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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #700 on: September 02, 2016, 12:55:07 PM »
So I moved to my apartment yesterday in Habuk (Yangsan). After picking me up from the office of education and we headed to Yangsan, he kept telling me that he has two daughters at home and his wife is angry so he had to go home. I didn't get to the Immigration Bureau or the bank. Luckily I had told him I should buy groceries so he took me there. He didn't look too happy because he was such in a rush to go home. I realized after my co-teacher had left that my apartment did not have bedsheets, pillows or blankets. Thankfully my scarves were big enough to be used as my shower towel, my bedsheet and blanket. I didn't have wifi in my apartment so I walked to Paris Baquette and met an elderly Russian man whom I tried to speak to but he just cut me out. I am terribly lonely and although I know it's only the first few days here, I'm freaking out about how bad this could be. I just expected to be better taken cared of instead of just being tossed to figure everything out by myself. :(

Anyone in Habuk or has ever been in Habuk?

Looks like you are very close to where I am as well. I haven't been to your area yet though. I hope your experience improves. I had a shitty experience similar to yours last year when I went to Japan, my futon hadn't been delivered and the house was empty (no plates, blankets, utensils, etc.). I had to use 4 towels as a matress and blankets for 3 days - I barely slept; also, the Eikaiwa had a rule that: if you yawn in class, you are fired.

What eikaiwa was this?

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #701 on: September 02, 2016, 01:35:02 PM »
Hahahahahahahah so you may remember I posted the other day about trying to iron out some scheduling stuff with the head english teacher. Today I was teaching with a different teacher and she was like wait what this wasn't the plan and I was like oh I talked to you yesterday, the head english teacher told me to do this and she was like oh... really...

So then she went to talk to the head english teacher and SURPRISE she said something completely different than what she said to me, and now everything is really complicated and we have some strange plan to try to finish two chapters in THREE class periods together and I told her (not the head teacher, the other one) okay, we can have this plan, but you HAVE to make sure EVERYONE teaching the second graders is on the same page because with 21 unique classes I cannot keep track of which are doing this convoluted schedule, so everyone has to do the convoluted schedule. I said I really thought we should have a meeting to make sure everyone is on the same page, and she said "I don't think the other English teachers want to have a meeting" I literally told her THAT IS THEIR JOB but she just shrugged her shoulders. The very first thing I said when I came in teaching middle school with 5 coteachers was "We have to all be on the same page because with 5 people I can't take the time to plan with you all individually."

Anyways she said that she would tell everyone about this new revised weird plan but somehow I doubt that is going to happen. I know someone is going to end up angry at me and I'm going to get in trouble somehow. The plan that she came up with in the first place is overly optimistic about timing (her plans always are). And she always takes a long time explaining things (not that that's bad but when speed is an issue....). I already know it's not going to work out. And why on earth is it more important to finish 2 chapters in 3 weeks than it is to make sure, I dunno, the students properly understand the course content. I know it might feel weird but I promise it's possible to do half of the second chapter before midterms and half after!

I just want to cry.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #702 on: September 02, 2016, 01:41:32 PM »
I just want to cry.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #703 on: September 02, 2016, 01:43:58 PM »
So I moved to my apartment yesterday in Habuk (Yangsan). After picking me up from the office of education and we headed to Yangsan, he kept telling me that he has two daughters at home and his wife is angry so he had to go home. I didn't get to the Immigration Bureau or the bank. Luckily I had told him I should buy groceries so he took me there. He didn't look too happy because he was such in a rush to go home. I realized after my co-teacher had left that my apartment did not have bedsheets, pillows or blankets. Thankfully my scarves were big enough to be used as my shower towel, my bedsheet and blanket. I didn't have wifi in my apartment so I walked to Paris Baquette and met an elderly Russian man whom I tried to speak to but he just cut me out. I am terribly lonely and although I know it's only the first few days here, I'm freaking out about how bad this could be. I just expected to be better taken cared of instead of just being tossed to figure everything out by myself. :(

Anyone in Habuk or has ever been in Habuk?

Looks like you are very close to where I am as well. I haven't been to your area yet though. I hope your experience improves. I had a shitty experience similar to yours last year when I went to Japan, my futon hadn't been delivered and the house was empty (no plates, blankets, utensils, etc.). I had to use 4 towels as a matress and blankets for 3 days - I barely slept; also, the Eikaiwa had a rule that: if you yawn in class, you are fired.

What eikaiwa was this?

Nova - it wasn't in writing, but the bosses were drilling that into us at training.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #704 on: September 02, 2016, 02:01:37 PM »
... the Eikaiwa had a rule that: if you yawn in class, you are fired.
What eikaiwa was this?
Nova - it wasn't in writing, but the bosses were drilling that into us at training.
Maybe that's why there was that huge cocaine bust among you NOVA workers back when I was working in Japan! Definitely would help prevent yawning!  :laugh:

Anyway, us GEOS folk had a nice long laugh when the papers came out likening NOVA to a giant drug cartel.  :smiley:

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #705 on: September 02, 2016, 02:09:53 PM »
... the Eikaiwa had a rule that: if you yawn in class, you are fired.
What eikaiwa was this?
Nova - it wasn't in writing, but the bosses were drilling that into us at training.
Maybe that's why there was that huge cocaine bust among you NOVA workers back when I was working in Japan! Definitely would help prevent yawning!  :laugh:

Anyway, us GEOS folk had a nice long laugh when the papers came out likening NOVA to a giant drug cartel.  :smiley:

OMG Really? :O I'll have to look it up. I didn't stay past training, it was such a horrible experience, that it has put me off of private schools (in Asia at least).
I know the week after I left, my Japanese friend was telling me that 1 branch of Nova was on the news, because the owner of the branch was forcing some students to pay extra, and was pocketting that extra $.
I plan to go back to Japan, I'm unsure if at the end of my year here in Korea, or after a second, and I will strictly be in a public school. haha.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #706 on: September 02, 2016, 02:38:15 PM »
Got told I could leave an hour and 40 minutes early, only to find that the next bus isn't until the time I normally leave, since my school is out in the middle of nowhere :'(

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #707 on: September 02, 2016, 02:49:19 PM »
Got told I could leave an hour and 40 minutes early, only to find that the next bus isn't until the time I normally leave, since my school is out in the middle of nowhere :'(
Take a nap at the nurse's office?

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #708 on: September 02, 2016, 02:55:59 PM »
Got told I could leave an hour and 40 minutes early, only to find that the next bus isn't until the time I normally leave, since my school is out in the middle of nowhere :'(
Take a nap at the nurse's office?

I'm a heavy sleeper that is difficult to wake up; I'm also extremely tired. I'd probably end up sleeping until late tonight :P

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #709 on: September 03, 2016, 07:53:43 PM »
So I moved to my apartment yesterday in Habuk (Yangsan). After picking me up from the office of education and we headed to Yangsan, he kept telling me that he has two daughters at home and his wife is angry so he had to go home. I didn't get to the Immigration Bureau or the bank. Luckily I had told him I should buy groceries so he took me there. He didn't look too happy because he was such in a rush to go home. I realized after my co-teacher had left that my apartment did not have bedsheets, pillows or blankets. Thankfully my scarves were big enough to be used as my shower towel, my bedsheet and blanket. I didn't have wifi in my apartment so I walked to Paris Baquette and met an elderly Russian man whom I tried to speak to but he just cut me out. I am terribly lonely and although I know it's only the first few days here, I'm freaking out about how bad this could be. I just expected to be better taken cared of instead of just being tossed to figure everything out by myself. :(

Anyone in Habuk or has ever been in Habuk?

Really?  Sounds like he's a really selfish jerk.  I mean your first day, he should take you to immigration and then to the store to get bedding, food, plates, whatever you need.  Then, maybe after you get your alien ID card in a couple of weeks you'd go open a bank account.  Teachers picked me up and took care of all that when I first arrived.  I mean does he not have a clue that you just got off the plane, don't know where anything is yet? 

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #710 on: September 03, 2016, 08:04:52 PM »
So I moved to my apartment yesterday in Habuk (Yangsan). After picking me up from the office of education and we headed to Yangsan, he kept telling me that he has two daughters at home and his wife is angry so he had to go home. I didn't get to the Immigration Bureau or the bank. Luckily I had told him I should buy groceries so he took me there. He didn't look too happy because he was such in a rush to go home. I realized after my co-teacher had left that my apartment did not have bedsheets, pillows or blankets. Thankfully my scarves were big enough to be used as my shower towel, my bedsheet and blanket. I didn't have wifi in my apartment so I walked to Paris Baquette and met an elderly Russian man whom I tried to speak to but he just cut me out. I am terribly lonely and although I know it's only the first few days here, I'm freaking out about how bad this could be. I just expected to be better taken cared of instead of just being tossed to figure everything out by myself. :(

Anyone in Habuk or has ever been in Habuk?
For your sake, I hope this a troll.

Imagine if you wanted to travel around Asia on your own, would you expect someone to hold your hand?

Rather than posting here, go out and explore your neighborhood, find what you need and buy it.

If you are being serious, I'm curious what preparations you took prior to arriving.

Your expectations aren't doing you any favors.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #711 on: September 03, 2016, 09:15:59 PM »
So I moved to my apartment yesterday in Habuk (Yangsan). After picking me up from the office of education and we headed to Yangsan, he kept telling me that he has two daughters at home and his wife is angry so he had to go home. I didn't get to the Immigration Bureau or the bank. Luckily I had told him I should buy groceries so he took me there. He didn't look too happy because he was such in a rush to go home. I realized after my co-teacher had left that my apartment did not have bedsheets, pillows or blankets. Thankfully my scarves were big enough to be used as my shower towel, my bedsheet and blanket. I didn't have wifi in my apartment so I walked to Paris Baquette and met an elderly Russian man whom I tried to speak to but he just cut me out. I am terribly lonely and although I know it's only the first few days here, I'm freaking out about how bad this could be. I just expected to be better taken cared of instead of just being tossed to figure everything out by myself. :(

Anyone in Habuk or has ever been in Habuk?
For your sake, I hope this a troll.

Imagine if you wanted to travel around Asia on your own, would you expect someone to hold your hand?

Rather than posting here, go out and explore your neighborhood, find what you need and buy it.

If you are being serious, I'm curious what preparations you took prior to arriving.

Your expectations aren't doing you any favors.

Pecan, you seem like such an insightful and understanding fellow, I'm sure you must be really popular in the real world.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #712 on: September 03, 2016, 09:20:11 PM »
Thank you.

Happy to help.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #713 on: September 03, 2016, 09:21:19 PM »
Yangsan looks tiny. I doubt you're going to find bedsheets and pillow cases by walking around your neighbourhood. I lived somewhere significantly bigger and could only get stuff like that from the supermarket, which was a cab ride away. I was lucky that I knew other people in the same town who could point me in the direction of that kind of thing. Especially difficult for you with no phone or internet set up to check out maps.

It's not very nice of your co-teacher to make you feel like a burden on your first day in town, that's hardly the welcome anyone would want. Hopefully if you can find some other foreigners or maybe start your first day of school you can get better orientated and find all the things you need to settle.

Also Pecan, you're genuinely one of the most awful human beings I think I've ever encountered, and I've never even met you. You may as well just copy and paste the same default snide comment in every thread. Pointless, unhelpful bile seems to be the only thing you ever have to contribute.
« Last Edit: September 03, 2016, 09:23:22 PM by DLJL »

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #714 on: September 03, 2016, 11:59:36 PM »
Pecan, you seem like such an insightful and understanding fellow, I'm sure you must be really popular in the real world.

I did some research on pecans.

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Pecan may live for more than 300 years. They are mostly self-incompatible
Well, waygook is stuck with him for a while.

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Hollow tree trunks offer ideal storage of Pecan by humans and squirrels, alike.
Quarantine him?

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Spanish explorers called the Pecan, nuez de la arruga, which roughly translates to "wrinkle nut"
F'in apt.



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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #715 on: September 04, 2016, 12:25:55 AM »
So I moved to my apartment yesterday in Habuk (Yangsan). After picking me up from the office of education and we headed to Yangsan, he kept telling me that he has two daughters at home and his wife is angry so he had to go home. I didn't get to the Immigration Bureau or the bank. Luckily I had told him I should buy groceries so he took me there. He didn't look too happy because he was such in a rush to go home. I realized after my co-teacher had left that my apartment did not have bedsheets, pillows or blankets. Thankfully my scarves were big enough to be used as my shower towel, my bedsheet and blanket. I didn't have wifi in my apartment so I walked to Paris Baquette and met an elderly Russian man whom I tried to speak to but he just cut me out. I am terribly lonely and although I know it's only the first few days here, I'm freaking out about how bad this could be. I just expected to be better taken cared of instead of just being tossed to figure everything out by myself. :(

Anyone in Habuk or has ever been in Habuk?
For your sake, I hope this a troll.

Imagine if you wanted to travel around Asia on your own, would you expect someone to hold your hand?

Rather than posting here, go out and explore your neighborhood, find what you need and buy it.

If you are being serious, I'm curious what preparations you took prior to arriving.

Your expectations aren't doing you any favors.

Pecan, you seem like such an insightful and understanding fellow, I'm sure you must be really popular in the real world.

Actually, Pecan has a point. When I first came here a decade ago, I was thrown into a hole in the wall with no blankets, pillows, washing machine, and no gas. At the time, I was so grateful to have a bed to lie down on. I didn't even have a working AC unit. This was late July. To top all that off, my luggage had been lost or misdirected, so I couldn't get my bags at the luggage pick up. Had to wait a few days before I got that. At that time, many teachers shared apartments and had to live with each other as all of my other co-workers did. I was just happy to have my own place.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #716 on: September 04, 2016, 07:53:50 AM »
Most people concern themselves with what/how to best pack when taking a trip, though often fail to realize that it is actually the expectations they "pack" with them that will have the greatest impact on the "success" of their journey.

The OP clearly stated that they had "expectations" of how it would go, which was/is the problem.

I don't know why anyone would "expect" to have a co-teacher take them around and buy them stuff or shop with them.  That's idiocy.

Feeling lonely?  If you were able to get on the airplane to travel here, you are just as able to hop on the next plane out if you don't have the strength or resolve to "enjoy" the personal struggles and triumphs of going it alone.

It's not like you are blazing some new trail, hundreds of thousands, millions have come before you long before there was the Internet at your fingertips; which is to say that some millennials suffer today from bad parenting via entitlement/narcissistic tendencies.

OP, if you were able to get wifi at PB to make your post, surely you are capable of much more.

I would highly recommend leavin your phone at home and going out and getting lost in the streets of Korea, to explore.

No matter where you go, there you are!  You can't run from yourself.

This journey isn't a mere discovery of the outside world, but of the inner journey of getting to know yourself.

Only you know what you are capable of, but I hope you don't give up too easily.

As for those making side commentary, I'm well aware that I don't have the best bedside-manner., so what?  I do my best to give it straight.
« Last Edit: September 04, 2016, 07:55:42 AM by Pecan »

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #717 on: September 04, 2016, 03:01:43 PM »
Pecan, you seem like such an insightful and understanding fellow, I'm sure you must be really popular in the real world.

I did some research on pecans.

Quote
Pecan may live for more than 300 years. They are mostly self-incompatible
Well, waygook is stuck with him for a while.

Quote
Hollow tree trunks offer ideal storage of Pecan by humans and squirrels, alike.
Quarantine him?

Quote
Spanish explorers called the Pecan, nuez de la arruga, which roughly translates to "wrinkle nut"
F'in apt.

 :laugh:

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #718 on: September 04, 2016, 03:03:07 PM »
Most people concern themselves with what/how to best pack when taking a trip, though often fail to realize that it is actually the expectations they "pack" with them that will have the greatest impact on the "success" of their journey.

The OP clearly stated that they had "expectations" of how it would go, which was/is the problem.

I don't know why anyone would "expect" to have a co-teacher take them around and buy them stuff or shop with them.  That's idiocy.

Feeling lonely?  If you were able to get on the airplane to travel here, you are just as able to hop on the next plane out if you don't have the strength or resolve to "enjoy" the personal struggles and triumphs of going it alone.

It's not like you are blazing some new trail, hundreds of thousands, millions have come before you long before there was the Internet at your fingertips; which is to say that some millennials suffer today from bad parenting via entitlement/narcissistic tendencies.

OP, if you were able to get wifi at PB to make your post, surely you are capable of much more.

I would highly recommend leavin your phone at home and going out and getting lost in the streets of Korea, to explore.

No matter where you go, there you are!  You can't run from yourself.

This journey isn't a mere discovery of the outside world, but of the inner journey of getting to know yourself.

Only you know what you are capable of, but I hope you don't give up too easily.

As for those making side commentary, I'm well aware that I don't have the best bedside-manner., so what?  I do my best to give it straight.

It's called having a bit of compassion or understanding for those that may be struggling. Instead of just listing all the reasons why someone's struggles might be their own fault. Does that really make you many friends in the real world? It's a shitty way to be.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #719 on: September 04, 2016, 03:16:31 PM »
Honestly, trolling or being genuine, if you can read someone saying how they feel terribly lonely and seem to be struggling and all that comes to mind is a snide comment advising them to get back on a plane and go home because they aren't strong enough, what an absolute piece of shit of a person you'd have to be.