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Are you working today (May 1st)
« on: May 01, 2012, 11:15:10 am »
Are you working today? A few of my friends have the day off today. Although if you are on Waygook then I'm guessing you are at work. 


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Re: Are you working today (May 1st)
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2012, 11:22:23 am »
Yes.  It's not a National Holiday, although it is a special day (Labour Day).  Some banks and businesses are closed because of it.


Re: Are you working today (May 1st)
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2012, 11:46:16 am »
Not a red day, so no day off(for most of us).


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Re: Are you working today (May 1st)
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2012, 11:53:48 am »
I was told I didn't have to go to work today if I didn't want to and was completely baffled. I felt like it's one of those trick questions till my CT explained that it was Labor Day here. For some reason, I feel guilty being at home though...


Re: Are you working today (May 1st)
« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2012, 12:03:28 pm »
At work. I had no idea it was labor day until I got to work, so I wasn't upset about it.


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Re: Are you working today (May 1st)
« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2012, 12:16:53 pm »
We're having midterms this week, so yes. But I do have a 3-day weekend!  :P


Re: Are you working today (May 1st)
« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2012, 12:25:39 pm »
working.  Kids are here.  Is anyone at a school where the students don't come in today?
C is for cookie, that's good enough for me.


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Re: Are you working today (May 1st)
« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2012, 12:58:09 pm »
I work today, but apparently I get a 3-day weekend as well. Talk to your co-teacher about it and see if they will check with the powers-at-be for a make-up day?


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Re: Are you working today (May 1st)
« Reply #8 on: May 01, 2012, 01:05:56 pm »
Working though 3 of my 5 classes are cancelled and 2 classes may still be due to a lack of students......
My boss has given me a modest amount of busy work to do which I will do, but will not tell her I am finished till it's quitting time.  Since I am positive she'd just give me more and won't let me leave even 1 minute early. 


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Re: Are you working today (May 1st)
« Reply #9 on: May 01, 2012, 01:12:16 pm »
Yep, working away!
The Korean co-teachers were actually complaining that their friends have off today and we don't. Lol.


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Re: Are you working today (May 1st)
« Reply #10 on: May 01, 2012, 01:41:24 pm »
One of my co-teachers came, taught three classes, then left. However, my other co-teacher isn't able to do that. I also heard that people who did work today were be paid 100 000 won. I'm not sure this applies to the schools though.


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Re: Are you working today (May 1st)
« Reply #11 on: May 01, 2012, 01:52:52 pm »
One of my co-teachers came, taught three classes, then left. However, my other co-teacher isn't able to do that. I also heard that people who did work today were be paid 100 000 won. I'm not sure this applies to the schools though.

Well I guarantee it doesn't apply to us.....


Re: Are you working today (May 1st)
« Reply #12 on: May 01, 2012, 02:27:19 pm »
My university is open, I'm in my office but no classes scheduled today.  I also decided to take the rest of the week off since student's like like classes during sports festivals.

Happy days..  :)

MC


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Re: Are you working today (May 1st)
« Reply #13 on: May 01, 2012, 02:35:39 pm »
I am working today, but I have no classes...I get out early on Friday because of mid-terms. 


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Re: Are you working today (May 1st)
« Reply #14 on: May 01, 2012, 03:27:33 pm »
Midterms so no class. Went home after lunch.


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Re: Are you working today (May 1st)
« Reply #15 on: May 01, 2012, 03:27:49 pm »
My university is open, I'm in my office but no classes scheduled today.  I also decided to take the rest of the week off since student's like like classes during sports festivals.

Happy days..  :)

MC

You should probably use the time to brush up on your spelling and grammar.


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Re: Are you working today (May 1st)
« Reply #16 on: May 01, 2012, 03:43:49 pm »
We were told that Labour Day is only for staff on 1 year contracts so it doesn't affect proper teachers. We were given the day off, I think mainly because the teachers we work with are on temporary contracts so aren't working today. They also told us that if we were to work they'd have to pay us 2.5x normal wage so better to give us the day off.


Re: Are you working today (May 1st)
« Reply #17 on: May 01, 2012, 04:19:13 pm »
My university is open, I'm in my office but no classes scheduled today.  I also decided to take the rest of the week off since student's like like classes during sports festivals.

Happy days..  :)

MC

You should probably use the time to brush up on your spelling and grammar.

Meh.   

I'll give that attempt at demonstrating your superior wit a 1/10.

MC


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Re: Are you working today (May 1st)
« Reply #18 on: May 01, 2012, 05:15:39 pm »
So what MC, you've cancelled lessons in 2 of the last 3 weeks?
Don't you think that's excessive?
We teach EFL not ESL. Hagwon and "Private School" are not synonymous. Not everyone works in either a hagwon or public school. Immigration Question? Call 1345.


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Re: Are you working today (May 1st)
« Reply #19 on: May 01, 2012, 05:20:16 pm »
My university is open, I'm in my office but no classes scheduled today.  I also decided to take the rest of the week off since student's like like classes during sports festivals.

Happy days..  :)

MC

You should probably use the time to brush up on your spelling and grammar.

Oh don't be too harsh. It is the day off for some of us (not me) it is our choice nay our right to be able to turn off half of our brain for this day we call our labor day.  ;D