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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3780 on: January 19, 2017, 02:44:39 PM »
Ugh, thanks you guys. It just really scared / annoyed me because he got so mad because I dared to look at him. He kept yelling at me to look away and what did he do wrong and other stupid crap. Honestly, I only even looked at him that one time because I was shocked and annoyed just to see who the hell it was but I wasn't expecting that reaction.

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« Reply #3781 on: January 19, 2017, 02:48:06 PM »
Ugh, thanks you guys. It just really scared / annoyed me because he got so mad because I dared to look at him. He kept yelling at me to look away and what did he do wrong and other stupid crap. Honestly, I only even looked at him that one time because I was shocked and annoyed just to see who the hell it was but I wasn't expecting that reaction.

It's classic overcompensation/overreaction from the guilty-minded. It's a very common behavior from a certain type of individual (and from scammers, for that matter), I saw a lot of it while interning.

Others tend to go the reverse and try to be extremely low-key about everything, to a point that they're overly calm (and so don't respond to questions and such in ways that most people would).
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« Reply #3782 on: January 19, 2017, 03:42:41 PM »
Ugh, thanks you guys. It just really scared / annoyed me because he got so mad because I dared to look at him. He kept yelling at me to look away and what did he do wrong and other stupid crap. Honestly, I only even looked at him that one time because I was shocked and annoyed just to see who the hell it was but I wasn't expecting that reaction.

It's classic overcompensation/overreaction from the guilty-minded. It's a very common behavior from a certain type of individual (and from scammers, for that matter), I saw a lot of it while interning.

Others tend to go the reverse and try to be extremely low-key about everything, to a point that they're overly calm (and so don't respond to questions and such in ways that most people would).

I hate people, ugh.

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« Reply #3783 on: January 19, 2017, 09:30:58 PM »

This website is geared up for this already.  The open forum, life in Korea forum, and all the others cover all topics relating to life in Korea. 

That's kinda what I was thinking. What sort of things does someone living in Korea need to know about that wouldn't be covered in those sub-forums? Is the answer to questions like "What do I do with my recyclables" not the same for non-teachers? Is it really just an "I want to associate with people who aren't teachers" thing?

Foreigners working as teachers in Korea have certain common traits, non-teachers do not share those. It's not like most people I know involved in business in this area would want to post on a teacher forum. Some people (like me) do, but you just get standard "teacher type" responses (as just happened).

I am correct that it would benefit this site to just create a non-teacher forum (the customer is always right), people do not need to understand why...just do it.

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« Reply #3784 on: January 19, 2017, 09:41:34 PM »
I think i saw you in Haebangchon last weekend Ptolemy.
You were wearing acid washed cut off jean shorts, boat shoes, a turtleneck sweater and a knee length overcoat. You has gold, wire frame glasses and a asian style fluffy bowl cut.
You were at the table next to us talking about a similar topic to this. What's up bro? Good to see you online!
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« Reply #3785 on: January 20, 2017, 07:54:15 AM »
I have to finish up making some worksheets for stories from this book, but the back and forth eye motion required to read, then write questions in the separate word processor window triggers my nausea

only 15 stories down, 13 to go  :cry:

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« Reply #3786 on: January 20, 2017, 08:18:55 AM »

This website is geared up for this already.  The open forum, life in Korea forum, and all the others cover all topics relating to life in Korea. 

That's kinda what I was thinking. What sort of things does someone living in Korea need to know about that wouldn't be covered in those sub-forums? Is the answer to questions like "What do I do with my recyclables" not the same for non-teachers? Is it really just an "I want to associate with people who aren't teachers" thing?

Foreigners working as teachers in Korea have certain common traits, non-teachers do not share those. It's not like most people I know involved in business in this area would want to post on a teacher forum. Some people (like me) do, but you just get standard "teacher type" responses (as just happened).

I am correct that it would benefit this site to just create a non-teacher forum (the customer is always right), people do not need to understand why...just do it.

Completely unrelated to your rant, but this could not be more wrong.

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« Reply #3787 on: January 20, 2017, 08:20:41 AM »
I have to finish up making some worksheets for stories from this book, but the back and forth eye motion required to read, then write questions in the separate word processor window triggers my nausea

only 15 stories down, 13 to go  :cry:

Is this the thing where you have to make ten questions per story or something?? :sad: I hope you finish it soon and can get some rest.

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« Reply #3788 on: January 20, 2017, 08:22:40 AM »

This website is geared up for this already.  The open forum, life in Korea forum, and all the others cover all topics relating to life in Korea. 

That's kinda what I was thinking. What sort of things does someone living in Korea need to know about that wouldn't be covered in those sub-forums? Is the answer to questions like "What do I do with my recyclables" not the same for non-teachers? Is it really just an "I want to associate with people who aren't teachers" thing?

Foreigners working as teachers in Korea have certain common traits, non-teachers do not share those. It's not like most people I know involved in business in this area would want to post on a teacher forum. Some people (like me) do, but you just get standard "teacher type" responses (as just happened).

I am correct that it would benefit this site to just create a non-teacher forum (the customer is always right), people do not need to understand why...just do it.

Completely unrelated to your rant, but this could not be more wrong.


Right? Has this person ever worked retail? Hah. The customer always has an opinion, would be more accurate.

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« Reply #3789 on: January 20, 2017, 08:25:31 AM »

This website is geared up for this already.  The open forum, life in Korea forum, and all the others cover all topics relating to life in Korea. 

That's kinda what I was thinking. What sort of things does someone living in Korea need to know about that wouldn't be covered in those sub-forums? Is the answer to questions like "What do I do with my recyclables" not the same for non-teachers? Is it really just an "I want to associate with people who aren't teachers" thing?

Foreigners working as teachers in Korea have certain common traits, non-teachers do not share those. It's not like most people I know involved in business in this area would want to post on a teacher forum. Some people (like me) do, but you just get standard "teacher type" responses (as just happened).

I am correct that it would benefit this site to just create a non-teacher forum (the customer is always right), people do not need to understand why...just do it.

Completely unrelated to your rant, but this could not be more wrong.


Right? Has this person ever worked retail? Hah. The customer always has an opinion, would be more accurate.

 :laugh: So true. I probably would have hurt my eyes if I had tried to roll them any farther back when I worked retail.

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« Reply #3790 on: January 20, 2017, 08:45:53 AM »

This website is geared up for this already.  The open forum, life in Korea forum, and all the others cover all topics relating to life in Korea. 

That's kinda what I was thinking. What sort of things does someone living in Korea need to know about that wouldn't be covered in those sub-forums? Is the answer to questions like "What do I do with my recyclables" not the same for non-teachers? Is it really just an "I want to associate with people who aren't teachers" thing?

Foreigners working as teachers in Korea have certain common traits, non-teachers do not share those. It's not like most people I know involved in business in this area would want to post on a teacher forum. Some people (like me) do, but you just get standard "teacher type" responses (as just happened).

I am correct that it would benefit this site to just create a non-teacher forum (the customer is always right), people do not need to understand why...just do it.

Completely unrelated to your rant, but this could not be more wrong.


Right? Has this person ever worked retail? Hah. The customer always has an opinion, would be more accurate.

 :laugh: So true. I probably would have hurt my eyes if I had tried to roll them any farther back when I worked retail.


I always thought that that statement was truncated.  The rest of it is "...but the supplier chooses who is considered a customer."

The negotiations about what the proactive customer wants allow the supplier to determine this.

example: I walk into Burger King and ask for a Big Mac.  I am told that they can't do that, but would gladly sell me a Whopper.  If I insist on a Big Mac, I will be asked to leave.

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« Reply #3791 on: January 20, 2017, 08:57:34 AM »
example: I walk into Burger King and ask for a Big Mac.  I am told that they can't do that, but would gladly sell me a Whopper.  If I insist on a Big Mac, I will be asked to leave.

My brother's first job was at a Wendy's in a university town. He worked the late shift during a time when a manager wasn't there for at least a couple of hours, and every night he got at least one customer insisting that he sell him or her a Big Mac.

They were usually high or drunk, though, and asking them to leave usually didn't work. xD

When he first started, the below was a very typical interaction.

Cust: I'll take a Big Mac.
Him: Sir, this is Wendy's. We don't sell Big Macs.
Cust: Don't lie to me, I ordered a Big Mac from here yesterday.
Him: I was here yesterday, and, yes, you did, and I told you we don't sell Big Macs.
Cust: But I ate it.
Him: You ate a Double. That's what we have here.
Cust: No, no, I see what you're doing here. You're just trying to get me to spend more money on something else, but I want my Big Mac.
Him: You see that building over there? *points towards the window near the doors* There's a McDonald's right over there and they'll be happy to sell you a Big Mac.
Cust: But I'm here right now and I want a Big Mac.
Him: I can sell you a Double.
Cust: I don't want a Double, I want a Big Mac.
Him: We don't sell Big Macs, this is Wendy's. You can buy a Big Mac from McDonald's.
Cust: But I see a picture of a Big Mac right up there.
Him: That's a Double, sir.
Cust: Give me a ****** Big Mac.
Him: ... okay, sir, one Big Mac. *Rings up a Double*

He eventually learned to skip most of that and just gave them whatever was closest and let them think what they wanted. It was easier.
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« Reply #3792 on: January 20, 2017, 10:40:04 AM »
I have to finish up making some worksheets for stories from this book, but the back and forth eye motion required to read, then write questions in the separate word processor window triggers my nausea

only 15 stories down, 13 to go  :cry:

Is this the thing where you have to make ten questions per story or something?? :sad: I hope you finish it soon and can get some rest.

20 questions per story  :cry:

I decided to take a nap. woke up to someone grilling fish in the lounge

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« Reply #3793 on: January 20, 2017, 12:26:55 PM »

This website is geared up for this already.  The open forum, life in Korea forum, and all the others cover all topics relating to life in Korea. 

That's kinda what I was thinking. What sort of things does someone living in Korea need to know about that wouldn't be covered in those sub-forums? Is the answer to questions like "What do I do with my recyclables" not the same for non-teachers? Is it really just an "I want to associate with people who aren't teachers" thing?

Foreigners working as teachers in Korea have certain common traits, non-teachers do not share those. It's not like most people I know involved in business in this area would want to post on a teacher forum. Some people (like me) do, but you just get standard "teacher type" responses (as just happened).

I am correct that it would benefit this site to just create a non-teacher forum (the customer is always right), people do not need to understand why...just do it.

Completely unrelated to your rant, but this could not be more wrong.


Right? Has this person ever worked retail? Hah. The customer always has an opinion, would be more accurate.

 :laugh: So true. I probably would have hurt my eyes if I had tried to roll them any farther back when I worked retail.


I always thought that that statement was truncated.  The rest of it is "...but the supplier chooses who is considered a customer."

The negotiations about what the proactive customer wants allow the supplier to determine this.

example: I walk into Burger King and ask for a Big Mac.  I am told that they can't do that, but would gladly sell me a Whopper.  If I insist on a Big Mac, I will be asked to leave.

I think "regulars" who only ever look, try everything on, and then decide to wait for a sale only to find their sizes are gone should also be asked to leave. When I used to work in retail, we had at least a dozen of these "customers" and then they would ask us to hold something for them until it went on sale. No, bitch, that's not how it works. Also, it's not going to go on sale for at least another month and we don't hold.

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« Reply #3794 on: January 20, 2017, 12:27:29 PM »
I have to finish up making some worksheets for stories from this book, but the back and forth eye motion required to read, then write questions in the separate word processor window triggers my nausea

only 15 stories down, 13 to go  :cry:

Is this the thing where you have to make ten questions per story or something?? :sad: I hope you finish it soon and can get some rest.

20 questions per story  :cry:

I decided to take a nap. woke up to someone grilling fish in the lounge

Oh, god. :cry: :cry: Did you get through a few more stories?

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« Reply #3795 on: January 20, 2017, 01:51:14 PM »
I have to finish up making some worksheets for stories from this book, but the back and forth eye motion required to read, then write questions in the separate word processor window triggers my nausea

only 15 stories down, 13 to go  :cry:

Is this the thing where you have to make ten questions per story or something?? :sad: I hope you finish it soon and can get some rest.

20 questions per story  :cry:

I decided to take a nap. woke up to someone grilling fish in the lounge

Oh, god. :cry: :cry: Did you get through a few more stories?

4 left!

After making the questions for those I just gotta... format all of them nicely into worksheets and then make answer keys

 :cry: :cry:

I'll probably do that second part on Monday. And then it's off to Jeju!

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« Reply #3796 on: January 20, 2017, 02:04:32 PM »
I have to finish up making some worksheets for stories from this book, but the back and forth eye motion required to read, then write questions in the separate word processor window triggers my nausea

only 15 stories down, 13 to go  :cry:

Is this the thing where you have to make ten questions per story or something?? :sad: I hope you finish it soon and can get some rest.

20 questions per story  :cry:

I decided to take a nap. woke up to someone grilling fish in the lounge

Oh, god. :cry: :cry: Did you get through a few more stories?

4 left!

After making the questions for those I just gotta... format all of them nicely into worksheets and then make answer keys

 :cry: :cry:

I'll probably do that second part on Monday. And then it's off to Jeju!

 :cry: :cry: :cry: Good luck!!

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« Reply #3797 on: January 20, 2017, 03:26:10 PM »
Finished writing the questions  8)

Now I can take a break from thinking about them until monday  :undecided:

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« Reply #3798 on: January 23, 2017, 10:08:24 AM »
The heater isn't working properly today--it's blowing out cold air. :sad: Looks like I'll be visiting some of the other teachers after lunch today to use their heat.

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« Reply #3799 on: January 23, 2017, 11:22:19 AM »
Why is it that in my third year here doing this job I still feel like I have no idea what to do in the 3 weeks ish after winter camp when the textbooks are finished and no one has any motivation for anything.
I have stuff prepared for one week and a general idea of what I can do beyond but really, self, this is the third time doing the shitty February classes. I should be able to think of something that isn't going g to be boring/frustrating for me and the students.