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  • Waygook Lord

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12580 on: September 29, 2020, 03:20:43 pm »
I hate my new main 6th grade CT. She controls my classes and seems to be actively blocking me from interreacting with students that I've been teaching since they were little. There are days that I just want to tell her to stfu because she's constantly teaching incorrect grammar and pronunciation. I die a little more inside every class I have with her and can't wait to leave this school in three months. I'll miss my students, but I can't teach them with her being an anal retentive freak. I'm shooting for homeroom positions after this because I'm done teaching with CTs for good after dealing with her.

Students have been asking me why I don't teach anymore, that classes are boring now, and keep giving me sad looks when I go straight to the back of the classroom to sit down.

She edits all my PPTs of diversity and replaces them with blond hair, blue eyed people. She takes out information and replaces it with stereotypes that even the children point out are wrong (because I taught them better). I know that I only have a few months left and shouldn't care, but I'm seriously worried about what she'll undo (she teaches 3rd and 4th sometimes as well) once I'm gone (the homeroom teachers, principal, and other CTs are always telling me how much the students have improved since I got here).

 

Thanks for coming to my TED Talk. 

Yah, you can't win this one. People like this are mentally deranged and beyond help. Sorry to hear all your hard work is being undone. Some people shouldn't be allowed to teach and she is one of them.
There is no known medical cure for stupidity!


  • nightninja
  • Expert Waygook

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    • April 02, 2018, 03:20:32 pm
    • Korea
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12581 on: September 29, 2020, 03:37:15 pm »
I hate my new main 6th grade CT. She controls my classes and seems to be actively blocking me from interreacting with students that I've been teaching since they were little. There are days that I just want to tell her to stfu because she's constantly teaching incorrect grammar and pronunciation. I die a little more inside every class I have with her and can't wait to leave this school in three months. I'll miss my students, but I can't teach them with her being an anal retentive freak. I'm shooting for homeroom positions after this because I'm done teaching with CTs for good after dealing with her.

Students have been asking me why I don't teach anymore, that classes are boring now, and keep giving me sad looks when I go straight to the back of the classroom to sit down.

She edits all my PPTs of diversity and replaces them with blond hair, blue eyed people. She takes out information and replaces it with stereotypes that even the children point out are wrong (because I taught them better). I know that I only have a few months left and shouldn't care, but I'm seriously worried about what she'll undo (she teaches 3rd and 4th sometimes as well) once I'm gone (the homeroom teachers, principal, and other CTs are always telling me how much the students have improved since I got here).

 

Thanks for coming to my TED Talk. 

That's sad.....but know the students appreciated your work


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12582 on: October 13, 2020, 10:12:56 am »
I typically spend around 1.5 hours at the gym: 30 minutes doing cardio (usually jogging on the treadmill), and then an hour on weights.

There was an ahjeosshi using the leg extension machine when I walked into the weight room. He was still using it when I left. Over an hour. On one ****** machine. He would get on, do like 4-5 reps on it, get off to do this weird jogging stretch for about 30 seconds to a minute, then get back on to do the same thing over again. He had the machine on the lowest weight possible, too, and he made sure to guard the machine against anyone who dared to get too close to it whenever he was doing his weird stretch thing.

I don't use the machine, but I was still irritated for everyone else in the gym. No idea what he thought he was accomplishing.


  • CO2
  • Waygook Lord

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12583 on: October 13, 2020, 10:15:15 am »
Yeah, I don't want to rush working out, but that is hella inefficient. Get your shit done. Not in a rush, but get it done. Jesus.

It'd be like eating every grain of rice in your bowl individually.

Just use a spoon. Enjoy it, sure, taste it. But, good lord, eat 80 at a time FFS. 


  • OnNut81
  • The Legend

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    • April 01, 2011, 03:01:41 pm
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12584 on: October 13, 2020, 10:22:16 am »
I typically spend around 1.5 hours at the gym: 30 minutes doing cardio (usually jogging on the treadmill), and then an hour on weights.

There was an ahjeosshi using the leg extension machine when I walked into the weight room. He was still using it when I left. Over an hour. On one ****** machine. He would get on, do like 4-5 reps on it, get off to do this weird jogging stretch for about 30 seconds to a minute, then get back on to do the same thing over again. He had the machine on the lowest weight possible, too, and he made sure to guard the machine against anyone who dared to get too close to it whenever he was doing his weird stretch thing.

I don't use the machine, but I was still irritated for everyone else in the gym. No idea what he thought he was accomplishing.

My gym has a fair number of fit people who have taken personal training and seem to know what they're doing.  But you still get a lot of the older folk who don't work out efficiently and the trainers never correct or advise them.  Probably an age thing.  I see a few of the old guys who think more is better and load up the weight and then do quick pumps with a fifth of the range of motion.  Seems to very popular on the shoulder press and incline bench machines.  They can't do a full range movement with the weight they have put on so just quickly a do a bunch of convulsive tiny moves.  The leg machines seem to be popular with the people that are really only there to get out of the house. 


  • JNM
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12585 on: October 25, 2020, 11:53:58 pm »
My gym has a fair number of fit people who have taken personal training and seem to know what they're doing.  But you still get a lot of the older folk who don't work out efficiently and the trainers never correct or advise them.  Probably an age thing.  I see a few of the old guys who think more is better and load up the weight and then do quick pumps with a fifth of the range of motion.  Seems to very popular on the shoulder press and incline bench machines.  They can't do a full range movement with the weight they have put on so just quickly a do a bunch of convulsive tiny moves.  The leg machines seem to be popular with the people that are really only there to get out of the house. 

The leg press is a popular one for “naturally active, but not *gym* exercises” people. If you spend your day on your feet, you can push a lot of weight on those things!
« Last Edit: October 26, 2020, 03:23:30 pm by JNM »


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  • Adventurer

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    • April 22, 2020, 07:49:38 pm
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12586 on: October 26, 2020, 06:38:18 am »
This is a new low, even for Waygook. 

We now have long time users who never contribute any lesson materials, asking other users to post Google Drive links so they can download for free without paying the subscription fee. 

That Craigslist thread might be more useful than we thought for the penny pinchers!


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    • March 31, 2016, 07:13:57 pm
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12587 on: October 26, 2020, 07:49:53 am »
This is a new low, even for Waygook. 

We now have long time users who never contribute any lesson materials, asking other users to post Google Drive links so they can download for free without paying the subscription fee. 

That Craigslist thread might be more useful than we thought for the penny pinchers!

It's because waygook started charging to access the lessons - and it was forced upon us with very little warning.
A lot of veterans even pulled their materials from the site over this. Some went and made a new website to share them for free.


  • OnNut81
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    • April 01, 2011, 03:01:41 pm
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12588 on: October 26, 2020, 07:51:22 am »
This is a new low, even for Waygook. 

We now have long time users who never contribute any lesson materials, asking other users to post Google Drive links so they can download for free without paying the subscription fee. 

That Craigslist thread might be more useful than we thought for the penny pinchers!

I think you'll find most long time users will look at the time waygook.org went from being a completely free site to throwing up a pay wall around lesson plans unannounced as the all time low.  Perhaps you weren't around for that debacle. 


  • Mr C
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    • October 17, 2012, 03:00:40 pm
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12589 on: October 26, 2020, 08:01:37 am »
I think you'll find most long time users will look at the time waygook.org went from being a completely free site to throwing up a pay wall around lesson plans unannounced as the all time low.  Perhaps you weren't around for that debacle. 

Even lower than that, was inserting a bit of code that changes the url of other sharing sites to spammy.org


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12590 on: October 26, 2020, 08:07:04 am »
Even lower than that, was inserting a bit of code that changes the url of other sharing sites to spammy.org

Yeah I know lots of people removed their lessons after the great wall of 2016.  But that spammy site is great for materials.


  • oglop
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    • August 25, 2011, 07:24:54 pm
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12591 on: October 26, 2020, 05:28:23 pm »
This is a new low, even for Waygook. 

We now have long time users who never contribute any lesson materials, asking other users to post Google Drive links so they can download for free without paying the subscription fee. 

That Craigslist thread might be more useful than we thought for the penny pinchers!
i think you're misunderstanding "being cheap" with "not paying for something out of principle". how the paywall was put up and blocking the website k0rshare from being typed so it redirects to "spam" or whatever is absolutely ****** lame


  • hippo
  • Super Waygook

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    • July 16, 2011, 11:28:36 pm
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12592 on: October 26, 2020, 06:18:09 pm »
This is a test.  www.Spam.org. How lovely.  I have even paid for this before.
« Last Edit: October 26, 2020, 06:20:48 pm by hippo »


  • Mr C
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12593 on: October 26, 2020, 06:59:14 pm »
i think you're misunderstanding "being cheap" with "not paying for something out of principle". how the paywall was put up and blocking the website k0rshare from being typed so it redirects to "spam" or whatever is absolutely ****** lame
Uh, or  t e a c h k o r e a . k r


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12594 on: October 26, 2020, 09:32:27 pm »
I really just want to give up everything and move to Italy!  Has anyone ever heard of anyone making it as an ESL teacher in Italy?

I know I sound like a whiner, but Korea does not give me any passion at all to stay anymore. This country is a good one, but I just can't find the passion to learn the language even more that I have...It won't get me anywhere....
the food is great, but I'm done with gochugang and aggressively spiced/seasoned food.  My surroundings are samey and so are the people.  The Confucianism here is still strong and oppressive...and there is so much waste and corruption, and facades...everythin g is a phony facade.

My apartment smells like the sewer and it seems to grow stronger by the day.

 I've invested over a decade in this country and it is flourishing, but I am not.  My salary is at the top of what it can be and can't grow and I don't know why (i try harder every year and i am given more and more responsibilities but there is no payoff), and with each passing year all my positivity for this country wanes because there is no where I feel I can go and grow....

there is a part of me that deeply loves yet deeply hates this country.  I feel like Korea sucks the marrow out of you.  I am at a total loss, and I feel lost.
« Last Edit: October 26, 2020, 09:56:51 pm by dippedinblush »


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12595 on: October 27, 2020, 07:40:57 am »
I really just want to give up everything and move to Italy!  Has anyone ever heard of anyone making it as an ESL teacher in Italy?

I understand exactly how you feel. If you're done, you're done.

As far as ESL in Italy goes, I've met people who've done stints there, and it's possible, but much like here it can be a shitshow unless you get into the right school with the right people. Unlike here, you'll be doing proper teaching within proper programs. They take language acquisition more seriously there as compared to here, but I don't really know about how the pay works or what the requirements are. Italy also has a very patriarchal society, and the sexual harassment there can be fairly aggressive, but I think that also depends on where you live. It also doesn't have the same level of hierarchy as in Korea so it might be easier to deal with that kind of patriarchy vs. the one here.

And while I don't think it's as bad as in say, France, they don't like A/C there, haha. So get ready to sweat.

The people I've talked to all had both good and bad things to say about it, and they all had different reasons, but they've all said that it was worth their time there.
« Last Edit: October 27, 2020, 07:47:02 am by Chinguetti »


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12596 on: October 27, 2020, 07:44:28 am »
You probably won't be putting much in the savings account, but you can definitely survive on the pay you'll get, and it might be worth it just for the experience of living there. Italy is a beautiful country so I'd definitely do a year if I could.

I wonder if you're allowed to supplement your income with privates on whatever visa they have you on there. I knew a guy that did Spanish tutoring in the Czech Republic (cheaper to live in than Italy but still a very nice country, so it might be worth taking a look at) and he made out pretty well all things considered. This was a few years ago though.


  • Kyndo
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12597 on: October 27, 2020, 12:10:13 pm »
I just got my application for renewal yesterday, and in the "Current EPIK Level" I wrote in "1+" because that's what I've been at for the last 8 years or whatever. No problem.

In the "Desired EPIK Level" I wrote "1++++", and the administration sent my application back to my head teacher who then handed it back to me. There was a big sticky note attached with what I'm sure is the equivalent of "This is not a joking matter, please take this seriously, this is official government paperwork, what the hell is wrong with you, etc etc" scribbled over it in angry looking hangeul cursive.
  They seriously need to lighten up.  >:(
 
Anyway, the head English teacher snickered, though, so I guess 1 out of 2 isn't bad.


  • oglop
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12598 on: October 27, 2020, 12:23:28 pm »
I just got my application for renewal yesterday, and in the "Current EPIK Level" I wrote in "1+" because that's what I've been at for the last 8 years or whatever. No problem.

In the "Desired EPIK Level" I wrote "1++++", and the administration sent my application back to my head teacher who then handed it back to me. There was a big sticky note attached with what I'm sure is the equivalent of "This is not a joking matter, please take this seriously, this is official government paperwork, what the hell is wrong with you, etc etc" scribbled over it in angry looking hangeul cursive.
  They seriously need to lighten up.  >:(
 
Anyway, the head English teacher snickered, though, so I guess 1 out of 2 isn't bad.

this is hilarious


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12599 on: October 27, 2020, 10:45:22 pm »
I just got my application for renewal yesterday, and in the "Current EPIK Level" I wrote in "1+" because that's what I've been at for the last 8 years or whatever. No problem.

In the "Desired EPIK Level" I wrote "1++++", and the administration sent my application back to my head teacher who then handed it back to me. There was a big sticky note attached with what I'm sure is the equivalent of "This is not a joking matter, please take this seriously, this is official government paperwork, what the hell is wrong with you, etc etc" scribbled over it in angry looking hangeul cursive.
  They seriously need to lighten up.  >:(
 
Anyway, the head English teacher snickered, though, so I guess 1 out of 2 isn't bad.

I hope they don’t rescind napping privileges!

“You give a guy a coffee laced with Hot6 and this is how he repays you.” :-[