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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8440 on: June 17, 2018, 12:34:45 PM »
aye, but legal/official documentation is probably better if you were 'threatening' or suggesting taking legal action, at least from what i've read in various korean legal help groups

i left my public school on a bitter note and from being a bit screwed over, so maybe i'm a bit more mistrustful and less likely to give the benefit of the doubt than most

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« Reply #8441 on: June 17, 2018, 07:16:02 PM »
3 weeks ago I started having symptoms of a disease I'd rather not disclose. I go to the doctor and of course they prescribe medicine. Symptoms are not only still present but worse a week later. I go to another doctor and they actually check rather than just ask me my symptoms. They also prescribe medicine. Now I'm on the last dose and I still have symptoms. What are the odds that if I return to either doctor they'll just prescribe meds again??  :lipsrsealed:

Which STD did you get?

But seriously, go to a reputable hospital instead of small-town clinics if you're not getting proper treatment.

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« Reply #8442 on: June 17, 2018, 08:14:19 PM »
3 weeks ago I started having symptoms of a disease I'd rather not disclose. I go to the doctor and of course they prescribe medicine. Symptoms are not only still present but worse a week later. I go to another doctor and they actually check rather than just ask me my symptoms. They also prescribe medicine. Now I'm on the last dose and I still have symptoms. What are the odds that if I return to either doctor they'll just prescribe meds again??  :lipsrsealed:

Which STD did you get?

But seriously, go to a reputable hospital instead of small-town clinics if you're not getting proper treatment.

Wouldn't know since these doctors never give me a diagnosis
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8443 on: June 17, 2018, 08:40:07 PM »
OK, so disclose your symptoms. We'll help diagnose you.

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« Reply #8444 on: June 18, 2018, 06:12:59 AM »
Wouldn't know since these doctors never give me a diagnosis

If you suspect a specific disease, go to a hospital that you know conducts tests for it and request those tests.

Seoul even has places that are known to be very discrete with a lot of those tests.

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« Reply #8445 on: June 18, 2018, 08:00:08 AM »
3 weeks ago I started having symptoms of a disease I'd rather not disclose. I go to the doctor and of course they prescribe medicine. Symptoms are not only still present but worse a week later. I go to another doctor and they actually check rather than just ask me my symptoms. They also prescribe medicine. Now I'm on the last dose and I still have symptoms. What are the odds that if I return to either doctor they'll just prescribe meds again??  :lipsrsealed:

Which STD did you get?

But seriously, go to a reputable hospital instead of small-town clinics if you're not getting proper treatment.

Wouldn't know since these doctors never give me a diagnosis

Never blindly trust doctors, especially in Korea. I went to the dermatologist with some random inflammation that I believed to be an infection. He said it wasn't infected, but he'd give me medicine to treat the symptoms. One of his choices was Tramadol, an opioid painkiller which is used to treat severe pain and has a lot of side effects and warnings. Luckily, I always google every medicine prescribed by a doctor and tell the pharmacist not to dispense any inappropriate medicine.

Go to a big hospital and ask for a proper explanation of what's wrong with you. Have tests done, even if they're not cheap. I've never had an STD, but I've had prostate trouble with uncomfortable symptoms, and it required going to a major hospital for the proper tests to be done (which thankfully didn't involve an ajeosshi sticking his finger up my arse).


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8446 on: June 18, 2018, 09:03:20 AM »
aye, but legal/official documentation is probably better if you were 'threatening' or suggesting taking legal action, at least from what i've read in various korean legal help groups

i left my public school on a bitter note and from being a bit screwed over, so maybe i'm a bit more mistrustful and less likely to give the benefit of the doubt than most
Oh, I definitely agree here. If you're keen on going in for legal action, then the more documentation the merrier!
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« Reply #8447 on: June 18, 2018, 12:06:32 PM »
StillinKorea:

"Luckily, I always google every medicine prescribed by a doctor and tell the pharmacist not to dispense any inappropriate medicine."


You've had success doing this in Korea?  I've tried a couple of times telling them not to include medicine (anti-biotics) and they've told me it's all or nothing.  I even had my gf (nurse) go with me to the pharmacy on her floor of clinics and ask, and they said the same thing.  And they've known each other for years.  I had to go back to the original clinic and get them to cross it out and name chop the prescription. 

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« Reply #8448 on: June 18, 2018, 12:11:39 PM »
I've tried a couple of times telling them not to include medicine (anti-biotics) and they've told me it's all or nothing.  I even had my gf (nurse) go with me to the pharmacy on her floor of clinics and ask, and they said the same thing.  And they've known each other for years.  I had to go back to the original clinic and get them to cross it out and name chop the prescription.
    I've noticed that some of the pharmacies in my area include small captions with a picture of the pill and the name beside it. I generally don't wan't the painkillers and vitamins that doctors stuff in every prescription, so I go through the list (with the help of google) and pick out the pills I don't need. Check out the envelope: might be that you have the same thing on yours.

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« Reply #8449 on: June 18, 2018, 01:07:59 PM »
StillinKorea:

"Luckily, I always google every medicine prescribed by a doctor and tell the pharmacist not to dispense any inappropriate medicine."


You've had success doing this in Korea?  I've tried a couple of times telling them not to include medicine (anti-biotics) and they've told me it's all or nothing.  I even had my gf (nurse) go with me to the pharmacy on her floor of clinics and ask, and they said the same thing.  And they've known each other for years.  I had to go back to the original clinic and get them to cross it out and name chop the prescription.

The pharmacists usually agree, but some say the same as your pharmacist. In that case, I have them show me which drug is which and don't take the inappropriate ones. It's better to not have improper medicine prescribed in the first place though. You're paying for it (albeit not much) and the doctors are getting kickbacks from the pharmaceutical companies at the expense of their patients' health. I won't be going back to that dermatologist who tried to prescribe me an opioid for something that barely hurt.

If you argue long enough, in Korea, people will usually back down.

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« Reply #8450 on: June 18, 2018, 01:28:43 PM »
StillinKorea:

"Luckily, I always google every medicine prescribed by a doctor and tell the pharmacist not to dispense any inappropriate medicine."


You've had success doing this in Korea?  I've tried a couple of times telling them not to include medicine (anti-biotics) and they've told me it's all or nothing.  I even had my gf (nurse) go with me to the pharmacy on her floor of clinics and ask, and they said the same thing.  And they've known each other for years.  I had to go back to the original clinic and get them to cross it out and name chop the prescription.

The pharmacists usually agree, but some say the same as your pharmacist. In that case, I have them show me which drug is which and don't take the inappropriate ones. It's better to not have improper medicine prescribed in the first place though. You're paying for it (albeit not much) and the doctors are getting kickbacks from the pharmaceutical companies at the expense of their patients' health. I won't be going back to that dermatologist who tried to prescribe me an opioid for something that barely hurt.

If you argue long enough, in Korea, people will usually back down.

save the opioids for your next long haul flight!

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8451 on: June 18, 2018, 01:35:14 PM »
Surprised they gave you Tramadol. I've never had a doctor give me much more than Tylenol or run of the mill NSAIDs, even when I had serious pain. I did however get valium thrown in with a list of prescipted drugs one day. Still don't know why the doctor thought I needed benzos.
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« Reply #8452 on: June 19, 2018, 07:58:22 AM »
This is probably the most lenient I've been on speaking tests since coming to Korea, and I'm still getting bitched at (BY TEACHERS) for making the grades too low. I'm not giving a student an 'A' for saying, "Nice to meeting you, favorite food ramyun, Kim Jung Un bad man, 몰라요."

Gawd, I hate speaking tests soooooooo much. I'm basically just stabbing myself in the face for a two full weeks. I'm convinced that these kids know how much it kills me inside and are doing this shit on purpose, just to make me pay for making them do that one activity that one time.

Well joke's on them, they might have this two weeks, but I have them for the rest of the semester.

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« Reply #8453 on: June 19, 2018, 01:09:14 PM »
This is probably the most lenient I've been on speaking tests since coming to Korea, and I'm still getting bitched at (BY TEACHERS) for making the grades too low. I'm not giving a student an 'A' for saying, "Nice to meeting you, favorite food ramyun, Kim Jung Un bad man, 몰라요."

Gawd, I hate speaking tests soooooooo much. I'm basically just stabbing myself in the face for a two full weeks. I'm convinced that these kids know how much it kills me inside and are doing this shit on purpose, just to make me pay for making them do that one activity that one time.

Well joke's on them, they might have this two weeks, but I have them for the rest of the semester.

This is how I imagine you saying that:

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« Reply #8454 on: June 19, 2018, 01:29:30 PM »
This is probably the most lenient I've been on speaking tests since coming to Korea, and I'm still getting bitched at (BY TEACHERS) for making the grades too low. I'm not giving a student an 'A' for saying, "Nice to meeting you, favorite food ramyun, Kim Jung Un bad man, 몰라요."

Gawd, I hate speaking tests soooooooo much. I'm basically just stabbing myself in the face for a two full weeks. I'm convinced that these kids know how much it kills me inside and are doing this shit on purpose, just to make me pay for making them do that one activity that one time.

Well joke's on them, they might have this two weeks, but I have them for the rest of the semester.

Why do you hate speaking tests so much?? The way I see it, it's a free week of not having to teach. At least at my schools, my teachers give me the rest of the period off once the testing for that class is finished.
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« Reply #8455 on: June 19, 2018, 02:06:55 PM »
This is probably the most lenient I've been on speaking tests since coming to Korea, and I'm still getting bitched at (BY TEACHERS) for making the grades too low. I'm not giving a student an 'A' for saying, "Nice to meeting you, favorite food ramyun, Kim Jung Un bad man, 몰라요."

Gawd, I hate speaking tests soooooooo much. I'm basically just stabbing myself in the face for a two full weeks. I'm convinced that these kids know how much it kills me inside and are doing this shit on purpose, just to make me pay for making them do that one activity that one time.

Well joke's on them, they might have this two weeks, but I have them for the rest of the semester.

Why do you hate speaking tests so much?? The way I see it, it's a free week of not having to teach. At least at my schools, my teachers give me the rest of the period off once the testing for that class is finished.

For me, it's a mix of two things.

1) The ridiculousness of the grading system here. I get bitched at for not giving full marks to every student. Even the students who just sit there and refuse to say anything. My higher level, more interested students will have full conversations with me because they finish the required set of questions in 30 seconds, but they want to talk to me about other stuff. But I also have students (mainly low to mid level) who just plain refuse to do anything for the test, even if they participate during class. I've even had a couple just not show up. And somehow even those students got full marks on their speaking tests. Like, what's the point of actually giving the test if they're just going to get full marks anyway?

2) I have to deal with my most insolent and infuriating students one-on-one without my coteacher to back me up. I once had a student come in for the test, sit in stony silence for 3 minutes, and then stare me dead in the eye while ripping up his test sheet. One was really excited to show me a picture he had drawn on the back of his sheet--a picture of me decapitated.

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« Reply #8456 on: June 19, 2018, 02:13:07 PM »
. One was really excited to show me a picture he had drawn on the back of his sheet--a picture of me decapitated.

And that's when you go to the 부장님 or VP and tell them that the student threatened you. You have a literal piece of physical evidence. That's super messed up, even by the lenient standards at most schools here, and would absolutely not fly.

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« Reply #8457 on: June 19, 2018, 02:19:22 PM »
. One was really excited to show me a picture he had drawn on the back of his sheet--a picture of me decapitated.

And that's when you go to the 부장님 or VP and tell them that the student threatened you. You have a literal piece of physical evidence. That's super messed up, even by the lenient standards at most schools here, and would absolutely not fly.
and that is when you get the response, "they are just kids, please understand them" -- at least in my experience

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« Reply #8458 on: June 19, 2018, 02:20:55 PM »
In the subway underground there's a foreigner (backpacker?) selling photos of himself  :undecided:

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« Reply #8459 on: June 19, 2018, 02:22:17 PM »
In the subway underground there's a foreigner (backpacker?) selling photos of himself  :undecided:

Really? lol. Has he sold any?