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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #2020 on: October 25, 2016, 11:47:34 AM »
Pet peeve of the day: people who whinge about getting in trouble for ditching the place they're being paid to stay at.  :rolleyes:

I totally agree that it's a total waste of time to be left alone at work with the lights turned out.... but if that's what we're being paid to do...

4 sure. Nothing defines 1st world problem like getting paid a decent salary to sit around and do nothing.

"I'm going to pay you 150 bucks today+give you a place to sleep+Health Insurance+Pension. All you have to do is show up and do nothing. Heck, you can read or play games or watch movies on the computer. You can probably sneak out 30 minutes early and I still won't care." 4 billion people around the world would shoot someone for a job like that.

People here are actually complaining about being paid decent money to recreate. To recreate! Unbelievable. What planet do these people live on? Have they ever worked a job where sometimes you don't get work or money, either because you are paid hourly or commission or based on sales or whatever?

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« Reply #2021 on: October 25, 2016, 11:51:42 AM »
My 6th grade class of disruptive boys: one boy has become disruptive in a different kind of way and now just outright ruins the production activities (games) for whatever group he's in. He has been off for a few months but most noticeably over the past few weeks and seems just really unhappy when at the beginning of the year he was pretty bubbly even if he was loud and disruptive. KT doesn't seem to care. I don't want to just be yelling at him all the time so give him the option of playing the game nicely or doing a writing task, he says the writing task is better, I ask if he would rather have some kind of writing task each lesson instead of joining the games and he says yes. Okay kid, I'll give you that choice. Wish you told me earlier on tho.

Now to come up with different worksheets with various useful writing tasks for him to do for each period.

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« Reply #2022 on: October 25, 2016, 11:57:38 AM »
A little frustrated that the prostitute thread got locked before I had a chance to post a few more rebuttals and responses, but I can totally understand why the mods locked it.

Some people just ruin it for everyone.

In other news, I forgot my key to the teaching office and have to rely on others to let me in today. Sucks, because this is the first time I've done it while each of the other teachers in the office have done it at least 2-3 times this year (without ever a word said about it), and yet they keep acting like this is a big-time-foreigner-only **** up of mine. I haven't hesitated to point out their hypocrisy any time they've attempted to lecture me about it (basically I've been saying, "Hey, yeah, this is the first time I've forgotten my key, but you've forgotten it 3 times and so-and-so has forgotten it twice that many times... this might be a problem for this school, maybe all teachers should be required to check-in/check-out their keys everyday.") -- not going to be anyone's punching bag, I don't even give a shit about their sensibilities.

Nice to see someone standing up to the powers that be.
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #2023 on: October 25, 2016, 11:58:49 AM »
Pet peeve of the day: people who whinge about getting in trouble for ditching the place they're being paid to stay at.  :rolleyes:

I totally agree that it's a total waste of time to be left alone at work with the lights turned out.... but if that's what we're being paid to do...

4 sure. Nothing defines 1st world problem like getting paid a decent salary to sit around and do nothing.

"I'm going to pay you 150 bucks today+give you a place to sleep+Health Insurance+Pension. All you have to do is show up and do nothing. Heck, you can read or play games or watch movies on the computer. You can probably sneak out 30 minutes early and I still won't care." 4 billion people around the world would shoot someone for a job like that.

People here are actually complaining about being paid decent money to recreate. To recreate! Unbelievable. What planet do these people live on? Have they ever worked a job where sometimes you don't get work or money, either because you are paid hourly or commission or based on sales or whatever?

For once, I agree with you.

"Wahhhhh, I'm bored." Brah, you have a computer in front of you. I'm sure you can find SOMETHING TO DO.


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« Reply #2024 on: October 25, 2016, 12:19:49 PM »
Pet peeve of the day: people who whinge about getting in trouble for ditching the place they're being paid to stay at.  :rolleyes:

I totally agree that it's a total waste of time to be left alone at work with the lights turned out.... but if that's what we're being paid to do...

4 sure. Nothing defines 1st world problem like getting paid a decent salary to sit around and do nothing.

"I'm going to pay you 150 bucks today+give you a place to sleep+Health Insurance+Pension. All you have to do is show up and do nothing. Heck, you can read or play games or watch movies on the computer. You can probably sneak out 30 minutes early and I still won't care." 4 billion people around the world would shoot someone for a job like that.

People here are actually complaining about being paid decent money to recreate. To recreate! Unbelievable. What planet do these people live on? Have they ever worked a job where sometimes you don't get work or money, either because you are paid hourly or commission or based on sales or whatever?

Shout out to my boy DeMartino. Spot on.

I just play football manager on my work PC. Been doing it for years. If I get bored of that I usually go for a 30 minute poo and solitaire session.
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« Reply #2025 on: October 25, 2016, 12:25:12 PM »
A little frustrated that the prostitute thread got locked before I had a chance to post a few more rebuttals and responses, but I can totally understand why the mods locked it.

Some people just ruin it for everyone.

In other news, I forgot my key to the teaching office and have to rely on others to let me in today. Sucks, because this is the first time I've done it while each of the other teachers in the office have done it at least 2-3 times this year (without ever a word said about it), and yet they keep acting like this is a big-time-foreigner-only **** up of mine. I haven't hesitated to point out their hypocrisy any time they've attempted to lecture me about it (basically I've been saying, "Hey, yeah, this is the first time I've forgotten my key, but you've forgotten it 3 times and so-and-so has forgotten it twice that many times... this might be a problem for this school, maybe all teachers should be required to check-in/check-out their keys everyday.") -- not going to be anyone's punching bag, I don't even give a shit about their sensibilities.

Nice to see someone standing up to the powers that be.

You've got to pick and choose your battles, especially around here, but sometimes you've just got to put your foot down. xD If and when you do, though, you can get away with a lot if you phrase yourself right and do it with the right attitude.

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Me: "Oh, yeah, I agree. So someone left the window unlocked? Who did it? We should find out... maybe one of the students did it."

Them: "... oh, yeah, okay."


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #2026 on: October 25, 2016, 12:50:50 PM »
Tidus. I hate your voice. You ruin dramatic scenes.

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« Reply #2027 on: October 25, 2016, 01:07:41 PM »
+1

You took the car, knowing you were going to try to pull this stunt of disappearing early.

You were caught.  Own it.

+1

This part of the story was so lame. He planned on doing this from the start. Like a child, he justified it his own little head. Using his wife's safety as an excuse was so pathetic. Then why even chance it? Let her take the car (as is usual). Don't include her in your silly mischief.

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« Reply #2028 on: October 25, 2016, 01:17:40 PM »
Not wishing to pile on Aris, as he is a good guy.

We have all been guilty of displaying a sense of "entitlement" every now and again.

No issue with that, only with how the situation was handled once Aris was called on it.

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« Reply #2029 on: October 25, 2016, 01:51:58 PM »
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            I stepped in a Korean puddle today. :sad:


        Is that better or worse than a foreign puddle?


    Just as wet, but more malicious~


I thought Korean puddles were the puddles created when someone regardless of nationstate membership takes a puke on the ground in this country from a hard night of drinking the national drink and pigeons come to eat it to get drunk.

Don't give me that 'it was drunk so it's not responsible for its actions' excuse. That Korean puddle knew exactly what it was doing.

(Sorry for tangling threads. The 'Cashier' thread got locked for some reason, but I had some unfinished business.)
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #2030 on: October 25, 2016, 01:56:30 PM »
I always heard they were called "kimchi flowers" lol

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« Reply #2031 on: October 25, 2016, 01:57:21 PM »
I always heard they were called "kimchi flowers" lol

Street pizza, no?

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« Reply #2032 on: October 25, 2016, 02:00:02 PM »
I always heard they were called "kimchi flowers" lol

They're certainly fragrant and attract birds

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« Reply #2033 on: October 25, 2016, 02:02:10 PM »
My school decided that because of that Wednesday that was cancelled because of the typhoon a while back, we're going to have the Wednesday schedule twice this week (W and F). I only had two weeks to finish chapter 9 before the 3rd graders' midterm and now I'm missing class with one of my Friday third grade classes. It doesn't really affect me because the coteacher I have that class with isn't going to try to make me teacher 2x the content in one class but... why. The students have almost every class each day so I'm not sure what huge difference having an extra Wednesday and one less Friday matters. It just makes my schedule confusing.


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« Reply #2034 on: October 25, 2016, 02:05:53 PM »
What's this w2k extra taxi fare thing all about? I'm interested. Have they rigged the meter or something?

I hate it when the taxi driver let's someone else in your taxi and makes 2 stops and then when he let's the first dude out he charges em like w5k and then he charges you the actual fare. That's illegal by the way but it's happened to me half a dozen times.

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« Reply #2035 on: October 25, 2016, 02:29:52 PM »
What's this w2k extra taxi fare thing all about? I'm interested. Have they rigged the meter or something?

I hate it when the taxi driver let's someone else in your taxi and makes 2 stops and then when he let's the first dude out he charges em like w5k and then he charges you the actual fare. That's illegal by the way but it's happened to me half a dozen times.

That is illegal, and has been for years.  Tell the driver "No" and take a pic of his ID on the dash.  He will quickly apologise and relent.  this usually happens when it rains, as there are more fares to be had. 

it is called 합승.  Just tell him 합승 안해요

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« Reply #2036 on: October 25, 2016, 02:44:10 PM »
Yeah, I don't think I ever took a taxi in the 90s, where the driver didn't pickup extra fares along the way.

I just thought it was normal.
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« Reply #2037 on: October 25, 2016, 02:49:26 PM »

I just play football manager on my work PC. Been doing it for years. If I get bored of that I usually go for a 30 minute poo and solitaire session.

If it was a 30 minute poo and tetris I'd be more impressed.  Poo tetris.  Good way to kill time.
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« Reply #2038 on: October 25, 2016, 02:58:11 PM »
If you are in the thrown for more than a minute to do your business, you best go see a doctor, change your diet, and drink more water.

30 minutes? Uffdah.  You're going to blow a gasket.

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« Reply #2039 on: October 25, 2016, 02:59:47 PM »
It always blows my mind when in a TV show or a movie, someone will use slang for a private part and my GF will ask me what it is and I say that it means dick/vag etc and she'll say, "No, it can't be that."

Yes, that's what schlong means. Sorry.

It's the same with Koreans and drugs. I know a lot about drugs because people do drugs where I'm from. It's on TV, movies, people can talk about it. It isn't completely ignored like it is here and when it's brought up no one says "NO, THAT'S WRONG BECAUSE WRONG."

I'm sure we all look like demonic, drug addled sex fiends. Sorry if I know what "Nose Candy" means.