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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3520 on: December 29, 2016, 10:04:08 AM »
I also had a talk about how my pants and shirt were too fitted, and my jacket looked too old.

Unless they could see the outline of your junk through your clothes, I don't see why it should matter to them.

One time a male teacher tried to advise me not to wear the color orange anymore. He wouldn't give a reason why but I later learned it was because he didn't think the color was professional enough. Meanwhile, he shows up to school wearing green slacks and a neon-purple shirt. I ended up purchasing three more orange shirts and blouses to wear just at this particular school.

Some of these busybodies really need to learn a thing or two about etiquette and not confusing personal tastes for appropriate clothing.

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« Reply #3521 on: December 29, 2016, 10:12:36 AM »
I also had a talk about how my pants and shirt were too fitted, and my jacket looked too old.

Unless they could see the outline of your junk through your clothes, I don't see why it should matter to them.

One time a male teacher tried to advise me not to wear the color orange anymore. He wouldn't give a reason why but I later learned it was because he didn't think the color was professional enough. Meanwhile, he shows up to school wearing green slacks and a neon-purple shirt. I ended up purchasing three more orange shirts and blouses to wear just at this particular school.

Some of these busybodies really need to learn a thing or two about etiquette and not confusing personal tastes for appropriate clothing.
And even then I don't think it matters sometimes because I have seen a lot of Koreans with what seemed to be painted on pants.

Also, good going on the orange. That is absurd.

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« Reply #3522 on: December 29, 2016, 10:13:27 AM »
I was just told that because today is the last day before vacation, all teachers are going out for lunch for fish soup and I MUST attend. I really don't like fish. Even though I explained this to my coteachers, they assured me it's okay because "it's not spicy!"

No, spicy isn't the problem, it's the fish. Why can't I choose anything else?  :sad:

Just say, "Sorry, I don't really dig on fish. Is it possible to order something small that I can eat?" Your coworkers aren't monsters.

Yeah I asked that too, but the answer was no. Apparently I'm not allowed to go out and get something on my own either. So soup it is for me then....I hope the sides are decent.

"I'm allergic to fish/seafood, so it is impossible for me to eat it."

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« Reply #3523 on: December 29, 2016, 10:17:29 AM »
If there's one thing people love to do, it's nitpick and micromanage. I hate slippers. It's just a thing. I don't like people seeing my socks. Gross. That's personal.

So, I bought a pair of nice Sperry slip-ons to use as my school shoes. They never go outside, they're indoor only, etc etc. And I had multiple people comment about how 'in Korea we don't wear shoes inside.' Then I explained to them, and they stopped. But yeah. The side-eye is strong here. Or if you're male, heaven forbid you show up to work after skipping a day of shaving.

I had a talking to from a teacher that I spoke too slowly to students when I was teaching. And another teacher a few days later complained that I spoke too quickly, even though I've never changed my 'public speaking / teaching' voice speed or cadence. Peeps love to complain.

I only shave once a week and have had no problems/issues. :o

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« Reply #3524 on: December 29, 2016, 10:19:00 AM »
I also had a talk about how my pants and shirt were too fitted, and my jacket looked too old.

Unless they could see the outline of your junk through your clothes, I don't see why it should matter to them.

One time a male teacher tried to advise me not to wear the color orange anymore. He wouldn't give a reason why but I later learned it was because he didn't think the color was professional enough. Meanwhile, he shows up to school wearing green slacks and a neon-purple shirt. I ended up purchasing three more orange shirts and blouses to wear just at this particular school.

Some of these busybodies really need to learn a thing or two about etiquette and not confusing personal tastes for appropriate clothing.

 :laugh: I love being petty. I remember my former co-teacher at my first school used to always throw shade at me in terms of what I looked like, how I dressed, etc., etc., and it was really obvious that she was jealous (not saying I'm hot or anything; I don't know why she felt that way, but she did). I got really fed up with almost a year of this, so one day, during lunch, when a teacher commented on my new blouse saying she loves the way it flows because I have such a thin frame, I brushed it off, saying that I wasn't sure when I was buying it if it would suit me so that she would say it again and I can subtly rub it in my co-teacher's face.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3525 on: December 29, 2016, 10:20:51 AM »
If I don't shave for more than a day or two, my students say "teacher! dirty!" But I think I can get away with more then a gyopo could. There's no way a Korean guy could go to work in a public school with a 6'oclock shadow.

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« Reply #3526 on: December 29, 2016, 10:22:21 AM »
It is the last week of the year, and the workload in the office is doubled, as it does every year this time, as suppliers try to make their year-end targets.

My boss gave the other 2 guys who do the same thing as me Christmas leave so they could go home.

They are both Muslim.




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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3527 on: December 29, 2016, 10:25:18 AM »
If I don't shave for more than a day or two, my students say "teacher! dirty!" But I think I can get away with more then a gyopo could. There's no way a Korean guy could go to work in a public school with a 6'oclock shadow.

My script:

You say beards are dirty?
Is this guy dirty? (pulls out 1000 won note)
What about this guy? (5000)
And this guy? (10 000)
You know, in my country, we have a word for somebody without a beard.
(50 000)
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3528 on: December 29, 2016, 10:29:48 AM »
If I don't shave for more than a day or two, my students say "teacher! dirty!" But I think I can get away with more then a gyopo could. There's no way a Korean guy could go to work in a public school with a 6'oclock shadow.

My script:

You say beards are dirty?
Is this guy dirty? (pulls out 1000 won note)
What about this guy? (5000)
And this guy? (10 000)
You know, in my country, we have a word for somebody without a beard.
(50 000)
'Oman

Pulling out money in my school would not end well :P Plus I donated all my money to the Dokdo cause

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« Reply #3529 on: December 29, 2016, 10:30:23 AM »
I was looking forward to deskwarming so I can get some peace and quiet away from my new noisy neighbours.

The teacher in the adjoining office is blasting some weird chant music at a deafening level.

I genuinely think I'm going to have a nervous breakdown at some point in the next few days.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3530 on: December 29, 2016, 10:48:16 AM »
If I don't shave for more than a day or two, my students say "teacher! dirty!" But I think I can get away with more then a gyopo could. There's no way a Korean guy could go to work in a public school with a 6'oclock shadow.

I'm taking advantage of this time being the only person in the office by jogging to work unwashed and unshaven and looking generally like a bum.  Just have to be careful who sees me when I'm out for lunch...

I was looking forward to deskwarming so I can get some peace and quiet away from my new noisy neighbours.

The teacher in the adjoining office is blasting some weird chant music at a deafening level.

I genuinely think I'm going to have a nervous breakdown at some point in the next few days.

I'm desk-warming to the beat of jack-hammers on concrete and regular hammers on tile as the school renovates (?) its bathrooms over winter break. Last winter it was a makeover of the library, which is right below the English room where we were teaching camp.
« Last Edit: December 29, 2016, 10:59:07 AM by donovan »

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3531 on: December 29, 2016, 10:56:00 AM »
If I don't shave for more than a day or two, my students say "teacher! dirty!" But I think I can get away with more then a gyopo could. There's no way a Korean guy could go to work in a public school with a 6'oclock shadow.

I'm taking advantage of this time being the only person in the office by jogging to work unwashed and unshaven and looking generally like a bum.  Just have to be careful who sees me when I'm out for lunch...

Behold the solution:


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« Reply #3532 on: December 29, 2016, 11:02:13 AM »
If I don't shave for more than a day or two, my students say "teacher! dirty!" But I think I can get away with more then a gyopo could. There's no way a Korean guy could go to work in a public school with a 6'oclock shadow.

I'm taking advantage of this time being the only person in the office by jogging to work unwashed and unshaven and looking generally like a bum.  Just have to be careful who sees me when I'm out for lunch...

Behold the solution:



ㅋㅋ that's supposed to make me not look like a bum? Or simply make me proud that I could (falsely) link it to a long heritage with Nordic roots? :cheesy:

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« Reply #3533 on: December 29, 2016, 11:09:41 AM »
Why do you think they started camps? Pressure from the parents? Teachers complaining we have too much time off?

I've read it was because a bunch of NETs kept complaining about the amount of deskwarming they had to do, especially when comparing their own setups to other NETs who were permitted to stay home or take longer vacations at the discretion of their schools.

Desk warming started because foreigners were mass complaining about other people who had better vacations themselves. So the MOE just gave everyone a standard shitty amount of days.

I heard camp started because government employees were browsing around on here and Dave's and read about foreigners bragging how they were just out drinking all night and just came in in the morning to sleep it off. Or they were bragging about other things like playing video games and etc. So the MOE decided to give us busy work instead

To be honest, both are a complete waste of money and not necessary... considering that the office of education is piss poor broke. My school had to change their lunch menu last week of school because they're out of money. But the government can pay the utilities to keep me here inside an empty school. Makes 0 sense. They just do it out spite at this point lmao
« Last Edit: December 29, 2016, 11:21:28 AM by Athena »

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« Reply #3534 on: December 29, 2016, 11:21:21 AM »
Why do you think they started camps? Pressure from the parents? Teachers complaining we have too much time off?

I've read it was because a bunch of NETs kept complaining about the amount of deskwarming they had to do, especially when comparing their own setups to other NETs who were permitted to stay home or take longer vacations at the discretion of their schools.

I heard it started because government employees were browsing around on here and Dave's and read about foreigners bragging how they were just out drinking all night and just came in in the morning to sleep it off. Or they were bragging about other things like playing videos and etc. So the MOE decided to give us busy work instead

Right. A sting operation spearheaded by lead efl-online-forum investigator Ko for the Time-Management Accountability Board at the Department of Foreigners are Lazy.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3535 on: December 29, 2016, 11:33:08 AM »
Why do you think they started camps? Pressure from the parents? Teachers complaining we have too much time off?

I've read it was because a bunch of NETs kept complaining about the amount of deskwarming they had to do, especially when comparing their own setups to other NETs who were permitted to stay home or take longer vacations at the discretion of their schools.

I heard it started because government employees were browsing around on here and Dave's and read about foreigners bragging how they were just out drinking all night and just came in in the morning to sleep it off. Or they were bragging about other things like playing videos and etc. So the MOE decided to give us busy work instead

Right. A sting operation spearheaded by lead efl-online-forum investigator Ko for the Time-Management Accountability Board at the Department of Foreigners are Lazy.

I wonder if that department has any grant money available?

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« Reply #3536 on: December 29, 2016, 11:40:31 AM »
here's the kicker about deskwarming: there's actually a category on NEIS for 'working from home' that they could put you down as to let you get out of deskwarming.

all you'd have to do is submit a work plan, and then the fruits of your labor during that period (ppts, lesson plans, whatever).

this is what a lot of korean teachers and especially the contract korean teachers are allowed to do.

how do i know? used to date a korean teacher (not one of my co-teachers in case anyone is wondering) and she filled me in on all this stuff.

BUT it's up to the school - usually head teacher or VP - if the contract teachers are allowed to do this. so if your school makes you do deskwarming - especially if there's nothing specifically in your contract about it - then they either don't know that you can use that category, or they really are making you stay out of spite (like my VP is).

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« Reply #3537 on: December 29, 2016, 11:52:27 AM »
Why do you think they started camps? Pressure from the parents? Teachers complaining we have too much time off?

I've read it was because a bunch of NETs kept complaining about the amount of deskwarming they had to do, especially when comparing their own setups to other NETs who were permitted to stay home or take longer vacations at the discretion of their schools.

I heard it started because government employees were browsing around on here and Dave's and read about foreigners bragging how they were just out drinking all night and just came in in the morning to sleep it off. Or they were bragging about other things like playing videos and etc. So the MOE decided to give us busy work instead

Right. A sting operation spearheaded by lead efl-online-forum investigator Ko for the Time-Management Accountability Board at the Department of Foreigners are Lazy.

I wonder if that department has any grant money available?

They would have to. Money keeps pouring their way after every successful investigation. They happen to be the most productive department of the Korean federal government for some 10 years running, as their own internal studies show.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3538 on: December 29, 2016, 11:54:05 AM »
Shared food stresses me out SO much.  That's the downside of regular school not being in session.  I want my own tray that no one else can touch!

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« Reply #3539 on: December 29, 2016, 11:54:33 AM »
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The little front-loading washers are too small to wash a comforter or multiple jackets, or a padding, or something comfortably. It's too smashed together, so it won't rinse properly, and then you end up getting skin irritation from leftover detergent. And if I'm living with another person, or potentially a family situation, there's going to be a lot of laundry and cooking. So, I don't want to have to deal with the frustration of a too-small washer and a weak cooking appliance.

Gotcha~

Also, I do think it looks sloppy for most people if you roll up to work without properly grooming. But yeah - give a guy a break if he misses a day of shaving or forgets to do his hair.

Only the guys?! :shocked: