1411 on: October 10, 2016, 01:10:02 PM »
You let this woman have materials for a class you don't even teach with her?? Why?? Stop!  :huh:

I argued this ad neauseam, but was told it is part of my job and written into my contract. (My contract does say that I have to do any work as deemed fit by my CTs... or something along those lines.) And I don't mind really because I am just giving her what I have already prepped. But I do mind her thinking that I will prepare her extra materials... she can just kiss my lilly white pimpled ass. I think I have shut that down now.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #1412 on: October 10, 2016, 01:12:56 PM »
This morning she asks if I can't prepare different materials for her class.

Well no! I cannot. It is impossible. Just no. Nope no. Impossible.

I understand wanting to maintain a good relationship with your coT, but wtf? Why would she even consider this as something you would do?

Even without your own busy schedule, why in the **** would you agree to do her work for her? I mean, there's a big difference between sharing work you've created for your own use and creating work for someone else's use.

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« Reply #1413 on: October 10, 2016, 02:07:19 PM »
This morning she asks if I can't prepare different materials for her class.

Well no! I cannot. It is impossible. Just no. Nope no. Impossible.

I understand wanting to maintain a good relationship with your coT, but wtf? Why would she even consider this as something you would do?

Even without your own busy schedule, why in the **** would you agree to do her work for her? I mean, there's a big difference between sharing work you've created for your own use and creating work for someone else's use.

Which is exactly why I told her it was impossible. LOL, impossible impossible impossible. My new reason for everything.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #1414 on: October 10, 2016, 02:15:02 PM »
This morning she asks if I can't prepare different materials for her class.

Well no! I cannot. It is impossible. Just no. Nope no. Impossible.

I understand wanting to maintain a good relationship with your coT, but wtf? Why would she even consider this as something you would do?

Even without your own busy schedule, why in the **** would you agree to do her work for her? I mean, there's a big difference between sharing work you've created for your own use and creating work for someone else's use.

Which is exactly why I told her it was impossible. LOL, impossible impossible impossible. My new reason for everything.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #1415 on: October 10, 2016, 02:36:53 PM »
Our school was supposed to be renovated over summer vacation

The first day of school was Sept 29

it is now OCT 7 and the construction is not finished

6 weeks behind schedule

we should be given some kind of compensation for this shit

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« Reply #1416 on: October 10, 2016, 02:38:51 PM »
This morning she asks if I can't prepare different materials for her class.

Well no! I cannot. It is impossible. Just no. Nope no. Impossible.

I understand wanting to maintain a good relationship with your coT, but wtf? Why would she even consider this as something you would do?

Even without your own busy schedule, why in the **** would you agree to do her work for her? I mean, there's a big difference between sharing work you've created for your own use and creating work for someone else's use.

Which is exactly why I told her it was impossible. LOL, impossible impossible impossible. My new reason for everything.

Your training is complete.

Agreed. xD

But ffs, why would she even need to have to say this?

Some people, mang.

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« Reply #1417 on: October 11, 2016, 08:52:27 AM »
I really enjoy how my coteachers do the absolute bare minimum. They are good enough to stay for the duration of my classes but sit at the back doing nothing, sparingly assist in tasks, barely ever assist lower level students in tasks and this week failed to tell me about an open class I had to submit a lesson plan for and acted as if I should have miraculously know. I had to write said plan in a specific format for submission, and later admitted "you weren't told because taking charge of the foreign teacher is a job no one wants"

Really?? I do not require a lot of effort literally all you need to do to take charge of me it tell me when I need to do something so I can do it. I am not a problem waygooki , I am not a problem teacher, I do my job with the minimum amount of fuss and most of the time my coteachers don't need to do anything. I plan my classes, I make my materials, I don't ask for anything, I don't cause any problems ALL I require is that I am TOLD when I need to do anything and my coteachers assist students in classes.

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« Reply #1418 on: October 11, 2016, 08:57:18 AM »
I really enjoy how my coteachers do the absolute bare minimum. They are good enough to stay for the duration of my classes but sit at the back doing nothing, sparingly assist in tasks, barely ever assist lower level students in tasks and this week failed to tell me about an open class I had to submit a lesson plan for and acted as if I should have miraculously know. I had to write said plan in a specific format for submission, and later admitted "you weren't told because taking charge of the foreign teacher is a job no one wants"

Really?? I do not require a lot of effort literally all you need to do to take charge of me it tell me when I need to do something so I can do it. I am not a problem waygooki , I am not a problem teacher, I do my job with the minimum amount of fuss and most of the time my coteachers don't need to do anything. I plan my classes, I make my materials, I don't ask for anything, I don't cause any problems ALL I require is that I am TOLD when I need to do anything and my coteachers assist students in classes.

Did you say anything when they told you that (a job no one wants)?  I would have gone mental at that.

If it makes you feel better I'm in the same boat and could have written the exact same rant!

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« Reply #1419 on: October 11, 2016, 09:49:04 AM »
I really enjoy how my coteachers do the absolute bare minimum. They are good enough to stay for the duration of my classes but sit at the back doing nothing, sparingly assist in tasks, barely ever assist lower level students in tasks and this week failed to tell me about an open class I had to submit a lesson plan for and acted as if I should have miraculously know. I had to write said plan in a specific format for submission, and later admitted "you weren't told because taking charge of the foreign teacher is a job no one wants"

Really?? I do not require a lot of effort literally all you need to do to take charge of me it tell me when I need to do something so I can do it. I am not a problem waygooki , I am not a problem teacher, I do my job with the minimum amount of fuss and most of the time my coteachers don't need to do anything. I plan my classes, I make my materials, I don't ask for anything, I don't cause any problems ALL I require is that I am TOLD when I need to do anything and my coteachers assist students in classes.

Did you say anything when they told you that (a job no one wants)?  I would have gone mental at that.

If it makes you feel better I'm in the same boat and could have written the exact same rant!

No. I did what I always do, smiled, said okay, put my earphones back in and carried on with what I was doing. This was said in an "Dont misunderstand me" thing from one of my coteachers after she told me I needed to script out the open class lesson plan. Basically the open classbisnt with that particular coteacher and currently my "handler" is a homeroom teacher so I never see her (she got reassigned at the start of the year). The coteacher who will be doing the open class with me had just spent her afternoon napping on the sofa in our office and left for a meeting and I get the feeling that right now none of the KTs I actually teach with think it's their responsibility to 'handle' me in terms of informing me of shit.
And I learned in my first year here that showing when my KTs annoy me is a sure fire way for them to not give me that 80% mark I need to renew my contract at the end of the year (my first set of coteachers tried it, I got my contract renewal anyway)