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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD
« Reply #340 on: September 07, 2015, 10:16:26 am »
The other one was on an after-school meal.

There was a junior trainee teacher, young guy, bit of an arse.

After the meal we were driving to a bar. They stopped my at house and told me to get out.

"We are going to a bar, real teachers only" said the trainee.

................... ...

Other was at a different after-school meal at a different school. I was friendly with the art teacher since her desk was next to mine.  The PE teacher was teasing her about it in Korean- "Do you love him? haha" etc etc

Bitch said "No way! His nose is big!" and proceeded to make exaggerated 'big nose' hand gestures.
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD
« Reply #341 on: September 10, 2015, 03:50:26 pm »
I have to bow and greet my principle and vice principle every day, and any time I see them in the hall, as I hear a lot of other teachers have to do. I end up seeing my principle six or seven times a day just around the school and bow/greet every time. Every single time he just dead-pans straight ahead and doesn't even acknowledge that I exist.

One time I walked through a busy area of the school and missed him, totally by accident. He called my co-teacher the next day and complained that I did not bow. I'd bowed to him about six times that day already.

Students also wave and shout hello at me in the halls. I wave and say hello back. He called to complain that he has seen me waving and I should be bowing. Waving is not korean.

Another time I bowed to him, the vice principle and another teacher who were all stood talking together. He called my co-teacher and complained that I bowed to the three of them collectively and should have bowed to him individually.

Today he called my co-teacher to complain that I bowed to him too deeply while he was standing next to parents and I made it look as if he is a difficult man who demands deep bows from his teachers.

BOWING POLITICS



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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD
« Reply #342 on: September 10, 2015, 03:57:10 pm »
I have to bow and greet my principle and vice principle every day, and any time I see them in the hall, as I hear a lot of other teachers have to do. I end up seeing my principle six or seven times a day just around the school and bow/greet every time. Every single time he just dead-pans straight ahead and doesn't even acknowledge that I exist.

One time I walked through a busy area of the school and missed him, totally by accident. He called my co-teacher the next day and complained that I did not bow. I'd bowed to him about six times that day already.

Students also wave and shout hello at me in the halls. I wave and say hello back. He called to complain that he has seen me waving and I should be bowing. Waving is not korean.

Another time I bowed to him, the vice principle and another teacher who were all stood talking together. He called my co-teacher and complained that I bowed to the three of them collectively and should have bowed to him individually.

Today he called my co-teacher to complain that I bowed to him too deeply while he was standing next to parents and I made it look as if he is a difficult man who demands deep bows from his teachers.

BOWING POLITICS



PRINCIPAL!!

PRINCIPAL!!

PRIN-CI-PAL!!!!!!!


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD
« Reply #343 on: September 11, 2015, 07:51:58 am »
I have to bow and greet my principle and vice principle every day, and any time I see them in the hall, as I hear a lot of other teachers have to do. I end up seeing my principle six or seven times a day just around the school and bow/greet every time. Every single time he just dead-pans straight ahead and doesn't even acknowledge that I exist.

One time I walked through a busy area of the school and missed him, totally by accident. He called my co-teacher the next day and complained that I did not bow. I'd bowed to him about six times that day already.

Students also wave and shout hello at me in the halls. I wave and say hello back. He called to complain that he has seen me waving and I should be bowing. Waving is not korean.

Another time I bowed to him, the vice principle and another teacher who were all stood talking together. He called my co-teacher and complained that I bowed to the three of them collectively and should have bowed to him individually.

Today he called my co-teacher to complain that I bowed to him too deeply while he was standing next to parents and I made it look as if he is a difficult man who demands deep bows from his teachers.

BOWING POLITICS



PRINCIPAL!!

PRINCIPAL!!

PRIN-CI-PAL!!!!!!!

What does your co-teacher think about the matter? Or did you ask? My co is pretty understanding when it comes to difficulties like that. Maybe he/she can give you some advice?


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD
« Reply #344 on: September 11, 2015, 08:17:17 am »
I made it look as if he is a difficult man who demands deep bows from his teachers.

sounds pretty accurate to me based on the rest of what you wrote though  :laugh:


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD
« Reply #345 on: September 11, 2015, 09:41:50 am »
I have to bow and greet my principle and vice principle every day, and any time I see them in the hall, as I hear a lot of other teachers have to do. I end up seeing my principle six or seven times a day just around the school and bow/greet every time. Every single time he just dead-pans straight ahead and doesn't even acknowledge that I exist.

One time I walked through a busy area of the school and missed him, totally by accident. He called my co-teacher the next day and complained that I did not bow. I'd bowed to him about six times that day already.

Students also wave and shout hello at me in the halls. I wave and say hello back. He called to complain that he has seen me waving and I should be bowing. Waving is not korean.

Another time I bowed to him, the vice principle and another teacher who were all stood talking together. He called my co-teacher and complained that I bowed to the three of them collectively and should have bowed to him individually.

Today he called my co-teacher to complain that I bowed to him too deeply while he was standing next to parents and I made it look as if he is a difficult man who demands deep bows from his teachers.

BOWING POLITICS

Christ

I couldn't deal with that.
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD
« Reply #346 on: September 11, 2015, 10:41:52 am »
I have to bow and greet my principle and vice principle every day, and any time I see them in the hall, as I hear a lot of other teachers have to do. I end up seeing my principle six or seven times a day just around the school and bow/greet every time. Every single time he just dead-pans straight ahead and doesn't even acknowledge that I exist.

One time I walked through a busy area of the school and missed him, totally by accident. He called my co-teacher the next day and complained that I did not bow. I'd bowed to him about six times that day already.

Students also wave and shout hello at me in the halls. I wave and say hello back. He called to complain that he has seen me waving and I should be bowing. Waving is not korean.

Another time I bowed to him, the vice principle and another teacher who were all stood talking together. He called my co-teacher and complained that I bowed to the three of them collectively and should have bowed to him individually.

Today he called my co-teacher to complain that I bowed to him too deeply while he was standing next to parents and I made it look as if he is a difficult man who demands deep bows from his teachers.

BOWING POLITICS

Christ

I couldn't deal with that.

I'd say I don't understand and would ask that he personally show me. If he did I'd say thanks and walk away. If he didn't I would give the deepest bow every time I saw him.

Child.
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD
« Reply #347 on: September 11, 2015, 11:01:15 am »
The other one was on an after-school meal.

There was a junior trainee teacher, young guy, bit of an arse.

After the meal we were driving to a bar. They stopped my at house and told me to get out.

"We are going to a bar, real teachers only" said the trainee.

................... ...

Other was at a different after-school meal at a different school. I was friendly with the art teacher since her desk was next to mine.  The PE teacher was teasing her about it in Korean- "Do you love him? haha" etc etc

Bitch said "No way! His nose is big!" and proceeded to make exaggerated 'big nose' hand gestures.

You should have countered with 'you know what they say about men with big noses' and made an appropriate gesture.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD
« Reply #348 on: September 11, 2015, 11:20:06 am »
I have to bow and greet my principle and vice principle every day, and any time I see them in the hall, as I hear a lot of other teachers have to do. I end up seeing my principle six or seven times a day just around the school and bow/greet every time. Every single time he just dead-pans straight ahead and doesn't even acknowledge that I exist.

One time I walked through a busy area of the school and missed him, totally by accident. He called my co-teacher the next day and complained that I did not bow. I'd bowed to him about six times that day already.

Students also wave and shout hello at me in the halls. I wave and say hello back. He called to complain that he has seen me waving and I should be bowing. Waving is not korean.

Another time I bowed to him, the vice principle and another teacher who were all stood talking together. He called my co-teacher and complained that I bowed to the three of them collectively and should have bowed to him individually.

Today he called my co-teacher to complain that I bowed to him too deeply while he was standing next to parents and I made it look as if he is a difficult man who demands deep bows from his teachers.

BOWING POLITICS

Christ

I couldn't deal with that.

I'd say I don't understand and would ask that he personally show me. If he did I'd say thanks and walk away. If he didn't I would give the deepest bow every time I saw him.

Child.

Oh man, if you've got the balls. Next time your CT tells you about his latest complaint, tell your CT to tell him that you didn't bow out of respect; since you heard that people who demand that you bow to them often have short man syndrome or tiny 'chaps'.

This takes me back to High School and early varsity years. My Muay Thai sensei would demand that we bow to him, whenever we see him, even if it's in public. If we didn't, we'd get a shot to the gut!


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD
« Reply #349 on: September 11, 2015, 11:50:48 am »
The other one was on an after-school meal.

There was a junior trainee teacher, young guy, bit of an arse.

After the meal we were driving to a bar. They stopped my at house and told me to get out.

"We are going to a bar, real teachers only" said the trainee.

................... ...
Holy shit, this infuriated me for you.  I would have immediately shot back with "Aren't you just a trainee?" with a saccharine smile.  What a ****** asshole.  Did the other teachers know that he said that and agreed?!


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD
« Reply #350 on: September 11, 2015, 01:29:43 pm »
My co came into my office this morning, asking about something on my computer.

Not only did she get incredibly close to my face with awful, hot morning breath, she began grunting and farting quite audibly (and continuously) for the remaining 3 minutes of our "discussion."   

 *eyes watering*


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD
« Reply #351 on: September 11, 2015, 02:17:48 pm »
I have to bow and greet my principle and vice principle every day, and any time I see them in the hall, as I hear a lot of other teachers have to do. I end up seeing my principle six or seven times a day just around the school and bow/greet every time. Every single time he just dead-pans straight ahead and doesn't even acknowledge that I exist.

One time I walked through a busy area of the school and missed him, totally by accident. He called my co-teacher the next day and complained that I did not bow. I'd bowed to him about six times that day already.

Students also wave and shout hello at me in the halls. I wave and say hello back. He called to complain that he has seen me waving and I should be bowing. Waving is not korean.

Another time I bowed to him, the vice principle and another teacher who were all stood talking together. He called my co-teacher and complained that I bowed to the three of them collectively and should have bowed to him individually.

Today he called my co-teacher to complain that I bowed to him too deeply while he was standing next to parents and I made it look as if he is a difficult man who demands deep bows from his teachers.

BOWING POLITICS



PRINCIPAL!!

PRINCIPAL!!

PRIN-CI-PAL!!!!!!!

How should I respond to this post regarding pedantic, petty and irritating individuals? I'll think about it later, first I'll just point out a grammar error.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD
« Reply #352 on: September 11, 2015, 09:09:28 pm »
Why do so many expats walk around looking literally homeless with zero regard to their own personal appearance?

I see people unironically wearing oversized, ill-fitting clothes, with unwashed hair and unshaven faces all the time. In public places. Like, how far do you have to fall to not even remotely care about your appearance when other people have to look at you?

I know people in Western countries do this, too, but the percentage is much lower. But here, go out anywhere where there are lots of expats, and it looks like half of them just rolled out of bed.

Gross.

There's nothing I like more than putting away the shirts and slacks and changing into my old shorts and ill-fitting jumpers and tshirts during the holidays. I love the sense of freedom of having a bit of a beard and not worrying about what I look like. I might be clean but I look like a hobo! But yeah, from now on I'll start wearing nicer clothing for the other grown men who might think I'm gross.  ;D


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD
« Reply #353 on: September 14, 2015, 08:10:15 am »
Why do some expats feel it's within their remit to judge others (be that clothes or otherwise)


As long as you don't offend my olfactory system, be as you were.
« Last Edit: September 14, 2015, 08:57:27 am by Space »


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD
« Reply #354 on: September 14, 2015, 08:31:14 am »
PRINCIPAL!!

PRINCIPAL!!

PRIN-CI-PAL!!!!!!!

How should I respond to this post regarding pedantic, petty and irritating individuals? I'll think about it later, first I'll just point out a grammar error.
*Spelling error*
:laugh:


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD
« Reply #355 on: September 14, 2015, 08:31:32 am »
Why do some expats feel it's within their to judge others judging others (be that clothes or otherwise)
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD
« Reply #356 on: September 14, 2015, 08:35:40 am »
The building friction between my CT and I...

She wanted me to make lesson plans for her, regarding the classes we have together. I asked why, she stated because we need it in case the BoE comes for inspection..? Yet not of the other teachers mention this at all. I sorta figured she was just trying to get me to do lesson plans for her. Whatever, takes like 5 min to just change some things on the template I wrote the week before.
Now, "I want the plans to be more detailed." How? I write the process for everything we do... "I want you to write what the teacher should be saying." So you want me to write you a script? Are this for you? I thought these were just for archive purposes in case BoE comes...
She sorta starts to stumble on her words.... well you don't have too etc.....
Yeah that's what I thought, you just want me to be writing Scripted lesson plans for you, so you don't have to write them. Maybe it's Monday and I am just a little bit more on edge or something.....

Also, the constant spying over my shoulder. EVERY TIME she walks by she starts reading over my shoulder, or investigating what I am doing on the computer... Sometimes it's so blatant, she had no reason to walk by, but only to glance at my screen.

It's come to the point of; I just swivel in my chair and stare and say "yes......"

And she continues to just watch, and I just stare at her, and she just stands there waiting for me to continue whatever it is I am doing...

I'm not doing anything wrong, so it's not like I should really care, but it's just intrusive, obviously more of a cultural thing. I actually wish I HAD a cubicle.

Then the constant little outburst of urinara-isms....

It's all sorta snowballing.
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD
« Reply #357 on: September 14, 2015, 08:53:33 am »
Why do some expats feel it's within their to judge others judging others (be that clothes or otherwise)

being perceptive is not the same as judging.



Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD
« Reply #358 on: September 14, 2015, 09:05:17 am »
I have to bow and greet my principle and vice principle every day, and any time I see them in the hall, as I hear a lot of other teachers have to do. I end up seeing my principle six or seven times a day just around the school and bow/greet every time. Every single time he just dead-pans straight ahead and doesn't even acknowledge that I exist.

One time I walked through a busy area of the school and missed him, totally by accident. He called my co-teacher the next day and complained that I did not bow. I'd bowed to him about six times that day already.

Students also wave and shout hello at me in the halls. I wave and say hello back. He called to complain that he has seen me waving and I should be bowing. Waving is not korean.

Another time I bowed to him, the vice principle and another teacher who were all stood talking together. He called my co-teacher and complained that I bowed to the three of them collectively and should have bowed to him individually.

Today he called my co-teacher to complain that I bowed to him too deeply while he was standing next to parents and I made it look as if he is a difficult man who demands deep bows from his teachers.

BOWING POLITICS



PRINCIPAL!!

PRINCIPAL!!

PRIN-CI-PAL!!!!!!!

How should I respond to this post regarding pedantic, petty and irritating individuals? I'll think about it later, first I'll just point out a grammar error.

Not a grammar error.

Haha, pedant joke.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD
« Reply #359 on: September 14, 2015, 09:33:01 am »
When your "peers" are having a conversation right next in Korean regarding America, Foreigners etc... with words like urinara thrown in etc... without mentioning to you at all what they are talking about.... not knowing you understand more than you they think you do...

Also, since they ALL can speak English at some level.... (all English staff.)
What you put into Korea, is what you will get out of Korea; it will not spoon feed you.