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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #280 on: July 19, 2016, 03:13:17 PM »
There's a sixth grade girl that will sneak up behind me and use both hands to hit me as hard as she can on the back. I don't think it's funny at all (and it hurts) but she thinks it's hilarious for some reason. I haven't gotten after her too much because she's kind of sensitive but I'm not going to tolerate it anymore.
 I wish these kids weren't so violent with each other (and I wish I could send them to the principal or kick them out of class).

I'm so frustrated with the printer. I'm making a passport book for camp, and I figured out all the dimensions and when I printed a black and white copy it worked perfectly, but when I sent it to the color printer everything shifted so it's out of alignment. Nothing I did fixed it. Why can't things just work?

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #281 on: July 19, 2016, 03:22:43 PM »
you know your school doesn't give a **** about you or camp when they won't even give you basic materials such as paper clips and elastic bands.

CO2, did you never play dead arm or slapsies at school?

I have no idea what that means.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #282 on: July 19, 2016, 03:24:24 PM »
There's a sixth grade girl that will sneak up behind me and use both hands to hit me as hard as she can on the back. I don't think it's funny at all (and it hurts) but she thinks it's hilarious for some reason. I haven't gotten after her too much because she's kind of sensitive but I'm not going to tolerate it anymore.
 I wish these kids weren't so violent with each other (and I wish I could send them to the principal or kick them out of class).

I'm so frustrated with the printer. I'm making a passport book for camp, and I figured out all the dimensions and when I printed a black and white copy it worked perfectly, but when I sent it to the color printer everything shifted so it's out of alignment. Nothing I did fixed it. Why can't things just work?

Save it as a PDF before you print it. It freezes the format. Go to "Save As" and in the window that pops up, select PDF from the "File Type" menu (I think that's what it's called... in Korean it's 파일 형식 if you're using the school computer).

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #283 on: July 19, 2016, 03:37:47 PM »
Save it as a PDF before you print it. It freezes the format. Go to "Save As" and in the window that pops up, select PDF from the "File Type" menu (I think that's what it's called... in Korean it's 파일 형식 if you're using the school computer).

I always thought they were pronounced "peddef file." What a rude awakening.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #284 on: July 19, 2016, 03:38:43 PM »
Save it as a PDF before you print it. It freezes the format. Go to "Save As" and in the window that pops up, select PDF from the "File Type" menu (I think that's what it's called... in Korean it's 파일 형식 if you're using the school computer).
Oh my gosh it worked! Thank you so much!! I really appreciate it.  :laugh:

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« Reply #285 on: July 19, 2016, 04:01:38 PM »
Save it as a PDF before you print it. It freezes the format. Go to "Save As" and in the window that pops up, select PDF from the "File Type" menu (I think that's what it's called... in Korean it's 파일 형식 if you're using the school computer).

I always thought they were pronounced "peddef file." What a rude awakening.

 :laugh:

Save it as a PDF before you print it. It freezes the format. Go to "Save As" and in the window that pops up, select PDF from the "File Type" menu (I think that's what it's called... in Korean it's 파일 형식 if you're using the school computer).
Oh my gosh it worked! Thank you so much!! I really appreciate it.  :laugh:

No problem. ;D

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« Reply #286 on: July 19, 2016, 06:56:50 PM »
My principal decided to move all of the Korean English teachers and I into the Vice Principal's office. So now I'm in a room with 10 other teachers and instead of my cozy English office.

Also, there was absolutely no room for our desks in the VP's office, so I'm a fire hazard now. Letting me use the English classroom as my office was "impossible."

And my desk is now positioned so everyone can see what I'm doing.

And the fans blow my hair in my face and I can't tie it back because someone might see the tip of my tattoo and complain to the DMOE.

And I have three weeks of summer camp before vacation.

..... I am just so done with this semester. I'm afraid I'm going to accidentally snap at someone because I'm so frustrated with life right now. Everyone keeps saying that the spring semester is so much worse than fall, and I hope that's true because I'm not sure I can handle this for another seven months.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #287 on: July 20, 2016, 02:18:12 AM »
Why does every single person that comes to look at my apartment leave the door open upon entering?  It's not like the air conditioning is on or anything, but let me just go ahead and try to cool down that stairwell as you make your way back down.  I would also like to thank you for letting the flies and mosquitos that were also outside, in.  I was getting mighty lonely with only the dog here to keep me company.  I know most people will say well why don't you just close it after they come in, but my medium sized dog seems to freak out about half the people who come by so I try to keep him away from them the whole time they're here (even though all he really wants to do is sniff them).
Well, considering how most pet "owners" become acclimated to the unpleasant odors of their pet, I'm sure these visitors are simply trying to survive.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #288 on: July 20, 2016, 07:46:11 AM »
My principal decided to move all of the Korean English teachers and I into the Vice Principal's office. So now I'm in a room with 10 other teachers and instead of my cozy English office.

Also, there was absolutely no room for our desks in the VP's office, so I'm a fire hazard now. Letting me use the English classroom as my office was "impossible."

And my desk is now positioned so everyone can see what I'm doing.

And the fans blow my hair in my face and I can't tie it back because someone might see the tip of my tattoo and complain to the DMOE.

And I have three weeks of summer camp before vacation.

..... I am just so done with this semester. I'm afraid I'm going to accidentally snap at someone because I'm so frustrated with life right now. Everyone keeps saying that the spring semester is so much worse than fall, and I hope that's true because I'm not sure I can handle this for another seven months.

I'm sorry to hear your refuge was taken away.  I feel your pain.  My first school pulled the same thing - but instead of making me move, they just invaded my office with the homeroom teachers.  Privacy gone. 

2nd semester is objectively superior.  The monsoon season is gone so you don't have to worry about being coated in a miasma of sweat and rain all day.  Fall is quite pleasant in Korea and winters, while brutally cold, are superior to the hellish summers here.  It'll be easier for you since the VP will most likely keep the heat running during winter.  There are also a lot more red days and trips in my experience where they cancel classes.  The school year officially finishes at the end of 2nd semester which means they will be getting the kids ready for next year and wrapping things up with tests and events.  It's a lot better, I promise.  The "summer slump" is rough for us all.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #289 on: July 20, 2016, 07:56:26 AM »
My CT every day: "We need to make the camp exciting and interesting".

Ah, what you actually mean is "The Arm, you need to make the camp exciting and interesting while I do no planning or teaching whatsoever but still collect a nice chunk of overtime pay on top of my regular salary".

Got it.

I know it's one of my most common rants but  :evil: :evil: :evil:


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #290 on: July 20, 2016, 08:09:02 AM »
Day 1 of summer deskwarming. English camps 1 and 2 are next week. Heading home to Canada for a couple weeks then back to teach camp #3....Then like that summer will be over.  :huh:

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« Reply #291 on: July 20, 2016, 08:20:04 AM »
My CT every day: "We need to make the camp exciting and interesting".

Ah, what you actually mean is "The Arm, you need to make the camp exciting and interesting while I do no planning or teaching whatsoever but still collect a nice chunk of overtime pay on top of my regular salary".

Got it.

I know it's one of my most common rants but  :evil: :evil: :evil:

Right? What the hell? I am busy slaving away and I get "MataHari, we must clean all the English Centre on Thursday and Friday and move everything around." "Okay", I say. "Then I will need you to help me finish up camp planning by Wednesday". This is agreed to. I give CT the workbook files for camp, which need to be printed and bound. 4 levels, 4 camps, 100 students. CT spent yesterday on the phone, on the internet, facebook, nothing has been printed. I need CT to help me cut out 100 paper ties too.... but hey if CT isn't going to do the books yet, why bother, because will that get done? I will not be surprised if nothing gets done until Monday morning, 10 minutes before 1st camp starts, and then CT runs around like a chicken without a head saying that I never asked CT to do it, or some other responsibility avoidance tactic.

It's called being prepared. Being organised. Pre-planning. Getting off your lazy fat ass and doing something.

Of course if anything goes wrong with camp, it will be because of me, my fault, a misunderstanding and not understanding CT's unique situation.

She is sitting right next to me now... doing nothing... on Kakao... COME ON!!!!

Yeah, f*%k.

GOOOOD morning everyone. :rolleyes:


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #292 on: July 20, 2016, 09:14:49 AM »
Day 1 of summer deskwarming. English camps 1 and 2 are next week. Heading home to Canada for a couple weeks then back to teach camp #3....Then like that summer will be over.  :huh:

I would hate to go on vacation with camp looming over my head. :cry: That's one of the things I like about my school: I have to do two weeks of camp, but I get to choose when to do them, so I do them as soon as the school vacation starts before taking my vacation days.

On the other hand, it means that I have to drag myself through two weeks of camp with all the troublemaker kids because they seem to be the only ones signing up. :cry: :cry: :cry: Probably their mothers trying to get a break by dumping them on me. :rolleyes:

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #293 on: July 20, 2016, 09:18:29 AM »
I don't like people. Especially before 9 am.

My CT never talks to me. I enjoy this. It's a wonderful working relationship on par with my college room mate whom I never spoke to. 

This morning she felt the need to break this relationship.

I don't care about your hangover or that you're tired. I want to read the news paper before my classes.

If you didn't catch it, my 1 word answer was an indication that I don't want to talk.

OMFG, okay how was your night?

(Insert random answer.)

That's great. Back to the paper.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #294 on: July 20, 2016, 09:42:27 AM »
Why does every single person that comes to look at my apartment leave the door open upon entering?  It's not like the air conditioning is on or anything, but let me just go ahead and try to cool down that stairwell as you make your way back down.  I would also like to thank you for letting the flies and mosquitos that were also outside, in.  I was getting mighty lonely with only the dog here to keep me company.  I know most people will say well why don't you just close it after they come in, but my medium sized dog seems to freak out about half the people who come by so I try to keep him away from them the whole time they're here (even though all he really wants to do is sniff them).
Well, considering how most pet "owners" become acclimated to the unpleasant odors of their pet, I'm sure these visitors are simply trying to survive.
A valid point but this doesn't explain why I'm also closing the door after Korean teachers coming in and out of my classroom.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #295 on: July 20, 2016, 09:43:44 AM »
Soooo my camp is August 1-8 and my ct told me the budget money won't arrive until September.  So I'm supposed to keep track of how many points each student earns and then use the money to buy them prizes a month later.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #296 on: July 20, 2016, 09:49:12 AM »
Loki88, your comment reminded me of this classic Ron Swanson moment.

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« Reply #297 on: July 20, 2016, 10:30:10 AM »
Loki88, your comment reminded me of this classic Ron Swanson moment.

That's actually me and my roommate from college.

The only interactions we ever had was him turning around and closing the window and then me switching and opening it every 5 minutes or so and letting the other know the gf was showing up.

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« Reply #298 on: July 20, 2016, 11:04:25 AM »
HAHAHA

So my coteacher had gotten an English camp plan approved without my input, but I was like hey this is okay because she purposely made it a really low-teacher-involvement camp (lots of reading and movies, plus "American culture" to be taught by me).

I've been working on the American culture component and brainstorming/gathering materials the past few days, and then today she's like "Oh, by the way, please prepare the materials for the movie section of the camp."

Wait, what?? I thought she was just using the materials in this government education book on movies. She's clearly having to do a lot less work than I did - I even did the research to find an appropriate book to use for the camp AND went through to make vocab lists for each chapter. I know it would have been more work to make a camp more like the traditional summer camps (a theme for the whole week, various lessons on that theme), but at least it would have been on a topic I like. I hate teaching about American culture because it's hard and tbh a lot of it is not that interesting for the students.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #299 on: July 20, 2016, 11:57:10 AM »
Co informed me that we have CPR training tomorrow for three hours and I have to go too. I kinda needed that time to prepare for summer camp but sure I'll sit there all afternoon and not understand what they're saying.