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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #2680 on: January 18, 2017, 01:32:01 PM »
Looks like wstewi17 is trying to pull an AgentScarn!
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #2681 on: January 24, 2017, 01:49:07 PM »
Anyone else have to do multiple "sign-in" sheets for deskwarming? I think it's weird since I didn't have to do this last year at all and am now being told that it's normal.

Makes me think that someone played hooky and got caught and/or the office of education is being paranoid.  :shocked:

And where would I even go?? It's a friggin' island, lol. There's not even a cafe to bum around.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #2682 on: January 24, 2017, 02:56:33 PM »
Anyone else have to do multiple "sign-in" sheets for deskwarming? I think it's weird since I didn't have to do this last year at all and am now being told that it's normal.

Makes me think that someone played hooky and got caught and/or the office of education is being paranoid.  :shocked:

And where would I even go?? It's a friggin' island, lol. There's not even a cafe to bum around.

Me too...but, its just a list of dates on my desk. Pretty easy to fake  :laugh:

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #2683 on: January 24, 2017, 03:21:46 PM »
But you're supposed to sign in and out daily...because a higher up can stop by a school at anytime unannounced to check is what I heard. It's better to be honest and follow the rules.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #2684 on: January 24, 2017, 03:29:02 PM »
Yes of course you're right, but Im just saying it seems a bit silly to do it that way.


Its interesting that its in other areas too, i thought it was because this year our POE said definitely definitely no staying and "working from home" for anyone. Whereas in the past they left deskwarming up to the principal.  Is this the same in other places?

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #2685 on: January 24, 2017, 03:33:01 PM »
I'm pretty sure I heard the same thing, at least for EPIK teachers, but I'm not 100% on that. In any case, my school expects me to stay at the school for my entire deskwarming period. Which I'm actually okay with because I have a ton of materials I can work on, and the internet, Hulu and Netflix are there for me for when I need to take a break from that.

And I'll also be the only one in the office, so I'll probably end up doing yoga and stuff in between, too.

My home away from home.
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #2686 on: January 25, 2017, 07:40:23 AM »
First day back to deskwarming.  According to cool messenger there is only one other person in the whole school so far.  And I'm okay with that - I'd prefer to be left alone.

I have no sign in sheet, but I think cool messenger logs when I log in, so they have that way of checking I guess. 

I made a list of things to do during deskwarming (constructive or school related).  It's not a long list.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #2687 on: January 25, 2017, 09:25:51 AM »
I just had to fill out sign-in sheets for last year's deskwarming periods. Lol. Apparently these are for calculating my salary and my school didn't know so we're doing them now.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #2688 on: January 25, 2017, 09:43:06 AM »
I made a list of things to do during deskwarming (constructive or school related).  It's not a long list.

I've decided every day, to write a long email to a friend who I've not emailed for a long time.  I think in the modern day of short sns messages etc a nice long email is a good thing to do. Since my winter classes finished last Tuesday, I'm on six days, six emails.  Going well so far.  I was kind of lucky as my school allowed me to go home on 23rd December for two weeks so I'm not too bothered about coming into school.  The VP said I can come to school from 9:30 to 3:30, which is fine by me.  After new year, gonna try and get a fair few lesson plans done for the new semester and do some remodelling in my English classroom.  Think time will pass quickly....

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #2689 on: January 25, 2017, 02:54:44 PM »
Saw Lalaland. Funnily today I saw a good many posts on my FB feed about how it was "overrated."

I didn't go in with any expectations other than to have a good time. It was like cotton candy fluff-- an enjoyable treat but not a substantial meal nor would I expect it to be.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #2690 on: January 25, 2017, 03:44:19 PM »
Saw Lalaland. Funnily today I saw a good many posts on my FB feed about how it was "overrated."

I didn't go in with any expectations other than to have a good time. It was like cotton candy fluff-- an enjoyable treat but not a substantial meal nor would I expect it to be.

I haven't had a substantial meal since Interstellar TBH.

Any big ones I've missed these days?

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #2691 on: January 26, 2017, 12:45:28 AM »
I haven't had a substantial meal since Interstellar TBH.

Any big ones I've missed these days?

Nocturnal Animals. Great performances, great cinematography and a compelling story. Tom Ford can direct the shit out of a movie.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #2692 on: January 26, 2017, 11:22:40 AM »
I need to catch up on some newer films. Interstellar is still on my to-watch list. Lately I've been rewatching old stuff. I really like Satoshi Kon (Paprika, Perfect Blue, etc) and Terry Gilliam. The former died too young and the latter doesn't appear to have been very active in a while.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #2693 on: January 31, 2017, 01:48:04 PM »
So the previous autumn and winter have been blighted with awful air quality with the dust and micro dust, which got me worried about what is going to happen in the spring when the yellow dust blows over from the Gobi?  Double shit?

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #2694 on: January 31, 2017, 02:02:41 PM »
Random coworker showed up to work today! Bearing gifts from vacation! I received a nail clipper from Singapore (got a fun merlion design) and a woven cup (pencil holder?). Super practical, I dig it.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #2695 on: January 31, 2017, 02:13:17 PM »
Random coworker showed up to work today! Bearing gifts from vacation! I received a nail clipper from Singapore (got a fun merlion design) and a woven cup (pencil holder?). Super practical, I dig it.

I got lazy with my gifts for my co-workers.  Before I'd buy in the country before departing, now I get them in the airport, or the transfer airport I go through.  No one knows the difference.  :wink:  With two of my old co-teachers we have a 'buy a t-shirt from the country you go to', so I have loads of t-shirts from countries I've never been to. 

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #2696 on: February 01, 2017, 09:13:31 AM »
Random coworker showed up to work today! Bearing gifts from vacation! I received a nail clipper from Singapore (got a fun merlion design) and a woven cup (pencil holder?). Super practical, I dig it.

I got lazy with my gifts for my co-workers.  Before I'd buy in the country before departing, now I get them in the airport, or the transfer airport I go through.  No one knows the difference.  :wink:  With two of my old co-teachers we have a 'buy a t-shirt from the country you go to', so I have loads of t-shirts from countries I've never been to.

My coworkers at my main school all got lipstick cases from my trip to Bali. Hopefully they never find out how cheap these little things were.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #2697 on: February 01, 2017, 10:06:30 AM »
Anyone else have to do multiple "sign-in" sheets for deskwarming? I think it's weird since I didn't have to do this last year at all and am now being told that it's normal.

Makes me think that someone played hooky and got caught and/or the office of education is being paranoid.  :shocked:

And where would I even go?? It's a friggin' island, lol. There's not even a cafe to bum around.

I didn't have to do a single day of desk-warming for either summer or winter vacation. Today is my first day in after over a month of vacation. Guess I got lucky.

It has made me spoilt, though. I only have 8 working days left, and probably will only have classes on 6 of those days, yet I have no ambition to prep or do anything. I just want this silly February "semester" to be over with so I can get out of here.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #2698 on: February 01, 2017, 11:28:40 AM »
Today started disastrously but somehow it seems like everything's going to be okay.

I woke up at EIGHT THIRTY for no good reason at all; my alarms went off but I somehow managed to ignore all of them. Immediately freaked out, called my coteacher because that's what I was told to do the time when I was an hour late, she didn't pick up, I texted her, called the principal, she didn't pick up, texted her too. Couldn't put my files onto my usb fast enough so that meant I'd have to do prep at school except I was late so I had no time for prep. Was definitely gonna get yelled at by JB.

....But I arrived at school and the schedule's been pushed back a half hour, so I have time to prep, and JB isn't at work today, so no getting yelled at, and the principal just wanted to make me tea, and one of my classes was cancelled.

How?

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #2699 on: February 01, 2017, 11:36:27 AM »
Strugglebunny, you are one lucky goose. Honestly deskwarming ain't too bad as I'm pretty much doing the same things as I would if I were at home but my main gripe is just the cold. Brrgh!

Moonbrie, sounds like the karmic gods decided to throw you a bone!

 



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