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« Reply #4920 on: April 13, 2017, 02:44:44 PM »
My Thursday school is tiny and i can only use the library aftrr class because the classrooms are used by after school teachers. However today someone is F-ing in my place.  :cry:  so I'm sat on a library table reading a book and listening to music but it's not the same  :cry: i have too much work to do  :cry: :cry:

At one of my tiny country schools where I used to work, I also couldn't stay in the classroom (where I taught English classes) because of an afterschool class held in there later in the afternoon, so I had to stay in the teacher's office for the rest of the day after my last class. Besides me, the only other people in that office were the vice principal and one administration-type staff lady...I wish I could have stayed in the library or some other room in that school.

I'm doing that right now. I hate sitting in the teachers room cuz I've planned all that I possibly can (because most of my schools only tell me what lesson we'll do a week in advance) so I'm just pretending to look for resources on here. It's awful. I want my own room where I can play checkers online when I'm done for the day and have an hour to kill :'(

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« Reply #4921 on: April 13, 2017, 02:53:12 PM »
My Thursday school is tiny and i can only use the library aftrr class because the classrooms are used by after school teachers. However today someone is F-ing in my place.  :cry:  so I'm sat on a library table reading a book and listening to music but it's not the same  :cry: i have too much work to do  :cry: :cry:

At one of my tiny country schools where I used to work, I also couldn't stay in the classroom (where I taught English classes) because of an afterschool class held in there later in the afternoon, so I had to stay in the teacher's office for the rest of the day after my last class. Besides me, the only other people in that office were the vice principal and one administration-type staff lady...I wish I could have stayed in the library or some other room in that school.

I'm doing that right now. I hate sitting in the teachers room cuz I've planned all that I possibly can (because most of my schools only tell me what lesson we'll do a week in advance) so I'm just pretending to look for resources on here. It's awful. I want my own room where I can play checkers online when I'm done for the day and have an hour to kill :'(

Thankfully she's gone now.

It sounds nice but it's really shitty when you have stuff to do for tomorrow. I had it in my old tiny school too, I used to sit in the nurses room and another teacher used to use the computer in there so I would just have to wait. It made the time draaaaaaaaaaaaaaag.

I could go into the little office too but every 15 minutes a different teacher would come in and ask to use that computer so I felt like I was just being a pain.

In my main school I have to share an office with the 4 English teachers.


I would love my own classroom  :cry: It's my dream.


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« Reply #4922 on: April 13, 2017, 03:21:03 PM »
This is more of just a "huh" moment than a rant, but I have one student who does nothing. He was held back last year because he failed almost all of his classes, and he is right on track to be held back again (if they can do that?). I had to proctor a test for this class today, because their test was scheduled during my normal class time with them. He showed up 40 minutes late to class and then just doodled on the test, not writing a single answer.

Wow, I didn't know students can get held back a grade in Korea...I've never heard of that before and thought that all students always progress ahead to the next grade, no matter what. 

I also had a student (a then-6th grade boy) some years ago who would also literally do nothing in class (never even bothered to write anything on tests -- he would basically just hand in his tests with nothing written on it whatsoever -- didn't even bother to at least try). The sad thing is that he did progress on to the next grade/middle school. I think his school tuition was a complete waste of money on his parents' part...

I think it has to do with class hours.  Students have to be in school for a certain amount of time to graduate, even if they do naff all in their tests.  I had one student who started my middle school years back, then his stupid dad decided that he should home school him.  Because he missed so many days he couldn't continue in the grade he should be in, so ended up being joining the year below.
@Mezoti- Yeah, there are a few others that will just sleep the whole time during tests, even the (I assume) important midterms and finals. Literally just take the test and immediately fall right asleep. And this was my first time seeing a student ever be held back too.

So then that makes sense about the school hours, rather than actual grades. Because I sure as heck know they aren't getting passing grades.

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« Reply #4923 on: April 13, 2017, 03:23:15 PM »
Today's installment of Things That Bother Me A Great Deal But Really Shouldn't:

When I see someone take a paper cup, fill it with a sip of water, then promptly throw it away.  >:(

So irritating. The use of paper cups here drives me crazy.


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« Reply #4924 on: April 13, 2017, 03:26:11 PM »
Today's installment of Things That Bother Me A Great Deal But Really Shouldn't:

When I see someone take a paper cup, fill it with a sip of water, then promptly throw it away.  >:(

So irritating. The use of paper cups here drives me crazy.



Rofl, what show is that?
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt!

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« Reply #4925 on: April 13, 2017, 03:28:14 PM »
Today's installment of Things That Bother Me A Great Deal But Really Shouldn't:

When I see someone take a paper cup, fill it with a sip of water, then promptly throw it away.  >:(

So irritating. The use of paper cups here drives me crazy.

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Rofl, what show is that?

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. A Netflix original. Recommended for 30 Rock fans~

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« Reply #4926 on: April 13, 2017, 04:27:36 PM »
I think it has to do with class hours.  Students have to be in school for a certain amount of time to graduate, even if they do naff all in their tests.  I had one student who started my middle school years back, then his stupid dad decided that he should home school him.  Because he missed so many days he couldn't continue in the grade he should be in, so ended up being joining the year below.

Interesting -- I suppose the certain amount of time a student spends in school during the school year thing makes sense (I remember my elementary/middle/high schools back in my home country had a similar policy, and someone in my grade got left back as a result of missing too many days of school).

And interesting about the home schooling thing...I guess the time he spent being home schooled didn't count when he re-joined public school, then.

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« Reply #4927 on: April 14, 2017, 07:25:01 AM »
Guy who gives me rides: Makes me wait for 5-20 minutes on a regular basis in the afternoons
Has made me wait 15-20 minutes in the cold/rain several times
His reason is "I have to shut all the doors/windows before I leave" (meanwhile I'm thinking: so... start at 4:50...?)
Never there in the morning right when he says he'll be (7:40)
Arrived at 7:45 yesterday

Me: Has unexpectedly dark circles, puts on full face in an attempt to look human, is 4 minutes late getting out to his car, it's the first time ever running a little late

Guy: "Tomorrow, please come out at 7:40. I waited a lot for you."

...Yeah ok.

inb4 "How dare you complain when he's giving you rides"... pls.

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« Reply #4928 on: April 14, 2017, 07:35:18 AM »
I swear to bird that my allergies are 100x worse this year than they were in previous years combined. The skin around my eyes hurt to the touch, and allergy meds don't really suppress the symptoms very much these days.

I've never done this before, but I'm seriously considering getting an allergy shot.

****** pine trees and pollution.

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« Reply #4929 on: April 14, 2017, 07:44:28 AM »
I think it has to do with class hours.  Students have to be in school for a certain amount of time to graduate, even if they do naff all in their tests.  I had one student who started my middle school years back, then his stupid dad decided that he should home school him.  Because he missed so many days he couldn't continue in the grade he should be in, so ended up being joining the year below.

Interesting -- I suppose the certain amount of time a student spends in school during the school year thing makes sense (I remember my elementary/middle/high schools back in my home country had a similar policy, and someone in my grade got left back as a result of missing too many days of school).

And interesting about the home schooling thing...I guess the time he spent being home schooled didn't count when he re-joined public school, then.
I remember a student back home (U.S.) whose parents took her out to homeschool her.  Unfortunately, they did not follow the proper procedures as far as withdrawing her, informing the school district, etc.  All her missed days were counted as unexcused, and when her parents (for whatever reason) put her back in public school she had to repeat a grade. 

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« Reply #4930 on: April 14, 2017, 07:45:20 AM »
I swear to bird that my allergies are 100x worse this year than they were in previous years combined. The skin around my eyes hurt to the touch, and allergy meds don't really suppress the symptoms very much these days.

I've never done this before, but I'm seriously considering getting an allergy shot.

****** pine trees and pollution.

I feel ya! My head feels like it is going to explode and my eyes pretty much water non-stop. today the airvisual reading here is 134.
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4931 on: April 14, 2017, 07:45:35 AM »
Guy who gives me rides: Makes me wait for 5-20 minutes on a regular basis in the afternoons
Has made me wait 15-20 minutes in the cold/rain several times
His reason is "I have to shut all the doors/windows before I leave" (meanwhile I'm thinking: so... start at 4:50...?)
Never there in the morning right when he says he'll be (7:40)
Arrived at 7:45 yesterday

Me: Has unexpectedly dark circles, puts on full face in an attempt to look human, is 4 minutes late getting out to his car, it's the first time ever running a little late

Guy: "Tomorrow, please come out at 7:40. I waited a lot for you."

...Yeah ok.

inb4 "How dare you complain when he's giving you rides"... pls.

I don't think anyone will say you shouldn't complain about his crappy attitude.

People with travel schools really should look at buying a car though. Korean cars are pretty reliable and a 2 or 3 million won vehicle should run just fine without needing constant repairs.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4932 on: April 14, 2017, 07:51:32 AM »
I think it has to do with class hours.  Students have to be in school for a certain amount of time to graduate, even if they do naff all in their tests.  I had one student who started my middle school years back, then his stupid dad decided that he should home school him.  Because he missed so many days he couldn't continue in the grade he should be in, so ended up being joining the year below.

Interesting -- I suppose the certain amount of time a student spends in school during the school year thing makes sense (I remember my elementary/middle/high schools back in my home country had a similar policy, and someone in my grade got left back as a result of missing too many days of school).

And interesting about the home schooling thing...I guess the time he spent being home schooled didn't count when he re-joined public school, then.

I think it fits in perfectly with the Korean idea that the longer you spend at doing something, should probably mean that you actually did something meaningful.  When in actuality we know that isn't the case.  Don't bother with the actual thing of checking scores and holding students back for that reason, but hold them back for not actually showing their face in school. 

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4933 on: April 14, 2017, 07:54:48 AM »
I swear to bird that my allergies are 100x worse this year than they were in previous years combined. The skin around my eyes hurt to the touch, and allergy meds don't really suppress the symptoms very much these days.

I've never done this before, but I'm seriously considering getting an allergy shot.

****** pine trees and pollution.
Same here.

This is the worst I have had it in 20+ years

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4934 on: April 14, 2017, 07:56:02 AM »
Isn't it SOP to always arrive before your ride, so he/she doesn't have to wait?

How much are you paying for gas, etc.?


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4935 on: April 14, 2017, 08:08:28 AM »
I swear to bird that my allergies are 100x worse this year than they were in previous years combined. The skin around my eyes hurt to the touch, and allergy meds don't really suppress the symptoms very much these days.

I've never done this before, but I'm seriously considering getting an allergy shot.

****** pine trees and pollution.
Same here.

This is the worst I have had it in 20+ years

Started kickin my ass yesterday. Time to go to the doctor where they can give you a 5 day prescription for seasonal allergies.  :huh: :huh: :huh:

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4936 on: April 14, 2017, 08:15:21 AM »
I swear to bird that my allergies are 100x worse this year than they were in previous years combined. The skin around my eyes hurt to the touch, and allergy meds don't really suppress the symptoms very much these days.

I've never done this before, but I'm seriously considering getting an allergy shot.

****** pine trees and pollution.
Same here.

This is the worst I have had it in 20+ years

I don't really get allergies, but this is the first year I've really noticed the siht atmosphere from day to day.  There was always the issue with the spring yellow dust from the Gobi, but that has been declining for years.  But the general micro dust is just stupid, awful rubbish this year.  It is just so limiting.

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« Reply #4937 on: April 14, 2017, 08:23:49 AM »
I swear to bird that my allergies are 100x worse this year than they were in previous years combined. The skin around my eyes hurt to the touch, and allergy meds don't really suppress the symptoms very much these days.

I've never done this before, but I'm seriously considering getting an allergy shot.

****** pine trees and pollution.
Same here.

This is the worst I have had it in 20+ years

I don't really get allergies, but this is the first year I've really noticed the siht atmosphere from day to day.  There was always the issue with the spring yellow dust from the Gobi, but that has been declining for years.  But the general micro dust is just stupid, awful rubbish this year.  It is just so limiting.

I'm just curious, no offense intended.
Would you gents happen to be on the portlier side?
It seems that a fair amount of us suffering from allergies, asthma and related conditions during the fine dust season tend to be carrying a few extra kilos.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4938 on: April 14, 2017, 08:25:59 AM »
I swear to bird that my allergies are 100x worse this year than they were in previous years combined. The skin around my eyes hurt to the touch, and allergy meds don't really suppress the symptoms very much these days.

I've never done this before, but I'm seriously considering getting an allergy shot.

****** pine trees and pollution.
Same here.

This is the worst I have had it in 20+ years

I don't really get allergies, but this is the first year I've really noticed the siht atmosphere from day to day.  There was always the issue with the spring yellow dust from the Gobi, but that has been declining for years.  But the general micro dust is just stupid, awful rubbish this year.  It is just so limiting.

I'm just curious, no offense intended.
Would you gents happen to be on the portlier side?
It seems that a fair amount of us suffering from allergies, asthma and related conditions during the fine dust season tend to be carrying a few extra kilos.
Oh, does it really?I have a few extra kilos, but I have never really suffered from allergies or the dust.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4939 on: April 14, 2017, 08:30:39 AM »
I swear to bird that my allergies are 100x worse this year than they were in previous years combined. The skin around my eyes hurt to the touch, and allergy meds don't really suppress the symptoms very much these days.

I've never done this before, but I'm seriously considering getting an allergy shot.

****** pine trees and pollution.
Same here.

This is the worst I have had it in 20+ years

I don't really get allergies, but this is the first year I've really noticed the siht atmosphere from day to day.  There was always the issue with the spring yellow dust from the Gobi, but that has been declining for years.  But the general micro dust is just stupid, awful rubbish this year.  It is just so limiting.

I'm just curious, no offense intended.
Would you gents happen to be on the portlier side?
It seems that a fair amount of us suffering from allergies, asthma and related conditions during the fine dust season tend to be carrying a few extra kilos.

Nope, I'm about 85 kilos and about 184cms, and generally in very good condition.  Normally, I'd go hiking about 4 times a week, but with the stupid dust, it's been twice in the last three weeks.   :cry:  My apartment complex has a gym but I much prefer hiking.  I don't really get sick either, maybe a cold every two years.   :azn: My co-teacher is already on her fourth of the year.