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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3780 on: December 29, 2016, 11:52:27 AM »
Why do you think they started camps? Pressure from the parents? Teachers complaining we have too much time off?

I've read it was because a bunch of NETs kept complaining about the amount of deskwarming they had to do, especially when comparing their own setups to other NETs who were permitted to stay home or take longer vacations at the discretion of their schools.

I heard it started because government employees were browsing around on here and Dave's and read about foreigners bragging how they were just out drinking all night and just came in in the morning to sleep it off. Or they were bragging about other things like playing videos and etc. So the MOE decided to give us busy work instead

Right. A sting operation spearheaded by lead efl-online-forum investigator Ko for the Time-Management Accountability Board at the Department of Foreigners are Lazy.

I wonder if that department has any grant money available?

They would have to. Money keeps pouring their way after every successful investigation. They happen to be the most productive department of the Korean federal government for some 10 years running, as their own internal studies show.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3781 on: December 29, 2016, 11:54:05 AM »
Shared food stresses me out SO much.  That's the downside of regular school not being in session.  I want my own tray that no one else can touch!

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3782 on: December 29, 2016, 11:54:33 AM »
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The little front-loading washers are too small to wash a comforter or multiple jackets, or a padding, or something comfortably. It's too smashed together, so it won't rinse properly, and then you end up getting skin irritation from leftover detergent. And if I'm living with another person, or potentially a family situation, there's going to be a lot of laundry and cooking. So, I don't want to have to deal with the frustration of a too-small washer and a weak cooking appliance.

Gotcha~

Also, I do think it looks sloppy for most people if you roll up to work without properly grooming. But yeah - give a guy a break if he misses a day of shaving or forgets to do his hair.

Only the guys?! :shocked:

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« Reply #3783 on: December 29, 2016, 12:13:18 PM »
Unless they could see the outline of your junk through your clothes, I don't see why it should matter to them.

One time a male teacher tried to advise me not to wear the color orange anymore. He wouldn't give a reason why but I later learned it was because he didn't think the color was professional enough. Meanwhile, he shows up to school wearing green slacks and a neon-purple shirt. I ended up purchasing three more orange shirts and blouses to wear just at this particular school.

Some of these busybodies really need to learn a thing or two about etiquette and not confusing personal tastes for appropriate clothing.
And even then I don't think it matters sometimes because I have seen a lot of Koreans with what seemed to be painted on pants.

Also, good going on the orange. That is absurd.

Same. There are a lot of things that I see some of the KTs wear that I KNOW would get me a ton of side-eye if I wore it.

And thanks, I thought it was a classy move. xD

:laugh: I love being petty. I remember my former co-teacher at my first school used to always throw shade at me in terms of what I looked like, how I dressed, etc., etc., and it was really obvious that she was jealous (not saying I'm hot or anything; I don't know why she felt that way, but she did). I got really fed up with almost a year of this, so one day, during lunch, when a teacher commented on my new blouse saying she loves the way it flows because I have such a thin frame, I brushed it off, saying that I wasn't sure when I was buying it if it would suit me so that she would say it again and I can subtly rub it in my co-teacher's face.

It is just so satisfying when you can be petty in a way where you're not actually doing anything wrong. It's just my way of saying that I can throw rocks harder than they can.

And yeah, I don't feel that I'm hot or anything myself, but I do get a lot of shade from certain types of people here that is purely fueled out of insecurity and jealousy. The fact is that, as foreigners, we're different, and that holds a lot of appeal and can lead to a lot of attention on several fronts. xD

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« Reply #3784 on: December 29, 2016, 12:20:30 PM »
If I don't shave for more than a day or two, my students say "teacher! dirty!" But I think I can get away with more then a gyopo could. There's no way a Korean guy could go to work in a public school with a 6'oclock shadow.

I'm taking advantage of this time being the only person in the office by jogging to work unwashed and unshaven and looking generally like a bum.  Just have to be careful who sees me when I'm out for lunch...

Behold the solution:



ㅋㅋ that's supposed to make me not look like a bum? Or simply make me proud that I could (falsely) link it to a long heritage with Nordic roots? :cheesy:

It can serve multiple purposes, some of which include staying warm in the winter and covering up an unshaven face! There are other options but I felt this was the most impressive by far.

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« Reply #3785 on: December 29, 2016, 12:22:47 PM »
Dunno why admin creep feels the need to speak so loudly as if he wants the entire office to hear him when he's only talking to one teacher.  :rolleyes:

I bet the teachers who are transferring out are ever so glad to never have to deal with him again. One teacher in particular seems at the end of his rope.

Every time he comes in I stick on my headphones in an attempt to drown out his annoying voice.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3786 on: December 29, 2016, 12:28:45 PM »
If I don't shave for more than a day or two, my students say "teacher! dirty!" But I think I can get away with more then a gyopo could. There's no way a Korean guy could go to work in a public school with a 6'oclock shadow.

I'm taking advantage of this time being the only person in the office by jogging to work unwashed and unshaven and looking generally like a bum.  Just have to be careful who sees me when I'm out for lunch...

Behold the solution:

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ㅋㅋ that's supposed to make me not look like a bum? Or simply make me proud that I could (falsely) link it to a long heritage with Nordic roots? :cheesy:

It can serve multiple purposes, some of which include staying warm in the winter and covering up an unshaven face! There are other options but I felt this was the most impressive by far.

That's a bit like hiding your baldness with a bald cap rather than a toupee.  :P

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3787 on: December 29, 2016, 12:32:20 PM »
Do you deny the magnificence of that mane??

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3788 on: December 29, 2016, 12:37:05 PM »
Do you deny the magnificence of that mane??

i dont :-[

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3789 on: December 29, 2016, 12:43:15 PM »
Shared food stresses me out SO much.  That's the downside of regular school not being in session.  I want my own tray that no one else can touch!
Can you explain?

Why do you share food when school is not in regular session?

I take it your cafeteria is closed, but why does that equate to sharing food?

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« Reply #3790 on: December 29, 2016, 01:12:38 PM »
Shared food stresses me out SO much.  That's the downside of regular school not being in session.  I want my own tray that no one else can touch!
Can you explain?

Why do you share food when school is not in regular session?

I take it your cafeteria is closed, but why does that equate to sharing food?

It's fairly common for the remaining teachers to order delivery and eat it communally during seasonal breaks. It's happened at all of the schools I've worked at, at least.

I tend to just bring my own food so I don't have to worry about it, but I'm soooooo far past the point of caring what my coworkers think of me as a result. Maybe sixtieshappy isn't there yet.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3791 on: December 29, 2016, 01:14:04 PM »
Shared food stresses me out SO much.  That's the downside of regular school not being in session.  I want my own tray that no one else can touch!
Can you explain?

Why do you share food when school is not in regular session?

I take it your cafeteria is closed, but why does that equate to sharing food?

Sometimes when school is out of session, CT and any other teachers who happen to be at school order delivery "Chinese food" and eat together... usually this involves sharing of some sort. Maybe that's what @sixtieshappy is talking about...

Of course if shared food freaks you out just bring your own lunch and politely decline anything offered to you.

edit: Mister Tim beat me to the punch  :laugh:

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« Reply #3792 on: December 29, 2016, 01:14:44 PM »
What the h3ll is the point of sending students to class forty minutes late?

Some students got to have a pizza party today for some reason, which is fine. The teacher throwing the party, however, ended it 5 minutes before the end of the class hour and sent the students on to their classes, which isn't fine. I had kids rocking in with five minutes left of class, yammering about the pizza they ate and passing around the bottle of coke they brought with them.

Wonderful.

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« Reply #3793 on: December 29, 2016, 01:15:12 PM »
:laugh: I love being petty. I remember my former co-teacher at my first school used to always throw shade at me in terms of what I looked like, how I dressed, etc., etc., and it was really obvious that she was jealous (not saying I'm hot or anything; I don't know why she felt that way, but she did). I got really fed up with almost a year of this, so one day, during lunch, when a teacher commented on my new blouse saying she loves the way it flows because I have such a thin frame, I brushed it off, saying that I wasn't sure when I was buying it if it would suit me so that she would say it again and I can subtly rub it in my co-teacher's face.

It is just so satisfying when you can be petty in a way where you're not actually doing anything wrong. It's just my way of saying that I can throw rocks harder than they can.

And yeah, I don't feel that I'm hot or anything myself, but I do get a lot of shade from certain types of people here that is purely fueled out of insecurity and jealousy. The fact is that, as foreigners, we're different, and that holds a lot of appeal and can lead to a lot of attention on several fronts. xD

About the foreigner thing, that is so true. I'm Korean-American, so I don't even really seem that different from any of the teachers, but that co-teacher used to actually point out to students that they seem more enthusiastic to see me and they never say hello to her. She actually pulled the "It's because she's a foreigner and I'm not" card. :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: I was simultaneously laughing at her (on the inside) and embarrassed for her for being so childish. This isn't a popularity contest, but if it really mattered, maybe she could just change her attitude. :rolleyes:

And yeah, whenever I got the opportunity to fish for compliments from other people, if she was around, you bet I would do it.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3794 on: December 29, 2016, 01:40:15 PM »
Shared food stresses me out SO much.  That's the downside of regular school not being in session.  I want my own tray that no one else can touch!
Can you explain?

Why do you share food when school is not in regular session?

I take it your cafeteria is closed, but why does that equate to sharing food?

It's fairly common for the remaining teachers to order delivery and eat it communally during seasonal breaks. It's happened at all of the schools I've worked at, at least.

I tend to just bring my own food so I don't have to worry about it, but I'm soooooo far past the point of caring what my coworkers think of me as a result. Maybe sixtieshappy isn't there yet.
I understand some teachers wanting to order and eat together (I've never participated due to dietary restrictions).

I was seeking clarification, as the user made it sound like he/she didn't have an option,

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« Reply #3795 on: December 29, 2016, 01:42:27 PM »
What the h3ll is the point of sending students to class forty minutes late?

Some students got to have a pizza party today for some reason, which is fine. The teacher throwing the party, however, ended it 5 minutes before the end of the class hour and sent the students on to their classes, which isn't fine. I had kids rocking in with five minutes left of class, yammering about the pizza they ate and passing around the bottle of coke they brought with them.

Wonderful.

So... you got a free period and didn't have to teach?

That is wonderful.

No. Most of the students were in class the entire period. It was only two students who came in late. The pizza party was for members of some club.

It wasn't wonderful.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3796 on: December 29, 2016, 02:20:04 PM »
Shared food stresses me out SO much.  That's the downside of regular school not being in session.  I want my own tray that no one else can touch!
Can you explain?

Why do you share food when school is not in regular session?

I take it your cafeteria is closed, but why does that equate to sharing food?

It's fairly common for the remaining teachers to order delivery and eat it communally during seasonal breaks. It's happened at all of the schools I've worked at, at least.

I tend to just bring my own food so I don't have to worry about it, but I'm soooooo far past the point of caring what my coworkers think of me as a result. Maybe sixtieshappy isn't there yet.
I understand some teachers wanting to order and eat together (I've never participated due to dietary restrictions).

I was seeking clarification, as the user made it sound like he/she didn't have an option,

Yeah basically I'm never kept abreast of what's going on.

Many days last year we'd all go to a restaurant by our school whose food I really liked but was also communal.  So I wouldn't want to bring my own food in case we ended up going there.  Sometimes they make me pay and order individual portions from some delivery service.  Yesterday my ct yammered something about how when I have camp in a few weeks I'm just going to be eating "bread and juice" that the students have as their snack for my lunch because she can order me extra.  Today the teachers ordered communal food that just showed up and no one asked me to pay.

It stressed me out today because I eat a LOT.  The female teachers basically pick at everything and eat what looks like 100 calories worth.  The only person who eats as much as me is the PE/disciplinarian teacher.  They got four rows of kimbap and there were four of us, so naturally I want them to split it four ways so I can have my own in front of me that no one else touches but of course they keep them all in the middle and the more appealing one was further away from me.  And then they made two individual sized bowls of instant ramen for the four of us to split ffs.

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« Reply #3797 on: December 29, 2016, 02:40:05 PM »
The whole communal food thing really gets to me.

Someone buys a cake for the office and we all sit around the table.  Instead of cutting a small slice for every person, only one big slice is cut and we all have to share it.

Go to a restaurant with my coworkers.  We all choose what we want (seperate dishes).  The food arrives and suddenly I'm forced to spoon half of my dish into other bowls in return for food that I don't like (if I wanted it I would've ordered it).

It's an aspect of Korean culture that I'll never understand.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3798 on: December 29, 2016, 02:47:07 PM »
So you all dip your eating utensils into the noodle bowl? Charming.

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« Reply #3799 on: December 29, 2016, 02:52:58 PM »
They ate little portions of the noodles out of those stupid tiny paper cups.