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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3480 on: December 23, 2016, 07:51:19 AM »
How do you spread your legs far enough with pants around your ankles?
And if I squatted any lower, I'm sure the stream would probably start aiming upwards (joke)! I've peed on my clothes twice already, I don't have enough faith in your tips to try this again.
You only pull your pants down to your knees

Then squat, and since your but should be below your knees, you're golden. I used to think you'd have to pull them down to your ankles, too, and couldn't fathom how it was possible to use a squat toilet without soiling yourself. But to your knees it's really easy.

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« Reply #3481 on: December 23, 2016, 08:00:01 AM »
How do you spread your legs far enough with pants around your ankles?
And if I squatted any lower, I'm sure the stream would probably start aiming upwards (joke)! I've peed on my clothes twice already, I don't have enough faith in your tips to try this again.

Basically what moonbrie says. xD

A lot of ladies I've met had a problem with not pulling their shorts or pants down to at least knee or slightly below knee level. It seems to be the opposite in your case where you're pulling them down way too low.

The other thing is you have to be squatted back enough that you're resting on the flats of your feet. If you find yourself sitting on your toes, you may be hunched too forward (which would then put you in a prime angle for soiling your clothes). If you lack the balance and flexibility to do this, you can hold onto the walls or whatever for support.

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« Reply #3482 on: December 23, 2016, 08:06:28 AM »
The squatters make sense for pooing, but if you're a lady and you need to urinate, it can be difficult to use the squatter and not get urine on your clothes.

I don't know, I don't have any problems with this.

I think the trick is to pull your pants/short down low enough, and then to squat low enough. Like, your butt should be down pretty close to your ankles.

As a woman I can confirm that it's pretty easy to pee squatting over a squatty, regular toilet, bush, cooler, stream or sewer grate. Believe in yourself and anything is possible.

Doesn't your stream sometimes go off in different directions?  Especially when wearing a tampon

... this might be a little too detailed for some, but I think when you squat low enough and with your legs far enough apart, things down there tend to get arranged in a way so that the stream is more predictably in a downward fashion.

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How do you spread your legs far enough with pants around your ankles?
And if I squatted any lower, I'm sure the stream would probably start aiming upwards (joke)! I've peed on my clothes twice already, I don't have enough faith in your tips to try this again.
How would one urinate on themselves from this position?

I don't get it.
On the pants! The red pants in the picture. This is the perfect angle to get pee all over those pants.
Unless you shift the balance way forward, in which case this is an issue of balance and flexibility, and I will never be able to do it drunk anyway.
If your urine is shooting forward from that position, you need to visit a urologist ASAP.

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« Reply #3483 on: December 23, 2016, 08:30:10 AM »
Here's my annual EPIK contract renewal signing rant:

Maybe I'm old fashioned (or just old) but is it too much to expect NETS to wear smart clothes when they're meeting their employer?  It seems so.  Don't wear a suit (not appropriate) but looking around, most people were in jeans/sweatpants, a tshirt and trainers. 

So many people had opened their medical check results (after they had received them in a sealed envelope obviously).  So that led to the RIDICULOUS situation of the coordinator asking them things like "Did your CT see you open the envelope?"  In the end, so many people had opened them I think she just couldn't be bothered to deal with it and let it go.  So I guess that makes a complete mockery of the tests.  I'll just fake mine next time and save a load of cash.

People just waltzing in an hour late and not apologising.  "Where's my contract?" was the first thing out of one guy's mouth.  You're an hour late, are you taking the piss?

Of the process as a whole:  signing the contract before finding out where you'll be teaching is infuriating.  I don't know about anyone else but I renew my contract because I like my school/apartment/area and I've been confident about my chances of staying here.  If I knew I was moving it would probably have a big affect on my decision to renew (ie. I probably wouldn't bother).

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« Reply #3484 on: December 23, 2016, 09:05:15 AM »
Same here.

What some think as acceptable is quite shocking.

I mean, they may well be fine teachers, but seriously...bathe, shave, put on some clean "smart casual" attire and exercise some polite manners for f'sake.

I don't get it.

Is it a millennial thing? A poverty thing?

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« Reply #3485 on: December 23, 2016, 09:11:12 AM »
Whoa wait a minute, NETs in your province go to some sort of meeting with the POE to get their contracts? Weird.

Also: Whoa wait a minute, your POE already has their contracts ready? Weird.

I'm still fully in the dark. Hooray!

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« Reply #3486 on: December 23, 2016, 09:13:09 AM »
Here's my annual EPIK contract renewal signing rant:

Maybe I'm old fashioned (or just old) but is it too much to expect NETS to wear smart clothes when they're meeting their employer?  It seems so.  Don't wear a suit (not appropriate) but looking around, most people were in jeans/sweatpants, a tshirt and trainers. 

So many people had opened their medical check results (after they had received them in a sealed envelope obviously).  So that led to the RIDICULOUS situation of the coordinator asking them things like "Did your CT see you open the envelope?"  In the end, so many people had opened them I think she just couldn't be bothered to deal with it and let it go.  So I guess that makes a complete mockery of the tests.  I'll just fake mine next time and save a load of cash.

People just waltzing in an hour late and not apologising.  "Where's my contract?" was the first thing out of one guy's mouth.  You're an hour late, are you taking the piss?

Of the process as a whole:  signing the contract before finding out where you'll be teaching is infuriating.  I don't know about anyone else but I renew my contract because I like my school/apartment/area and I've been confident about my chances of staying here. If I knew I was moving it would probably have a big affect on my decision to renew (ie. I probably wouldn't bother).

Agreed, the most infuriating things about these contracts is the uncertainty of the location, especially after being here a few years, we still have no way to ensure that we can stay in a school and neighborhood that we've built a relationship with? Ugh, extremely frustrating.

Though your last sentence is probably why they do it, if they informed us beforehand many people would probably nope on out of here if they were transferred to an undesirable location/school. I know I would... Signing first more or less guarantees that all schools who want a NET, get a NET, I guess.

Also it sounds like you have a big renewal meetup? Do all the NETS where you are sign their contracts and get their medical results together?  :huh:

In my case my school just hands me the contract one random morning and I sign and it's business as usual...

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« Reply #3487 on: December 23, 2016, 09:13:44 AM »
Subconscious effort to reduce the focus of society from appearance to content. Maybe.

I didn't know we had so many fashionistas here.
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« Reply #3488 on: December 23, 2016, 09:23:38 AM »
Same here.

What some think as acceptable is quite shocking.

I mean, they may well be fine teachers, but seriously...bathe, shave, put on some clean "smart casual" attire and exercise some polite manners for f'sake.

I don't get it.

Is it a millennial thing? A poverty thing?

I see the same folks at my renewal and it gets progressively worse. One lady arrived looking like a complete hobo, she attempted to compensate for her appearance by sucking up to every Korean in sight. The worst was one chap who came to his renewal wearing Jordans, a puffy jacket, a baseball cap and beats headphones around his neck.

The lady in question was pushing 40 and the guy looked in his mid twenties, so I wouldn't say a millennial thing.

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« Reply #3489 on: December 23, 2016, 09:32:47 AM »
I didn't bring my knitting glasses to school so I have to attempt to knit with my eyes closed so I don't feel sick. Fun. Plus, I'm definitely not going to finish this scarf today.

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« Reply #3490 on: December 23, 2016, 09:36:21 AM »
Subconscious effort to reduce the focus of society from appearance to content. Maybe.

I didn't know we had so many fashionistas here.

Although that sentiment is admirable, it's still a professional setting and I don't think it's too oppressive to expect smart clothes.  They can "stick it to the man" as much as they like outside of work  :wink:

Also it sounds like you have a big renewal meetup? Do all the NETS where you are sign their contracts and get their medical results together?  :huh:

Yeah it's kind of like a mini orientation where we all sign our contracts and submit our health checks.  We also get given any relevant information for the coming year like changes in the contract, optional programs we can sign up for etc.

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« Reply #3491 on: December 23, 2016, 09:39:47 AM »
The teacher who never wears headphones is now watching a bowling...game? match?... video and it's so loud.  :cry:

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3492 on: December 23, 2016, 09:44:29 AM »
Almonds are on sale at HomePlus across the land, these days.

Also, boiled eggs are literally the best yum-yum of breakfast. Boil them, they keep in the fridge forever. Crack one of those suckers open and dump salt on it, make a giant cup of coffee, and baby, you've got a breakfast goin'.

Call me spoiled, but I don't like boiled eggs more than a day old because they take on a rubbery texture that everyone says I'm imagining but I swear does exist. I also prefer eggs poached in broth and placed on toast. Doesn't take long to make, but I literally leave myself with zero time to cook anything most mornings these days.

I hate boiled eggs in general, but if I really have to eat them, I will only eat them within a half-hour of being boiled. After that, no. Also, I know what you're talking about with the rubbery texture thing the next day. I hate that, too, haha.

But in terms of making yourself something to eat, I do find that boiled eggs are the easiest to fit into the mornings. I occasionally have them for breakfast and I boil them while I get dressed / dry my hair / do my make-up. I eat it on my commute to work LOL and then I have coffee when I get to school.

I am super fussy about eggs, I am vegetarian so am especially picky about something like that.  Especially boiled eggs, the rubbery bit is really off putting.  I won't eat boiled eggs given to me by anyone else.  I never buy the cheap eggs in the supermarket, only the free range ones.  Those black-coloured eggs? not on your life.  My own poached eggs with fried mushrooms?  Oh yeh!

That's what I bought in my home country.  I would like to here but I can't tell which ones are free range/organic/etc.  All the different varieties appear to be roughly the same price.  Where do you find yours here?

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« Reply #3493 on: December 23, 2016, 09:52:45 AM »
On the subject of eggs - Friday is my weekly shop, so tonight will I discover that prices have doubled because of Bird Flu and a shortage of eggs?

Anyone noticed a price increase yet?

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« Reply #3494 on: December 23, 2016, 09:57:14 AM »
On the subject of eggs - Friday is my weekly shop, so tonight will I discover that prices have doubled because of Bird Flu and a shortage of eggs?

Anyone noticed a price increase yet?

I buy eggs directly from the flu infected farms for half the cost - no price hike in sight!

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« Reply #3495 on: December 23, 2016, 09:57:51 AM »
Agreed, the most infuriating things about these contracts is the uncertainty of the location, especially after being here a few years, we still have no way to ensure that we can stay in a school and neighborhood that we've built a relationship with? Ugh, extremely frustrating.

Though your last sentence is probably why they do it, if they informed us beforehand many people would probably nope on out of here if they were transferred to an undesirable location/school. I know I would... Signing first more or less guarantees that all schools who want a NET, get a NET, I guess.

Yeah that's a good point and is probably why they do it.

Unfortunately though I have no qualms about immediately giving my two months' notice if I move and my new school/location is terrible. 

^ This situation could be avoided if everyone knew where they would be before signing.  I don't think that would mess up their recruitment timeline too much would it?

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« Reply #3496 on: December 23, 2016, 10:00:25 AM »
I've found I don't really care for hard boiled eggs anymore. Soft boiled eggs all the way!

I prefer free range though I can't be certain that's what I'm getting. The eggs I buy are labeled as from my county and I've seen chickens milling about as they please in the countryside... so I'd like to think that's how the egg producers generally live.

At any rate, the eggs look and taste like free range eggs I had back home.

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« Reply #3497 on: December 23, 2016, 10:03:46 AM »
If the newspapers are accurate, it's not so much a shortage of eggs, as it is hoarding that is causing the price increase (suppliers and distributors are manipulating supply to earn more on the backs of the trapped Korean consumer).

Like shooting fish in a barrel.

Made Russian butter balls (no eggs) and used flak seed substitute for other Christmas cookies, worked great.

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« Reply #3498 on: December 23, 2016, 10:07:18 AM »
Here's my annual EPIK contract renewal signing rant:

Maybe I'm old fashioned (or just old) but is it too much to expect NETS to wear smart clothes when they're meeting their employer?  It seems so.  Don't wear a suit (not appropriate) but looking around, most people were in jeans/sweatpants, a tshirt and trainers. 

So many people had opened their medical check results (after they had received them in a sealed envelope obviously).  So that led to the RIDICULOUS situation of the coordinator asking them things like "Did your CT see you open the envelope?"  In the end, so many people had opened them I think she just couldn't be bothered to deal with it and let it go.  So I guess that makes a complete mockery of the tests.  I'll just fake mine next time and save a load of cash.

People just waltzing in an hour late and not apologising.  "Where's my contract?" was the first thing out of one guy's mouth.  You're an hour late, are you taking the piss?

Of the process as a whole:  signing the contract before finding out where you'll be teaching is infuriating.  I don't know about anyone else but I renew my contract because I like my school/apartment/area and I've been confident about my chances of staying here.  If I knew I was moving it would probably have a big affect on my decision to renew (ie. I probably wouldn't bother).

The first time I met my employer, I was in casual business attire (Dress pants, business shirt, and tie. I got told I was too overdressed, to wear the dress pants, but just wear a casual t-shirt instead of the shirt and tie).

And yeah, that guy sounds like a dick. I hope they didn't give him a renewal after demanding the contract.

As for the bolded part, that is why I have decided to renew (or get an extension on my contract) if I get offered a renewal. I want to stay longer, but not for a full year. One of the people who used to be in my town (who left recently), started in a June, but finished in a September, so it seems like they MAY do extensions, or something like that. She got the flight allowance as well.
If I do get moved, and my new places are really bad, I probably will give my notice.

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« Reply #3499 on: December 23, 2016, 10:09:50 AM »
Agreed, the most infuriating things about these contracts is the uncertainty of the location, especially after being here a few years, we still have no way to ensure that we can stay in a school and neighborhood that we've built a relationship with? Ugh, extremely frustrating.

Though your last sentence is probably why they do it, if they informed us beforehand many people would probably nope on out of here if they were transferred to an undesirable location/school. I know I would... Signing first more or less guarantees that all schools who want a NET, get a NET, I guess.

Yeah that's a good point and is probably why they do it.

Unfortunately though I have no qualms about immediately giving my two months' notice if I move and my new school/location is terrible. 

^ This situation could be avoided if everyone knew where they would be before signing.  I don't think that would mess up their recruitment timeline too much would it?

I think that, and also I know some Korean teachers don't even find out till pretty late where they're going to be placed the next year (if they're rotating to a new school) so any consideration for the foreign teacher in this respect is probably a nonexistent concern.

That being said, doesn't seem to be an issue in JLP. When we renew our contracts, it's for our original school unless we apply for a transfer (in which case you put down a few options and see where the dice land). Budget cuts for schools still happen but overall there's not much mystery about location.

I don't think they do contract extensions though, which is too bad. But I guess one could sign on for another year and just resign at the halfway mark.