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Author Topic: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0  (Read 1097030 times)

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4000 on: February 15, 2017, 03:23:28 PM »
This trash printer might have finally just died. That would be great if I weren't trying to print this movie ticket. Guess I'll try and print it at the cinema; hopefully I can figure it out.  :P Maybe the school will finally replace this ancient behemoth with one that will print without jamming every three pages.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4001 on: February 16, 2017, 07:48:58 AM »
The teacher who was supposed to be teaching camp with me isn't coming in (she's just "cashing in" all of her remaining sick days).

She's leaving at the end of the month so I suppose she doesn't care.  Can't blame her really but did no one foresee that she would do this?

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« Reply #4002 on: February 16, 2017, 07:55:39 AM »
The teacher who was supposed to be teaching camp with me isn't coming in (she's just "cashing in" all of her remaining sick days).

She's leaving at the end of the month so I suppose she doesn't care.  Can't blame her really but did no one foresee that she would do this?

Are you public school? Seems weird they bring in another foreign teacher.

Anyway that sucks for you though, kinda selfish of her even if she is leaving.

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« Reply #4003 on: February 16, 2017, 08:03:25 AM »
The teacher who was supposed to be teaching camp with me isn't coming in (she's just "cashing in" all of her remaining sick days).

She's leaving at the end of the month so I suppose she doesn't care.  Can't blame her really but did no one foresee that she would do this?

Are you public school? Seems weird they bring in another foreign teacher.

Anyway that sucks for you though, kinda selfish of her even if she is leaving.

Ah sorry I wasn't clear, yes public school but it's a Korean contract teacher who was down to do the camp with me.  My school hasn't renewed her contract so this camp should have been the last thing she had to do before leaving.

It's frustrating because it's always the same.  Teachers are on the plan to do the camp but always seem to be able to wriggle out of it and not bother coming so I'm left to do everything alone. 

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4004 on: February 16, 2017, 08:15:28 AM »
It genuinely blows my mind how budgets are allocated sometimes. The amount of peripheral teaching materials of dubious actual use that are bought is astonishing, and then essentials like printers are completely neglected.

My 'new' computer at work is a real piece of, well, work. It's got a 2-year-old i5-6600, which is great! Unfortunately, they've seen fit to cripple it with a mere 2gb of RAM. Sigh.

I think I've got a couple 4gb sticks in the shed somewhere. If there were any reassurance they wouldn't disappear into someone-more-important-than-me's computer when I'm not looking, I might even stick em in.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4005 on: February 16, 2017, 09:05:02 AM »
It genuinely blows my mind how budgets are allocated sometimes. The amount of peripheral teaching materials of dubious actual use that are bought is astonishing, and then essentials like printers are completely neglected.

My 'new' computer at work is a real piece of, well, work. It's got a 2-year-old i5-6600, which is great! Unfortunately, they've seen fit to cripple it with a mere 2gb of RAM. Sigh.

I think I've got a couple 4gb sticks in the shed somewhere. If there were any reassurance they wouldn't disappear into someone-more-important-than-me's computer when I'm not looking, I might even stick em in.

I mean, RAM is cheap-as-free. I'd do it anyways.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4006 on: February 16, 2017, 09:13:03 AM »
My computer in the main office was broken... pretty sure the power source and for sure the RAM. They replaced the ram with 1GB :shocked:..... 3 min to open PPT... thanks! Whole comp still crashes.
But I get to be out of the office and in the English room :)

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« Reply #4007 on: February 16, 2017, 09:51:02 AM »
This trash printer might have finally just died. That would be great if I weren't trying to print this movie ticket. Guess I'll try and print it at the cinema; hopefully I can figure it out.  :P Maybe the school will finally replace this ancient behemoth with one that will print without jamming every three pages.

It genuinely blows my mind how budgets are allocated sometimes. The amount of peripheral teaching materials of dubious actual use that are bought is astonishing, and then essentials like printers are completely neglected.

I have a really, really nice touch screen white board thingy in all of my classrooms. (I forget the brand name.) We are not allowed to use them.

We haven't had coloured ink since partway through my first year here (3 years ago) since the school doesn't have enough money.


But we did re-do the English classrooms! And kept the electric whiteboard thingy!

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4008 on: February 16, 2017, 09:52:44 AM »
It genuinely blows my mind how budgets are allocated sometimes. The amount of peripheral teaching materials of dubious actual use that are bought is astonishing, and then essentials like printers are completely neglected.

My 'new' computer at work is a real piece of, well, work. It's got a 2-year-old i5-6600, which is great! Unfortunately, they've seen fit to cripple it with a mere 2gb of RAM. Sigh.

I think I've got a couple 4gb sticks in the shed somewhere. If there were any reassurance they wouldn't disappear into someone-more-important-than-me's computer when I'm not looking, I might even stick em in.

My old computer was put together before I started high school... Best excuse to bring and use my laptop.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4009 on: February 16, 2017, 10:08:10 AM »
This trash printer might have finally just died. That would be great if I weren't trying to print this movie ticket. Guess I'll try and print it at the cinema; hopefully I can figure it out.  :P Maybe the school will finally replace this ancient behemoth with one that will print without jamming every three pages.

It genuinely blows my mind how budgets are allocated sometimes. The amount of peripheral teaching materials of dubious actual use that are bought is astonishing, and then essentials like printers are completely neglected.

I have a really, really nice touch screen white board thingy in all of my classrooms. (I forget the brand name.) We are not allowed to use them.

We haven't had coloured ink since partway through my first year here (3 years ago) since the school doesn't have enough money.


But we did re-do the English classrooms! And kept the electric whiteboard thingy!

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4010 on: February 17, 2017, 08:05:05 AM »
Thought yesterday was my last day of school before I leave Korea. Yesterday a teacher told me that there was no school today. Students came to my class for good byes and photos and everything.

HOWEVER, this morning I get a message from a teacher waiting outside my home to give me a lift to school...

Now here I am at @^@$^&@#$^ing school for 9 hours doing $W@#%#$^#$ing nothing. Didn't have time to shower or brush my teeth. Feel like strangling the teacher  :evil: :evil: :evil:.

Can't wait to be at my new school in China.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4011 on: February 17, 2017, 08:40:37 AM »
WHY? WHY? WHY?

Why don't Koreans use garbage can liners/trash bags to line the garbage cans?

We are cleaning the school today, and all of the garbage cans are disgusting...

The water outside is shut off, as it is winter (winterization), so...

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4012 on: February 17, 2017, 09:48:02 AM »
WHY? WHY? WHY?

Why don't Koreans use garbage can liners/trash bags to line the garbage cans?


Especially the TP bins in the bathroom! The TP gets emptied, but the bin is still nasty.

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« Reply #4013 on: February 17, 2017, 10:03:49 AM »
WHY? WHY? WHY?

Why don't Koreans use garbage can liners/trash bags to line the garbage cans?


Especially the TP bins in the bathroom! The TP gets emptied, but the bin is still nasty.

Find it strange how they're not bothered by shit/urine-stained bins. Dx

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4014 on: February 17, 2017, 12:34:06 PM »
They just threw away literally hundreds of unused text books because the government changed a few pages. They have to buy updated ones so the old ones are going to be destroyed. I can't believe how wasteful that is or imagine how much money that costs.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4015 on: February 17, 2017, 12:41:09 PM »
They just threw away literally hundreds of unused text books because the government changed a few pages. They have to buy updated ones so the old ones are going to be destroyed. I can't believe how wasteful that is or imagine how much money that costs.

Same happened at my school. I think I saw a dump truck worth.
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« Reply #4016 on: February 17, 2017, 01:11:20 PM »
They just threw away literally hundreds of unused text books because the government changed a few pages. They have to buy updated ones so the old ones are going to be destroyed. I can't believe how wasteful that is or imagine how much money that costs.

You seem to be under the impression that the school has a tally of how many students it has, and how many will be registered for next year. You fool.
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4017 on: February 17, 2017, 01:45:26 PM »
I do not like Windows 10. I wish my school computer had never been updated.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4018 on: February 20, 2017, 07:51:42 AM »
First day of the semester and I can already tell that this is going to be a very rough one. I am absolutely not feeling it.

Also, Mondays used to be one of my favorite days, but now I have 7 classes. -cry-

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« Reply #4019 on: February 20, 2017, 08:15:19 AM »
I do not like Windows 10. I wish my school computer had never been updated.

Windows 10 gets a lot of flack, but it is better than 7 or 8. Once you've changed about a thousand annoying privacy settings. You can make it look like 7 or 8 if you want to as well. If that's the problem.