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  • tylerthegloob
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Re: It is 2003, again!
« Reply #220 on: July 31, 2020, 01:39:48 pm »
wtf is 둘개


  • 745sticky
  • Expert Waygook

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    • March 26, 2020, 01:52:57 pm
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Re: It is 2003, again!
« Reply #221 on: July 31, 2020, 01:43:03 pm »
I'd assume it's "dos"


  • Kyndo
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    • March 03, 2011, 09:45:24 am
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Re: It is 2003, again!
« Reply #222 on: July 31, 2020, 01:43:13 pm »
Both.

Anglified Korean *and* Frenchified Spanish. One more for a hat trick, CO2!


  • CO2
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Re: It is 2003, again!
« Reply #223 on: July 31, 2020, 01:44:19 pm »
The first thing to say is that this is definitely not pyramid selling, OK?


  • tylerthegloob
  • Hero of Waygookistan

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Re: It is 2003, again!
« Reply #224 on: July 31, 2020, 01:48:17 pm »


  • Cyanea
  • Hero of Waygookistan

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    • September 04, 2016, 01:48:24 pm
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Re: It is 2003, again!
« Reply #225 on: August 02, 2020, 02:26:27 am »
No new teachers are coming into Korea right now.  The schools want people already in Korea.

That's not what I've heard. Schools are offering quarantine support and shipping in newbies at rock bottom rates.

In some other countries NETs and non-NETs are currently having the time of their lives due to closed borders...some salaries are doubling and tripling because these are the only available teachers around,

What countries exactly?

Taiwan is enforcing 14 days quarantine, so apparently is China.  Basically all in the same boat as Korea.
Catch my drift?


  • stoat
  • Hero of Waygookistan

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    • March 05, 2019, 06:36:13 pm
    • seoul
Re: It is 2003, again!
« Reply #226 on: August 02, 2020, 09:11:30 am »
Anyone want to do private tutoring for less than minimum wage?

https://seoul.craigslist.org/edu/d/private-english-tutor-seoul/7169583440.html


  • waygo0k
  • The Legend

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    • September 27, 2011, 11:51:01 am
    • Chungnam
Re: It is 2003, again!
« Reply #227 on: August 02, 2020, 01:20:22 pm »

What countries exactly?

Taiwan is enforcing 14 days quarantine, so apparently is China.  Basically all in the same boat as Korea.

I never said NETs were flying into those countries. But to be more specific, schools in China and Taiwan indeed are scrambling for teachers IN country.


  • Cyanea
  • Hero of Waygookistan

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    • September 04, 2016, 01:48:24 pm
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Re: It is 2003, again!
« Reply #228 on: August 02, 2020, 04:09:53 pm »
I never said NETs were flying into those countries. But to be more specific, schools in China and Taiwan indeed are scrambling for teachers IN country.

Why would they not fly in?

There are 40 million unemployed in the US. If anything there is likely to be a flood of people trying to take up esl.

I doubt schools will care about paying for 2 weeks of quarantine if the new hires will accept 1.5.
Catch my drift?


  • waygo0k
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    • September 27, 2011, 11:51:01 am
    • Chungnam
Re: It is 2003, again!
« Reply #229 on: August 02, 2020, 04:54:48 pm »
Why would they not fly in?

There are 40 million unemployed in the US. If anything there is likely to be a flood of people trying to take up esl.

I doubt schools will care about paying for 2 weeks of quarantine if the new hires will accept 1.5.

For starters China isn't letting many people in...including people who are currently outside the country but had valid visas/work permits before the border was shut. There is a 3 month old Facebook group of over 2000 people in this situation...and it is growing by the day.

The only major market I know of that is still accepting entry of foreign workers for ESL and international schools is the UAE. And as of now even they're struggling to fill vacancies from what people are telling me.


  • L I
  • Waygook Lord

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Re: It is 2003, again!
« Reply #230 on: August 02, 2020, 05:17:19 pm »
There are 40 million unemployed in the US. If anything there is likely to be a flood of people trying to take up esl.

The average total unemployment benefit has been $4k a month (because of the extra federal money in addition to the state money). Imagine getting four thousand dollars a month to not work. NorthStar confirmed that was roughly what he was getting. So there's your answer. 40 million Americans won't be clamoring to get into ESL overseas anytime soon. Especially because the layoffs are temporary and even more so because the big unemployment payouts disincentivize looking for work.

W2.2 won?

You can make more by simply claiming unemployment benefit.


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  • Waygook Lord

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Re: It is 2003, again!
« Reply #231 on: August 02, 2020, 05:58:10 pm »
Before the ADA passed, 59% of disabled men had jobs. After it passed, the number fell to 48%. Today, fewer than 30% have jobs.

Once again, a law that was supposed to help people did the opposite of what politicians intended.

I think about that when I read about today’s $600 per week federal unemployment check subsidies for the coronavirus. Added to average $378 state payments, unemployment now often pays better than working.

Incentives matter.

“We have not seen an application in weeks,” says Steve Anthony, CEO of the Anthony Timberlands sawmill in Arkansas. He’s offering jobs that pay $800 per week. But in Arkansas, federal and state unemployment benefits reach $1,051 per week.

Otis Mitchell Jr. quit his job transporting hospital patients once he learned about the increase in unemployment benefits.

“My little girl is loving it,” said Mitchell, because he has more time to spend with her.

But it’s bad for hospital patients who need transportation.

Shame on the U.S. government for making unemployment pay better than work.


https://triblive.com/opinion/john-stossel-too-much-help-from-government/


  • waygo0k
  • The Legend

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    • September 27, 2011, 11:51:01 am
    • Chungnam
Re: It is 2003, again!
« Reply #232 on: August 02, 2020, 07:59:35 pm »
If only workers could...you know...get paid a fair wage that doesn't involve them wondering whether to pay for essential stuff like rent, food, healthcare, or starve and/or die so their boss can have another billion added to the other billions he has stashed away in an offshore tax haven.

Amazing we only seem to be seeing this phenomenon in the most hypercapitalist countries and not places like Canada, Denmark, Germany, heck even south Korea.


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  • Waygook Lord

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Re: It is 2003, again!
« Reply #233 on: August 02, 2020, 08:13:55 pm »
Americans are starving to death? No, they’re fat asf. They need to take a break from eating for a bit.


  • NorthStar
  • Hero of Waygookistan

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Re: It is 2003, again!
« Reply #234 on: August 03, 2020, 01:04:11 am »
Americans are starving to death? No, they’re fat asf. They need to take a break from eating for a bit.

I'll agree with that 

After being back in the US since the beginning of April, it is obvious what Americans have taken for granted. 


Re: It is 2003, again!
« Reply #235 on: August 03, 2020, 12:27:13 pm »

Amazing we only seem to be seeing this phenomenon in the most hypercapitalist countries and not places like Canada, Denmark, Germany, heck even south Korea.


Finally someone gets it. I'm so sick of people ignoring the elephant in the room. People blame hagwon owners, the " market " , and some people even blame their fellow workers . Koreans in general can take ideas and ratchet them up. The hagwon owners are just being capitalists.

But we still have people in 2020 citing Ronald Regan baby boomer taking points about trickle down economics .


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Re: It is 2003, again!
« Reply #236 on: August 03, 2020, 01:20:42 pm »


Re: It is 2003, again!
« Reply #237 on: August 03, 2020, 01:32:05 pm »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5ZDgz8MO1M

That is such a weak video. Innovation comes from capitalism? where is your phone made ? how about your computer? Capitalism doesn't invent anything and neither does socialism. the isms determine who gets paid for doing most of the work.


  • stoat
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Re: It is 2003, again!
« Reply #238 on: August 03, 2020, 01:36:01 pm »
The argument is innovation thrives much more under freedom from government control. China became more innovative when they started relaxing the rules and regulations. This guy wrote a book about innovation recently and gives an interesting talk on it.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=gDicAbfc1FQ
« Last Edit: August 03, 2020, 02:00:41 pm by stoat »


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  • Waygook Lord

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Re: It is 2003, again!
« Reply #239 on: August 03, 2020, 02:00:51 pm »