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« Reply #1800 on: October 20, 2016, 02:36:05 PM »
I find it cheaper, but that's probably because I struggle to eat all the food I buy before it goes bad. Even when I try to only buy a little.

The tyranny of veggies in the fridge! Even when you want to eat out you can't because you gotta get through the tomatoes before they go bad! (never put tomatoes in the fridge, btw)

I bought some bananas on Saturday, by Sunday night I had a plague of fruit flies resembling Saruman's army from the lord of the rings flying around me house. Never again will I have fruit in the house.

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« Reply #1801 on: October 20, 2016, 02:36:47 PM »
Have you ever gotten a letter addressed to you (either from government/business or personal) and you find it already ripped open on your desk or something at school?  It's the letter that has all the financial details of my pension.

Every time I've got a letter from NPS (pension office) the admins at my school always open it without my knowledge.  Seems a tad unprofessional.

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« Reply #1802 on: October 20, 2016, 02:45:01 PM »
I bought some bananas on Saturday, by Sunday night I had a plague of fruit flies resembling Saruman's army from the lord of the rings flying around me house. Never again will I have fruit in the house.
http://www.wikihow.com/Store-Bananas

http://lifehacks.stackexchange.com/questions/7508/how-to-store-bananas-and-keep-fruit-flies-away


We use this DIY trap.

Fruit flies are no fun.

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« Reply #1803 on: October 20, 2016, 03:03:44 PM »
Have you ever gotten a letter addressed to you (either from government/business or personal) and you find it already ripped open on your desk or something at school?  It's the letter that has all the financial details of my pension.

Every time I've got a letter from NPS (pension office) the admins at my school always open it without my knowledge.  Seems a tad unprofessional.

I actually just received an NPS letter today. It was sealed but after I opened it a travel teacher from another school saw me looking at my letter and swiped it from my hands to peruse it (out of curiosity?? he's pretty nosy).  :undecided:

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« Reply #1804 on: October 20, 2016, 03:08:47 PM »
I find it cheaper, but that's probably because I struggle to eat all the food I buy before it goes bad. Even when I try to only buy a little.

The tyranny of veggies in the fridge! Even when you want to eat out you can't because you gotta get through the tomatoes before they go bad! (never put tomatoes in the fridge, btw)

I bought some bananas on Saturday, by Sunday night I had a plague of fruit flies resembling Saruman's army from the lord of the rings flying around me house. Never again will I have fruit in the house.

And you can't keep the plastic on them (as if that would keep the buggers out) because they would become over-ripe in a matter of hours. I find keeping my food trash in the freezer until it's ready to be tossed out helps.


Mr. Nut, what is that concoction in the bottom on that contraption? Just some vinegar?

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« Reply #1805 on: October 20, 2016, 03:10:32 PM »
So I got my pension letter through today, not that it's of any use.

Anyway, it made me think I haven't actually looked at a payslip yet since I have been here so I asked my co to get me my previous months. As I am looking at it, I can see that I have not been getting tax taken out. I asked her why? As I know I should be paying a small amount each month. She rings the admin office and apparently the 'new' guy has been forgetting to take my taxes out so he was going to take it all in a big chunk in December/January. Cheers mate, thanks for the heads up!! So I asked okay how much will that be roughly? 'Oh he does't know' ... Well thats great. This is a public school by the way. Is this normal? I know the end of year tax settlement is in Feb also so I am basically going to get F**ed!

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« Reply #1806 on: October 20, 2016, 03:14:42 PM »
Why weren't your bananas in the fridge?

Never put bananas in the fridge (for different reasons than tomatoes)!!!!

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« Reply #1807 on: October 20, 2016, 03:16:04 PM »
So I got my pension letter through today, not that it's of any use.

Anyway, it made me think I haven't actually looked at a payslip yet since I have been here so I asked my co to get me my previous months. As I am looking at it, I can see that I have not been getting tax taken out. I asked her why? As I know I should be paying a small amount each month. She rings the admin office and apparently the 'new' guy has been forgetting to take my taxes out so he was going to take it all in a big chunk in December/January. Cheers mate, thanks for the heads up!! So I asked okay how much will that be roughly? 'Oh he does't know' ... Well thats great. This is a public school by the way. Is this normal? I know the end of year tax settlement is in Feb also so I am basically going to get F**ed!

My school is worse than that. Every time payday falls on a weekend they pay me on the Monday. Won't take taxes either. Apparently it can't be done. lol. Despite 99.9% of the teachers in Korea paying taxes monthly it "can't be done".

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« Reply #1808 on: October 20, 2016, 03:16:38 PM »
So I got my pension letter through today, not that it's of any use.

Anyway, it made me think I haven't actually looked at a payslip yet since I have been here so I asked my co to get me my previous months. As I am looking at it, I can see that I have not been getting tax taken out. I asked her why? As I know I should be paying a small amount each month. She rings the admin office and apparently the 'new' guy has been forgetting to take my taxes out so he was going to take it all in a big chunk in December/January. Cheers mate, thanks for the heads up!! So I asked okay how much will that be roughly? 'Oh he does't know' ... Well thats great. This is a public school by the way. Is this normal? I know the end of year tax settlement is in Feb also so I am basically going to get F**ed!

Not the thing you want to hear, probably, but my first year, I didn't have taxes taken out (I thought the pension was the tax... oops) and I ended up having to pay 850K. Last year, I had approximately 55K taken out in income and residence tax and only paid 50K. Just save a couple hundred per month starting with your next pay to lessen the blow.

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« Reply #1809 on: October 20, 2016, 03:19:51 PM »
So I got my pension letter through today, not that it's of any use.

Anyway, it made me think I haven't actually looked at a payslip yet since I have been here so I asked my co to get me my previous months. As I am looking at it, I can see that I have not been getting tax taken out. I asked her why? As I know I should be paying a small amount each month. She rings the admin office and apparently the 'new' guy has been forgetting to take my taxes out so he was going to take it all in a big chunk in December/January. Cheers mate, thanks for the heads up!! So I asked okay how much will that be roughly? 'Oh he does't know' ... Well thats great. This is a public school by the way. Is this normal? I know the end of year tax settlement is in Feb also so I am basically going to get F**ed!

From what I've heard, I think it's all up to your administrator. If your admin. is lazy and/or doesn't know what he's/she's doing, you may get stuck with the large sum at the end. That sucks, man.

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« Reply #1810 on: October 20, 2016, 03:20:05 PM »
Why weren't your bananas in the fridge?

Never put bananas in the fridge (for different reasons than tomatoes)!!!!

While I'm here. I went to pour some milk into a cup of tea the other day and I checked the date on the carton and it had expired on the 12th of September so I poured it down the sink with my fingers covering my nose in preperation of what horror was about to come out of that carton. Anyhow, it came out like water, not a single lump or sign of curdling. What the **** is milk made from here?

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« Reply #1812 on: October 20, 2016, 03:28:58 PM »
So I got my pension letter through today, not that it's of any use.

Anyway, it made me think I haven't actually looked at a payslip yet since I have been here so I asked my co to get me my previous months. As I am looking at it, I can see that I have not been getting tax taken out. I asked her why? As I know I should be paying a small amount each month. She rings the admin office and apparently the 'new' guy has been forgetting to take my taxes out so he was going to take it all in a big chunk in December/January. Cheers mate, thanks for the heads up!! So I asked okay how much will that be roughly? 'Oh he does't know' ... Well thats great. This is a public school by the way. Is this normal? I know the end of year tax settlement is in Feb also so I am basically going to get F**ed!

Not the thing you want to hear, probably, but my first year, I didn't have taxes taken out (I thought the pension was the tax... oops) and I ended up having to pay 850K. Last year, I had approximately 55K taken out in income and residence tax and only paid 50K. Just save a couple hundred per month starting with your next pay to lessen the blow.

Yeah, it's so annoying I am going to have to pay it all in one go and wasn't expecting it. I am going home in January also for vacation so its took the shine of a bit knowing im gonna be a bit short of cash. So frustrating that if I hadn't of asked they were just going  to take it.

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« Reply #1814 on: October 20, 2016, 03:32:50 PM »
To answer seriously:
They use UHT (ultra high temperature? I think) pasteurizing here, which keeps milk good for much much longer than the low temperature pasteurization process.

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« Reply #1815 on: October 20, 2016, 03:34:05 PM »
So I got my pension letter through today, not that it's of any use.

Anyway, it made me think I haven't actually looked at a payslip yet since I have been here so I asked my co to get me my previous months. As I am looking at it, I can see that I have not been getting tax taken out. I asked her why? As I know I should be paying a small amount each month. She rings the admin office and apparently the 'new' guy has been forgetting to take my taxes out so he was going to take it all in a big chunk in December/January. Cheers mate, thanks for the heads up!! So I asked okay how much will that be roughly? 'Oh he does't know' ... Well thats great. This is a public school by the way. Is this normal? I know the end of year tax settlement is in Feb also so I am basically going to get F**ed!

My school is worse than that. Every time payday falls on a weekend they pay me on the Monday. Won't take taxes either. Apparently it can't be done. lol. Despite 99.9% of the teachers in Korea paying taxes monthly it "can't be done".

So how much do you typically pay at the end if you don't mind me asking?  I'm just trying to get an idea of what I might be hit with lol

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« Reply #1816 on: October 20, 2016, 03:50:27 PM »
To answer seriously:
They use UHT (ultra high temperature? I think) pasteurizing here, which keeps milk good for much much longer than the low temperature pasteurization process.

Thanks. And perhaps it's just a 'best-before' date. But yeah, over a month later seems sketchy.

http://www.medicaldaily.com/truth-about-expiration-dates-can-food-outlast-labels-294450

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« Reply #1817 on: October 20, 2016, 04:40:34 PM »
My school is worse than that. Every time payday falls on a weekend they pay me on the Monday. Won't take taxes either. Apparently it can't be done. lol. Despite 99.9% of the teachers in Korea paying taxes monthly it "can't be done".
AMS,

As I'm sure you are aware.  That sort of contract violation won't fly!

15 years ago, this issue was beaten to death and public school's were "forced" to comply.

Why your school has yet to get their $hit together is beyond me.

Perhaps, they need a reminder.

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« Reply #1818 on: October 20, 2016, 04:47:28 PM »
So I got my pension letter through today, not that it's of any use.

Anyway, it made me think I haven't actually looked at a payslip yet since I have been here so I asked my co to get me my previous months. As I am looking at it, I can see that I have not been getting tax taken out. I asked her why? As I know I should be paying a small amount each month. She rings the admin office and apparently the 'new' guy has been forgetting to take my taxes out so he was going to take it all in a big chunk in December/January. Cheers mate, thanks for the heads up!! So I asked okay how much will that be roughly? 'Oh he does't know' ... Well thats great. This is a public school by the way. Is this normal? I know the end of year tax settlement is in Feb also so I am basically going to get F**ed!

My school is worse than that. Every time payday falls on a weekend they pay me on the Monday. Won't take taxes either. Apparently it can't be done. lol. Despite 99.9% of the teachers in Korea paying taxes monthly it "can't be done".

So how much do you typically pay at the end if you don't mind me asking?  I'm just trying to get an idea of what I might be hit with lol

A friend of mine had this happen and she ended up paying 1.2 mil if I remember correctly, which makes sense as my tax was usually around 100,000 a month

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« Reply #1819 on: October 20, 2016, 04:58:26 PM »
I get the 1,200,000-won Tax Day Surprise every year, though at this point I can't say it's all that surprising.