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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4580 on: December 06, 2017, 07:50:52 AM »
I have been told that I'm not being renewed because I am shit, and another friend in my city said that City Hall said there wasn't a budget for her at her school and her school is bigger than mine.

Goodbye, Korea. Hello, Indonesia.
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4581 on: December 06, 2017, 07:57:30 AM »
Sounds like there's a surprise contract cancellation coming down the pike.  :sad:

Pfft.

More like someone higher up is about to ask me for a "favor" that I won't be happy about but that I'll still feel pressured to accept because relationships are important. Given the time of year, it'll probably be related to camp. xD It was last year.  >:(

I have been told that I'm not being renewed because I am shit, and another friend in my city said that City Hall said there wasn't a budget for her at her school and her school is bigger than mine.

Goodbye, Korea. Hello, Indonesia.

Are you serious? I'm so sorry to hear that. Do you already have a prospect in Indonesia (other than the girl, lol)?

Your coT honestly sounded like she had it in for you, tbh.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4582 on: December 06, 2017, 08:01:21 AM »
I have been told that I'm not being renewed because I am shit, and another friend in my city said that City Hall said there wasn't a budget for her at her school and her school is bigger than mine.

Goodbye, Korea. Hello, Indonesia.

Damn. That's shite news.  :sad:

When's your current contract up?


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4583 on: December 06, 2017, 08:58:56 AM »

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4584 on: December 06, 2017, 09:24:39 AM »
Quite a bit of snow in Chungnam last night, surprised that it had already turned into slippery ice on the roads.  So left at 7:10 today.  Most other teachers walked to school because it was too dangerous to drive. Made driving nice and fun.  Most students still hadn't arrived by 10 o'clock. 


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4585 on: December 06, 2017, 09:36:48 AM »
Chinguetti: Gonna phone her tonight. She wants me to come and work there. I do too. I'd have to start planning my escape. I have 10 000$ in pension money ready to be released so I would take that and go anyway, look for propects there. I could live on that for a long ass time. 

DMZ: Goes to the end of February. Still got 4 months of paychecks, we all good. haha
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4586 on: December 06, 2017, 09:45:16 AM »
I have been told that I'm not being renewed because I am shit, and another friend in my city said that City Hall said there wasn't a budget for her at her school and her school is bigger than mine.

Goodbye, Korea. Hello, Indonesia.
Sorry to hear this, man. They're not prepared to transfer you? Job security really is at an all-time low.

I didn't realize Indo was an ESL contender these days. Then again, I haven't been keeping score. Will be an exciting time for you, I'm sure.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4587 on: December 06, 2017, 09:59:05 AM »
Sorry to hear this, man. They're not prepared to transfer you? Job security really is at an all-time low.

I didn't realize Indo was an ESL contender these days. Then again, I haven't been keeping score. Will be an exciting time for you, I'm sure.

Thanks. I don't think I'd get a transfer. I think I'm done here. Every 5 years my life gets turned upside down by some thing or another. 10, 13, 19, 23, 27 and now 32. The cycle of my life.

The money won't be as good there, but that's not why I'm going. haha. A new adventure and an old love interest.

My mom is going to kill me, lol.
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4588 on: December 06, 2017, 10:18:42 AM »
Sorry to hear this, man. They're not prepared to transfer you? Job security really is at an all-time low.

I didn't realize Indo was an ESL contender these days. Then again, I haven't been keeping score. Will be an exciting time for you, I'm sure.
A new adventure and an old love interest.
Sounds like a good life move then. And if things don't shape up in Indo, there are plenty of options out there (professionally and romantically;p).

You only have one mom though, break the news gently :laugh:

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« Reply #4589 on: December 06, 2017, 10:24:47 AM »
Sounds like a good life move then. And if things don't shape up in Indo, there are plenty of options out there (professionally and romantically;p).
Yeah, I'll come back and take yirj17 out for a drink.
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4590 on: December 06, 2017, 11:48:51 AM »
Sorry to hear this, man. They're not prepared to transfer you? Job security really is at an all-time low.

I didn't realize Indo was an ESL contender these days. Then again, I haven't been keeping score. Will be an exciting time for you, I'm sure.

Thanks. I don't think I'd get a transfer. I think I'm done here. Every 5 years my life gets turned upside down by some thing or another. 10, 13, 19, 23, 27 and now 32. The cycle of my life.

The money won't be as good there, but that's not why I'm going. haha. A new adventure and an old love interest.

My mom is going to kill me, lol.
I'm sorry to hear that you're leaving! I've always enjoyed your posts: they bring a lot of warmth to the forums!

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4591 on: December 06, 2017, 11:53:39 AM »
Sorry to hear this, man. They're not prepared to transfer you? Job security really is at an all-time low.

I didn't realize Indo was an ESL contender these days. Then again, I haven't been keeping score. Will be an exciting time for you, I'm sure.

Thanks. I don't think I'd get a transfer. I think I'm done here. Every 5 years my life gets turned upside down by some thing or another. 10, 13, 19, 23, 27 and now 32. The cycle of my life.

The money won't be as good there, but that's not why I'm going. haha. A new adventure and an old love interest.

My mom is going to kill me, lol.
I'm sorry to hear that you're leaving! I've always enjoyed your posts: they bring a lot of warmth to the forums!

I'll pop in once in a while. A lot of pigs in here though, I'll need to get around the Islamic Firewall.
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4592 on: December 06, 2017, 12:04:24 PM »

DMZ: Goes to the end of February. Still got 4 months of paychecks, we all good. haha

That's good at least. Hopefully this ends up being a NET positive for you if things work out in Indonesia.  :cheesy:

And don't forget that you have just acquired a wonderful new power! The freedom to say whatever you want to your co-workers!  Be like yirj17 and burn all the bridges!


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4593 on: December 06, 2017, 12:14:39 PM »
So elementary schools in Gunpo are now being cut?  That's a surprise.  Good luck CO2 with your next step.  I'm living in Gunpo still, but work in Uiwang.  I'm likely getting out of here anyways as I need a change.  Not sure if my school will have funding next year.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4594 on: December 06, 2017, 12:23:28 PM »
So elementary schools in Gunpo are now being cut?  That's a surprise.  Good luck CO2 with your next step.  I'm living in Gunpo still, but work in Uiwang.  I'm likely getting out of here anyways as I need a change.  Not sure if my school will have funding next year.

In Chungnam three years ago, the Provincial Office of Education were cutting the elementary jobs.  The year after, all the POE middle school jobs were cut completely (I had the last one).  Now in my city, only three high schools have foreign teachers (city hall funded), and the POE elementary jobs are down to the minimum (only big elementary schools).  But by the sounds of it all it is down the bare minimum now, so I think those jobs can continue for at least a couple of years.  I'm not sure if other provinces have been as severe as Chungnam with cuts.  From what I was told last year, the principal at my school went to city hall for a school budget meeting in February and said he wanted the budget for a foreign teacher, and got it. 

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4595 on: December 06, 2017, 12:45:56 PM »
Sounds like a good life move then. And if things don't shape up in Indo, there are plenty of options out there (professionally and romantically;p).
Yeah, I'll come back and take yirj17 out for a drink.

Lol the waygook romance that never was. 

Sorry to hear the bad news but it looks like it may just turn out to be a blessing in disguise. Best of luck with your future endeavors. 

Hot Indo girl have a brother?  :laugh:

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« Reply #4596 on: December 06, 2017, 01:21:18 PM »
Another school trip...again, I'm left behind in an empty school with just the admin.

I was invited last week... a trip that EVERYBODY in the school has known about for the past month (so did I but only by overhearing conversations)
They've all had time to prepare for this overnight trip, then last week Im suddenly told about it. It turned out, though, I wasn't supposed to be invited, and there actually wasnt enough space for me to come along. No one said anything to me of course, not until the day before...So tired of the lack of communication in this ****** place!

Is this normal? For the foreign teacher to just be ignored when it comes to school trips? I am notified about teacher-only outtings though, usually a day or two just before the outting while everybody else has known 2-3 weeks in advance and I'm just supposed to agree happily and go along with nobody caring if I have plans or not.


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4597 on: December 06, 2017, 01:24:50 PM »
Another school trip...again, I'm left behind in an empty school with just the admin.

I was invited last week... a trip that EVERYBODY in the school has known about for the past month (so did I but only by overhearing conversations)
They've all had time to prepare for this overnight trip, then last week Im suddenly told about it. It turned out, though, I wasn't supposed to be invited, and there actually wasnt enough space for me to come along. No one said anything to me of course, not until the day before...So tired of the lack of communication in this ****** place!

Is this normal? For the foreign teacher to just be ignored when it comes to school trips? I am notified about teacher-only outtings though, usually a day or two just before the outting while everybody else has known 2-3 weeks in advance and I'm just supposed to agree happily and go along with nobody caring if I have plans or not.

Count yourself lucky. I was coerced into going on mine. I don't fancy being ignored or having really basic and awkward conversations with my co-workers with no escape clause other than "I might take a rest in my room".

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4598 on: December 06, 2017, 02:21:10 PM »
Another school trip...again, I'm left behind in an empty school with just the admin.

I was invited last week... a trip that EVERYBODY in the school has known about for the past month (so did I but only by overhearing conversations)
They've all had time to prepare for this overnight trip, then last week Im suddenly told about it. It turned out, though, I wasn't supposed to be invited, and there actually wasnt enough space for me to come along. No one said anything to me of course, not until the day before...So tired of the lack of communication in this ****** place!

Is this normal? For the foreign teacher to just be ignored when it comes to school trips? I am notified about teacher-only outtings though, usually a day or two just before the outting while everybody else has known 2-3 weeks in advance and I'm just supposed to agree happily and go along with nobody caring if I have plans or not.

I think it depends on your school or whether you pay into the teachers' fund every month.  My school's trip was cancelled because it was supposed to be the week after the original uni entrance test, but because of the earthquake, they cancelled the whole trip, replacing it with dinner next Tuesday, on the first day of the test period.  :-[ First, I said I wouldn't go and then I said I'd go.  >:(  Now I wanted to go.  I still get annoyed by the cliquy nature of Koreans in school.  Sometimes if the students finish early, the level 2 teachers (poojangneem and homeroom teachers) will have lunch together and I'm at a loose end, but don't get invited, even though I teach 16 hours of classes to the level 2 students, which is more than the actual level 2 teachers do.  It's stupid, but it's the culture, and you have to get used to it. 

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4599 on: December 06, 2017, 03:25:50 PM »
Another school trip...again, I'm left behind in an empty school with just the admin.

I was invited last week... a trip that EVERYBODY in the school has known about for the past month (so did I but only by overhearing conversations)
They've all had time to prepare for this overnight trip, then last week Im suddenly told about it. It turned out, though, I wasn't supposed to be invited, and there actually wasnt enough space for me to come along. No one said anything to me of course, not until the day before...So tired of the lack of communication in this ****** place!

Is this normal? For the foreign teacher to just be ignored when it comes to school trips? I am notified about teacher-only outtings though, usually a day or two just before the outting while everybody else has known 2-3 weeks in advance and I'm just supposed to agree happily and go along with nobody caring if I have plans or not.
Honestly, be glad. At first, I felt like you, then I thought about ridiculously awkward it would be, with most people wanting to only speak Korean but some feeling guilty for excluding you and then talking to you because they feel bad, all the while wanting to go back to the Korean conversation and blend in and join in with everyone else, until eventual you are left on your own. And this is even if you speak Korean and they know it lol
Honestly, having the school entirely to yourself is great. Enjoy it. It'd be even better if they just let you stay home, I know some schools did that.
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