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  • oglop
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11480 on: March 16, 2020, 11:10:03 am »
Schools have closed down in my city for the rest of the month. As a current, non-contract teacher, I won't be getting paid at all during this time :sad: Hooray America

Has school resumed in Korea? Or are they still putting it off?
it if makes you feels any better, i work at a private elementary school but don't get paid if i don't work, either. hooray


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11481 on: March 16, 2020, 11:27:05 am »
Not open yet, planned for 23rd March, but I just can't see that happening.

Probably won't. They are considering adding another week or two to the closure. An official announcement is expected tomorrow or Wednesday at the latest.

https://www.yna.co.kr/view/AKR20200316065800004
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11482 on: March 16, 2020, 03:21:00 pm »
Probably won't. They are considering adding another week or two to the closure. An official announcement is expected tomorrow or Wednesday at the latest.

https://www.yna.co.kr/view/AKR20200316065800004

Yeah, seems like that.  Korea has done really well during this outbreak and bringing students back too early could easily start a second outbreak.  If only for lunchtime as you can keep students separate in their classes for studying, but having lunch and dinner together completely throws things up in the air. 


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11483 on: March 16, 2020, 04:55:43 pm »
April 15th is Election Day.

The reigning gov't doesn't want any ammo against them. In the Twitterverse (KakaoGalaxy), it makes perfect sense to play it safe and begin classes in early April.


  • oglop
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11484 on: March 16, 2020, 05:03:04 pm »
April 15th is Election Day.

The reigning gov't doesn't want any ammo against them. In the Twitterverse (KakaoGalaxy), it makes perfect sense to play it safe and begin classes in early April.
Hmm. This is a good point. We'll find out tomorrow


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11486 on: March 18, 2020, 11:39:28 am »
Non-contract? You're a substitute teacher?

I'm tutoring at a prep school these days. Money is good, but I don't get paid if there aren't students to teach.

And as of today, the cancellation of schools in my state have been extended to April 15th. It looks like I'm gonna have to find new work.  :cry:
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11487 on: March 28, 2020, 07:59:09 pm »
There's a nosy adjusshi who's recently made the laundromat that opened up near my home some months ago into his personal clubhouse away from home. He's not an employee, and he purposely waits for when he knows the employees won't be there before showing up. When he's there, he stays for 8-10 hour stretches, just watching TV and falling asleep to different programs. He's not an employee, he isn't homeless, and he isn't hardup.

It pisses me off so much because I don't feel safe about leaving my laundry to do itself while he's around, and he's always around. I've walked in on him looking through other people's laundry before. I've said something to an actual employee about this dude before, but nothing's been done, so now I'm all like... what now? The guy is just so ****** weird and creepy.

Thinking that maybe I should try to get in touch with the actual owner, but... what if this guy *is* the owner incognito, lol?

Guess I just need to babysit my clothes every time I go there now.  :lipsrsealed:
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  • Mr C
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11488 on: March 28, 2020, 09:50:32 pm »
There's a nosy adjusshi who's recently made the laundromat that opened up near my home some months ago into his personal clubhouse away from home. He's not an employee, and he purposely waits for when he knows the employees won't be there before showing up. When he's there, he stays for 8-10 hour stretches, just watching TV and falling asleep to different programs. He's not an employee, he isn't homeless, and he isn't hardup.

It pisses me off so much because I don't feel safe about leaving my laundry to do itself while he's around, and he's always around. I've walked in on him looking through other people's laundry before. I've said something to an actual employee about this dude before, but nothing's been done, so now I'm all like... what now? The guy is just so ****** weird and creepy.

Thinking that maybe I should try to get in touch with the actual owner, but... what if this guy *is* the owner incognito, lol?

Guess I just need to babysit my clothes every time I go there now.  :lipsrsealed:
Don't know I've ever seen this situation before, but whenever I have been the situation of using a public laundromat, I definitely would bring a book and wait there the whole time.  It wouldn't occur to me leave.  OTOH, when I lived in a smallish apartment complex, I definitely went back to the apartment.  The trick there is timing your return so some impatient person didn't dump your clothes out of the machine when it finished. 

That said, every apartment I've had in Korea came with a washing machine.  The first Korean laundromat I ever saw was in about 2016.  I hope this isn't a trend.


  • oglop
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11489 on: March 28, 2020, 09:52:50 pm »
i use those laundry machines to wash bedding. too big/heavy to put in my apartment front loader


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11490 on: March 28, 2020, 09:55:13 pm »
i use those laundry machines to wash bedding. too big/heavy to put in my apartment front loader
Ah.  I do have one blanket that's too big.  I take it to my dry cleaner.  In addition to dry cleaning, most of them also do regular wash at a reasonable price.


  • oglop
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11491 on: March 28, 2020, 10:02:51 pm »
yeah good point. never thought to take the bedding to the dry cleaners actually. with the laundry places you can wash/dry it all in a couple of hours, and put it back on the bed, which is why i use it


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11492 on: March 28, 2020, 10:55:33 pm »
Don't know I've ever seen this situation before, but whenever I have been the situation of using a public laundromat, I definitely would bring a book and wait there the whole time.  It wouldn't occur to me leave.  OTOH, when I lived in a smallish apartment complex, I definitely went back to the apartment.  The trick there is timing your return so some impatient person didn't dump your clothes out of the machine when it finished. 

That said, every apartment I've had in Korea came with a washing machine.  The first Korean laundromat I ever saw was in about 2016.  I hope this isn't a trend.

Yeah, this place is close enough to my home that I leave to take care of other things. I always come back by at least 5 minutes before the machines are finished.

And I use the laundromat for bedding, mostly. I'll sometimes bring in a load of normal laundry to get a more thorough washing, though. The machine that came with my apartment is old and shitty. Even though I regularly treat it for both bacteria and mold, enough of either gets left in the drum and stuck on my clothes that, over time, they'll start to smell strange any time I sweat, even a little. I used to soak my clothes in a special solution once a month to help with this, but using the laundromat machines is far more effective and efficient.