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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3900 on: December 29, 2016, 12:29:48 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.

My script:

You say beards are dirty?
Is this guy dirty? (pulls out 1000 won note)
What about this guy? (5000)
And this guy? (10 000)
You know, in my country, we have a word for somebody without a beard.
(50 000)
'Oman

Pulling out money in my school would not end well :P Plus I donated all my money to the Dokdo cause

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3901 on: December 29, 2016, 12:30:23 PM »
I was looking forward to deskwarming so I can get some peace and quiet away from my new noisy neighbours.

The teacher in the adjoining office is blasting some weird chant music at a deafening level.

I genuinely think I'm going to have a nervous breakdown at some point in the next few days.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3902 on: December 29, 2016, 12:48:16 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...

I was looking forward to deskwarming so I can get some peace and quiet away from my new noisy neighbours.

The teacher in the adjoining office is blasting some weird chant music at a deafening level.

I genuinely think I'm going to have a nervous breakdown at some point in the next few days.

I'm desk-warming to the beat of jack-hammers on concrete and regular hammers on tile as the school renovates (?) its bathrooms over winter break. Last winter it was a makeover of the library, which is right below the English room where we were teaching camp.
« Last Edit: December 29, 2016, 12:59:07 PM by donovan »

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3903 on: December 29, 2016, 12:56:00 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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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3904 on: December 29, 2016, 01:02:13 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:

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3905 on: December 29, 2016, 01:09:41 PM »
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.

Desk warming started because foreigners were mass complaining about other people who had better vacations themselves. So the MOE just gave everyone a standard shitty amount of days.

I heard camp 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 video games and etc. So the MOE decided to give us busy work instead

To be honest, both are a complete waste of money and not necessary... considering that the office of education is piss poor broke. My school had to change their lunch menu last week of school because they're out of money. But the government can pay the utilities to keep me here inside an empty school. Makes 0 sense. They just do it out spite at this point lmao
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« Reply #3906 on: December 29, 2016, 01:21:21 PM »
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.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3907 on: December 29, 2016, 01:33:08 PM »
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?

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3908 on: December 29, 2016, 01:40:31 PM »
here's the kicker about deskwarming: there's actually a category on NEIS for 'working from home' that they could put you down as to let you get out of deskwarming.

all you'd have to do is submit a work plan, and then the fruits of your labor during that period (ppts, lesson plans, whatever).

this is what a lot of korean teachers and especially the contract korean teachers are allowed to do.

how do i know? used to date a korean teacher (not one of my co-teachers in case anyone is wondering) and she filled me in on all this stuff.

BUT it's up to the school - usually head teacher or VP - if the contract teachers are allowed to do this. so if your school makes you do deskwarming - especially if there's nothing specifically in your contract about it - then they either don't know that you can use that category, or they really are making you stay out of spite (like my VP is).

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« Reply #3909 on: December 29, 2016, 01:41:53 PM »
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I mean, my place is nice, and I only have a 10 million deposit with 500 a month rent. But it's a one room, and I'm tired of having my kitchen in my bedroom. And it's too small to share with a significant other.

If you're only looking at one rooms, it's super possible to find modern, clean, and reasonably sized ones for a fairly affordable price.

I'm also looking for somewhere with space for a significant other, our stuff and a car. I'm trying to keep costs low though as he actually owns a place (his mother is there and I'm refusing to move in with her ha) and who wants to pay rent when you have somewhere you can live for free? He'll contribute, but I'd rather pay the bulk of it.

I hear you on the bedroom/kitchen front. It'd sure be nice to be able to eat dinner somewhere other than sitting on my bed or hear my fridge start up just as I'm drifting off to sleep. I often find as well the pictures of rooms all look okay, newly renovated, then the bathroom or kitchen looks like someone died in it in the 70s and it hasn't been done up since. Wishing us both luck.

Yeah. I'm super fussy about not wanting a built-in washer and gas range, too. So that doesn't help. Also, I can't help but imagine a lot of the fancy bling bling remodeled places are just covering up terrible unrepaired stuff behind the walls.

I'm curious what it is in particular that you have against built-in washers? I preferred having one built in as it took up less space and was a more energy-efficient front loader. My current place has a washing machine included but was just thrown up on bricks in a corner of the bathroom as there's no other real place for it.

I feel your complaints about living in a one-room. I tried to convince my wife to move in to a larger place once we were married, but she insisted on staying at my current place to save money until we have our child. It was small enough - but livable - living there myself. Incredibly 답답해 with two.  We're making it work for the time being, but only one of us can be on our feet at a time :rolleyes: Now that she's pregnant it's even harder. She can't stand most smells so cooking is out (though I'm not at all opposed to going out for ours meals), and I can't even open the fridge with her in the room without her having a very visceral reaction. Two people living there has also increased the moisture content of our room significantly enough that we began having mold problems in some corners. I caught it early enough that it never got too bad and have taken steps to ensure it won't recur, but it's left unsightly stains on the walls. TIME TO MOVE!

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.

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« Reply #3910 on: December 29, 2016, 01:46:51 PM »
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.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3911 on: December 29, 2016, 01:52:27 PM »
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 #3912 on: December 29, 2016, 01:54:05 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!

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3913 on: December 29, 2016, 01:54:33 PM »
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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 #3914 on: December 29, 2016, 01:57:01 PM »
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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:

Haha. You know what I mean.

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« Reply #3915 on: December 29, 2016, 02:13:18 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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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3916 on: December 29, 2016, 02:20:30 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 #3917 on: December 29, 2016, 02:22:47 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 #3918 on: December 29, 2016, 02:28:45 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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« Reply #3919 on: December 29, 2016, 02:32:20 PM »
Do you deny the magnificence of that mane??

 

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