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« Reply #1380 on: October 10, 2016, 12:10:31 PM »
Every Monday I get to school and think - this will be a good week. Every week without fail my CT mess it up for me.

Due to sign up for my after school classes increasing from last semester, she has had to take on an extra class (bringing her weekly total to 4 classes). It is exactly the same as my Grade 1 class, so I prepare the materials for my class and give them to her for the class she has to take.

This morning she asks if I can't prepare different materials for her class.

Well no! I cannot. It is impossible. Just no. Nope no. Impossible.

Seriously, ask me to prepare more materials, when I am taking work home to complete, I have 6 open classes coming up and you just sit there on your phone and facebook all day.




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« Reply #1381 on: October 10, 2016, 12:21:56 PM »
You let this woman have materials for a class you don't even teach with her?? Why?? Stop!  :huh:

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« Reply #1382 on: October 10, 2016, 12:30:00 PM »
Every Monday I get to school and think - this will be a good week. Every week without fail my CT mess it up for me.

Due to sign up for my after school classes increasing from last semester, she has had to take on an extra class (bringing her weekly total to 4 classes). It is exactly the same as my Grade 1 class, so I prepare the materials for my class and give them to her for the class she has to take.

This morning she asks if I can't prepare different materials for her class.

Well no! I cannot. It is impossible. Just no. Nope no. Impossible.

Seriously, ask me to prepare more materials, when I am taking work home to complete, I have 6 open classes coming up and you just sit there on your phone and facebook all day.
She's ridiculous. If she wants different materials she needs to find them herself.

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« Reply #1383 on: October 10, 2016, 01:10:02 PM »
You let this woman have materials for a class you don't even teach with her?? Why?? Stop!  :huh:

I argued this ad neauseam, but was told it is part of my job and written into my contract. (My contract does say that I have to do any work as deemed fit by my CTs... or something along those lines.) And I don't mind really because I am just giving her what I have already prepped. But I do mind her thinking that I will prepare her extra materials... she can just kiss my lilly white pimpled ass. I think I have shut that down now.

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« Reply #1384 on: October 10, 2016, 01:12:56 PM »
This morning she asks if I can't prepare different materials for her class.

Well no! I cannot. It is impossible. Just no. Nope no. Impossible.

I understand wanting to maintain a good relationship with your coT, but wtf? Why would she even consider this as something you would do?

Even without your own busy schedule, why in the **** would you agree to do her work for her? I mean, there's a big difference between sharing work you've created for your own use and creating work for someone else's use.

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« Reply #1385 on: October 10, 2016, 02:07:19 PM »
This morning she asks if I can't prepare different materials for her class.

Well no! I cannot. It is impossible. Just no. Nope no. Impossible.

I understand wanting to maintain a good relationship with your coT, but wtf? Why would she even consider this as something you would do?

Even without your own busy schedule, why in the **** would you agree to do her work for her? I mean, there's a big difference between sharing work you've created for your own use and creating work for someone else's use.

Which is exactly why I told her it was impossible. LOL, impossible impossible impossible. My new reason for everything.

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« Reply #1386 on: October 10, 2016, 02:15:02 PM »
This morning she asks if I can't prepare different materials for her class.

Well no! I cannot. It is impossible. Just no. Nope no. Impossible.

I understand wanting to maintain a good relationship with your coT, but wtf? Why would she even consider this as something you would do?

Even without your own busy schedule, why in the **** would you agree to do her work for her? I mean, there's a big difference between sharing work you've created for your own use and creating work for someone else's use.

Which is exactly why I told her it was impossible. LOL, impossible impossible impossible. My new reason for everything.

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« Reply #1387 on: October 10, 2016, 02:36:53 PM »
Our school was supposed to be renovated over summer vacation

The first day of school was Sept 29

it is now OCT 7 and the construction is not finished

6 weeks behind schedule

we should be given some kind of compensation for this shit

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« Reply #1388 on: October 10, 2016, 02:38:51 PM »
This morning she asks if I can't prepare different materials for her class.

Well no! I cannot. It is impossible. Just no. Nope no. Impossible.

I understand wanting to maintain a good relationship with your coT, but wtf? Why would she even consider this as something you would do?

Even without your own busy schedule, why in the **** would you agree to do her work for her? I mean, there's a big difference between sharing work you've created for your own use and creating work for someone else's use.

Which is exactly why I told her it was impossible. LOL, impossible impossible impossible. My new reason for everything.

Your training is complete.

Agreed. xD

But ffs, why would she even need to have to say this?

Some people, mang.

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« Reply #1389 on: October 11, 2016, 08:52:27 AM »
I really enjoy how my coteachers do the absolute bare minimum. They are good enough to stay for the duration of my classes but sit at the back doing nothing, sparingly assist in tasks, barely ever assist lower level students in tasks and this week failed to tell me about an open class I had to submit a lesson plan for and acted as if I should have miraculously know. I had to write said plan in a specific format for submission, and later admitted "you weren't told because taking charge of the foreign teacher is a job no one wants"

Really?? I do not require a lot of effort literally all you need to do to take charge of me it tell me when I need to do something so I can do it. I am not a problem waygooki , I am not a problem teacher, I do my job with the minimum amount of fuss and most of the time my coteachers don't need to do anything. I plan my classes, I make my materials, I don't ask for anything, I don't cause any problems ALL I require is that I am TOLD when I need to do anything and my coteachers assist students in classes.

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« Reply #1390 on: October 11, 2016, 08:57:18 AM »
I really enjoy how my coteachers do the absolute bare minimum. They are good enough to stay for the duration of my classes but sit at the back doing nothing, sparingly assist in tasks, barely ever assist lower level students in tasks and this week failed to tell me about an open class I had to submit a lesson plan for and acted as if I should have miraculously know. I had to write said plan in a specific format for submission, and later admitted "you weren't told because taking charge of the foreign teacher is a job no one wants"

Really?? I do not require a lot of effort literally all you need to do to take charge of me it tell me when I need to do something so I can do it. I am not a problem waygooki , I am not a problem teacher, I do my job with the minimum amount of fuss and most of the time my coteachers don't need to do anything. I plan my classes, I make my materials, I don't ask for anything, I don't cause any problems ALL I require is that I am TOLD when I need to do anything and my coteachers assist students in classes.

Did you say anything when they told you that (a job no one wants)?  I would have gone mental at that.

If it makes you feel better I'm in the same boat and could have written the exact same rant!

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« Reply #1391 on: October 11, 2016, 09:49:04 AM »
I really enjoy how my coteachers do the absolute bare minimum. They are good enough to stay for the duration of my classes but sit at the back doing nothing, sparingly assist in tasks, barely ever assist lower level students in tasks and this week failed to tell me about an open class I had to submit a lesson plan for and acted as if I should have miraculously know. I had to write said plan in a specific format for submission, and later admitted "you weren't told because taking charge of the foreign teacher is a job no one wants"

Really?? I do not require a lot of effort literally all you need to do to take charge of me it tell me when I need to do something so I can do it. I am not a problem waygooki , I am not a problem teacher, I do my job with the minimum amount of fuss and most of the time my coteachers don't need to do anything. I plan my classes, I make my materials, I don't ask for anything, I don't cause any problems ALL I require is that I am TOLD when I need to do anything and my coteachers assist students in classes.

Did you say anything when they told you that (a job no one wants)?  I would have gone mental at that.

If it makes you feel better I'm in the same boat and could have written the exact same rant!

No. I did what I always do, smiled, said okay, put my earphones back in and carried on with what I was doing. This was said in an "Dont misunderstand me" thing from one of my coteachers after she told me I needed to script out the open class lesson plan. Basically the open classbisnt with that particular coteacher and currently my "handler" is a homeroom teacher so I never see her (she got reassigned at the start of the year). The coteacher who will be doing the open class with me had just spent her afternoon napping on the sofa in our office and left for a meeting and I get the feeling that right now none of the KTs I actually teach with think it's their responsibility to 'handle' me in terms of informing me of shit.
And I learned in my first year here that showing when my KTs annoy me is a sure fire way for them to not give me that 80% mark I need to renew my contract at the end of the year (my first set of coteachers tried it, I got my contract renewal anyway)

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« Reply #1392 on: October 11, 2016, 10:22:39 AM »
I really enjoy how my coteachers do the absolute bare minimum. They are good enough to stay for the duration of my classes but sit at the back doing nothing, sparingly assist in tasks, barely ever assist lower level students in tasks and this week failed to tell me about an open class I had to submit a lesson plan for and acted as if I should have miraculously know. I had to write said plan in a specific format for submission, and later admitted "you weren't told because taking charge of the foreign teacher is a job no one wants"

Really?? I do not require a lot of effort literally all you need to do to take charge of me it tell me when I need to do something so I can do it. I am not a problem waygooki , I am not a problem teacher, I do my job with the minimum amount of fuss and most of the time my coteachers don't need to do anything. I plan my classes, I make my materials, I don't ask for anything, I don't cause any problems ALL I require is that I am TOLD when I need to do anything and my coteachers assist students in classes.

Did you say anything when they told you that (a job no one wants)?  I would have gone mental at that.

If it makes you feel better I'm in the same boat and could have written the exact same rant!

No. I did what I always do, smiled, said okay, put my earphones back in and carried on with what I was doing. This was said in an "Dont misunderstand me" thing from one of my coteachers after she told me I needed to script out the open class lesson plan. Basically the open classbisnt with that particular coteacher and currently my "handler" is a homeroom teacher so I never see her (she got reassigned at the start of the year). The coteacher who will be doing the open class with me had just spent her afternoon napping on the sofa in our office and left for a meeting and I get the feeling that right now none of the KTs I actually teach with think it's their responsibility to 'handle' me in terms of informing me of shit.
And I learned in my first year here that showing when my KTs annoy me is a sure fire way for them to not give me that 80% mark I need to renew my contract at the end of the year (my first set of coteachers tried it, I got my contract renewal anyway)

Yea that all sounds familiar.  Smiling and nodding is usually the best course of action!

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« Reply #1393 on: October 11, 2016, 10:34:55 AM »
Even the ATMs try to save face here.

I tried my KEB Global card in 3 different machines this morning and got an error message in Korean.  Tried 2 different Canadian cards and got a "wrong pin" message.

I think the ATM didn't want to admit that she wasn't working.

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« Reply #1394 on: October 11, 2016, 10:38:11 AM »
I really enjoy how my coteachers do the absolute bare minimum. They are good enough to stay for the duration of my classes but sit at the back doing nothing, sparingly assist in tasks, barely ever assist lower level students in tasks and this week failed to tell me about an open class I had to submit a lesson plan for and acted as if I should have miraculously know. I had to write said plan in a specific format for submission, and later admitted "you weren't told because taking charge of the foreign teacher is a job no one wants"

Really?? I do not require a lot of effort literally all you need to do to take charge of me it tell me when I need to do something so I can do it. I am not a problem waygooki , I am not a problem teacher, I do my job with the minimum amount of fuss and most of the time my coteachers don't need to do anything. I plan my classes, I make my materials, I don't ask for anything, I don't cause any problems ALL I require is that I am TOLD when I need to do anything and my coteachers assist students in classes.

Did you say anything when they told you that (a job no one wants)?  I would have gone mental at that.

If it makes you feel better I'm in the same boat and could have written the exact same rant!

No. I did what I always do, smiled, said okay, put my earphones back in and carried on with what I was doing. This was said in an "Dont misunderstand me" thing from one of my coteachers after she told me I needed to script out the open class lesson plan. Basically the open classbisnt with that particular coteacher and currently my "handler" is a homeroom teacher so I never see her (she got reassigned at the start of the year). The coteacher who will be doing the open class with me had just spent her afternoon napping on the sofa in our office and left for a meeting and I get the feeling that right now none of the KTs I actually teach with think it's their responsibility to 'handle' me in terms of informing me of shit.
And I learned in my first year here that showing when my KTs annoy me is a sure fire way for them to not give me that 80% mark I need to renew my contract at the end of the year (my first set of coteachers tried it, I got my contract renewal anyway)

Yea that all sounds familiar.  Smiling and nodding is usually the best course of action!

Yeah I've long accepted that in order to keep my job here and have a reasonly easy life is to smile and nod and do whatever I'm asked to do (within reason) but to do that my coteachers need to actually tell me what they want me to do and not wait for me to magically pick it up through telepathy. :rolleyes:

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« Reply #1395 on: October 11, 2016, 11:25:14 AM »
I really enjoy how my coteachers do the absolute bare minimum. They are good enough to stay for the duration of my classes but sit at the back doing nothing, sparingly assist in tasks, barely ever assist lower level students in tasks and this week failed to tell me about an open class I had to submit a lesson plan for and acted as if I should have miraculously know. I had to write said plan in a specific format for submission, and later admitted "you weren't told because taking charge of the foreign teacher is a job no one wants"

Really?? I do not require a lot of effort literally all you need to do to take charge of me it tell me when I need to do something so I can do it. I am not a problem waygooki , I am not a problem teacher, I do my job with the minimum amount of fuss and most of the time my coteachers don't need to do anything. I plan my classes, I make my materials, I don't ask for anything, I don't cause any problems ALL I require is that I am TOLD when I need to do anything and my coteachers assist students in classes.

Oh boy, she would have caught the tongue-lashing of her life for that one. She basically said she couldn't be bothered to do her job, because she didn't want to. Like, nobody cares that you didn't want to do it, it's your freaking job (insert KT name here).

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« Reply #1396 on: October 11, 2016, 11:48:20 AM »
I really enjoy how my coteachers do the absolute bare minimum. They are good enough to stay for the duration of my classes but sit at the back doing nothing, sparingly assist in tasks, barely ever assist lower level students in tasks and this week failed to tell me about an open class I had to submit a lesson plan for and acted as if I should have miraculously know. I had to write said plan in a specific format for submission, and later admitted "you weren't told because taking charge of the foreign teacher is a job no one wants"

Really?? I do not require a lot of effort literally all you need to do to take charge of me it tell me when I need to do something so I can do it. I am not a problem waygooki , I am not a problem teacher, I do my job with the minimum amount of fuss and most of the time my coteachers don't need to do anything. I plan my classes, I make my materials, I don't ask for anything, I don't cause any problems ALL I require is that I am TOLD when I need to do anything and my coteachers assist students in classes.

Oh boy, she would have caught the tongue-lashing of her life for that one. She basically said she couldn't be bothered to do her job, because she didn't want to. Like, nobody cares that you didn't want to do it, it's your freaking job (insert KT name here).


It isn't her job though, I mean she's a dick for saying it but the point here is no one has that job because no one wants it.

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« Reply #1397 on: October 11, 2016, 11:50:29 AM »
I really enjoy how my coteachers do the absolute bare minimum. They are good enough to stay for the duration of my classes but sit at the back doing nothing, sparingly assist in tasks, barely ever assist lower level students in tasks and this week failed to tell me about an open class I had to submit a lesson plan for and acted as if I should have miraculously know. I had to write said plan in a specific format for submission, and later admitted "you weren't told because taking charge of the foreign teacher is a job no one wants"

Really?? I do not require a lot of effort literally all you need to do to take charge of me it tell me when I need to do something so I can do it. I am not a problem waygooki , I am not a problem teacher, I do my job with the minimum amount of fuss and most of the time my coteachers don't need to do anything. I plan my classes, I make my materials, I don't ask for anything, I don't cause any problems ALL I require is that I am TOLD when I need to do anything and my coteachers assist students in classes.

Oh boy, she would have caught the tongue-lashing of her life for that one. She basically said she couldn't be bothered to do her job, because she didn't want to. Like, nobody cares that you didn't want to do it, it's your freaking job (insert KT name here).

To be fair it was not this particular KTs responsibility. The KT who I am doing this open class with STILL hasn't so much as spoken to me at all this week so far. The problem is that the head CT/my "handler" got moved and doesn't teach with me or share the office with us anymore and is a himeroom teacher now instead, but none of my actual KTs got told they now had to take charge of me. Which I hate being in a person not an elephant I don't need a handler and I think basic communication is part of being my coteacher.

I do dream occasionally about going off on my coteachers about they all have fewer classes than I do, if we factor in the fact that I lead our joint classes, with most of them only having to prepare for 2 of their own classes per week. all I expect them to do for my class is show up, assist the students particularly the lower level students, and inform me of any changes to the schedule I need to know or if they require anything of me. I'd say ONE KT does this and provides materials for students and walks the classroom assisting struggling students when they are doing a task. Two sit at the back of the class and...study? Prepare for heir solo classes? Idk and the one who hasn't spoken to me just hangs out at the back and will give crackers or whatever to students at the end of the class if their team won points or whatever.

Sadly it's not my job to tell them how to do their jobs and they'd likely be super offended if I tried so all I can do is just put up with it, smile and carry on.

But if when my review rolls around they've got anything to say...
Though I do feel like I'm just extra irritable because I miss my old school, my old coteachers and my old students. my current school is fine. But I never wanted to be here and was really happy at my old school.
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« Reply #1398 on: October 11, 2016, 12:08:44 PM »
I have no idea where to put this. I lost it today. I cannot take anymore. I got attacked for not handing in full lesson plans for open classes this morning, when the schedule clearly says by tomorrow. I had already given them a basic outline for 5 classes and a full in depth one for our main open class. I had not completed the others due to disruptions to class schedules on Thursday due to a picnic that 90% of my students went on.  I was informed about on the day.

Ergo, lesson plans had to be changed.

I couldn't understand what my CT was talking about at one point so I asked for clarity at which point she started shouting at me about a bunch of stuff, shouting and speaking so quickly in Korean that I could not understand and despite me asking over and over again that she slow down because I could not understand her she just continued to do so. She followed this up swiftly with "I am friends with many foreigners, you are the only one that has ever been a problem.  Long story short I ended up screaming back and once she had literally screamed at me to the point of tears, I somehow agreed to resign because it is better for everyone.

They are now pushing me for a letter of resignation. I have told them that I will deal with it once I have spoken to my coordinator....  I have no idea who this person is as I am school hired.

Yes, I know. i should have shut up and walked away. I didn't. My bad.

But really, so I resign, then that would mean I cannot work until such time as the end of my contract correct?

Also, the other woman in the office to witnessed the whole scene, blatantly said in Korean that she will back my CT up with whatever she says.


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« Reply #1399 on: October 11, 2016, 12:44:53 PM »
I have no idea where to put this. I lost it today. I cannot take anymore. I got attacked for not handing in full lesson plans for open classes this morning, when the schedule clearly says by tomorrow. I had already given them a basic outline for 5 classes and a full in depth one for our main open class. I had not completed the others due to disruptions to class schedules on Thursday due to a picnic that 90% of my students went on.  I was informed about on the day.

Ergo, lesson plans had to be changed.

I couldn't understand what my CT was talking about at one point so I asked for clarity at which point she started shouting at me about a bunch of stuff, shouting and speaking so quickly in Korean that I could not understand and despite me asking over and over again that she slow down because I could not understand her she just continued to do so. She followed this up swiftly with "I am friends with many foreigners, you are the only one that has ever been a problem.  Long story short I ended up screaming back and once she had literally screamed at me to the point of tears, I somehow agreed to resign because it is better for everyone.

They are now pushing me for a letter of resignation. I have told them that I will deal with it once I have spoken to my coordinator....  I have no idea who this person is as I am school hired.

Yes, I know. i should have shut up and walked away. I didn't. My bad.

But really, so I resign, then that would mean I cannot work until such time as the end of my contract correct?

Also, the other woman in the office to witnessed the whole scene, blatantly said in Korean that she will back my CT up with whatever she says.

Sorry to hear that Matahari.  Take a deep breath.  Contact the coordinator and then take it from there.  Don't think about your crazy mental co-teacher.  By 'they' are pushing for resignation letter, do you mean school?  or just her?  Don't resign yet.  Explore your avenues first.  See what your position is.  Don't take any crap about 'you being the only problem' from some stupid hopeless co-teacher.  We've all been there with the hopeless idiots, so can easily understand.  But you verbally saying you will quit means nothing.