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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3780 on: December 26, 2016, 12:18:26 PM »
Am I the only one still teaching classes all through the end of this month??  :cry:

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3781 on: December 26, 2016, 12:27:27 PM »
Best not to compare ;)

How many gifts were under your tree?

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« Reply #3782 on: December 26, 2016, 12:31:44 PM »
Wisdom in a nutshell.

Alas, no tree! I did indulge in some online shopping over the wknd though, haha.
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3783 on: December 26, 2016, 12:32:12 PM »
Am I the only one still teaching classes all through the end of this month??  :cry:
Nope! What a pointless week. Almost as pointless as that week between winter and spring break.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3784 on: December 26, 2016, 12:34:26 PM »
On the bright side, it's nice to do fun classes. I am so mentally checked out though

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3785 on: December 26, 2016, 12:36:41 PM »
I wish Korea would go back to having school on Saturdays.

We, foreigners, never had to teach on any of those Saturdays, and as a result, summer and winter vacations were much longer.

Days of old...

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« Reply #3786 on: December 26, 2016, 12:47:49 PM »
Regrettably, we aren't provided with "personal leave" days.

What is the purpose of your Embassy visit?

If I were you, I would take a sick day before I ever used a day of vacation for personal business.

You aren't missing any classes, right?

It's been a week, since I have had to teach, with a few more days of the same before our camps begin.

I imagine you are in a similar situation, no?

Good luck.

No, won't be missing any classes, no camp or class that day (which is why I specifically chose it). But I have to get a teaching certificate certified for EPIK, not an absolutely essential document, so I will let it go. It just winds me up that my CT has taken "business trips" for things not related to the school AT ALL, yet I cannot do the same.

you can use up to 8 hours of 'personal time' before you use a vacation day. depending on how far you are from the embassy, might not even take you a whole day.

it's there in the contract. and there is a category on NEIS for that. so if your CT is being a big ol' B, just mention it to her and show her the contract.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3787 on: December 26, 2016, 01:01:04 PM »
Am I the only one still teaching classes all through the end of this month??  :cry:
Nope! What a pointless week. Almost as pointless as that week between winter and spring break.

Piggybacking on that.

Two weeks ago
Me: *has project plan that will last us until the end of the semester*
COT: Let's play mafia this week!
Me:  :undecided: Uh... okay

1 week ago
Me: *has edited the project so it'll fit into 3 weeks of class*
COT: Let's play mafia again this week!
Me:  :undecided: Err... okay

This week
Me: *has abandoned the project because of time restraints and plans a movie day and a game day*
COT: The students need to do projects to learn. The 3rd years take a big test and get graded a lot on English. We need to do a project!
Me:   :blank: :blank: :blank:

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3788 on: December 26, 2016, 01:22:12 PM »
Regrettably, we aren't provided with "personal leave" days.

What is the purpose of your Embassy visit?

If I were you, I would take a sick day before I ever used a day of vacation for personal business.

You aren't missing any classes, right?

It's been a week, since I have had to teach, with a few more days of the same before our camps begin.

I imagine you are in a similar situation, no?

Good luck.

No, won't be missing any classes, no camp or class that day (which is why I specifically chose it). But I have to get a teaching certificate certified for EPIK, not an absolutely essential document, so I will let it go. It just winds me up that my CT has taken "business trips" for things not related to the school AT ALL, yet I cannot do the same.

you can use up to 8 hours of 'personal time' before you use a vacation day. depending on how far you are from the embassy, might not even take you a whole day.

it's there in the contract. and there is a category on NEIS for that. so if your CT is being a big ol' B, just mention it to her and show her the contract.

I really thought that this was in my contract too, but I have gone through it and there is nothing.....
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3789 on: December 26, 2016, 01:32:28 PM »
I am so physically and emotionally drained that I'm worried I'm going to take my frustration out on someone I care about.

I've been listening to the teachers talk about how glad they are that they don't have to work on Friday and vacation starts next week, and my co-teacher turns to me and says, "I'm sorry, but foreigners have to work on Friday."

I know it's all in the contract, but my God how pointless is deskwarming? I NEED a mental health day. And then camp for two weeks.... Why do we even have camp? One of the biggest appeals of teaching is the long vacations, but we have to fill them with camps here.

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« Reply #3790 on: December 26, 2016, 01:40:59 PM »
I am so physically and emotionally drained that I'm worried I'm going to take my frustration out on someone I care about.

I've been listening to the teachers talk about how glad they are that they don't have to work on Friday and vacation starts next week, and my co-teacher turns to me and says, "I'm sorry, but foreigners have to work on Friday."

I know it's all in the contract, but my God how pointless is deskwarming? I NEED a mental health day. And then camp for two weeks.... Why do we even have camp? One of the biggest appeals of teaching is the long vacations, but we have to fill them with camps here.

More like how great is deskwarming, am I right? Literally getting paid to read a book or study. And you get to use the school's heat, water, internet, etc.

I'd prefer to have vacation, but I mean, deskwarming is kind of a unique pleasure.

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« Reply #3791 on: December 26, 2016, 01:45:23 PM »
Sarcasm?

You are kidding, right?

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3792 on: December 26, 2016, 01:57:39 PM »
Actually i'm looking forward to deskwarming so i can work on some personal projects and maybe do some reading. Of course more vacation time would be preferable but I'm just ready for any kind of break

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« Reply #3793 on: December 26, 2016, 02:00:23 PM »
I really thought that this was in my contract too, but I have gone through it and there is nothing.....

mine is standard EPIK contract.

Article 14-5

"...eight accumulated hours of paid leave shall be counted as one [vacation] day. This includes tardiness, early leave, other absences during the work day and/or half-days of paid leave. A total of less than eight hours will not be counted"

of course different areas use different contracts. So maybe Jeolla or GEPIK might be different.

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« Reply #3794 on: December 26, 2016, 02:00:46 PM »
Actually i'm looking forward to deskwarming so i can work on some personal projects and maybe do some reading. Of course more vacation time would be preferable but I'm just ready for any kind of break

Exactly. Deskwarming is a great time to work on some projects or things you otherwise wouldn't normally have time to do. And obviously it would be nice just to get full vacation, but deskwarming is still a treat.

Also, you're completely free of responsibilities when you're deskwarming. If I'm off work and I'm at home, there are a million chores and errands on my list of things I need to get done, but if I'm deskwarming, I don't have to worry about all that, so I can just do something I want to do.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3795 on: December 26, 2016, 02:03:37 PM »
Actually i'm looking forward to deskwarming so i can work on some personal projects and maybe do some reading. Of course more vacation time would be preferable but I'm just ready for any kind of break

Yeah, EVERYONE else is working their office jobs and you get to chill and do whatever you want and get paid. Would I RATHER be doing something else?  Of course. I'd rather be a movie star, too. Take what you can get.
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« Reply #3796 on: December 26, 2016, 02:17:14 PM »
Actually i'm looking forward to deskwarming so i can work on some personal projects and maybe do some reading. Of course more vacation time would be preferable but I'm just ready for any kind of break

Desk warming for me is an awesome time but I get to stay in my office totally alone in an empty school. I wander down for lunch with the P and VP and whichever teacher is in the main office that day.

I'll plan and make the last of my materials and organize a nice little supply drop for the new guy coming in next year and then get to just chill.

I couldn't imagine complaining about it. (Also my steam folder is on an external hd, that helps for that bit of time at the end.)

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« Reply #3797 on: December 26, 2016, 02:21:24 PM »
Man I am about ready to give up on this hospital business.

I finally got my MRI yesterday, nothing was amiss. After discussing the results with me the neurologist just went on again like "hmmmmm I don't know" and then told me I should go to a university hospital.

It's really hard to focus when you constantly feel like your head is spinning and like you're going to vomit. But I don't have that much work to do anymore, and the semester is almost over. Even if I feel sick I can just lump around or take a nap without worrying. But they told me this all needs to get done within a week. So....?????

Have you gone to see a dentist? I spent a year in agony going from doctor to doctor, to specialist to specialist and getting scan after scan done. Each referral took me closer and closer to Seoul and to bigger and bigger hospitals. The university hospital I went to put me on epilepsy medicine with the diagnosis being possible TM Neuralgia because nothing else came close to matching. That medicine was something else and then some. I decided I wanted my mommy before I stabbed myself in the head to stop the pain and flew home. Went to the dentist while I was there and found out I needed a root canal and had 7 additional holes.

Hmm that's possible. I'm a little worried about going to the dentist in Korea bc I've heard some horror stories about unanesthetized surgeries, but I'm due for a cleaning and it's cheaper than back home...

@kimchimandu - thanks, I'll try calling them

It is DEFINITELY not the same quality you'll be used to.  They don't even use floss.

Ah damn what's the point then? haha

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3798 on: December 26, 2016, 02:22:36 PM »
Am I the only one still teaching classes all through the end of this month??  :cry:
Nope! What a pointless week. Almost as pointless as that week between winter and spring break.

I'm still doing proper classes and lessons from the book and end of lesson tests  :cry:

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« Reply #3799 on: December 26, 2016, 02:26:11 PM »
Am I the only one still teaching classes all through the end of this month??  :cry:
Nope! What a pointless week. Almost as pointless as that week between winter and spring break.

I'm doing a christmas quiz game and that last one standing game from the lesson plans on here

I'm already bored of it but hey at least it's (somewhat) lower stress

 

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