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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6380 on: August 22, 2017, 03:22:52 PM »
I haaaaaate the "you have sick days but not really" policy.

every time i need to take sick leave i'm basically made to grovel in front of the VP. despite the fact that before taking sick leave I need to put it into NEIS, and the authorization chain includes my main Co-T, the head teacher, and then the VP.

it always seems to be such a hassle to take sick leave i've actually started joking with the VP during the 'groveling time'.

"are you sure it's okay if i take sick leave? can the other teachers do their work okay? are you sure the school won't have to close if i'm not here? it always seems like such a big problem when i want to take sick leave, so it's obvious i'm so important to the school".

she always looks thoroughly unimpressed but IDGAF. not staying at this school another year.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6381 on: August 22, 2017, 03:48:56 PM »
Wife's main school was forced to remain closed and extend the holidays until Friday, the cafeteria is undergoing renovations.

Prior to this, the school asked the parents to help out by preparing lunches for their children for that week so they didn't have to close and be forced to start winter holidays late. The overwhelming majority refused claiming they were "too busy"... What kind of parent keeps their kid out of school for a week because they can't be arsed to make their own children lunch for a few days?

A similar situation happened at my first public school where I used to teach during my first year in Korea several years ago. It wasn't an issue at my school, though -- everyone (both students and teachers/staff) had to pack/bring our own lunches to school for about a month; I didn't hear about any of the students' parents having issues about it. The renovations of my then-school's cafeteria continued during winter vacation, but we still had English winter camp; I remember it was really noisy since the cafeteria was right below my then-school's English classroom. But school/classes never got cancelled or anything.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6382 on: August 22, 2017, 04:37:31 PM »
Ah nutters, the nice principal at my main school is leaving in two weeks.  I hope the replacement isn't a tool  :sad:

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« Reply #6383 on: August 22, 2017, 06:24:43 PM »
Ah nutters, the nice principal at my main school is leaving in two weeks.  I hope the replacement isn't a tool  :sad:
the final year i worked at public school this happened, and the new principal was the BIGGEST cunt. he made so many female teachers cry in his first week, and he made 2 teachers stand at both ends of the corridor where his office was located every lunch/break, as he 'disliked the sound of children'.

several teachers planned to go abroad on holiday during the winter break, as he must have found out, as he made those teachers come in for a day in the middle of when they were planning on going away, for some kind of 'training day'.

complete wanker

anyway...er.... hope your new one is nice!

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« Reply #6384 on: August 22, 2017, 08:23:29 PM »
Ah nutters, the nice principal at my main school is leaving in two weeks.  I hope the replacement isn't a tool  :sad:
the final year i worked at public school this happened, and the new principal was the BIGGEST cunt. he made so many female teachers cry in his first week, and he made 2 teachers stand at both ends of the corridor where his office was located every lunch/break, as he 'disliked the sound of children'.

several teachers planned to go abroad on holiday during the winter break, as he must have found out, as he made those teachers come in for a day in the middle of when they were planning on going away, for some kind of 'training day'.

complete wanker

anyway...er.... hope your new one is nice!

Nooo!!  That would be horrid!!  :huh:  At least I don't have much time left on my contract so if the replacement is insufferable then the suffering won't be long.. for me at least... 

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« Reply #6385 on: August 23, 2017, 08:04:46 AM »
Ah nutters, the nice principal at my main school is leaving in two weeks.  I hope the replacement isn't a tool  :sad:

Our laid-back principal is retiring this year as well. I'm terrified as the new one is rumored to be "strict". Ugh.

While I'm ranting. Who codes always-on-top update utilities? There's an annoying loading bar sitting on top of my browser as I type. I hadn't had to deal with this crap for years now!
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« Reply #6386 on: August 23, 2017, 08:09:55 AM »
Ah nutters, the nice principal at my main school is leaving in two weeks.  I hope the replacement isn't a tool  :sad:

Our laid-back principal is retiring this year as well. I'm terrified as the new one is rumored to be "strict". Ugh...


I've heard nothing about the new one yet.  I just hope he or she isn't like a strict VP one of my schools had awhile back.  That VP was so disliked that she got transferred after only one year to an even more rural school-- the previous VP stayed at the same school for four years and was a chill, likeable dude. 

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6387 on: August 23, 2017, 08:53:07 AM »
Things that are apparently not okay: Taking sick days.

Things that are a-okay: Taking cold medicine at your desk and teacher while high on it.

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« Reply #6388 on: August 23, 2017, 09:23:11 AM »
Wow. People were busy in the ranting thread on website waygook.org during the summer vacation.

Vacations are the busiest time of year. Most likely time for ranting. People have to deal more with Korean traffic and airports in particular. Did I ever rant about the butting-in-line Korean ajossis at Incheon a few years back? I know Koreans have trouble queuing, but at the airport? Inexcusable.

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« Reply #6389 on: August 23, 2017, 10:21:53 AM »
Ah nutters, the nice principal at my main school is leaving in two weeks.  I hope the replacement isn't a tool  :sad:

Our laid-back principal is retiring this year as well. I'm terrified as the new one is rumored to be "strict". Ugh.


I, too, am losing my super laid-back principal this year. He's the nicest to me in the whole school so even if a monster doesn't take his place, I'll miss him.  :sad:

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« Reply #6390 on: August 23, 2017, 10:39:50 AM »
I got lucky. The previous principal at my school was a real bastard, apparently, but he got replaced the year I came here, so I've never even met the guy. Current principal is set to retire soon, but the VP will be taking over and he's just as chill.

RANT: So this semester my school is wanting me to combine English with more "art-centric" ideas because it's a free semester and they need stuff to display by the end of it all.

On one hand I don't mind it because now I can spend 3-4 weeks on a project instead of just 1 or 2, and it's super easy to keep those projects English-centered with an artistic twist rather than vice versa.

But on the other hand all of that requires an incredible amount of supervision and correction, and it leaves me mentally exhausted by the end of the day. Plus, it's a continual process of material prepping and making sure the students do an adequate job of cleaning up after themselves (I used to allow students to leave if they finished cleaning their own stations but quickly learned that the whole class pushes as an entire unit and works more efficiently if I don't allow anyone to leave until everyone has finished). 

So I don't need to spend as much time preparing lesson plans and powerpoint demonstrations, but it's still more work. Also, the free semester isn't really all that free because it still focuses heavily on what can be displayed for show and not so much on students' actual abilities and improvement scores.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6391 on: August 23, 2017, 11:39:32 AM »
Can I rant about something that's not even happened yet?

The national training exercise is at 2pm today (not an issue) but it is raining cats and dogs outside. Our assembly point is across the playing field... I've already had to cross it twice to teach in the other building and even with an umbrella I still got soaked.

Fingers crossed someone decides to change the assembly point... and yes, I know that our enemies don't care about the weather when/if/should they attack, but I don't want a classroom full of soggy children later  :sad:

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« Reply #6392 on: August 23, 2017, 12:12:52 PM »
Things that are apparently not okay: Taking sick days.

Things that are a-okay: Taking cold medicine at your desk and teacher while high on it.
Sooo... can't take one or two days off, but you *can* be 8 miles high for months on end. ... sounds okay to me! ...uh... you know, if I were into that sort of thing...  :lipsrsealed:

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« Reply #6393 on: August 23, 2017, 12:34:31 PM »
Can I rant about something that's not even happened yet?

The national training exercise is at 2pm today (not an issue) but it is raining cats and dogs outside. Our assembly point is across the playing field... I've already had to cross it twice to teach in the other building and even with an umbrella I still got soaked.

Fingers crossed someone decides to change the assembly point... and yes, I know that our enemies don't care about the weather when/if/should they attack, but I don't want a classroom full of soggy children later  :sad:

Don't go.  I won't be.  Hide in the English room.  Bombs do not affect English. :lipsrsealed:

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« Reply #6394 on: August 23, 2017, 12:34:36 PM »
I know that our enemies don't care about the weather when/if/should they attack, but I don't want a classroom full of soggy children later  :sad:

Wow. You've gone full native. Congratulations.

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« Reply #6395 on: August 23, 2017, 12:40:54 PM »
I know that our enemies don't care about the weather when/if/should they attack, but I don't want a classroom full of soggy children later  :sad:

Wow. You've gone full native. Congratulations.

SK isn't NK's only enemy, dude. There's a lot of nationalities that would consider them the enemy.

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« Reply #6396 on: August 23, 2017, 12:49:45 PM »
I know that our enemies don't care about the weather when/if/should they attack, but I don't want a classroom full of soggy children later  :sad:

Wow. You've gone full native. Congratulations.

SK isn't NK's only enemy, dude. There's a lot of nationalities that would consider them the enemy.

Not really. A nuisance sure, but an enemy? The Norks aren't exactly threatening to nuke Dublin or Johannesburg.

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« Reply #6397 on: August 23, 2017, 12:50:17 PM »
I don't understand how, when an adult asks if they can have one thing (" Can I have this?") they think it gives them the right to take absolutely everything.

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« Reply #6398 on: August 23, 2017, 12:55:12 PM »
I know that our enemies don't care about the weather when/if/should they attack, but I don't want a classroom full of soggy children later  :sad:

Wow. You've gone full native. Congratulations.
Seems kind of a no-brainer to consider anybody who consistently threatens to launch rockets in one's general vicinity an enemy, right?.

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« Reply #6399 on: August 23, 2017, 01:05:30 PM »
Can I rant about something that's not even happened yet?

The national training exercise is at 2pm today (not an issue) but it is raining cats and dogs outside. Our assembly point is across the playing field... I've already had to cross it twice to teach in the other building and even with an umbrella I still got soaked.

Fingers crossed someone decides to change the assembly point... and yes, I know that our enemies don't care about the weather when/if/should they attack, but I don't want a classroom full of soggy children later  :sad:

Don't go.  I won't be.  Hide in the English room.  Bombs do not affect English. :lipsrsealed:

lol no one ever tells me about them and the only confirmation I have in knowing it's not real is if the admin lady is still here  :undecided: