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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8260 on: May 31, 2018, 09:59:56 AM »
I'm getting increasingly impatient and testy these days, but like internally.

I think it's probably because I'm leaving or shits been building for 4 years but anyway. It's just petty stuff too but it just grinds on me.

As an example, one teacher just came in to the office looking for 6 dice.

The conversation went like this. In Korean obvs.

Teacher A: Good morning everyone. I need some dice. Do you have them in here?

Teacher B: Oh teacher I will help you!

Teacher C: I will help you too!

Teacher B: Here are dice.

Teacher C: Yes we have dice.

Teacher B: How many do you need?
If you need more than this we can get more
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Teacher C: Here are some unopened dice.

Teacher A: I need 6.

Teacher B: Oh there are more in here? Do you want to take more?

Teacher A: I only need 6

Teacher B: Okay then. Well here is the bag but there are more inside.

Teacher C: Trying to grab the bag I can take them out for you.

Teacher A: No it's okay I'll take it. Thank you everyone.

Me: Screams (externally). Slaps the dice out of teacher A's hands and kicks them as they scatter about the office. Grabs the remaining dice off the shelf and chucks them out the (closed) window. Grabs the entire shelf and with all her might slams it to the ground, pinning teachers B and C to the floor beneath, being too paralyzed with shocked to move out of the way. Then shouts, "WILL ANYBODY HELP ME FIND SOME DICE?! I COULD REALLY USE SOME HELP WITH THESE DICE RIGHT NOW!

Other Teachers: Stare blankly at Penny in horror as she stands panting heavily with a look of rage on her face but staring deep into space. Teacher A cautiously reaches for the nearest phone without taking her eyes off Penny as Teachers B and C's moans begin to fill the otherwise silent room.

Don't you think you might be overreacting?

She rolled a 15, so the dungeon master accepts this as the outcome. Teachers B and C will need to roll an 11 or higher if they want to be free.

(I know nothing about how to play dungeons and dragons the old school way)

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8261 on: May 31, 2018, 11:53:12 AM »
Gotta love my co-teacher.

It's renewal time and they of course tell us last minute they need our health results.

I go to do my medical exam on Monday. They say it'll be available Thursday.

Tuesday, my CT asks me about the place. I don't know the name or number so she asks me to find it so she can ask them to rush the results since we need them "ASAP". (Is it possible to rush a health exam????) We were told later than Monday is fine, but it should be ASAP. This means I must waste my time to go back out to the clinic after school just to get a phone number for her.

Come back to my main school on the following day. She doesn't say anything so I ask her:

"Did you call the clinic?"

(In the most defeated tone) "Yep."

Just from that tone I knew what they told her. Thursday is considered ASAP in this situation. Glad she wasted my time successfully.
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« Reply #8262 on: May 31, 2018, 12:42:17 PM »
Gotta love my co-teacher.

It's renewal time and they of course tell us last minute they need our health results.

I go to do my medical exam on Monday. They say it'll be available Thursday.

Tuesday, my CT asks me about the place. I don't know the name or number so she asks me to find it so she can ask them to rush the results since we need them "ASAP". (Is it possible to rush a health exam????) We were told later than Monday is fine, but it should be ASAP. This means I must waste my time to go back out to the clinic after school just to get a phone number for her.

Come back to my main school on the following day. She doesn't say anything so I ask her:

"Did you call the clinic?"

(In the most defeated tone) "Yep."

Just from that tone I knew what they told her. Thursday is considered ASAP in this situation. Glad she wasted my time successfully.

I haven't been asked about health results from a test yet, and I'm pretty sure I have been renewed too :O
I'm getting a little worried now >.<

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8263 on: May 31, 2018, 01:30:11 PM »
This week has been soul-sucking, and I still have just enough left to feel it.  :cry:

Maybe it's been the high pollution we've had, but the kids have been insane. I've had to penalize pretty much every single class but for my best third grade classes because ****-if-I-know.

I'm not leaving my apartment this weekend. Just no.

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« Reply #8264 on: May 31, 2018, 01:36:46 PM »
This week has been soul-sucking, and I still have just enough left to feel it.  :cry:

Maybe it's been the high pollution we've had, but the kids have been insane. I've had to penalize pretty much every single class but for my best third grade classes because ****-if-I-know.

I'm not leaving my apartment this weekend. Just no.

I feel exactly the same.  :cry: :cry:
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« Reply #8265 on: May 31, 2018, 01:39:59 PM »
This week has been soul-sucking, and I still have just enough left to feel it.  :cry:

Maybe it's been the high pollution we've had, but the kids have been insane. I've had to penalize pretty much every single class but for my best third grade classes because ****-if-I-know.

I'm not leaving my apartment this weekend. Just no.

I think it's at that knackering three-month point where it's far from the start of the semester but not close enough to the holidays to have that final energy spurt to get you there.  :sad: 

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8266 on: May 31, 2018, 01:56:06 PM »
I don't know if it's Korea or what, but I've had an annoying cough for 2.5 months and a sore throat for 2 weeks.

Keep going to the doctor and they just prescribe me whatever for 3 days and then afterwards the symptoms come back with a vengeance.  I can't help but think this is how superbugs are born...

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« Reply #8267 on: May 31, 2018, 03:21:28 PM »
I don't know if it's Korea or what, but I've had an annoying cough for 2.5 months and a sore throat for 2 weeks.

Keep going to the doctor and they just prescribe me whatever for 3 days and then afterwards the symptoms come back with a vengeance.  I can't help but think this is how superbugs are born...

This could be the pollution, too. Some people feel the effects more than others.

If you don't already have an air purifier, I'd recommend getting one for your apartment. The air you sleep in makes a HUGE impact on the way you feel throughout the day, especially if you're highly sensitive to the pollution. We've had a lot of red days in the past few months, and, for some areas, it's been purple.

Beyond that, keep an eye on the pollution readings and wear masks with 2.5PM filters while running around on bad days.

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« Reply #8268 on: May 31, 2018, 05:44:51 PM »
Changing my schedule from all after school classes to curriculum classes is gonna be great....If they actually give me the schedule and I don't have to find out that it's been changed from one of my students.

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« Reply #8269 on: May 31, 2018, 06:44:10 PM »
Ask your co-teacher for a copy of the new schedule. What grades and classes you teach, when, what pages of the textbook you are expected to cover each week etc. Typically the GET does the listening / speaking parts of the textbook, but you'll have to double check. I'm guessing you've had a look / been given the textbooks at least? I'd also ask for the names lists of all the students for each class, so you can begin to learn some of their names and write notes RE: shy / low level / naughty students for future reference.
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« Reply #8270 on: May 31, 2018, 10:45:08 PM »
I don't know if it's Korea or what, but I've had an annoying cough for 2.5 months and a sore throat for 2 weeks.

Keep going to the doctor and they just prescribe me whatever for 3 days and then afterwards the symptoms come back with a vengeance.  I can't help but think this is how superbugs are born...

That's the Korean spring and summer cold. I've been getting it annually for a very long time.

Pro tip - don't go to the doctor for a cold. Just go to a pharmacy, get some over the counter meds, and rest. Nothing a doctor gives you is going to cure you, and it's more than likely going to contain some antibiotics, which aren't effective against viruses.

Just rest up, lots of fluids, decongestants, over the counter meds, and you'll be doing a lot better than loading yourself up with whatever excessive trash the doctor is giving you.

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« Reply #8271 on: June 01, 2018, 03:06:58 AM »
I don't know if it's Korea or what, but I've had an annoying cough for 2.5 months and a sore throat for 2 weeks.

Keep going to the doctor and they just prescribe me whatever for 3 days and then afterwards the symptoms come back with a vengeance.  I can't help but think this is how superbugs are born...

That's the Korean spring and summer cold. I've been getting it annually for a very long time.

Pro tip - don't go to the doctor for a cold. Just go to a pharmacy, get some over the counter meds, and rest. Nothing a doctor gives you is going to cure you, and it's more than likely going to contain some antibiotics, which aren't effective against viruses.

Just rest up, lots of fluids, decongestants, over the counter meds, and you'll be doing a lot better than loading yourself up with whatever excessive trash the doctor is giving you.

I think this advice is better than any other advice given to me by doctors.

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« Reply #8272 on: June 01, 2018, 08:12:29 AM »
Any cure for a soul sucked?

Drinking the tears of wayward children.

Seriously. It's life-sustaining.

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« Reply #8273 on: June 01, 2018, 08:20:18 AM »
Changing my schedule from all after school classes to curriculum classes is gonna be great....If they actually give me the schedule and I don't have to find out that it's been changed from one of my students.

Don't jinx yourself.   :wink:

It'll be a massive improvement all the same, and your lousy school might be a little more cautious with you since you've shown willingness to bring the POE in to take action against it (but expect to be tested). Revel in your victory until then and plant your flag.

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« Reply #8274 on: June 01, 2018, 09:36:03 AM »
Any cure for a soul sucked?

Drinking the tears of wayward children.

Seriously. It's life-sustaining.

It's also a nice supplement to teenage blood transfusions. It keeps Peter Thiel's skin soft and supple.

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« Reply #8275 on: June 01, 2018, 09:59:28 AM »
Aircon is allowed.

Aircon is higher than the outside temperature.  :sad:

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8276 on: June 01, 2018, 11:15:56 AM »
I don't know if it's Korea or what, but I've had an annoying cough for 2.5 months and a sore throat for 2 weeks.

Keep going to the doctor and they just prescribe me whatever for 3 days and then afterwards the symptoms come back with a vengeance.  I can't help but think this is how superbugs are born...

If you don't already have an air purifier, I'd recommend getting one for your apartment. The air you sleep in makes a HUGE impact on the way you feel throughout the day, especially if you're highly sensitive to the pollution. We've had a lot of red days in the past few months, and, for some areas, it's been purple.

Beyond that, keep an eye on the pollution readings and wear masks with 2.5PM filters while running around on bad days.

Yeah, I think it's mostly the air quality. I just bought an air purifier, so hopefully it'll solve some of my problems! And I've definitely gotten more religious about wearing PM2.5 masks. How the hell aren't the locals affected by this? Acclimatization? I'll never take Canadian air quality for granted again

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« Reply #8277 on: June 01, 2018, 03:38:24 PM »
The lady from the statistics agency turned up at my school to conduct the interview at a good time (shock and awe) but by complete chance (pretty standard for Korea). I really don't get it. She's been pestering me for days but never once gave me a heads-up. Just BANG BANG BANG here I am.

Eventually I broke down and responded to her messages after I got one saying "YOU MUST DO THE INTERVIEW". I asked if they were mandatory and I got word-salad back so I thought that was the end of it. She doesn't speak any English. I'm usually not going to begrudge anyone that fact but her job is to interview immigrants to Korea. I'm polite but hesitant as we set up in my classroom and do the whole preamble in Korean. Just as I'm asking her if it's possible to do the interview in English because I'm not at the level where I can do this in Korean I see the survey. It's just a survey. Someone, somewhere has mistranslated the word. It took 10 minutes and it was easy; it certainly didn't require a meeting. In fact, it could've easily been completed online or by post.

Well that was a long and frustrating interaction with bureaucracy I could've done without, but I did get a 만원 coupon I can spend at Paris Baguette. Success?

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« Reply #8278 on: June 01, 2018, 10:52:34 PM »
I hate what's going on as "election campaign" over here.

Damn trucks illegally parked at busy intersections, blocking traffic and visibility, blasting these real dumb songs about how great such and such candidate is. If not songs, then some ajhossi or ajumma shouts some bs. into the microphone that causes ear damage to anyone within 50 meters. Except no one seems to care about what they say, they have no audience, everyone just avoids them as far as they can to prevent said ear damage.

In front of the E-mart there were easily 25 clowns wearing the same jackets, accompanied by two trucks. Do they really think it works? Do they really think that this is the only way it works? The louder they are, the more ajummas they hire to act like clowns will help them win?

No one thinks outside the box? Why do the same exact thing? Okay, they do everything else the same way, why would the campaign be different...

If I could vote and would care to vote I would pick someone who doesn't follow this idiotic madness and campaigns on some other way which results in less noise. Let's face it, there is most likely no such candidate so my second choice would be the one who has some hotties dancing instead of grandmothers. Seriously though, these clown parades only seem to target the 50+ generation. Why aren't they targeting the younger voters with something different.

Arrgggh, 11 more days of this nightmare. On the bright side, I think this is most likely the last one I have to endure. I pray that MJI doesn't screw up and get himself impeached.
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« Reply #8279 on: June 02, 2018, 12:09:02 AM »
If I could vote and would care to vote I would pick someone who doesn't follow this idiotic madness and campaigns on some other way which results in less noise. Let's face it, there is most likely no such candidate so my second choice would be the one who has some hotties dancing instead of grandmothers. Seriously though, these clown parades only seem to target the 50+ generation. Why aren't they targeting the younger voters with something different.

Arrgggh, 11 more days of this nightmare. On the bright side, I think this is most likely the last one I have to endure. I pray that MJI doesn't screw up and get himself impeached.

I voted for Stephane Dion and would have for David Soknacki. Two complete policy wonks.

I don't need flash, I need some good ideas and some pragmatism, I totally hear ya, buddy.
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