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  • Waygook Lord

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    • October 03, 2011, 01:50:58 pm
Re: Resigning from Gepik
« Reply #120 on: April 26, 2021, 04:56:56 pm »
The contract teachers who have been contract teachers for years should study harder to past the test.


  • pkjh
  • The Legend

    • 2065

    • May 02, 2012, 02:59:44 pm
    • Asia
Re: Resigning from Gepik
« Reply #121 on: April 26, 2021, 05:11:01 pm »
The contract teachers who have been contract teachers for years should study harder to past the test.
It's not a simple pass/fail scenario. Every year there will be a certain number of slots to basically replace retiring teachers. So in any given year they might hire say 100 English teachers, but some 2,000 potential English teachers will take the test. They'll hire the top 100 teachers with the top 100 scores.

Not sure of the actual numbers, but for Seoul I've heard numbers in excess of 15,000 test takers across all subjects. And typically they may hire about 1000 teachers total.


Re: Resigning from Gepik
« Reply #122 on: April 26, 2021, 08:16:58 pm »
That's great news to hear that the other Korean co-teach have stood up for you! It's really important in this country to have some local have you back! Since it was not one but two Korean co-teachers who made a complaint against another Korean teacher, the principal and vice principal had to take it more seriously. Also, it probably helped that they look up her bad history from the other school that proves she is a problematic person to begin with!


  • dippedinblush
  • Expert Waygook

    • 507

    • November 21, 2013, 11:15:05 am
    • Yangpyeong, South Korea
Re: Resigning from Gepik
« Reply #123 on: April 26, 2021, 11:07:40 pm »
"Not much action"? 

Um, the whole thing has been resolved and in your favor.

... unless you do something stupid like demand an apology.

My advice: just smile and carry on, or as they used to say around here: SNIP  (smile, nod, ignore, proceed).

Excuse me....it was non-action for me as NO ONE LET ME KNOW what was going on.... I waited and asked what was going on.  I didn't even know those teachers were on my side until the said they went to the principal's office.  I still don't know what was said, ..and my voice was/is  STILL unheard and that makes me uneasy! I don't need your snark, Mr. C.  SNIP doesn't really apply in this situation, but thanks~


  • Mr C
  • The Legend

    • 2601

    • October 17, 2012, 03:00:40 pm
    • Seoul
Re: Resigning from Gepik
« Reply #124 on: April 27, 2021, 06:18:43 am »
Excuse me....it was non-action for me as NO ONE LET ME KNOW what was going on.... I waited and asked what was going on.  I didn't even know those teachers were on my side until the said they went to the principal's office.  I still don't know what was said, ..and my voice was/is  STILL unheard and that makes me uneasy! I don't need your snark, Mr. C.  SNIP doesn't really apply in this situation, but thanks~

<sigh>


  • hangook77
  • The Legend

    • 3152

    • September 14, 2017, 09:10:12 am
    • Near Busan
Re: Resigning from Gepik
« Reply #125 on: May 14, 2021, 01:52:41 pm »
Like D.L. Orean, I can also read between the lines.  Obviously, it wasn't just the school that got anal that year.  Oh, those youthful romances.  What happened?  Did he move to China for better pay?  Chalk it up to two ships passing in the night, I guess. 

And if I reply to this, I will be the one to get warned watched etc.....  Guess I'll have to meet the chicks I still know to convince me of my straightness. 


  • hangook77
  • The Legend

    • 3152

    • September 14, 2017, 09:10:12 am
    • Near Busan
Re: Resigning from Gepik
« Reply #126 on: May 14, 2021, 01:56:40 pm »
Sorry everyone :cry:

I didn't "dip"....  Last week I waited to talk with the principal and/or supervisors....stil l nothing.

Ok so what transpired was (as far as I have gathered from the one co-teacher who told me) this:

Korean coteachers had a meeting about my lessons...apparentl y she complained about me a lot to them.  After the meeting the 2 coteachers then went to the principal and complained about her.

She then had a meeting with the principal and threatened to quit because she felt all the English teachers had scapegoated her.  The school has tried to appease her????  (I don't know).  All I know is that she is in a fight now with the other English teachers and she has stopped texting and messaging me at night and keeps messages short, and to a professional minimum (hallelujah). 

She has also complimented me on my classes through the cool messenger (for proof she is being nice to me...I imagine). 

I spend most of my time in the English room and try to have as little to do with her as possible.  She has lightened up quite a bit (its for show) yet has not apologized at all for yelling at me during class or any other of her shitty behaviour.  The other coteachers want her to have some sort of reprimand/punishment, but I'm sure she is putting up a fuss and threatening to quit/we are bullying and scapegoating HER!!!  She totally flipped the script~

Ahhh I also found out (a coteacher found out)  that in one of her second previous job she quit because she said she was "scapegoated" by the other English teachers.

So...last week I asked if I should talk to the principal and my other coteachers said they already did.  I'm really confused as to where I should go from here.  (I thought there would be tantrums in the principal's office, but so far..crickets).  I'm unsure of whether or not I should take it farther (ie demand an apology, or let it slide)...

I wanted to update last week but there was really not much action...

Thanks again everyone!  Your advice and support means so much.

In this case, they didn't confront you or put you on the spot or try to put a written warning on you?  Good, then you handled it right.  No need to go nuclear in this case.  Only if they come for you with warnings and threatening your job and ganging up on you.  So, that's good to hear.  That crazy teacher should leave soon anyways. 


  • D.L.Orean
  • Super Waygook

    • 375

    • February 25, 2020, 09:34:41 am
Re: Resigning from Gepik
« Reply #127 on: May 14, 2021, 02:16:16 pm »
And if I reply to this, I will be the one to get warned watched etc.....  Guess I'll have to meet the chicks I still know to convince me of my straightness.

They'll never be able to replace the man by the river. That hole will always remain empty. Be happy you got to experience something special and cherish those memories.


  • chimp
  • Veteran

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    • April 19, 2015, 05:16:31 am
    • Zoo
Re: Resigning from Gepik
« Reply #128 on: May 16, 2021, 07:33:43 pm »
And if I reply to this, I will be the one to get warned watched etc.....  Guess I'll have to meet the chicks I still know to convince me of my straightness. 

Do you have a girlfriend or a wife? When was the last time you *nudge nudge wink wink*?
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