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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #1820 on: October 20, 2016, 01:19:59 PM »
not really a rant but prob the best place to put this.

during lunch time i'll often cut in the line, in front of the students, because there isn't a separate serving station for staff at my school and i'll be damned if i'm waiting 20 minutes to get my lunch behind a bunch of students.

the principal is usually in the cafeteria already when i finish class and have lunch, and always gives me dirty looks when i do this. today the following exchange went down:

PRINCIPAL: *says something in korean to coteacher*
COTEACHER: principal says you must wait in line behind the students to get your lunch.
ME: but i am older, and i am a teacher. they are younger and they are students. according to korean culture, i should go first in line
COTEACHER: *translates in korean to the principal* *principal answers back*
COTEACHER: principal says that in korea we care about the children so much, and they are very important, so they must eat the lunch first.
ME: oh, is that why middle and high school students here never give up their seats on the bus or subway for old people? because children are more important than old people?
COTEACHER: *translates in korean to the principal*
PRINCIPAL: *gives me a look of 1,000 daggers*

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« Reply #1821 on: October 20, 2016, 01:28:05 PM »
Is this elementary school? At my middle schools, the students let the teachers go first even if we come to the cafeteria after them. At my elementary schools, we generally get in line behind the children and don't cut ahead unless the kiddos are busy washing their hands.

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« Reply #1822 on: October 20, 2016, 01:33:35 PM »
yup, elementary school.

and nope i'm not going to wait in line behind the kids. they are given far too much power in the schools already.

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« Reply #1823 on: October 20, 2016, 01:34:57 PM »
It's that time of the year I get ridiculously anxious about my review and whether or not I can renew my contract! YAy.
I have had no problems in this school and no issues with my coteachers, they seem happy with me (aside from one KT who is an extrovert and really wants me to be the same way and I'm not. I pass on most socialisation. Not because I don't like them but because after a certain point in my day I just want to be alone because I'm exhausted by having to play the smiley happy foreigner). But just because they seem satisfied with me doesn't mean they are. I don't trust that they are going to come up with a bunch of problems they have with me that they have never communicated before.

On a somewhat related note I seem to be entering a depression. I am possibly in a near constant state of depression (I'm very high functioning, it makes absolutely no impact on my ability to work. I mostly just shut down socially) but it has crept up on me. I'm so tired and unmotivated. It's annoying.

That's rough. I can relate.

Does anyone else go hard all day at work and deliver that primo quality teaching life, and then you get home and you're just fried and exhausted. Every. Day. And then you still have to do laundry, dishes, grocery shopping, etc, and every day is exactly the same, and you're exhausted forever?

Yep. As a result: eating out all the time and laundry gets done....rarely


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« Reply #1824 on: October 20, 2016, 01:40:12 PM »
not really a rant but prob the best place to put this.

during lunch time i'll often cut in the line, in front of the students, because there isn't a separate serving station for staff at my school and i'll be damned if i'm waiting 20 minutes to get my lunch behind a bunch of students.

the principal is usually in the cafeteria already when i finish class and have lunch, and always gives me dirty looks when i do this. today the following exchange went down:

PRINCIPAL: *says something in korean to coteacher*
COTEACHER: principal says you must wait in line behind the students to get your lunch.
ME: but i am older, and i am a teacher. they are younger and they are students. according to korean culture, i should go first in line
COTEACHER: *translates in korean to the principal* *principal answers back*
COTEACHER: principal says that in korea we care about the children so much, and they are very important, so they must eat the lunch first.
ME: oh, is that why middle and high school students here never give up their seats on the bus or subway for old people? because children are more important than old people?
COTEACHER: *translates in korean to the principal*
PRINCIPAL: *gives me a look of 1,000 daggers*

Just come back from lunch at like half 2 and when shit hits the fan tell them you were waiting in line behind 500 students at lunch. Problem solved.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #1825 on: October 20, 2016, 01:40:21 PM »
not really a rant but prob the best place to put this.

during lunch time i'll often cut in the line, in front of the students, because there isn't a separate serving station for staff at my school and i'll be damned if i'm waiting 20 minutes to get my lunch behind a bunch of students.

the principal is usually in the cafeteria already when i finish class and have lunch, and always gives me dirty looks when i do this. today the following exchange went down:

PRINCIPAL: *says something in korean to coteacher*
COTEACHER: principal says you must wait in line behind the students to get your lunch.
ME: but i am older, and i am a teacher. they are younger and they are students. according to korean culture, i should go first in line
COTEACHER: *translates in korean to the principal* *principal answers back*
COTEACHER: principal says that in korea we care about the children so much, and they are very important, so they must eat the lunch first.
ME: oh, is that why middle and high school students here never give up their seats on the bus or subway for old people? because children are more important than old people?
COTEACHER: *translates in korean to the principal*
PRINCIPAL: *gives me a look of 1,000 daggers*

Oh god I loathe the principal/vp translation conversations. For me, this would be the perfect excuse to ditch the kimchi soup and bring my own.

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« Reply #1826 on: October 20, 2016, 01:43:49 PM »

That's rough. I can relate.

Does anyone else go hard all day at work and deliver that primo quality teaching life, and then you get home and you're just fried and exhausted. Every. Day. And then you still have to do laundry, dishes, grocery shopping, etc, and every day is exactly the same, and you're exhausted forever?

Yep. As a result: eating out all the time and laundry gets done....rarely



This is why I don't mind that my school often dines out in the evenings. Saves me cooking & cleaning time. I enjoy cooking but I'm often too tired to bother  :sad: If I stay home on the weekend I've usually recharged enough to cook something proper though!

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« Reply #1827 on: October 20, 2016, 01:50:17 PM »

That's rough. I can relate.

Does anyone else go hard all day at work and deliver that primo quality teaching life, and then you get home and you're just fried and exhausted. Every. Day. And then you still have to do laundry, dishes, grocery shopping, etc, and every day is exactly the same, and you're exhausted forever?

Yep. As a result: eating out all the time and laundry gets done....rarely



This is why I don't mind that my school often dines out in the evenings. Saves me cooking & cleaning time. I enjoy cooking but I'm often too tired to bother  :sad: If I stay home on the weekend I've usually recharged enough to cook something proper though!

I like cooking and I'm good at it but I just can't stand cooking in these tiny kitchens. Even just scrambling up some eggs and it feels like the whole place is a disaster

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« Reply #1828 on: October 20, 2016, 01:53:00 PM »
It's that time of the year I get ridiculously anxious about my review and whether or not I can renew my contract! YAy.
I have had no problems in this school and no issues with my coteachers, they seem happy with me (aside from one KT who is an extrovert and really wants me to be the same way and I'm not. I pass on most socialisation. Not because I don't like them but because after a certain point in my day I just want to be alone because I'm exhausted by having to play the smiley happy foreigner). But just because they seem satisfied with me doesn't mean they are. I don't trust that they are going to come up with a bunch of problems they have with me that they have never communicated before.

On a somewhat related note I seem to be entering a depression. I am possibly in a near constant state of depression (I'm very high functioning, it makes absolutely no impact on my ability to work. I mostly just shut down socially) but it has crept up on me. I'm so tired and unmotivated. It's annoying.

That's rough. I can relate.

Does anyone else go hard all day at work and deliver that primo quality teaching life, and then you get home and you're just fried and exhausted. Every. Day. And then you still have to do laundry, dishes, grocery shopping, etc, and every day is exactly the same, and you're exhausted forever?

Yep. As a result: eating out all the time and laundry gets done....rarely

Eating out makes a big difference in terms of time. I've been cooking a lot more recently because I'm married now and I get home first, but if I were alone I would be eating out every night. I enjoy cooking, but it takes so much time and it stinks up everything in a one-room.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #1829 on: October 20, 2016, 02:08:16 PM »
...i'm not going to wait in line behind the kids.
I completely agree and understand you, yet I wouldn't have engaged in that conversation.

Just say, "OK." and continue doing what you have always done.

Most schools have a completely isolated setup for teachers, so this type of issue never arises.

Is your school too old, too small, or too "stupid" to make the necessary changes that will allow teachers to serve themselves without having to wait in a line with students?

For the record, I don't do the cafeteria.

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« Reply #1830 on: October 20, 2016, 02:14:08 PM »
at my school the homeroom teachers eat with their students, so they wait and corral their students in the lunch line before eating.

because of that there's no separate serving station for teachers.

with regards to engaging in that conversation or not, i've been here too long to put up with BS. don't really care. one-way ticket out of here wouldn't be the worst thing in the world.

if this is going to continue to be an issue for the 'Big Dawg' i'll just chill in the english room for a bit before having lunch. let the students disperse a bit first.

Just come back from lunch at like half 2 and when shit hits the fan tell them you were waiting in line behind 500 students at lunch. Problem solved.

 :laugh: i like this idea
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« Reply #1831 on: October 20, 2016, 02:14:48 PM »
It's that time of the year I get ridiculously anxious about my review and whether or not I can renew my contract! YAy.
I have had no problems in this school and no issues with my coteachers, they seem happy with me (aside from one KT who is an extrovert and really wants me to be the same way and I'm not. I pass on most socialisation. Not because I don't like them but because after a certain point in my day I just want to be alone because I'm exhausted by having to play the smiley happy foreigner). But just because they seem satisfied with me doesn't mean they are. I don't trust that they are going to come up with a bunch of problems they have with me that they have never communicated before.

On a somewhat related note I seem to be entering a depression. I am possibly in a near constant state of depression (I'm very high functioning, it makes absolutely no impact on my ability to work. I mostly just shut down socially) but it has crept up on me. I'm so tired and unmotivated. It's annoying.

That's rough. I can relate.

Does anyone else go hard all day at work and deliver that primo quality teaching life, and then you get home and you're just fried and exhausted. Every. Day. And then you still have to do laundry, dishes, grocery shopping, etc, and every day is exactly the same, and you're exhausted forever?

Yep. As a result: eating out all the time and laundry gets done....rarely

*eats shitty 편의점 food every night, rarely does the dishes, has to force myself to take trash out by reminding myself my apartment isn't really mine*

and vacations are far apart and way too short thanks to camps and frankly 2 weeks every 6 months or whatever isn't enough breathing space when every day I'm going home feeling exhausted and waking up feeling exhausted. I would cook but cooking for myself feels like a waste of time. I would bother to cook nice food for someone else but it's not worth the effort if it's just me.

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« Reply #1832 on: October 20, 2016, 02:20:28 PM »
Eating out is too expensive, and unhealthy, so that's not an option for me.

I find it cheaper, but that's probably because I struggle to eat all the food I buy before it goes bad. Even when I try to only buy a little.

My motivation to eat healthily isn't as high as it should be ever since I got some blood work done. I was eating like shit at the time and yet all of my nutrient etc levels were really good. In theory eating really healthily might give me more energy or whatever but seeing as it's not that important in terms of my body's actual nutrition I'm just like... meh

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« Reply #1833 on: October 20, 2016, 02:23:18 PM »

Yep. As a result: eating out all the time and laundry gets done....rarely

*eats shitty 편의점 food every night, rarely does the dishes, has to force myself to take trash out by reminding myself my apartment isn't really mine*

and vacations are far apart and way too short thanks to camps and frankly 2 weeks every 6 months or whatever isn't enough breathing space when every day I'm going home feeling exhausted and waking up feeling exhausted. I would cook but cooking for myself feels like a waste of time. I would bother to cook nice food for someone else but it's not worth the effort if it's just me.

we're those losers they were talking about in the other thread lol

sometimes I fear that the mcdonald's delivery guy is judging me because I usually order from them at least once a week.

I can't wait until I'm back in the US living with my partner again because 1. more motivation to cook, for the reason you gave and 2. they wouldn't let me eat shit all the time because they care about me lol

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« Reply #1834 on: October 20, 2016, 02:25:30 PM »
i've been here too long to put up with BS. don't really care. one-way ticket out of here wouldn't be the worst thing in the world.
Heard.

I guess I was just making sure to anyone reading this thread that taking "the bait" on that one isn't good for one's "health".

Some are clueless, but you are not.

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« Reply #1835 on: October 20, 2016, 02:31:02 PM »
I find it cheaper, but that's probably because I struggle to eat all the food I buy before it goes bad. Even when I try to only buy a little.

The tyranny of veggies in the fridge! Even when you want to eat out you can't because you gotta get through the tomatoes before they go bad! (never put tomatoes in the fridge, btw)

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« Reply #1836 on: October 20, 2016, 02:33:23 PM »
I find it cheaper, but that's probably because I struggle to eat all the food I buy before it goes bad. Even when I try to only buy a little.

The tyranny of veggies in the fridge! Even when you want to eat out you can't because you gotta get through the tomatoes before they go bad! (never put tomatoes in the fridge, btw)

I bought a bunch of bananas on Tuesday to eat at school since I'm crap at packing lunch and everyone seems to be getting concerned over me not eating lunch.

I already know I'm not going to get through all of them before they turn brown, because while I thought I could eat two bananas per day I've only been eating one

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« Reply #1837 on: October 20, 2016, 02:36:05 PM »
I find it cheaper, but that's probably because I struggle to eat all the food I buy before it goes bad. Even when I try to only buy a little.

The tyranny of veggies in the fridge! Even when you want to eat out you can't because you gotta get through the tomatoes before they go bad! (never put tomatoes in the fridge, btw)

I bought some bananas on Saturday, by Sunday night I had a plague of fruit flies resembling Saruman's army from the lord of the rings flying around me house. Never again will I have fruit in the house.

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« Reply #1838 on: October 20, 2016, 02:36:47 PM »
Have you ever gotten a letter addressed to you (either from government/business or personal) and you find it already ripped open on your desk or something at school?  It's the letter that has all the financial details of my pension.

Every time I've got a letter from NPS (pension office) the admins at my school always open it without my knowledge.  Seems a tad unprofessional.

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« Reply #1839 on: October 20, 2016, 02:45:01 PM »
I bought some bananas on Saturday, by Sunday night I had a plague of fruit flies resembling Saruman's army from the lord of the rings flying around me house. Never again will I have fruit in the house.
http://www.wikihow.com/Store-Bananas

http://lifehacks.stackexchange.com/questions/7508/how-to-store-bananas-and-keep-fruit-flies-away


We use this DIY trap.

Fruit flies are no fun.