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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5880 on: July 10, 2018, 11:56:57 AM »
Only just learned that my school didn't like the previous two NETs before me, lol. They won't go into details on why, but enough info got dropped that it's implied that they were lazy and often tried to take advantage of the school. Before then, I'd thought my school had been fine with the previous NETs.

Makes me wonder how much of what they experienced is accurate vs. perception. I've been in conversations where a NET was clearly just trying to make sure their contract terms were being honored, but the Koreans in that conversation just thought that the NET was being difficult and inflexible (even if what they were asking the NET to do is illegal). In their minds, if it's okay with Koreans, it should be okay with the NET, too. This bleeds into the mindset of "if I can't fight back, you shouldn't fight back, either." Otherwise, it's not fair.  :undecided:

On the other hand, there really are some really shitty NETs here. A lot of them, actually.

Makes me wonder what my school will say about me to future NETs once I leave, though. The shit flows both ways.
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5881 on: July 10, 2018, 02:51:57 PM »
How have I just this moment discovered that there is a 9th season of Curb your Enthusiasm?  :cry:
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5882 on: July 10, 2018, 03:03:49 PM »
Only just learned that my school didn't like the previous two NETs before me, lol. They won't go into details on why, but enough info got dropped that it's implied that they were lazy and often tried to take advantage of the school. Before then, I'd thought my school had been fine with the previous NETs.

Makes me wonder how much of what they experienced is accurate vs. perception. I've been in conversations where a NET was clearly just trying to make sure their contract terms were being honored, but the Koreans in that conversation just thought that the NET was being difficult and inflexible (even if what they were asking the NET to do is illegal). In their minds, if it's okay with Koreans, it should be okay with the NET, too. This bleeds into the mindset of "if I can't fight back, you shouldn't fight back, either." Otherwise, it's not fair.  :undecided:

On the other hand, there really are some really shitty NETs here. A lot of them, actually.

Makes me wonder what my school will say about me to future NETs once I leave, though. The shit flows both ways.

I know my school were kind of neutral on the previous NET. They said they had a good work ethic but, the problems with them lay with things outside of the school. Like the apartment, the previous NET didn't clean it a single time in the 2 years or so in their time here. Along with other things like that.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5883 on: July 10, 2018, 03:13:55 PM »
One thing you should never do or allow to be done is to be compared to the previous NET. It's bang out of order. The previous NET did this and that, why won't you do it? **** that.
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5884 on: July 10, 2018, 03:19:21 PM »
One thing you should never do or allow to be done is to be compared to the previous NET. It's bang out of order. The previous NET did this and that, why won't you do it? **** that.

Also, never do this with a new girlfriend.
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5885 on: July 10, 2018, 03:20:24 PM »
One thing you should never do or allow to be done is to be compared to the previous NET. It's bang out of order. The previous NET did this and that, why won't you do it? **** that.

Also, never do this with a new girlfriend.

"What do you mean no oral? The previous NET did all the time."

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5886 on: July 10, 2018, 03:22:04 PM »
One thing you should never do or allow to be done is to be compared to the previous NET. It's bang out of order. The previous NET did this and that, why won't you do it? **** that.

Also, never do this with a new girlfriend.

"What do you mean no oral? The previous NET did all the time."

hahahahahahaha.
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5887 on: July 10, 2018, 03:25:58 PM »
One thing you should never do or allow to be done is to be compared to the previous NET. It's bang out of order. The previous NET did this and that, why won't you do it? **** that.

Also, never do this with a new girlfriend.

"What do you mean no oral? The previous NET did all the time."

hahahahahahaha.

lolz
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5888 on: July 11, 2018, 09:13:45 AM »
Life advice needed!

My brother is getting married soon and I'm going to give money as a gift.

The problem is I have absolutely no idea what an appropriate amount is for a wedding gift.  I don't want to be cheap and at the same time I don't want to appear flashy. 

I'm not able to attend the wedding though so I feel like I should be "more generous" if that makes sense.

Any ideas?

EDIT:  I've Googled this and the range has been from 30 (that is ridiculous surely?) to around 250. Even 250 seems a bit stingy to me.
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5889 on: July 11, 2018, 09:18:29 AM »
Give what you responsibly can and want to.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5890 on: July 11, 2018, 09:36:12 AM »
Life advice needed!

My brother is getting married soon and I'm going to give money as a gift.

The problem is I have absolutely no idea what an appropriate amount is for a wedding gift.  I don't want to be cheap and at the same time I don't want to appear flashy. 

I'm not able to attend the wedding though so I feel like I should be "more generous" if that makes sense.

Any ideas?

EDIT:  I've Googled this and the range has been from 30 (that is ridiculous surely?) to around 250. Even 250 seems a bit stingy to me.

Probably 300-500, I'd say. It would also depend on if you've had other siblings or not getting married, what you all normally give as gifts for other occasions, and the like. Maybe you could also look into buying a visa card for petrol, or another kind of gift card. But yeah, it is more down to what you're comfortable with.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5891 on: July 12, 2018, 05:30:19 AM »
In Korea the minimum is a) enough to cover your buffet ticket or b) as much as they gave you for yours. Of course the closer the relative, the more you should give.

In America, a 700 gsm towel set or its cash equivalent.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5892 on: July 12, 2018, 08:30:29 AM »
Life advice needed!

My brother is getting married soon and I'm going to give money as a gift.

The problem is I have absolutely no idea what an appropriate amount is for a wedding gift.  I don't want to be cheap and at the same time I don't want to appear flashy. 

I'm not able to attend the wedding though so I feel like I should be "more generous" if that makes sense.

Any ideas?

EDIT:  I've Googled this and the range has been from 30 (that is ridiculous surely?) to around 250. Even 250 seems a bit stingy to me.

250 pounds is around $500NZD (give or take a little), personally, I see that as too much.
Though, probably around the mark if you can't attend in person.
My step brother is getting married in Feb, I got asked to not buy / bring a gift if I attend in person, as it will cost a lot for me to get back home for the wedding.
If I was in NZ still and attended the wedding, I'd probably spend around $100 - $150NZD (Roughly 50 - 75 pounds) on a gift for a wedding.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5893 on: July 12, 2018, 09:47:19 AM »
My gf's (4 yrs) brother got married last yr and I was at the wedding and in a bunch of the wedding photos also. Gf wanted to help them go on the honeymoon to china. She gave 1.5mill and I gave 500k won. To much? I never know about these things.
 I did just 100CAD at one of my best friends wedding but I had to fly across the country to get there. I guess what you feel comfortable with. It will be recorded for the rest of time lol.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5894 on: July 12, 2018, 10:36:56 AM »
I just received an email from my PoE asking if I will take the key money and move (end of August)....and they have to know by the end of the day.  Ummmm, depends! and WTF?!

Options:

Key $ over 10,000 won
Rent no more than 400,000 won
They move me at their expense
Same size or bigger place
have a porch or outdoor space (as I have now)
modern shower (that's a stretch but I seriously HATE wet bathrooms.... )

I know I'm asking a lot, but moving sucks, especially in the height of Hell (aka summer) and during my vacation to boot.  The building I'm in is a total sh*t hole.  The elevator works when it wants to, so I hoof it up and down 8 flights everyday.  I have no life line (they've yet to install it) they are just NOW replacing the expired fire extinguishers. And they're asking me to move....  I'd really like to know why but at the same time, I couldn't careless.  I'm guessing they have too many intakes for August.   




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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5895 on: July 12, 2018, 11:06:49 AM »
I just received an email from my PoE asking if I will take the key money and move (end of August)....and they have to know by the end of the day.  Ummmm, depends! and WTF?!

Options:

Key $ over 10,000 won
Rent no more than 400,000 won
They move me at their expense
Same size or bigger place
have a porch or outdoor space (as I have now)
modern shower (that's a stretch but I seriously HATE wet bathrooms.... )

I know I'm asking a lot, but moving sucks, especially in the height of Hell (aka summer) and during my vacation to boot.  The building I'm in is a total sh*t hole.  The elevator works when it wants to, so I hoof it up and down 8 flights everyday.  I have no life line (they've yet to install it) they are just NOW replacing the expired fire extinguishers. And they're asking me to move....  I'd really like to know why but at the same time, I couldn't careless.  I'm guessing they have too many intakes for August.

Maybe try to negotiate them paying half of the moving fees also?

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« Reply #5896 on: July 12, 2018, 11:23:37 AM »
My school's 2 week English Camp just got cancelled due to renovations. I now have 2 extra weeks vacation. Also i have the staff room all to myself this year. I can be noisy and play music and many other things you wouldn't do if you had other people working in the same room.

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« Reply #5897 on: July 12, 2018, 11:25:47 AM »
My school's 2 week English Camp just got cancelled due to renovations. I now have 2 extra weeks vacation. Also i have the staff room all to myself this year. I can be noisy and play music and many other things you wouldn't do if you had other people working in the same room.

Oh!  So jealous!! 

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« Reply #5898 on: July 12, 2018, 11:39:55 AM »
My school's 2 week English Camp just got cancelled due to renovations. I now have 2 extra weeks vacation. Also i have the staff room all to myself this year. I can be noisy and play music and many other things you wouldn't do if you had other people working in the same room.

My school's summer vacation was almost lengthened due to asbestos removal, precluding any camp at the same time, but they decided to do it in the winter instead when I'll already be gone, which means that our summer vacation is shortened to nine days now. The consolation was that it was going to be too short to hold camp, but then they announced that camp was back on for eight out of the nine days. Then they announced that I'd be teaching twice the amount of time that we had been doing previously during camps.  :cry:

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5899 on: July 12, 2018, 11:42:10 AM »
My school's 2 week English Camp just got cancelled due to renovations. I now have 2 extra weeks vacation. Also i have the staff room all to myself this year. I can be noisy and play music and many other things you wouldn't do if you had other people working in the same room.

Unless those people are Koreans!