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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7580 on: February 26, 2018, 11:23:31 AM »
I just needed to vent about my "desk-warming" situation....

Now I already knew I was going to have to sit at school when the students were still on holiday. I had made a plan to work on some lessons and watch a few movies. I was even looking forward to desk-warming! However, I was dead wrong. The whole school building is under construction which means I can't be in my office. I thought they would move me to another office but instead I am in a small room in the cafeteria with no desk, no chair, and no INTERNET, completely alone. (I am using my phone data as I type) You would think for desk warming there would AT LEAST be a desk to warm, right? My body is already in pain from sitting on the floor these past few weeks. As for lessons, we are getting new books so I cant plan anything, and without internet there is little entertainment. I have already finished a novel, and will soon be starting the sequel. I knew desk-warming could be a bit boring, but I didn't think it could be this bad.

Thank you for reading my rant.  :cry:


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« Reply #7581 on: February 26, 2018, 11:57:56 AM »
I hate this shit. I'm 32 and I've been here for 5 years. I don't need to be held and asked if I can cross the street by myself.

Obviously, you've never managed people. You give them an inch and they'll take a mile. First it's to the bank for 5 minutes. Fine. Before you know it, it's to have lunch for an hour.

Also, the risk being assumed isn't by you, it's by your supervisor (can you guys stop thinking only about yourselves?). They are the ones who face consequences as well and YOU don't have the ability to fix that. Now, most of them are fine enough and think nothing of it and let you go on anyway. But you cannot blame other people for refusing to accept greater risk to themselves.

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Article 14. (Paid leave). If the requested vacation period intereferes with the smooth operation of the programming of the school or institute, the Employer and the Employee shall negotiate an altenative vacation date(s) during the vacation.

I had no classes; therefore, my absence in no way affected the smooth running of the school.

School was in session. You have to be there.

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As I've said several times, other schools allow their NETs to have their winter holiday without the need the come back.

Good for them. That's not the official policy. That's an individual negotiation between them and their school. Don't resent your school just because someone else's school did them a favor and yours did not. Favors are to be appreciated, not expected. Grow up!

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I've never experienced this level of stupidity...anywhere in the workplace apart from Korea
You mean complaining about getting paid good money to watch Netflix? I agree. I haven't experienced that level of stupidity anywhere else either.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7582 on: February 26, 2018, 01:40:08 PM »
School was in session, but I didn't have to be there. Certainly they made me come in, but my absence would not have affected the smooth operations of the school, so making me come in was just plain BS. End of story.



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« Reply #7583 on: February 26, 2018, 05:04:29 PM »
I wanted the Jays to get a Korean, so it would be on TV. They do so straight after I've left.
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7584 on: February 27, 2018, 01:00:02 AM »
School was in session, but I didn't have to be there. Certainly they made me come in, but my absence would not have affected the smooth operations of the school, so making me come in was just plain BS. End of story.

If school is in session and you're part of the staff, you have to be there. End of story. No teacher gets to take vacation during the school term.

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« Reply #7585 on: February 27, 2018, 07:04:49 AM »
School was in session, but I didn't have to be there. Certainly they made me come in, but my absence would not have affected the smooth operations of the school, so making me come in was just plain BS. End of story.

If school is in session and you're part of the staff, you have to be there. End of story. No teacher gets to take vacation during the school term.

Not true.  This week, the teachers should be in school, but at least three or four are still abroad.  Exactly the same as CJ's point.  If the school is cool with it, then it's fine.   If they want to be petty, then it's a pain in the ass.  At the decent school, CJ would have been allowed that time off.  The principal/VP have the power at the school.

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« Reply #7586 on: February 27, 2018, 07:52:56 AM »
School was in session, but I didn't have to be there. Certainly they made me come in, but my absence would not have affected the smooth operations of the school, so making me come in was just plain BS. End of story.

If school is in session and you're part of the staff, you have to be there. End of story. No teacher gets to take vacation during the school term.

I'm a contracted teacher with zero admin to do and no classes. Bringing me back was dumb, ignorant and a waste of time. End of story.

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« Reply #7587 on: February 27, 2018, 08:03:26 AM »
School was in session, but I didn't have to be there. Certainly they made me come in, but my absence would not have affected the smooth operations of the school, so making me come in was just plain BS. End of story.

If school is in session and you're part of the staff, you have to be there. End of story. No teacher gets to take vacation during the school term.

This is verifiably, demonstrably untrue, at least for SMOE employees.  The rule is about, as CJ says, "the smooth operation of the school".   

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« Reply #7588 on: February 27, 2018, 09:43:45 AM »
School was in session, but I didn't have to be there. Certainly they made me come in, but my absence would not have affected the smooth operations of the school, so making me come in was just plain BS. End of story.

If school is in session and you're part of the staff, you have to be there. End of story. No teacher gets to take vacation during the school term.

Not true.  This week, the teachers should be in school, but at least three or four are still abroad.  Exactly the same as CJ's point.  If the school is cool with it, then it's fine.   If they want to be petty, then it's a pain in the ass.  At the decent school, CJ would have been allowed that time off.  The principal/VP have the power at the school.

You're correct, I should have said "should be", not "must".

The point is that while you MIGHT have a case if school wasn't in session, when it comes to those days, getting them off is a BIG favor. It's the kind of favor you can ONLY appreciate and NEVER expect. And you have ZERO cause to be angry.

It's also really crappy to whine about "other people get to take it off, why can't I?" when the other teachers are all teaching. Again, OP is incredibly selfish and can only see his point of view.

Do you think the Korean teachers should be able to take those days off CJ?

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« Reply #7589 on: February 27, 2018, 09:55:30 AM »
School was in session, but I didn't have to be there. Certainly they made me come in, but my absence would not have affected the smooth operations of the school, so making me come in was just plain BS. End of story.

If school is in session and you're part of the staff, you have to be there. End of story. No teacher gets to take vacation during the school term.

Not true.  This week, the teachers should be in school, but at least three or four are still abroad.  Exactly the same as CJ's point.  If the school is cool with it, then it's fine.   If they want to be petty, then it's a pain in the ass.  At the decent school, CJ would have been allowed that time off.  The principal/VP have the power at the school.

You're correct, I should have said "should be", not "must".

The point is that while you MIGHT have a case if school wasn't in session, when it comes to those days, getting them off is a BIG favor. It's the kind of favor you can ONLY appreciate and NEVER expect. And you have ZERO cause to be angry.

It's also really crappy to whine about "other people get to take it off, why can't I?" when the other teachers are all teaching. Again, OP is incredibly selfish and can only see his point of view.

Do you think the Korean teachers should be able to take those days off CJ?

I've said enough here, I'll leave it to the gallery to decide.

I find it ironic that you tell people to grow up, yet you always have to have to final word like the petulant brat that you are.

Cheers  ;D

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« Reply #7590 on: February 28, 2018, 10:45:05 AM »
I was just handed a completely new textbook for my middle school first graders. Not a new edition of the one we were using before, mind you. It's a new book from a completely different publisher.

Classes start Friday. Tomorrow is a holiday. I have to leave early today to go to my appointment at immigration. I've been sitting here doing f*ck all for nearly four weeks. I could've been going through the book, figuring how how to approach the lessons, learning my way around the CDROM and audio/video materials, and they wait until I have three hours of office time left to drop this turd in my lap.

Sigh.

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« Reply #7591 on: February 28, 2018, 10:56:15 AM »
I was just handed a completely new textbook for my middle school first graders. Not a new edition of the one we were using before, mind you. It's a new book from a completely different publisher.

Classes start Friday. Tomorrow is a holiday. I have to leave early today to go to my appointment at immigration. I've been sitting here doing f*ck all for nearly four weeks. I could've been going through the book, figuring how how to approach the lessons, learning my way around the CDROM and audio/video materials, and they wait until I have three hours of office time left to drop this turd in my lap.

Sigh.

it's time for self-introductions and Q & A about the class or you. Or you can have them write a letter to their future selves about their goals for the year.  Keep the letters and return them at the end of the year.

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« Reply #7592 on: February 28, 2018, 10:57:10 AM »
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I was just handed a completely new textbook for my middle school first graders. Not a new edition of the one we were using before, mind you. It's a new book from a completely different publisher.

Classes start Friday. Tomorrow is a holiday. I have to leave early today to go to my appointment at immigration. I've been sitting here doing f*ck all for nearly four weeks. I could've been going through the book, figuring how how to approach the lessons, learning my way around the CDROM and audio/video materials, and they wait until I have three hours of office time left to drop this turd in my lap.

And that is why I can NEVER take this job seriously.

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« Reply #7593 on: February 28, 2018, 11:15:39 AM »
I was just handed a completely new textbook for my middle school first graders. Not a new edition of the one we were using before, mind you. It's a new book from a completely different publisher.

Classes start Friday. Tomorrow is a holiday. I have to leave early today to go to my appointment at immigration. I've been sitting here doing f*ck all for nearly four weeks. I could've been going through the book, figuring how how to approach the lessons, learning my way around the CDROM and audio/video materials, and they wait until I have three hours of office time left to drop this turd in my lap.

Sigh.

it's time for self-introductions and Q & A about the class or you. Or you can have them write a letter to their future selves about their goals for the year.  Keep the letters and return them at the end of the year.

Oh, I have a "First day of class" lesson already. It's every week after that that I'll have to worry about. I could've had a head start, but now I won't.

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« Reply #7594 on: February 28, 2018, 01:57:21 PM »
I was just handed a completely new textbook for my middle school first graders. Not a new edition of the one we were using before, mind you. It's a new book from a completely different publisher.

Classes start Friday. Tomorrow is a holiday. I have to leave early today to go to my appointment at immigration. I've been sitting here doing f*ck all for nearly four weeks. I could've been going through the book, figuring how how to approach the lessons, learning my way around the CDROM and audio/video materials, and they wait until I have three hours of office time left to drop this turd in my lap.

Sigh.

it's time for self-introductions and Q & A about the class or you. Or you can have them write a letter to their future selves about their goals for the year.  Keep the letters and return them at the end of the year.

Oh, I have a "First day of class" lesson already. It's every week after that that I'll have to worry about. I could've had a head start, but now I won't.

Same same. 2 schools are at least similar to previous, but one school all the books are new new. Oh well. It's my last year and I will probably have to duck out of my contract 2 months early for uni, so this year I think I will live as though I was that fresh faced kid outta college who is just here for a year of fun and games. This year I shall not understand Korean at all, there will always be a miscommunication, and I shall not understand anyone's unique situation.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7595 on: March 01, 2018, 06:09:28 PM »
Time to put the earphones in and music on - ramen slurpers all around.

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« Reply #7596 on: March 02, 2018, 08:33:13 AM »
I feel like death warmed over today. Got sick just in time for the first day of school. Thank goodness I have no classes.

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« Reply #7597 on: March 02, 2018, 03:09:16 PM »
My cot told me that today she would give me the new textbooks so that I could start preparing lessons.
This afternoon she brings me a stack of the old textbooks insisting that they are the new ones.   :rolleyes:
Luckily, some other teacher figured out what was going on and corrected her...but I'm still without the new textbooks.

On a related note, why are only the grade 3 and 4 books changing? They weren't terrible.  It's the grade 5 and 6 books that need to be thrown into a dumpster fire.  I honestly don't think I can teach one more year of
Q: "Would you like to join me?"
A: "No problem."
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« Reply #7598 on: March 02, 2018, 03:21:34 PM »

On a related note, why are only the grade 3 and 4 books changing? They weren't terrible.  It's the grade 5 and 6 books that need to be thrown into a dumpster fire.  I honestly don't think I can teach one more year of
Q: "Would you like to join me?"
A: "No problem."
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From what I understand, they're doing the changes in phases. So this year it's grades 3 and 4 and next year will be 5 and 6.

Also, I recommend checking the library for your new books. I've been waiting awhile to get mine (they forgot about me) and was told today to check the library and boom. All the new books were just chilling in there. Would have been nice to know while I was deskwarming but oh well.

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« Reply #7599 on: March 09, 2018, 10:20:07 AM »
Was between 2 - 4 minutes late to work today, for something not in my control, and got in a lot of trouble. Even though, I have no classes today.