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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5300 on: April 28, 2017, 02:25:07 PM »
One of my travel coTs made a point of telling me twice that we wouldn't have classes one day in May due to that school's birthday.

Just texted me that we actually will have classes that day.  >:(

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5301 on: April 28, 2017, 02:26:06 PM »
One of my travel coTs made a point of telling me twice that we wouldn't have classes one day in May due to that school's birthday.

Just texted me that we actually will have classes that day.  >:(



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« Reply #5302 on: April 28, 2017, 02:29:32 PM »
I only see each grade once a week at my schools. There are no English teachers, only home room teachers who do their best, which on a whole is pretty okay...

except..

for one of my grade 3 classes. They are shockingly bad. Their HR teacher is an older woman, (I'm 40 and I would say she is about a year from retirement) and she speaks no English. Which I understand, but she has English classes and it is clear nothing is getting done. The books are basically blank. They still can't answer "Howzit going?" They cant identify Aa let alone any of the rest of the alphabet.

The difference between the two Grade 3 classes is HHHUUUUUUUUGGGEEE.

I feel so bad for these poor kids who are clearly just going to get left behind in English before they have even really started.
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« Reply #5303 on: April 28, 2017, 02:34:19 PM »
From my previous school:

I also wanted a student list so I could get to know the students. I asked my co-teacher a few times and she kept forgetting.(She wasn't being polite she is so forgetful, we are pretty good friends now)
I had only just met her so I felt so awkward about asking her again. Each time I reminded her she was so weird and overly sorry.

I went on the school website, each class has a homepage and they usually have pictures of the whole class. I then wrote the names on the picture (Usually with the help of other students from that class haha)

Saved me the awkwardness, I had the students names....then I moved schools  :sad:

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« Reply #5304 on: April 28, 2017, 03:09:12 PM »
Right.  Yes, I know that was you.

I don't see why any teacher in their right mind would be opposed to providing the names and pictures only.

As you stated, it is the phone numbers that are contained within that file that are the issue regarding privacy.

The reason why is that the phone numbers are on that document. If they were going to give the document to a foreigner, who would inevitably turn around and sell the numbers to a North Korean spy, they would have delete all the phone numbers first, and that would be a pain in the ass. 

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« Reply #5305 on: April 28, 2017, 03:11:01 PM »
Right.  Yes, I know that was you.

I don't see why any teacher in their right mind would be opposed to providing the names and pictures only.

As you stated, it is the phone numbers that are contained within that file that are the issue regarding privacy.

The reason why is that the phone numbers are on that document. If they were going to give the document to a foreigner, who would inevitably turn around and sell the numbers to a North Korean spy, they would have delete all the phone numbers first, and that would be a pain in the ass.

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« Reply #5306 on: April 28, 2017, 03:16:59 PM »
You want a deskwarming website? The genius that is The Perry Bible Fellowship.

PBF is great and all, but some of them are very NSFW.

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« Reply #5307 on: April 28, 2017, 03:19:33 PM »
You want a deskwarming website? The genius that is The Perry Bible Fellowship.

PBF is great and all, but some of them are very NSFW.

If you're dicking around at work, EVERYTHING is NSFW

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« Reply #5308 on: May 02, 2017, 10:35:58 AM »
I really want to strangle the Sports Day MC at the school next door. He's being so obnoxious. :evil:

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« Reply #5309 on: May 02, 2017, 11:48:47 AM »
The best PBF

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Just kidding they're all amazing.

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« Reply #5310 on: May 02, 2017, 12:12:00 PM »
My bf got my hopes up about going to the Hogsmeade cafe in Daegu this holiday weekend only to dash them.  :cry:

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« Reply #5311 on: May 02, 2017, 12:28:28 PM »
Today was the last day of midterms and they finished at 12:30, so all the teachers get to leave early and get a head start on the long holiday weekend.

Oops, did I say all the teachers? I mean all the Korean teachers. I've been informed that I "should stay until 4:30."

Sigh.
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« Reply #5312 on: May 02, 2017, 01:16:53 PM »
My bf got my hopes up about going to the Hogsmeade cafe in Daegu this holiday weekend only to dash them.  :cry:

They recently changed their name and theme. It's called "King's Cross in Urban" now, and all the explicitly Harry Potter-related decorations and menu items are gone. :sad: I was just there for the first time last weekend and was really disappointed. I wanted to have a butterbeer!

It still has a medieval / Halloweeny look, but it's just not as cool  :cry:

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« Reply #5313 on: May 02, 2017, 01:23:44 PM »
My bf got my hopes up about going to the Hogsmeade cafe in Daegu this holiday weekend only to dash them.  :cry:

They recently changed their name and theme. It's called "King's Cross in Urban" now, and all the explicitly Harry Potter-related decorations and menu items are gone. :sad: I was just there for the first time last weekend and was really disappointed. I wanted to have a butterbeer!

It still has a medieval / Halloweeny look, but it's just not as cool  :cry:

Oh my goodness, that is incredibly disappointing! I was just checking out their FB page and it looked pretty cool, but I also didn't see when the dates were that they were posted.

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« Reply #5314 on: May 02, 2017, 01:37:34 PM »
My bf got my hopes up about going to the Hogsmeade cafe in Daegu this holiday weekend only to dash them.  :cry:

They recently changed their name and theme. It's called "King's Cross in Urban" now, and all the explicitly Harry Potter-related decorations and menu items are gone. :sad: I was just there for the first time last weekend and was really disappointed. I wanted to have a butterbeer!

It still has a medieval / Halloweeny look, but it's just not as cool  :cry:

Oh my goodness, that is incredibly disappointing! I was just checking out their FB page and it looked pretty cool, but I also didn't see when the dates were that they were posted.

Yeah, I did the same. I don't think they've updated their FB for a while. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but I figured it's better to know than to go there expecting one thing and then getting something totally different!

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« Reply #5315 on: May 03, 2017, 08:17:22 AM »
My Co-T loves showing this video and I cringe every time I see it.



I cringe at the voice acting, I HATE THE VOICES IN THIS VIDEO. IT'S THE SAME SOUND OVER OVER AND OVER. "이이이 오우? 오우?? 오우~~~~~? I cringe at the animation. It looks like it was made in 17 frames per second. It's not fluid. It's the ugliest baby ever put to film.

I detest this video so much.

That's probably the ugliest cartoon baby I've ever seen  :laugh: The video creeps me out for some reason. Do the kids at least like it?

This is 9 minutes of my life I am never getting back. I thought there would be some sort of surprise ending maybe some words or something... Nope. Just pieces of my soul wisping away second by second...  :cry:
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« Reply #5316 on: May 03, 2017, 09:49:22 PM »
An ajumma cut me off in line today! Glad I'm leaving soon!

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« Reply #5317 on: May 04, 2017, 09:13:11 AM »
My bf got my hopes up about going to the Hogsmeade cafe in Daegu this holiday weekend only to dash them.  :cry:

They recently changed their name and theme. It's called "King's Cross in Urban" now, and all the explicitly Harry Potter-related decorations and menu items are gone. :sad: I was just there for the first time last weekend and was really disappointed. I wanted to have a butterbeer!

It still has a medieval / Halloweeny look, but it's just not as cool  :cry:

Oh my goodness, that is incredibly disappointing! I was just checking out their FB page and it looked pretty cool, but I also didn't see when the dates were that they were posted.

Yeah, I did the same. I don't think they've updated their FB for a while. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but I figured it's better to know than to go there expecting one thing and then getting something totally different!
Haha, well then I guess my bf is off the hook. He (unknowingly) saved me from the disappointment.

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« Reply #5318 on: May 06, 2017, 01:55:43 AM »
This is the second time this year that my credit card has been copied and used.  In the winter, it was used while I was in Sweden.  They tried putting 500 won first for somewhere in Canada to see if it worked so my card company stopped it quick smart as that flagged up possible fraud.  This morning, I am invigilating my students and got a message about 200 dollars in Pizza Hut in Peoria, and then 5 dollars in Subway.  Then I didn't have enough left for another 200 dollars they tried to put through. F*cking wankers.  Will see what my card company come back with after they checked with the seller.  I'm sure the message service is there for that reason that if I get messages for things I'm not doing, and I call up directly, then surely I shouldn't be liable for the fraudulent use.  C*nts!
Thats an awful lot of pizza.

I don't have a credit card, thank god. But yeah I would think that a message service that lets you know about activity is exactly there so that you can phone and say "hey this isn't me" and then they would have to do something about it....

I work in Capitol One's fraud department (saving up for an in class TEFL course as I am hopeless doing it online right now  :undecided:), and a lot of credit cards do. I don't know about each individual company, especially any in Korea, but that is something that they have to do. I know this is months late, but I just wanted to throw that out there.
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« Reply #5319 on: May 06, 2017, 01:59:31 AM »
This is the second time this year that my credit card has been copied and used.  In the winter, it was used while I was in Sweden.  They tried putting 500 won first for somewhere in Canada to see if it worked so my card company stopped it quick smart as that flagged up possible fraud.  This morning, I am invigilating my students and got a message about 200 dollars in Pizza Hut in Peoria, and then 5 dollars in Subway.  Then I didn't have enough left for another 200 dollars they tried to put through. F*cking wankers.  Will see what my card company come back with after they checked with the seller.  I'm sure the message service is there for that reason that if I get messages for things I'm not doing, and I call up directly, then surely I shouldn't be liable for the fraudulent use.  C*nts!
Thats an awful lot of pizza.

I don't have a credit card, thank god. but yeah I would think that a message service that lets you know about activity is exactly there so that you can phone and say "hey this isn't me" and then they would have to do something about it....

It's actually a smoother process to claim fraud on a credit card than on a debit card. I don't know how it is in Canada (or Korea, for that matter, but Korea makes everything difficult), but I've experienced both when I was in the states and although I prefer to avoid the situation in general, if I had to choose, I'd rather have fraudulent transactions on my credit card.



Edit: Also, I'm glad your situation worked out at school :D Hopefully things will be less stressful.

Yeah, with a credit card, the company takes the time to recover the funds and the credit card user has zero liability. The debit card is harder because it is your money, and i believe at least in the United States that the user has to be a lot more proactive.
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