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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4120 on: February 07, 2017, 09:16:55 AM »
So done with deskwarming.  I'm looking forward to the other teachers and students coming back later this week.


I always think that too and then they all come back and I'm just like....  :huh:

Found out one of my new schools for next semester is like a two hour bus ride away  :cry: Will probably be able to get a ride but its so frustrating!
Do you mean an hour each way, or two hours one way?  That's still a really long commute.

Yeah, aren't they supposed to set it up so that your farthest school is no more than an hour-long commute?

I mean two hours each way...and thats by bus. To be fair its like probably 40 minutes in a car but I don't have one.

It would involve two buses, one to the other end of the city that takes such a roundabout way that it takes almost an hour.
Then a second country bus that would be almost another hour. I think the fastest route on naver by bus was 1 hour 40 but I have to walk to stops.

 I live as far away as is possible, there are other teachers who live closer....in fact that school already has a foreign teacher, that likes it, and they want to keep her but they are changing everyone around so she is moving and I will take her place. It's ridiculous.



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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4121 on: February 07, 2017, 09:20:24 AM »
I mean two hours each way...and thats by bus. To be fair its like probably 40 minutes in a car but I don't have one.

 I live as far away as is possible, there are other teachers who live closer....in fact that school already has a foreign teacher, that likes it, and they want to keep her but they are changing everyone around so she is moving and I will take her place. It's ridiculous.

That sucks, I'm sorry. I hope you'll be able to carpool with someone.

I've been thinking about buying a scooter myself just to save time on commuting to work, but I've been hesitant about it because of the craziness I see on the roads here.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4122 on: February 07, 2017, 09:23:54 AM »
Sorry so to be clear, that commute is four hours a day then?  That would be an instant 'nope' from me.

Also I didn't realise that teachers can get moved and then replaced by someone new. 

Madness and, dare I say, a kick in the teeth for that teacher who wants to stay at their school!

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« Reply #4123 on: February 07, 2017, 09:24:49 AM »
Found out one of my new schools for next semester is like a two hour bus ride away  :cry: Will probably be able to get a ride but its so frustrating!
Do you mean an hour each way, or two hours one way?  That's still a really long commute.
Yeah, aren't they supposed to set it up so that your farthest school is no more than an hour-long commute?
Nope, unfortunately not.  :sad:
This upcoming year I will have 4 schools (I'm already missing my old school and I haven't even left yet!) 2 of which are about two and a half hours apart (by public transit). I'm now frantically scrambling to buy a car and find my own housing as close to the midway point as possible......  >:(

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4124 on: February 07, 2017, 09:26:02 AM »
So done with deskwarming.  I'm looking forward to the other teachers and students coming back later this week.


I always think that too and then they all come back and I'm just like....  :huh:

Found out one of my new schools for next semester is like a two hour bus ride away  :cry: Will probably be able to get a ride but its so frustrating!
Do you mean an hour each way, or two hours one way?  That's still a really long commute.

Yeah, aren't they supposed to set it up so that your farthest school is no more than an hour-long commute?

I mean two hours each way...and thats by bus. To be fair its like probably 40 minutes in a car but I don't have one.

It would involve two buses, one to the other end of the city that takes such a roundabout way that it takes almost an hour.
Then a second country bus that would be almost another hour. I think the fastest route on naver by bus was 1 hour 40 but I have to walk to stops.

 I live as far away as is possible, there are other teachers who live closer....in fact that school already has a foreign teacher, that likes it, and they want to keep her but they are changing everyone around so she is moving and I will take her place. It's ridiculous.

I may have to deal with this as well. I found out that I am teaching schools in an area that will take two buses to get to, one bus to the main town is an hour, then whatever time it then takes to get to the rural schools. Hoping to find out this week if I can just move to this smaller town rather than have to travel.
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4125 on: February 07, 2017, 09:33:50 AM »
OMG, you guys. D;

Honestly sounds like some bureaucracy is to blame here, I'm so sorry you all have to pay for that. I can't even imagine the levels of pissed-off I'd be if I were in the same situation.

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« Reply #4126 on: February 07, 2017, 10:33:52 AM »
I am not going to complain too much, I am just thrilled to get away from the toxic environment I have been teaching in, so I am quite happy to do whatever it takes. Also, maybe this will give me the incentive I need to get a drivers licence and a car.
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4127 on: February 07, 2017, 12:04:39 PM »
Basically my cycle through deskwarming: Wooo! --> Booo --> Cool --> Where did it go?


Nailed it.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4128 on: February 07, 2017, 12:07:14 PM »
Sorry so to be clear, that commute is four hours a day then?  That would be an instant 'nope' from me.

Also I didn't realise that teachers can get moved and then replaced by someone new. 

Madness and, dare I say, a kick in the teeth for that teacher who wants to stay at their school!


I dont really have much of a choice. However, I find it unlikely that I will ever have to take the bus. I will probably car pool with another teacher from the school, I've found rural schools are pretty good about that sort of thing.

I think that is the worst part and I feel bad for her too. It's like a computer says no situation. The plan has been made.

I would find it easier if I knew the reasons behind these choices or even who exactly was making them  :rolleyes: but they refuse to straight out tell us what happens.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4129 on: February 07, 2017, 03:10:06 PM »
Great news, everyone can stop being jealous that I have two partners because my girlfriend just decided to pursue a relationship with a holocaust denier


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4130 on: February 07, 2017, 03:14:27 PM »
Great news, everyone can stop being jealous that I have two partners because my girlfriend just decided to pursue a relationship with a holocaust denier
wot

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« Reply #4131 on: February 07, 2017, 03:21:56 PM »
Great news, everyone can stop being jealous that I have two partners because my girlfriend just decided to pursue a relationship with a holocaust denier
wot

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4132 on: February 07, 2017, 03:22:52 PM »
Great news, everyone can stop being jealous that I have two partners because my girlfriend just decided to pursue a relationship with a holocaust denier
wot

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4133 on: February 07, 2017, 03:26:53 PM »
It's too stupid to even explain

I'm not really sure how thinking "they didn't actually use the gas ovens to kill the jews" doesn't automatically preclude one as a potential romantic partner

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4134 on: February 07, 2017, 03:34:16 PM »
Great news, everyone can stop being jealous that I have two partners because my girlfriend just decided to pursue a relationship with a holocaust denier
wot
In other news, you finaly cleared up the last of the Moonbrie jigsaw for me lol

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4135 on: February 07, 2017, 04:34:08 PM »
I didn't think I could be even more confused about moonbrie  :laugh:

Was it two open relationships (one with a guy back home and one with a girl in Korea) or were you just cheating on your boyfriend from back home with the girl here?


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« Reply #4136 on: February 07, 2017, 05:13:35 PM »
I didn't think I could be even more confused about moonbrie  :laugh:

Was it two open relationships (one with a guy back home and one with a girl in Korea) or were you just cheating on your boyfriend from back home with the girl here?



I have a boyfriend in America
I had a girlfriend in America
They both knew about each other, no secrets
My girlfriend got a crush on a guy, I was supportive until I found out he was a racist holocaust denier, told her I couldn't continue to be with her if she chose to continue being associated with him, she decided to enter a relationship with him anyways

I have a best friend in Korea
Everyone THINKS we are dating because we are very close
We actually probably would've dated if I was monogamous and staying more than a year
But we're not dating

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4137 on: February 07, 2017, 05:17:56 PM »
In related news, my suspicion that fresh plum juice makes an excellent mixer for soju has been confirmed

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4138 on: February 07, 2017, 05:30:35 PM »
I didn't think I could be even more confused about moonbrie  :laugh:

Was it two open relationships (one with a guy back home and one with a girl in Korea) or were you just cheating on your boyfriend from back home with the girl here?



I have a boyfriend in America
I had a girlfriend in America
They both knew about each other, no secrets
My girlfriend got a crush on a guy, I was supportive until I found out he was a racist holocaust denier, told her I couldn't continue to be with her if she chose to continue being associated with him, she decided to enter a relationship with him anyways

I have a best friend in Korea
Everyone THINKS we are dating because we are very close
We actually probably would've dated if I was monogamous and staying more than a year
But we're not dating

You are going to find out that your best friend in Korea doesn't believe in the Middle Ages.  :laugh: :laugh:

http://www.craveonline.com/site/676637-top-10-crazy-conspiracy-theories-that-people-actually-believe#/slide/8

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4139 on: February 07, 2017, 07:07:24 PM »
I do a lot of form-filling in my job, so I decided to buy a date stamp so help speed things up and reduce errors.

The stamp was labelled as 5 mm.

Apparently that is the width of the numbers.

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