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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #2140 on: November 03, 2016, 12:20:56 PM »
For the last few days this week, one of the teachers has been making something to drink, some sort of tea, and it is SO strong smelling. I can't tell if I like it or hate it, but it is so distinct.

Does it smell sort of like berries mixed with licorice, that sort of thing?

Homemade jujube tea is really popular this time of year, and the smell is super strong. The tea itself is thick and brown and will normally have some of the sliced up berries floating around in it.
No, its... I can't describe it. It's like a bastardization of a tea smell I'm familiar with. But its not jujube, though I have seen some of the teachers drying out some of those, so I'm guessing that tea will be coming soon too.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #2141 on: November 03, 2016, 01:11:14 PM »
11 weeks since I left Korea and STILL waiting for my housing deposit

Will my ties to Korea ever be severed  :cry: (probably not whilst I still stalk waygook.org)
Sorry to say, but chances are, if they have stalled this long, they aren't going to pay you.

Do you have boots on the ground who can help?

Well, the co-ordinator at my office of ed is supposed to be helping but he doesn't seem to have any sense of urgency about it  :lipsrsealed: I feel like I'm probably not going to get it either, which is insane seeing as I worked for public schools. The new teacher at my school hasn't received her flight allowance yet either so it sounds like the school is having money problems

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #2142 on: November 03, 2016, 01:44:03 PM »
And I'm just sitting here wondering why my paycheck is 200,000W less than usual for last month. I didn't take off any unpaid days last month and I went to all my travel schools regularly. Wtf?

Still trying to get my payslip from admin. I really wish creepo wasn't in charge there.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #2143 on: November 03, 2016, 02:02:31 PM »
11 weeks since I left Korea and STILL waiting for my housing deposit

Will my ties to Korea ever be severed  :cry: (probably not whilst I still stalk waygook.org)
Sorry to say, but chances are, if they have stalled this long, they aren't going to pay you.

Do you have boots on the ground who can help?

FALSE.

She worked at a public school so the money is safe/guaranteed unless she left the apartment in a right state.

THEY CAN'T NOT PAY YOU.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #2144 on: November 03, 2016, 02:04:13 PM »
And I'm just sitting here wondering why my paycheck is 200,000W less than usual for last month. I didn't take off any unpaid days last month and I went to all my travel schools regularly. Wtf?

Still trying to get my payslip from admin. I really wish creepo wasn't in charge there.

You should be able to see your payslip on NEIS if you're at a public school.
If you don't know how, you can get your co-teacher to help you, maybe?

I've tried. It's all zeroes, all the time. I'm really rural so I'm paid by my county's office which might be why?  :undecided:

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #2145 on: November 03, 2016, 02:05:40 PM »
On the bright side, never been paid late. Just don't know what's up with this suddenly lesser amount.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #2146 on: November 03, 2016, 02:07:41 PM »
And I'm just sitting here wondering why my paycheck is 200,000W less than usual for last month. I didn't take off any unpaid days last month and I went to all my travel schools regularly. Wtf?

Still trying to get my payslip from admin. I really wish creepo wasn't in charge there.

You should be able to see your payslip on NEIS if you're at a public school.
If you don't know how, you can get your co-teacher to help you, maybe?

I've tried. It's all zeroes, all the time. I'm really rural so I'm paid by my county's office which might be why?  :undecided:

Mine was like that too! Tried it myself & got multiple KETs to help me but it always just showed 0s

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #2147 on: November 03, 2016, 02:13:50 PM »
It's so frustrating. If the admin. guy were tolerable, I wouldn't mind having to ask every month. Unfortunately I think he enjoys feeling like I need something from him.  :lipsrsealed:  >:(

Too bad the lady in the admin. office isn't in charge of it. She's super nice. Doesn't speak any English though.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #2148 on: November 03, 2016, 02:14:05 PM »
Current rant: when I provide helpful information, but nobody fact-checks and all my incredibly clever jokes go completely unnoticed.  :cry:

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #2149 on: November 03, 2016, 02:18:33 PM »
Current rant: when I provide helpful information, but nobody fact-checks and all my incredibly clever jokes go completely unnoticed.  :cry:
*Gets nervous*
Have I blindy accepted information from you that was meant to be a joke?
*Does research*

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #2150 on: November 03, 2016, 02:20:51 PM »
Current rant: when I provide helpful information, but nobody fact-checks and all my incredibly clever jokes go completely unnoticed.  :cry:

Don't forget about all the lurkers. I bet many of them see you  :shocked:

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #2151 on: November 03, 2016, 02:29:38 PM »
11 weeks since I left Korea and STILL waiting for my housing deposit

Will my ties to Korea ever be severed  :cry: (probably not whilst I still stalk waygook.org)
Sorry to say, but chances are, if they have stalled this long, they aren't going to pay you.

Do you have boots on the ground who can help?

FALSE.

She worked at a public school so the money is safe/guaranteed unless she left the apartment in a right state.

THEY CAN'T NOT PAY YOU.
Sorry, but you are wrong.

In 1998-99, several foreigners were screwed out of money that worked in the public school system.

Watch and wait.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #2152 on: November 03, 2016, 02:31:35 PM »
11 weeks since I left Korea and STILL waiting for my housing deposit

Will my ties to Korea ever be severed  :cry: (probably not whilst I still stalk waygook.org)
Sorry to say, but chances are, if they have stalled this long, they aren't going to pay you.

Do you have boots on the ground who can help?

FALSE.

She worked at a public school so the money is safe/guaranteed unless she left the apartment in a right state.

THEY CAN'T NOT PAY YOU.
Sorry, but you are wrong.

In 1998-99, several foreigners were screwed out of money that worked in the public school system.

Watch and wait.

She's an individual with a lazy school. This is not some province wide endemic.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #2153 on: November 03, 2016, 02:47:54 PM »
11 weeks since I left Korea and STILL waiting for my housing deposit

Will my ties to Korea ever be severed  :cry: (probably not whilst I still stalk waygook.org)
Sorry to say, but chances are, if they have stalled this long, they aren't going to pay you.

Do you have boots on the ground who can help?

Well, the co-ordinator at my office of ed is supposed to be helping but he doesn't seem to have any sense of urgency about it  :lipsrsealed: I feel like I'm probably not going to get it either, which is insane seeing as I worked for public schools. The new teacher at my school hasn't received her flight allowance yet either so it sounds like the school is having money problems

send them one last email. after that - labor board.

and point that out to the coordinator. this was supposed to be done within 2 weeks of your contract ending. technically they actually owe you interest on that money now too.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #2154 on: November 03, 2016, 03:11:07 PM »
11 weeks since I left Korea and STILL waiting for my housing deposit

Will my ties to Korea ever be severed  :cry: (probably not whilst I still stalk waygook.org)
Sorry to say, but chances are, if they have stalled this long, they aren't going to pay you.

Do you have boots on the ground who can help?

FALSE.

She worked at a public school so the money is safe/guaranteed unless she left the apartment in a right state.

THEY CAN'T NOT PAY YOU.
Sorry, but you are wrong.

In 1998-99, several foreigners were screwed out of money that worked in the public school system.

Watch and wait.

She's an individual with a lazy school. This is not some province wide endemic.
Which is far worse and makes her chances far less likely.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #2155 on: November 03, 2016, 03:17:23 PM »
11 weeks since I left Korea and STILL waiting for my housing deposit

Will my ties to Korea ever be severed  :cry: (probably not whilst I still stalk waygook.org)
Sorry to say, but chances are, if they have stalled this long, they aren't going to pay you.

Do you have boots on the ground who can help?

FALSE.

She worked at a public school so the money is safe/guaranteed unless she left the apartment in a right state.

THEY CAN'T NOT PAY YOU.
Sorry, but you are wrong.

In 1998-99, several foreigners were screwed out of money that worked in the public school system.

Watch and wait.

She's an individual with a lazy school. This is not some province wide endemic.
Which is far worse and makes her chances far less likely.

I disagree.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #2156 on: November 03, 2016, 03:21:38 PM »
Did she tell you directly that you'd get overtime pay for this?

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #2157 on: November 03, 2016, 03:24:28 PM »
^Make sure to clarify about overtime pay. It may be that your school won't want to deal with that much overtime but who knows.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #2158 on: November 03, 2016, 03:30:24 PM »
Did she tell you directly that you'd get overtime pay for this?

Yes, each of the teachers taking the class with me will pay me 20,000 in cash per class. It sounds kind of shady...

Also, I've only been teaching for 2 months. This sounds like a ridiculous increase in my workload.  :-[

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #2159 on: November 03, 2016, 03:33:01 PM »
To be honest, I wouldn't do it UNLESS you really need the money. It just sounds like a complete hassle and I'd rather use my free time to prepare for lessons and camp which isn't too far off