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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4620 on: December 06, 2017, 10:18:42 AM »
Sorry to hear this, man. They're not prepared to transfer you? Job security really is at an all-time low.

I didn't realize Indo was an ESL contender these days. Then again, I haven't been keeping score. Will be an exciting time for you, I'm sure.
A new adventure and an old love interest.
Sounds like a good life move then. And if things don't shape up in Indo, there are plenty of options out there (professionally and romantically;p).

You only have one mom though, break the news gently :laugh:

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4621 on: December 06, 2017, 10:24:47 AM »
Sounds like a good life move then. And if things don't shape up in Indo, there are plenty of options out there (professionally and romantically;p).
Yeah, I'll come back and take yirj17 out for a drink.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4622 on: December 06, 2017, 11:48:51 AM »
Sorry to hear this, man. They're not prepared to transfer you? Job security really is at an all-time low.

I didn't realize Indo was an ESL contender these days. Then again, I haven't been keeping score. Will be an exciting time for you, I'm sure.

Thanks. I don't think I'd get a transfer. I think I'm done here. Every 5 years my life gets turned upside down by some thing or another. 10, 13, 19, 23, 27 and now 32. The cycle of my life.

The money won't be as good there, but that's not why I'm going. haha. A new adventure and an old love interest.

My mom is going to kill me, lol.
I'm sorry to hear that you're leaving! I've always enjoyed your posts: they bring a lot of warmth to the forums!

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4623 on: December 06, 2017, 11:53:39 AM »
Sorry to hear this, man. They're not prepared to transfer you? Job security really is at an all-time low.

I didn't realize Indo was an ESL contender these days. Then again, I haven't been keeping score. Will be an exciting time for you, I'm sure.

Thanks. I don't think I'd get a transfer. I think I'm done here. Every 5 years my life gets turned upside down by some thing or another. 10, 13, 19, 23, 27 and now 32. The cycle of my life.

The money won't be as good there, but that's not why I'm going. haha. A new adventure and an old love interest.

My mom is going to kill me, lol.
I'm sorry to hear that you're leaving! I've always enjoyed your posts: they bring a lot of warmth to the forums!

I'll pop in once in a while. A lot of pigs in here though, I'll need to get around the Islamic Firewall.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4624 on: December 06, 2017, 12:04:24 PM »

DMZ: Goes to the end of February. Still got 4 months of paychecks, we all good. haha

That's good at least. Hopefully this ends up being a NET positive for you if things work out in Indonesia.  :cheesy:

And don't forget that you have just acquired a wonderful new power! The freedom to say whatever you want to your co-workers!  Be like yirj17 and burn all the bridges!


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4625 on: December 06, 2017, 12:14:39 PM »
So elementary schools in Gunpo are now being cut?  That's a surprise.  Good luck CO2 with your next step.  I'm living in Gunpo still, but work in Uiwang.  I'm likely getting out of here anyways as I need a change.  Not sure if my school will have funding next year.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4626 on: December 06, 2017, 12:23:28 PM »
So elementary schools in Gunpo are now being cut?  That's a surprise.  Good luck CO2 with your next step.  I'm living in Gunpo still, but work in Uiwang.  I'm likely getting out of here anyways as I need a change.  Not sure if my school will have funding next year.

In Chungnam three years ago, the Provincial Office of Education were cutting the elementary jobs.  The year after, all the POE middle school jobs were cut completely (I had the last one).  Now in my city, only three high schools have foreign teachers (city hall funded), and the POE elementary jobs are down to the minimum (only big elementary schools).  But by the sounds of it all it is down the bare minimum now, so I think those jobs can continue for at least a couple of years.  I'm not sure if other provinces have been as severe as Chungnam with cuts.  From what I was told last year, the principal at my school went to city hall for a school budget meeting in February and said he wanted the budget for a foreign teacher, and got it. 

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4627 on: December 06, 2017, 12:45:56 PM »
Sounds like a good life move then. And if things don't shape up in Indo, there are plenty of options out there (professionally and romantically;p).
Yeah, I'll come back and take yirj17 out for a drink.

Lol the waygook romance that never was. 

Sorry to hear the bad news but it looks like it may just turn out to be a blessing in disguise. Best of luck with your future endeavors. 

Hot Indo girl have a brother?  :laugh:

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4628 on: December 06, 2017, 01:21:18 PM »
Another school trip...again, I'm left behind in an empty school with just the admin.

I was invited last week... a trip that EVERYBODY in the school has known about for the past month (so did I but only by overhearing conversations)
They've all had time to prepare for this overnight trip, then last week Im suddenly told about it. It turned out, though, I wasn't supposed to be invited, and there actually wasnt enough space for me to come along. No one said anything to me of course, not until the day before...So tired of the lack of communication in this ****** place!

Is this normal? For the foreign teacher to just be ignored when it comes to school trips? I am notified about teacher-only outtings though, usually a day or two just before the outting while everybody else has known 2-3 weeks in advance and I'm just supposed to agree happily and go along with nobody caring if I have plans or not.


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4629 on: December 06, 2017, 01:24:50 PM »
Another school trip...again, I'm left behind in an empty school with just the admin.

I was invited last week... a trip that EVERYBODY in the school has known about for the past month (so did I but only by overhearing conversations)
They've all had time to prepare for this overnight trip, then last week Im suddenly told about it. It turned out, though, I wasn't supposed to be invited, and there actually wasnt enough space for me to come along. No one said anything to me of course, not until the day before...So tired of the lack of communication in this ****** place!

Is this normal? For the foreign teacher to just be ignored when it comes to school trips? I am notified about teacher-only outtings though, usually a day or two just before the outting while everybody else has known 2-3 weeks in advance and I'm just supposed to agree happily and go along with nobody caring if I have plans or not.

Count yourself lucky. I was coerced into going on mine. I don't fancy being ignored or having really basic and awkward conversations with my co-workers with no escape clause other than "I might take a rest in my room".

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4630 on: December 06, 2017, 02:21:10 PM »
Another school trip...again, I'm left behind in an empty school with just the admin.

I was invited last week... a trip that EVERYBODY in the school has known about for the past month (so did I but only by overhearing conversations)
They've all had time to prepare for this overnight trip, then last week Im suddenly told about it. It turned out, though, I wasn't supposed to be invited, and there actually wasnt enough space for me to come along. No one said anything to me of course, not until the day before...So tired of the lack of communication in this ****** place!

Is this normal? For the foreign teacher to just be ignored when it comes to school trips? I am notified about teacher-only outtings though, usually a day or two just before the outting while everybody else has known 2-3 weeks in advance and I'm just supposed to agree happily and go along with nobody caring if I have plans or not.

I think it depends on your school or whether you pay into the teachers' fund every month.  My school's trip was cancelled because it was supposed to be the week after the original uni entrance test, but because of the earthquake, they cancelled the whole trip, replacing it with dinner next Tuesday, on the first day of the test period.  :-[ First, I said I wouldn't go and then I said I'd go.  >:(  Now I wanted to go.  I still get annoyed by the cliquy nature of Koreans in school.  Sometimes if the students finish early, the level 2 teachers (poojangneem and homeroom teachers) will have lunch together and I'm at a loose end, but don't get invited, even though I teach 16 hours of classes to the level 2 students, which is more than the actual level 2 teachers do.  It's stupid, but it's the culture, and you have to get used to it. 

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4631 on: December 06, 2017, 03:25:50 PM »
Another school trip...again, I'm left behind in an empty school with just the admin.

I was invited last week... a trip that EVERYBODY in the school has known about for the past month (so did I but only by overhearing conversations)
They've all had time to prepare for this overnight trip, then last week Im suddenly told about it. It turned out, though, I wasn't supposed to be invited, and there actually wasnt enough space for me to come along. No one said anything to me of course, not until the day before...So tired of the lack of communication in this ****** place!

Is this normal? For the foreign teacher to just be ignored when it comes to school trips? I am notified about teacher-only outtings though, usually a day or two just before the outting while everybody else has known 2-3 weeks in advance and I'm just supposed to agree happily and go along with nobody caring if I have plans or not.
Honestly, be glad. At first, I felt like you, then I thought about ridiculously awkward it would be, with most people wanting to only speak Korean but some feeling guilty for excluding you and then talking to you because they feel bad, all the while wanting to go back to the Korean conversation and blend in and join in with everyone else, until eventual you are left on your own. And this is even if you speak Korean and they know it lol
Honestly, having the school entirely to yourself is great. Enjoy it. It'd be even better if they just let you stay home, I know some schools did that.
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4632 on: December 07, 2017, 08:14:18 AM »
Just wondering why people on here post newspaper articles. Seems a bit weird reading the morning newspaper and then popping round to your neighbors house and handing over the newspaper for them to read. Why not just comment on the comment page on the newspaper article page with other people who read the newspaper without an assist?
What makes salads so funny that people are always laughing and smiling when they are eating them?

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4633 on: December 07, 2017, 08:19:04 AM »
That's what a forum is. A group of people who interact and share opinions.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4634 on: December 07, 2017, 08:20:37 AM »
So what's a comment section for?
What makes salads so funny that people are always laughing and smiling when they are eating them?

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4635 on: December 07, 2017, 08:24:42 AM »
This is a comments section.

Also, if someone posts a Korea Times article or Daily Mail article for people to comment on, then I don't have to click on a link and give them a hit. 

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« Reply #4636 on: December 07, 2017, 08:26:29 AM »
This is a comments section.

Also, if someone posts a Korea Times article or Daily Mail article for people to comment on, then I don't have to click on a link and give them a hit.

That makes sense I suppose.
What makes salads so funny that people are always laughing and smiling when they are eating them?

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4637 on: December 07, 2017, 08:28:56 AM »
So what's a comment section for?
To comment.

People here have a shared expereince of being teachers in Korea and most of us are around a similar age. So it might make the comments of those here more interesting to us personally.

Is it really that hard to understand? This is some Pecan style comprehension.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4638 on: December 07, 2017, 08:34:51 AM »
So what's a comment section for?
To comment.

People here have a shared expereince of being teachers in Korea and most of us are around a similar age. So it might make the comments of those here more interesting to us personally.

Is it really that hard to understand? This is some Pecan style comprehension.

Well I understood the title of this thread.  :rolleyes:

I just thought if i were to read an article on a Korean newspaper website I'd just comment there instead of coming here. As everyone already there would have something to say.

I personally feel it's more a matter of remaining anonymous by posting your tripe on here instead of there with your facebook name. Of course one could just make a fake facebook account but still.
What makes salads so funny that people are always laughing and smiling when they are eating them?

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4639 on: December 07, 2017, 08:40:04 AM »
That one teacher who talks at about the same decibel range as a commercial airplane taking off. My ears.  :cry:
What makes salads so funny that people are always laughing and smiling when they are eating them?