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  • krissyboo75
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD
« Reply #280 on: August 24, 2015, 12:36:16 pm »
Should have checked everything before moving in. I always take an extra 20 minutes to check all the utilities, heating system, AC, etc. Whether they like it or not.

It had been running for the last couple days and didn't have an issue until last night. 


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD
« Reply #281 on: August 24, 2015, 12:38:31 pm »
Damn~! Sorry to hear that. Get the apartment manager to fix it ASAP. If any damage occurs, you will be held accountable.


  • krissyboo75
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD
« Reply #282 on: August 24, 2015, 12:50:28 pm »
Damn~! Sorry to hear that. Get the apartment manager to fix it ASAP. If any damage occurs, you will be held accountable.

Landlord is coming this evening to check it.  I just moved in so it is no way my fault. I took pictures of it happening and checked to see if I had somehow blocked the hose (nope).  Hopefully its something as simple as the filter as Mr. DeMartino said...


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD
« Reply #283 on: August 24, 2015, 01:13:15 pm »
It's unlikely to be the filter.  That filters dust from the air.  It's more likely to be a blockage in the drain hose.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD
« Reply #284 on: August 24, 2015, 01:29:32 pm »
After 2 weeks of summer camp and 2 weeks off, I can't remember how to teach regular classes. HELP ME

I KNOW THAT FEEL, BRO! *initiates man hug*
Knowing what it feels like to be in pain, is exactly why we should try to be kind to others.


  • lee233
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD
« Reply #285 on: August 24, 2015, 02:36:49 pm »
My contract is done on the 25th, but I don't fly out until the 27th, so I have to deal with all my luggage for the next couple of days as I bounce between places and people...... first world problems  :angel:
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD
« Reply #286 on: August 24, 2015, 04:58:30 pm »
It's unlikely to be the filter.  That filters dust from the air.  It's more likely to be a blockage in the drain hose.

A clogged filter will restrict the air coming in and can lead to icing build up.  After you turn the A/C off, the ice will melt and create the puddle.

But the drain hose blockage is a distinct possibility as well. 


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD
« Reply #287 on: August 24, 2015, 05:27:17 pm »
Bored feckless today at work in the UK so I'm trawling my old haunts.

I was reading my diary from this time last year and I ranted about my co-teacher's noisy lip smacking as she made her way through a box of creamy doughnuts. ****** insufferable woman. She used to leave lipstick stained cups everywhere and she'd hock phlegm into them when she had a cold. Used to tell me off for using the pointer the wrong way round. She thought the tip of the stick was too thin for the kids to see. I hated South Korea.


  • krissyboo75
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD
« Reply #288 on: August 25, 2015, 08:25:53 am »
It's unlikely to be the filter.  That filters dust from the air.  It's more likely to be a blockage in the drain hose.

A clogged filter will restrict the air coming in and can lead to icing build up.  After you turn the A/C off, the ice will melt and create the puddle.

But the drain hose blockage is a distinct possibility as well.

And of course yesterday when someone came to look at it it didn't happen. 2 ajosshis and an ajumma staring at it going ahhhh. But it started leaking while it was on, not off so I don't think the ice was melting...? anyway the service guy is coming on Thursday to check it...


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD
« Reply #289 on: August 25, 2015, 08:56:31 am »
It's unlikely to be the filter.  That filters dust from the air.  It's more likely to be a blockage in the drain hose.

A clogged filter will restrict the air coming in and can lead to icing build up.  After you turn the A/C off, the ice will melt and create the puddle.

But the drain hose blockage is a distinct possibility as well.

And of course yesterday when someone came to look at it it didn't happen. 2 ajosshis and an ajumma staring at it going ahhhh. But it started leaking while it was on, not off so I don't think the ice was melting...? anyway the service guy is coming on Thursday to check it...

Ooo, yeah, sounds like it might be the hose. Shouldn't be too expensive. Make sure the landlord pays for it.


  • krissyboo75
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD
« Reply #290 on: August 25, 2015, 09:25:47 am »
It's unlikely to be the filter.  That filters dust from the air.  It's more likely to be a blockage in the drain hose.

A clogged filter will restrict the air coming in and can lead to icing build up.  After you turn the A/C off, the ice will melt and create the puddle.

But the drain hose blockage is a distinct possibility as well.

And of course yesterday when someone came to look at it it didn't happen. 2 ajosshis and an ajumma staring at it going ahhhh. But it started leaking while it was on, not off so I don't think the ice was melting...? anyway the service guy is coming on Thursday to check it...

Ooo, yeah, sounds like it might be the hose. Shouldn't be too expensive. Make sure the landlord pays for it.

Oh yes. There's no way I am when I just moved in a few days ago so its not my doing. He noticed not much was coming from the hose yesterday, and before he even came I made sure i hadn't set anything in my laundry room on it.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD
« Reply #291 on: August 25, 2015, 02:15:01 pm »
how i feel walking into my 6th grade classes sometimes:



Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD
« Reply #292 on: August 26, 2015, 09:31:34 am »
Teach 4 classes (3rd-4th) Elementary at one of my schools. A lot of the kids are seriously spoilt little s***s and quickly get out of control. I can manage, as long as I have a CT to keep them in line, while I teach.
At the end of last semester, my CT just told me she'll be leaving in 2 weeks to go back to university to do some English courses, till next February. She told me not to worry, The school will hire a substitute English CT to help me.
Today, she told me the school hired an English CT, but... wait for it... This mofo won't be in any of my classes because he can't speak English. The homeroom teachers will instead be in my classes to help me (that's something, I guess). Apparently one of the homeroom teachers can speak English, because he spent some time (10 days, to be exact) in the states, about 10 years ago.
After asking what this guy will be doing, since he was hired to help me out, I was told he'd be teaching English...


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD
« Reply #293 on: August 26, 2015, 01:18:16 pm »
Teach 4 classes (3rd-4th) Elementary at one of my schools. A lot of the kids are seriously spoilt little s***s and quickly get out of control. I can manage, as long as I have a CT to keep them in line, while I teach.
At the end of last semester, my CT just told me she'll be leaving in 2 weeks to go back to university to do some English courses, till next February. She told me not to worry, The school will hire a substitute English CT to help me.
Today, she told me the school hired an English CT, but... wait for it... This mofo won't be in any of my classes because he can't speak English. The homeroom teachers will instead be in my classes to help me (that's something, I guess). Apparently one of the homeroom teachers can speak English, because he spent some time (10 days, to be exact) in the states, about 10 years ago.
After asking what this guy will be doing, since he was hired to help me out, I was told he'd be teaching English...

Perfect K logic  :rolleyes:


  • krissyboo75
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD
« Reply #294 on: August 26, 2015, 01:21:34 pm »
2 of 3 of my co teachers are changing schools after only 6months at this one, and one of their replacements is only here until December....what's the point?


  • sweetkat
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD
« Reply #295 on: August 26, 2015, 02:04:40 pm »
went to extend my visa in the mobile immigration office yesterday.  It visits my city the fourth Tuesday of every month. I went there and it was closed.  Immigration said it was closed yesterday because it was the fifth Tuesday.  So apparently the last week of July is actually the first week of August.  I asked them if they could guarantee that Sept 22 it would be open as it is the fourth Tuesday.  They said.call first.  So they should change the rule to..we'll visit whenever we get around to it.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD
« Reply #296 on: August 28, 2015, 09:07:10 am »
22 years old, first job is in Korea teaching English, pay is decent. Everyone keeps saying I must be 'so excited' to be here.

Honestly though?
Despite being here for about two weeks, I feel so frustrated with myself and homesick. I didn't really care much about where I worked so much as getting it and I know I shouldn't look a gift-horse in the mouth here but damn, I wish I could just spend time with friends and family again. Sometimes I find myself wishing I heard back from a dollar store nearby my house rather than coming here to be quite honest. Ugh.

And then I get annoyed with myself for being this way as I genuinely enjoy the act of teaching, but I'm so overwhelmed by language barriers and a general lack of the familiar. I want to embrace the change and I know I will at some point (right?), but god damn do I feel like bawling my eyes out like a big baby at times.

Newcomer here and my first post is a bit of a rant. Not a great first impression, sorry!

Hey,
I'm in the same boat as you right now. I've been here for about 3 weeks, teaching for 1. I am so homesick It's unreal. I'm living in Gwanju and I find it super hard to see people as it is such a big city and everyone is so spread out, so I often find myself sitting at my apartment by myself, wishing I was back home with my family. It's so hard and I cry everyday.
Because you posted this quite a while ago, I am wondering how you feel now? I'm worried this is going to get worse, or not get better at all. All of my friends here are loving everything, but I honestly hate it and wish I was home. Does it really get better??


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD
« Reply #297 on: August 28, 2015, 02:04:17 pm »
22 years old, first job is in Korea teaching English, pay is decent. Everyone keeps saying I must be 'so excited' to be here.

Honestly though?
Despite being here for about two weeks, I feel so frustrated with myself and homesick. I didn't really care much about where I worked so much as getting it and I know I shouldn't look a gift-horse in the mouth here but damn, I wish I could just spend time with friends and family again. Sometimes I find myself wishing I heard back from a dollar store nearby my house rather than coming here to be quite honest. Ugh.

And then I get annoyed with myself for being this way as I genuinely enjoy the act of teaching, but I'm so overwhelmed by language barriers and a general lack of the familiar. I want to embrace the change and I know I will at some point (right?), but god damn do I feel like bawling my eyes out like a big baby at times.

Newcomer here and my first post is a bit of a rant. Not a great first impression, sorry!

Hey,
I'm in the same boat as you right now. I've been here for about 3 weeks, teaching for 1. I am so homesick It's unreal. I'm living in Gwanju and I find it super hard to see people as it is such a big city and everyone is so spread out, so I often find myself sitting at my apartment by myself, wishing I was back home with my family. It's so hard and I cry everyday.
Because you posted this quite a while ago, I am wondering how you feel now? I'm worried this is going to get worse, or not get better at all. All of my friends here are loving everything, but I honestly hate it and wish I was home. Does it really get better??
I'm going to chime in here. It of course gets better. I was a bit homesick during the first couple of weeks but honestly, this is something we signed up for. The way I dealt with it was by making friends in my town. Sometimes you have to really force it, by stepping out of your comfort zone and engaging people in conversation. You'll be really surprised by how many people speak English in Korea. Don't just go home and mope in your apartment. That was the biggest mistake I made for the first month.


  • nomadicmadda
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD
« Reply #298 on: August 28, 2015, 02:35:52 pm »
/u/englishrose's thread on language used on this site being locked is bullsh*t.  Even though we were no longer talking about the specific racial slur in question, the thread was intended to be an overall discussion on what is or isn't considered offensive and where lines are drawn in society.  It was an interesting conversation and I'm annoyed that the mods felt the need to stamp out a dialogue that wasn't creating any issues.

It's ironic that the mod who closed it down quoted the TOS as a reason, yet "material which is false, defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing[1], obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, invasive of a person's privacy, or adult material" can all be completely subjective, which is precisely what we were discussing...


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD
« Reply #299 on: August 28, 2015, 02:48:57 pm »
/u/englishrose's thread on language used on this site being locked is bullsh*t.  Even though we were no longer talking about the specific racial slur in question, the thread was intended to be an overall discussion on what is or isn't considered offensive and where lines are drawn in society.  It was an interesting conversation and I'm annoyed that the mods felt the need to stamp out a dialogue that wasn't creating any issues.

It's ironic that the mod who closed it down quoted the TOS as a reason, yet "material which is false, defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing[1], obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, invasive of a person's privacy, or adult material" can all be completely subjective, which is precisely what we were discussing...

Instead of locking threads, why don't we penalize users for being dimwits.

"Oh, those 2 users in that thread are being offensive/off topic/dimwits/etc. Better lock a thread that hundreds of users are enjoying and discussing and contributing to!"

Just rap the instigators on the knuckles and let the rest of us debate on in peace.