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« Reply #4020 on: September 13, 2017, 03:02:00 PM »
This is my trash day. I can't decide if I want McDonald's or Papa John's.

The grilled mushroom from McD's gets my vote!



Better than the other "signature" burgers IMHO. I've never had Papa John's though, there may be a pizza-shaped hole in my life and I wouldn't even know it  :sad:

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« Reply #4021 on: September 13, 2017, 03:04:48 PM »
McD apples pies are 1+1 right now I believe ;)

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« Reply #4022 on: September 14, 2017, 07:39:48 AM »
Thanks, I ended up going with McD's because it was cheaper and that was the kind of filth I needed last night.

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« Reply #4023 on: September 14, 2017, 08:16:57 AM »
Nothing beats Costco for hot trash.

I had sushi, a hotdog, clam chowder, pizza, and a zero cola for dinner and it was great.

Now I want sushi.

But I haven't been able to find a place around here that serves good sushi. It's all been flavorless, weirdly-textured crap.  :cry:

Haven't tried Costco sushi, though. But I will.
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« Reply #4024 on: September 14, 2017, 09:57:31 AM »
Thanks, I ended up going with McD's because it was cheaper and that was the kind of filth I needed last night.


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« Reply #4025 on: September 14, 2017, 09:59:52 AM »
Now I want sushi.

But I haven't been able to find a place around here that serves good sushi. It's all been flavorless, weirdly-textured crap.  :cry:

Haven't tried Costco sushi, though. But I will.
I'm burdened with an intensely risk-seeking personality, which is why I picked up sushi at the local(ish) e-mart the other day. I was pleasantly surprised when we ate it: not terribly bland, nor overly dried-out. I was pleasantly surprised again the next day when I wasn't doubled over on the floor puking my guts out*. Win-win!
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« Reply #4026 on: September 14, 2017, 11:29:51 AM »
Since this is the pointless thread...
I work in a school where I teach my own classes. Shedding the coteacher model was the most freeing amazing thing ever! Literally, I teach whatever I want, no one ever asks what I am going to teach, no open classes, etc. However...

My head teacher changed this year (as they are apt to do every so often at this level) and she's the opposite of my last one. Cold, colorless, and essentially odd, almost robotic. My last one was was friendly and generally easy going, though she spoke very little English, but we got on fairly well...we communicated :-*. This one IS an ENGLISH TEACHER and can speak English, but she's massively foreigner awkward (She constantly giggles when I speak Korean, even though I have asked her not to, so I've taken to giggling when she speaks English  :laugh: and that seems to have some effect). So she comes in and acts like we're (the other foreign teacher and I) the new ones lol. She wants put her mark (ex: dog+new fire hydrant=new territory) so I guess she's telling the Korean teachers who come in (for literally 75 seconds) to check heads that they should be more involved or some weird crap, because today one of the teachers I normally get along with starts talking my students while I am trying to get them to write. Basically distracting them >:(. Also, she told a student (who knows she needs to ask me) she can go to the bathroom. I think I am going to pop into one of her classes on one of my many breaks and tell a student they can go to the bathroom and see how she likes the interference :P. Another teacher (who is an English teacher but can't actually speak much English) who comes in completely ignores me when I politely called to her. These are my classes and they know it, so it really setting me on edge today because I have been here several years and this change only started w/ robot boss. ugh.   >:( >:(
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« Reply #4027 on: September 14, 2017, 12:10:34 PM »
Since this is the pointless thread...
I work in a school where I teach my own classes. Shedding the coteacher model was the most freeing amazing thing ever! Literally, I teach whatever I want, no one ever asks what I am going to teach, no open classes, etc. However...

My head teacher changed this year (as they are apt to do every so often at this level) and she's the opposite of my last one. Cold, colorless, and essentially odd, almost robotic. My last one was was friendly and generally easy going, though she spoke very little English, but we got on fairly well...we communicated :-*. This one IS an ENGLISH TEACHER and can speak English, but she's massively foreigner awkward (She constantly giggles when I speak Korean, even though I have asked her not to, so I've taken to giggling when she speaks English  :laugh: and that seems to have some effect). So she comes in and acts like we're (the other foreign teacher and I) the new ones lol. She wants put her mark (ex: dog+new fire hydrant=new territory) so I guess she's telling the Korean teachers who come in (for literally 75 seconds) to check heads that they should be more involved or some weird crap, because today one of the teachers I normally get along with starts talking my students while I am trying to get them to write. Basically distracting them >:(. Also, she told a student (who knows she needs to ask me) she can go to the bathroom. I think I am going to pop into one of her classes on one of my many breaks and tell a student they can go to the bathroom and see how she likes the interference :P. Another teacher (who is an English teacher but can't actually speak much English) who comes in completely ignores me when I politely called to her. These are my classes and they know it, so it really setting me on edge today because I have been here several years and this change only started w/ robot boss. ugh.   >:( >:(

Hate it when that happens. But that's the lottery we are a part of. Every time March rolls around I pray that there are no changes to the English teachers and VP/P.
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« Reply #4028 on: September 14, 2017, 01:18:15 PM »
Since this is the pointless thread...
I work in a school where I teach my own classes. Shedding the coteacher model was the most freeing amazing thing ever! Literally, I teach whatever I want, no one ever asks what I am going to teach, no open classes, etc. However...

My head teacher changed this year (as they are apt to do every so often at this level) and she's the opposite of my last one. Cold, colorless, and essentially odd, almost robotic. My last one was was friendly and generally easy going, though she spoke very little English, but we got on fairly well...we communicated :-*. This one IS an ENGLISH TEACHER and can speak English, but she's massively foreigner awkward (She constantly giggles when I speak Korean, even though I have asked her not to, so I've taken to giggling when she speaks English  :laugh: and that seems to have some effect). So she comes in and acts like we're (the other foreign teacher and I) the new ones lol. She wants put her mark (ex: dog+new fire hydrant=new territory) so I guess she's telling the Korean teachers who come in (for literally 75 seconds) to check heads that they should be more involved or some weird crap, because today one of the teachers I normally get along with starts talking my students while I am trying to get them to write. Basically distracting them >:(. Also, she told a student (who knows she needs to ask me) she can go to the bathroom. I think I am going to pop into one of her classes on one of my many breaks and tell a student they can go to the bathroom and see how she likes the interference :P. Another teacher (who is an English teacher but can't actually speak much English) who comes in completely ignores me when I politely called to her. These are my classes and they know it, so it really setting me on edge today because I have been here several years and this change only started w/ robot boss. ugh.   >:( >:(

Hate it when that happens. But that's the lottery we are a part of. Every time March rolls around I pray that there are no changes to the English teachers and VP/P.
Yeah, but here they sometimes they last five years in the position (semi-private school). My last one was in it for three years. Since this my last year here at this school(my choice), I was kind of hoping to ride out things exactly as they had been...but I know...Korea.  :cry:
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« Reply #4029 on: September 14, 2017, 01:54:52 PM »
Thanks! The thing is, I love this job. It has been the sweetest gig I ever had here in the years I have been here but this year there are WAAAYY too many changes this year. Anyway...tomorrow is TGIF!! Wine time!  ;D
Since this is the pointless thread...
I work in a school where I teach my own classes. Shedding the coteacher model was the most freeing amazing thing ever! Literally, I teach whatever I want, no one ever asks what I am going to teach, no open classes, etc. However...

My head teacher changed this year (as they are apt to do every so often at this level) and she's the opposite of my last one. Cold, colorless, and essentially odd, almost robotic. My last one was was friendly and generally easy going, though she spoke very little English, but we got on fairly well...we communicated :-*. This one IS an ENGLISH TEACHER and can speak English, but she's massively foreigner awkward (She constantly giggles when I speak Korean, even though I have asked her not to, so I've taken to giggling when she speaks English  :laugh: and that seems to have some effect). So she comes in and acts like we're (the other foreign teacher and I) the new ones lol. She wants put her mark (ex: dog+new fire hydrant=new territory) so I guess she's telling the Korean teachers who come in (for literally 75 seconds) to check heads that they should be more involved or some weird crap, because today one of the teachers I normally get along with starts talking my students while I am trying to get them to write. Basically distracting them >:(. Also, she told a student (who knows she needs to ask me) she can go to the bathroom. I think I am going to pop into one of her classes on one of my many breaks and tell a student they can go to the bathroom and see how she likes the interference :P. Another teacher (who is an English teacher but can't actually speak much English) who comes in completely ignores me when I politely called to her. These are my classes and they know it, so it really setting me on edge today because I have been here several years and this change only started w/ robot boss. ugh.   >:( >:(

Hate it when that happens. But that's the lottery we are a part of. Every time March rolls around I pray that there are no changes to the English teachers and VP/P.
Yeah, but here they sometimes they last five years in the position (semi-private school). My last one was in it for three years. Since this my last year here at this school(my choice), I was kind of hoping to ride out things exactly as they had been...but I know...Korea.  :cry:

I had a little similar thing.  I'd been working in the same two middle schools for seven years, had lovely co-teachers, was very well thought of in my city and like to work hard.  Then with the cuts they threw me across to two elementary schools.  My main school co-teacher (I suspect she had Aspergers or some kind of social connection problem) was hopeless.   She had no understanding with the students/teachers/VP or P.  Kids messed her around.  She did 10 minutes of me repeating words.  'You stand there! And they repeat after you'. Then 20 minutes writing in their text book.  And then ten minutes or something else.  No games, ever.  Every class was like hell.  As soon as the kids came in, they'd fcuk around.  They paid no attention.  Why should they, her classes were terrible.  They didn't repeat words because it was an awful way to do stuff.  But I wasn't allowed to do anything.  She has glaring errors in her PPTs,  'What is the capital of England?  Rondon.'  She never wanted any help from me, even after I offered many times.  One day, a student screwed up her newspaper and threw it at her.   I bollocked the student and made her apologise to the teacher.  The teacher just stood there.  Then at my other school, I had nothing to do because the young male teacher told me to sit at the back and he did everything on his tv.  He had anger issues too with the students.  When you have experience and you can get the most out of students to take such a step back is horrible.  I managed to engineer my way out of that, after eight months, by getting my old co-teacher to talk to the supervisor about taking the only middle school job in the city.  If I hadn't go that, I'd have no idea what I'd do.  Sympathies!
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« Reply #4030 on: September 14, 2017, 02:33:15 PM »
Hate it when that happens. But that's the lottery we are a part of. Every time March rolls around I pray that there are no changes to the English teachers and VP/P.
My school is getting a new principal and new vp next year and all the teachers are freaking out about it. The rumored new principal is one of those real wannabe masculine type Korean guys. According to people at his current school he’s always planning after school activities and dinners, and he loves to drink and encourages others to drink as well. I can’t imagine that will go over well here because most teachers here aren’t big into drinking.

Our VP is leaving our school to become a principal and I don’t understand why she can’t stay here and be promoted. She’s only been here for two years and everyone really likes her. And it would be less stress for her to become a principal in a place with which she’s familiar.

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« Reply #4031 on: September 14, 2017, 02:46:36 PM »
Our VP is leaving our school to become a principal and I don’t understand why she can’t stay here and be promoted. She’s only been here for two years and everyone really likes her. And it would be less stress for her to become a principal in a place with which she’s familiar.

Less stress you say? We can't have that!

Seriously though, why must the Korean school system shuffle its teachers and staff so regularly? It doesn't keep things fresh, it just assures that everyone gets stressed out when it happens. Which is frequently. I can't even remember how many different principals and vice principals I've taught under in ten years of public school, but it's a number at least four times the number of actual schools I've taught at. Once, I taught at a privately owned public school where the principal, vice principal and teachers didn't have to transfer every so often and the school was much more competently run than most of my other schools.

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« Reply #4032 on: September 14, 2017, 02:55:30 PM »
Our VP is leaving our school to become a principal and I don’t understand why she can’t stay here and be promoted. She’s only been here for two years and everyone really likes her. And it would be less stress for her to become a principal in a place with which she’s familiar.

Less stress you say? We can't have that!

Seriously though, why must the Korean school system shuffle its teachers and staff so regularly? It doesn't keep things fresh, it just assures that everyone gets stressed out when it happens. Which is frequently. I can't even remember how many different principals and vice principals I've taught under in ten years of public school, but it's a number at least four times the number of actual schools I've taught at. Once, I taught at a privately owned public school where the principal, vice principal and teachers didn't have to transfer every so often and the school was much more competently run than most of my other schools.

OMG I was talking about this with one of my Co-ts and I told her that the teachers back home get a job and they stay there. They could move if they want, I suppose, but it's not normal.

She hadn't really thought about it, that's just "the way it's done" here. I told her that being moved every 5 years makes it hard for a teacher to truly care about the school in the long run. This isn't to say that they don't care here, that's clearly not true. They do their job well, obv.

However, if I knew I would be at a completely different school in 5 years, would I REALLY try and make my school the best in my city, my province? It's less likely, that's hard to argue against. What legacy can you leave the institution after 5 years of a 35, 40 year career? If I knew that this was my school as a career, then you'd be damn sure I'd want mine to be the best in Anyang, the best in South Gyeonggi, or what have you, best in the country even.
Imagine teaching your fifth and final year at a school here? Gotta plan for............... what? Nothing. I won't be here, and next year, I might have different books, different shit. And the stress of moving takes a toll. All your love and attention wouldn't be on the kids or the lessons per se, it would be wondering about what's next.

 :-* But Kevin, what if the principal is bad?

 :police: Well, even so, you have to spend 5 years with a shitty one, let's say, and then? What, hope your next school has a nice one?

Every single one of my principals, at ALL levels, back home were the nicest guys you could meet and were fair and were actively involved in the life of the school, the students. Here? No idea.
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« Reply #4033 on: September 14, 2017, 03:06:31 PM »
Our VP is leaving our school to become a principal and I don’t understand why she can’t stay here and be promoted. She’s only been here for two years and everyone really likes her. And it would be less stress for her to become a principal in a place with which she’s familiar.

Less stress you say? We can't have that!

Seriously though, why must the Korean school system shuffle its teachers and staff so regularly? It doesn't keep things fresh, it just assures that everyone gets stressed out when it happens. Which is frequently. I can't even remember how many different principals and vice principals I've taught under in ten years of public school, but it's a number at least four times the number of actual schools I've taught at. Once, I taught at a privately owned public school where the principal, vice principal and teachers didn't have to transfer every so often and the school was much more competently run than most of my other schools.

OMG I was talking about this with one of my Co-ts and I told her that the teachers back home get a job and they stay there. They could move if they want, I suppose, but it's not normal.

She hadn't really thought about it, that's just "the way it's done" here. I told her that being moved every 5 years makes it hard for a teacher to truly care about the school in the long run. This isn't to say that they don't care here, that's clearly not true. They do their job well, obv.

However, if I knew I would be at a completely different school in 5 years, would I REALLY try and make my school the best in my city, my province? It's less likely, that's hard to argue against. What legacy can you leave the institution after 5 years of a 35, 40 year career? If I knew that this was my school as a career, then you'd be damn sure I'd want mine to be the best in Anyang, the best in South Gyeonggi, or what have you, best in the country even.
Imagine teaching your fifth and final year at a school here? Gotta plan for............... what? Nothing. I won't be here, and next year, I might have different books, different shit. And the stress of moving takes a toll. All your love and attention wouldn't be on the kids or the lessons per se, it would be wondering about what's next.

 :-* But Kevin, what if the principal is bad?

 :police: Well, even so, you have to spend 5 years with a shitty one, let's say, and then? What, hope your next school has a nice one?

Every single one of my principals, at ALL levels, back home were the nicest guys you could meet and were fair and were actively involved in the life of the school, the students. Here? No idea.

Yeah, I was talking to my dad about how back at home, I can go visit my old college professors, heck, even some of my high school teachers if I want. But if I ever come back to Korea to visit, I'll have no idea where my coteacher would be if I wanted to drop in and say hi.

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« Reply #4034 on: September 14, 2017, 03:13:16 PM »
I think the shifting of staff is thought of as a way to stem corruption, as a system of checks and balances, you could say. A good example, is an elite private middle school here was caught up a scandal where they received money from Lee Jae In (do I have his name right?), Samsung CEO, to admit his son but under the welfare program that was meant for disadvantaged students or students of single parent homes. Essentially, using his status as recently divorced as an excuse to admit the son, who was definitely not disadvantaged but couldn't make the cut normally. When the corruption was discovered the VP committed suicide. And so it goes.
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« Reply #4035 on: September 14, 2017, 03:16:37 PM »
Our VP is leaving our school to become a principal and I don’t understand why she can’t stay here and be promoted. She’s only been here for two years and everyone really likes her. And it would be less stress for her to become a principal in a place with which she’s familiar.

Less stress you say? We can't have that!

Seriously though, why must the Korean school system shuffle its teachers and staff so regularly? It doesn't keep things fresh, it just assures that everyone gets stressed out when it happens. Which is frequently. I can't even remember how many different principals and vice principals I've taught under in ten years of public school, but it's a number at least four times the number of actual schools I've taught at. Once, I taught at a privately owned public school where the principal, vice principal and teachers didn't have to transfer every so often and the school was much more competently run than most of my other schools.

OMG I was talking about this with one of my Co-ts and I told her that the teachers back home get a job and they stay there. They could move if they want, I suppose, but it's not normal.

She hadn't really thought about it, that's just "the way it's done" here. I told her that being moved every 5 years makes it hard for a teacher to truly care about the school in the long run. This isn't to say that they don't care here, that's clearly not true. They do their job well, obv.

However, if I knew I would be at a completely different school in 5 years, would I REALLY try and make my school the best in my city, my province? It's less likely, that's hard to argue against. What legacy can you leave the institution after 5 years of a 35, 40 year career? If I knew that this was my school as a career, then you'd be damn sure I'd want mine to be the best in Anyang, the best in South Gyeonggi, or what have you, best in the country even.
Imagine teaching your fifth and final year at a school here? Gotta plan for............... what? Nothing. I won't be here, and next year, I might have different books, different shit. And the stress of moving takes a toll. All your love and attention wouldn't be on the kids or the lessons per se, it would be wondering about what's next.

 :-* But Kevin, what if the principal is bad?

 :police: Well, even so, you have to spend 5 years with a shitty one, let's say, and then? What, hope your next school has a nice one?

Every single one of my principals, at ALL levels, back home were the nicest guys you could meet and were fair and were actively involved in the life of the school, the students. Here? No idea.

Yeah, I was talking to my dad about how back at home, I can go visit my old college professors, heck, even some of my high school teachers if I want. But if I ever come back to Korea to visit, I'll have no idea where my coteacher would be if I wanted to drop in and say hi.

Yeah my coteacher was surprised that teachers generally teach the same grade or subject for multiple years too. As if there's something terribly strange about having one person teach grade 6 unless they request not to, so that teachers can become experts at teaching something, and not be shocked to find that instead of teaching gym, they'll be teaching English, something they've never taught, for the first time in 20 years of teaching :0

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« Reply #4036 on: September 14, 2017, 03:18:06 PM »
Our VP is leaving our school to become a principal and I don’t understand why she can’t stay here and be promoted. She’s only been here for two years and everyone really likes her. And it would be less stress for her to become a principal in a place with which she’s familiar.

Less stress you say? We can't have that!

Seriously though, why must the Korean school system shuffle its teachers and staff so regularly? It doesn't keep things fresh, it just assures that everyone gets stressed out when it happens. Which is frequently. I can't even remember how many different principals and vice principals I've taught under in ten years of public school, but it's a number at least four times the number of actual schools I've taught at. Once, I taught at a privately owned public school where the principal, vice principal and teachers didn't have to transfer every so often and the school was much more competently run than most of my other schools.

OMG I was talking about this with one of my Co-ts and I told her that the teachers back home get a job and they stay there. They could move if they want, I suppose, but it's not normal.

She hadn't really thought about it, that's just "the way it's done" here. I told her that being moved every 5 years makes it hard for a teacher to truly care about the school in the long run. This isn't to say that they don't care here, that's clearly not true. They do their job well, obv.

However, if I knew I would be at a completely different school in 5 years, would I REALLY try and make my school the best in my city, my province? It's less likely, that's hard to argue against. What legacy can you leave the institution after 5 years of a 35, 40 year career? If I knew that this was my school as a career, then you'd be damn sure I'd want mine to be the best in Anyang, the best in South Gyeonggi, or what have you, best in the country even.
Imagine teaching your fifth and final year at a school here? Gotta plan for............... what? Nothing. I won't be here, and next year, I might have different books, different shit. And the stress of moving takes a toll. All your love and attention wouldn't be on the kids or the lessons per se, it would be wondering about what's next.

 :-* But Kevin, what if the principal is bad?

 :police: Well, even so, you have to spend 5 years with a shitty one, let's say, and then? What, hope your next school has a nice one?

Every single one of my principals, at ALL levels, back home were the nicest guys you could meet and were fair and were actively involved in the life of the school, the students. Here? No idea.

I heard that the rotation is to supposedly prevent corruption and also give a chance for teachers/principals to work at "good" schools/desirable locations and/or make it so that nobody gets stuck at "bad" schools/less desirable locations.  Might also be some benefit to students in that there's a 50/50 chance of getting good teachers vs incompetent ones. 

I can see the reasoning behind it but overall I feel like consistency is better?  Easy for me to say though, as I've generally had decent if not good teachers.  Whenever there was a bad apple, I would have been happy to see them leave/transfer. 

So here, for those who get stuck with a horrendous coworker/VP/P, I guess there's at least a light at the end of the tunnel in that one or the other will transfer eventually.  Sucks when the good ones have to transfer though.

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« Reply #4037 on: September 14, 2017, 03:23:59 PM »
Yeah. back when I had a coteacher, years ago, at my last school, she was a total abusive psychopath. First time, I've ever allowed someone to get to me to the point I cried (not in front of her, but later). I was only there one year and thought, Oh God, I can't stay here so when psycho asked if I was going to renew (really early too) I was like...ummm no. Only to find out after that...she was being rotated out  :shocked: :huh:Well, by then they had found my replacement and I couldn't change my mind...but it was destiny because late in the game (mid-feb) I got my current job and it's been amazeballs.

Our VP is leaving our school to become a principal and I don’t understand why she can’t stay here and be promoted. She’s only been here for two years and everyone really likes her. And it would be less stress for her to become a principal in a place with which she’s familiar.

Less stress you say? We can't have that!

Seriously though, why must the Korean school system shuffle its teachers and staff so regularly? It doesn't keep things fresh, it just assures that everyone gets stressed out when it happens. Which is frequently. I can't even remember how many different principals and vice principals I've taught under in ten years of public school, but it's a number at least four times the number of actual schools I've taught at. Once, I taught at a privately owned public school where the principal, vice principal and teachers didn't have to transfer every so often and the school was much more competently run than most of my other schools.

OMG I was talking about this with one of my Co-ts and I told her that the teachers back home get a job and they stay there. They could move if they want, I suppose, but it's not normal.

She hadn't really thought about it, that's just "the way it's done" here. I told her that being moved every 5 years makes it hard for a teacher to truly care about the school in the long run. This isn't to say that they don't care here, that's clearly not true. They do their job well, obv.

However, if I knew I would be at a completely different school in 5 years, would I REALLY try and make my school the best in my city, my province? It's less likely, that's hard to argue against. What legacy can you leave the institution after 5 years of a 35, 40 year career? If I knew that this was my school as a career, then you'd be damn sure I'd want mine to be the best in Anyang, the best in South Gyeonggi, or what have you, best in the country even.
Imagine teaching your fifth and final year at a school here? Gotta plan for............... what? Nothing. I won't be here, and next year, I might have different books, different shit. And the stress of moving takes a toll. All your love and attention wouldn't be on the kids or the lessons per se, it would be wondering about what's next.

 :-* But Kevin, what if the principal is bad?

 :police: Well, even so, you have to spend 5 years with a shitty one, let's say, and then? What, hope your next school has a nice one?

Every single one of my principals, at ALL levels, back home were the nicest guys you could meet and were fair and were actively involved in the life of the school, the students. Here? No idea.

I heard that the rotation is to supposedly prevent corruption and also give a chance for teachers/principals to work at "good" schools/desirable locations and/or make it so that nobody gets stuck at "bad" schools/less desirable locations.  Might also be some benefit to students in that there's a 50/50 chance of getting good teachers vs incompetent ones. 

I can see the reasoning behind it but overall I feel like consistency is better?  Easy for me to say though, as I've generally had decent if not good teachers.  Whenever there was a bad apple, I would have been happy to see them leave/transfer. 

So here, for those who get stuck with a horrendous coworker/VP/P, I guess there's at least a light at the end of the tunnel in that one or the other will transfer eventually.  Sucks when the good ones have to transfer though.
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« Reply #4038 on: September 15, 2017, 08:51:44 AM »
I just figured out who someone on Waygook is in RL and I did a slow laugh. Somewhat like a slow clap. Wow.

I think I am in shock. I can no longer look at him without a bit of a lip snarl. Also I just commented on a thread and then it magically disappeared.
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« Reply #4039 on: September 15, 2017, 09:33:51 AM »
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