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  • Kayos
  • The Legend

    • 2413

    • March 31, 2016, 07:13:57 pm
    • NZ
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12720 on: November 30, 2020, 02:24:51 pm »
:sad: sorry kayos..

It's all good, but it makes me moody, due to the lack of sleep.
Doctors aren't even sure what is causing it, as all tests so far (and I've had lots) are showing me as very healthy.
But, whenever I try to sleep, I get my heart issue that just keeps me awake for much longer, and wakes me up really early.
Taking Tylenol is making me fall asleep a bit quicker and helping a bit, but I still wake up early and really tired >.<


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12721 on: November 30, 2020, 02:41:49 pm »
Atheists and Democrats- Two groups that think because they aren't the other side, they are immune to the impulses of the other side.

"How can I be ignorant and think unscientifically? I'm an atheist and vote Democrat!"

If you believe in science and biology, then you have to essentially accept an "original sin" view of human nature based on evolutionary biology and what our brains are wired to do. The idea that by eliminating organized religion you can eliminate certain human impulses doesn't really have much of a scientific basis.

Incidentally, research has suggested a genetic component to one being conservative or liberal and this likely was something that helped our species survive in its infancy- You needed to have both suspicious people in your tribe as well as people who would reach out. Without one or the other, your tribe is screwed.


  • JNM
  • Waygook Lord

    • 5054

    • January 19, 2015, 10:16:48 am
    • Cairo, Egypt (formerly Seoul)
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12722 on: November 30, 2020, 02:51:03 pm »
I choose to hear it as a prayer.



Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12723 on: November 30, 2020, 02:52:15 pm »
If you believe in science and biology, then you have to essentially accept an "original sin" view of human nature based on evolutionary biology
what


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12724 on: November 30, 2020, 02:56:12 pm »
what
No original sin as defined in religion, but the idea that essentially within all human beings exist certain impulses due to biology and evolution that will produce negative behaviors, at least negative in a modern industrialized society built around tolerance and such.


  • JNM
  • Waygook Lord

    • 5054

    • January 19, 2015, 10:16:48 am
    • Cairo, Egypt (formerly Seoul)
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12725 on: November 30, 2020, 05:32:59 pm »
No original sin as defined in religion, but the idea that essentially within all human beings exist certain impulses due to biology and evolution that will produce negative behaviors, at least negative in a modern industrialized society built around tolerance and such.

Interesting perspective.

It is interesting that many of our behaviors in “polite society” are so contrary to our instincts.
 


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12726 on: November 30, 2020, 08:09:39 pm »
No original sin as defined in religion, but the idea that essentially within all human beings exist certain impulses due to biology and evolution that will produce negative behaviors, at least negative in a modern industrialized society built around tolerance and such.

Then you shouldn't use the phrase "original sin" as it was the CHOICE (or was it?)  of eating the forbidden fruit which gave us knowledge (according to the bible).  This in tern led to the determinism/free will argument (and taint of women) that has been held since the our philosophical brains could handle/grasp it.....and it still permeates.   FYI (look at the Apple logo..a logo with heavy implications IMO)...

Biology is not a choice, so I would choose a different phrase than "original sin", which I consider a philosophical/religious term of phrase.  I do get that you could possibly mean that our reptilian brain seeks out...regardless of the social implications.  BUT, our biology is not inherently sinful.  It only informs our behaviours, which could socially become sinful....so I get that part of what you are saying.
« Last Edit: November 30, 2020, 09:18:56 pm by dippedinblush »


  • 745sticky
  • The Legend

    • 2350

    • March 26, 2020, 01:52:57 pm
    • Korea
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12727 on: December 01, 2020, 08:30:26 am »
Online, damn! Online is the realm of the, sorry to say, vitriol spewing Atheist (the nice ones you meet in real life).
They'll derail arguments, mock, insult and act like colossal assholes and insist that anyone who doesn't believe what they do is a complete idiot.

Online atheism devolved into a pseudo-intellectual circlejerk pretty quickly. Its out of vogue now anyways since all the gamergate stuff. I hear paganism is the hot new thing for faux-woke college students


  • nightninja
  • Expert Waygook

    • 529

    • April 02, 2018, 03:20:32 pm
    • Korea
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12728 on: December 01, 2020, 11:22:33 am »
well guys, my husband got pissed at me this morning for taking 3 choco pies to school to give out as a promised reward for doing something really good......for 3 students......he got pissed because he has to have everything for himself......he has plenty of things to eat as a snack and gets choco pies given to him pretty regularly and if I were to eat them he wouldn't have had a problem and said he doesn't know if he married the devil or his wife........so I am out.....breaking the contract and finally going to leave in January

It seems small but its the last straw....


So for any EPIKers.....any ideas on the real consequences of breaking a contract with less than 2 months notice and less than 6 months worked (Gangwon) ? This is my 6th contract.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12729 on: December 01, 2020, 11:23:35 am »
Then you shouldn't use the phrase "original sin" as it was the CHOICE (or was it?)  of eating the forbidden fruit which gave us knowledge (according to the bible).  This in tern led to the determinism/free will argument (and taint of women) that has been held since the our philosophical brains could handle/grasp it.....and it still permeates.   FYI (look at the Apple logo..a logo with heavy implications IMO)...

Biology is not a choice, so I would choose a different phrase than "original sin", which I consider a philosophical/religious term of phrase.  I do get that you could possibly mean that our reptilian brain seeks out...regardless of the social implications.  BUT, our biology is not inherently sinful.  It only informs our behaviours, which could socially become sinful....so I get that part of what you are saying.
Yeah it was a flawed term but I went with it to try and get the idea across and also to thematically link the point- That certain what would be called negative behaviors and tendencies exist in humans due to evolution and doing things like voting Democrat or becoming atheist does not eliminate them.

I'd also suggest, given the track record of various non-religious movements and philosophies that there exists some sort of biological drive in people to create organizations and structures that take on the quality of dogmatic religion.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12730 on: December 01, 2020, 11:38:13 am »
people are by nature political animals


  • D.L.Orean
  • Hero of Waygookistan

    • 1063

    • February 25, 2020, 09:34:41 am
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12731 on: December 01, 2020, 11:48:18 am »
well guys, my husband got pissed at me this morning for taking 3 choco pies to school to give out as a promised reward for doing something really good......for 3 students......he got pissed because he has to have everything for himself......he has plenty of things to eat as a snack and gets choco pies given to him pretty regularly and if I were to eat them he wouldn't have had a problem and said he doesn't know if he married the devil or his wife........so I am out.....breaking the contract and finally going to leave in January

It seems small but its the last straw....


So for any EPIKers.....any ideas on the real consequences of breaking a contract with less than 2 months notice and less than 6 months worked (Gangwon) ? This is my 6th contract.

You wrote husband. Did you mean 5 year old child?
"To be honest, it surprises me how many younger women are attracted to me over 40.  But I still don't see a lot of 9s and 10's.  Mostly 7s and 8s.  I had some pretty good looking women be mutually attracted to me back in the day." hangook77


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12732 on: December 01, 2020, 11:53:24 am »
nightninja, I hope you're doing alright. 

THEY'RE SNACKS. THEY'RE 60 CENTS A POP AND THEY'RE EVERYWHERE. WHO FUKKING CARES.?

Can I scream at him for a bit?


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12733 on: December 01, 2020, 11:59:48 am »
It seems small but its the last straw....


So for any EPIKers.....any ideas on the real consequences of breaking a contract with less than 2 months notice and less than 6 months worked (Gangwon) ? This is my 6th contract.

It doesn't seem small the guy sounds insane. Sorry for the long post here but this is what the EPIK contract says:

Article 9 (Resignation) ① The Employee shall perform the duties set forth under Article 3 hereof during the Term of Employment set forth under Article 5 hereof.
  ② This Contract is binding unless the Employee gives sixty (60) days written notice of termination (stating a planned date of resignation and reason(s) therefore) to the principal of the Employee's main school as well as the Superintendent of the Office of Education.
  ③ Failure of the Employee to give sixty (60) days written notice of termination to the main school  Principal and the Superintendent of the Office of Education shall be reported to the Korean Immigration Service and shall affect the Employee's ability to freely enter the Republic of Korea in the future.
  ④ In the case of the Employee's resignation his/her visa shall be cancelled.

Article 10 (Renewal) ① The Term of Employment stated in Article 5 hereof may be renewed by the mutual written agreement of the Employer and the Employee provided that the renewal Term of Employment shall not exceed one (1) year.
  ② In the case of renewal of this Contract pursuant to the foregoing clause ①, the Employee shall be given five (5) working days paid leave which shall take place during the nearest school vacation of the renewal contract with the condition that the days do not conflict with the school’s schedule.  This one-week leave will be counted as part of the contract term, and, accordingly, salary will be paid as normal for this period. The period of this renewal vacation may be negotiated with the school to be held in the next school vacation which is within six months from the first day of the contract if necessary.
  ③ The Employer shall provide the Employee with a Contract Renewal Allowance of 2,000,000 Korean Won. 1,300,000 Korean Won of this Contract Renewal Allowance will be paid within one month of the beginning of the new Term of Employment with the remaining 700,000 Korean Won to be disbursed after the successful completion of the contract. In the case of Contract Renewal (and the payment of the subsequent Renewal Allowance), the Employee shall not receive an Exit Allowance for the completion of the current Term of Employment nor shall the Employee receive an Entrance Allowance for the renewal Term of Employment.
  ④ In case of the termination of the Renewal Contract within the first six (6) months, regardless of course or ground therefore,  the paid leave specified in the forgoing clause 2 shall be unpaid. In addition, the remaining 700,000 Korean Won of the Contract Renewal Allowance will be forfeited

So basically you won't get some of your money if you leave before 6 months and who cares about the visa unless you plan to come back but they can't sue you or anything


  • oglop
  • The Legend

    • 4618

    • August 25, 2011, 07:24:54 pm
    • Seoul
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12734 on: December 01, 2020, 12:10:15 pm »
well guys, my husband got pissed at me this morning for taking 3 choco pies to school to give out as a promised reward for doing something really good......for 3 students......he got pissed because he has to have everything for himself......he has plenty of things to eat as a snack and gets choco pies given to him pretty regularly and if I were to eat them he wouldn't have had a problem and said he doesn't know if he married the devil or his wife........so I am out.....breaking the contract and finally going to leave in January

It seems small but its the last straw....


So for any EPIKers.....any ideas on the real consequences of breaking a contract with less than 2 months notice and less than 6 months worked (Gangwon) ? This is my 6th contract.
good for you. your husband sounds horrible


  • Kayos
  • The Legend

    • 2413

    • March 31, 2016, 07:13:57 pm
    • NZ
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12735 on: December 01, 2020, 12:16:04 pm »
well guys, my husband got pissed at me this morning for taking 3 choco pies to school to give out as a promised reward for doing something really good......for 3 students......he got pissed because he has to have everything for himself......he has plenty of things to eat as a snack and gets choco pies given to him pretty regularly and if I were to eat them he wouldn't have had a problem and said he doesn't know if he married the devil or his wife........so I am out.....breaking the contract and finally going to leave in January

It seems small but its the last straw....


So for any EPIKers.....any ideas on the real consequences of breaking a contract with less than 2 months notice and less than 6 months worked (Gangwon) ? This is my 6th contract.

Someone correct me if I'm wrong but, the only likely consequence would be not being able to be rehired for epik in the future. And you may forfeit your exit plane allowance.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12736 on: December 01, 2020, 12:16:36 pm »
well guys, my husband got pissed at me this morning for taking 3 choco pies to school to give out as a promised reward for doing something really good......for 3 students......he got pissed because he has to have everything for himself......he has plenty of things to eat as a snack and gets choco pies given to him pretty regularly and if I were to eat them he wouldn't have had a problem and said he doesn't know if he married the devil or his wife........so I am out.....breaking the contract and finally going to leave in January

It seems small but its the last straw....


So for any EPIKers.....any ideas on the real consequences of breaking a contract with less than 2 months notice and less than 6 months worked (Gangwon) ? This is my 6th contract.

Sorry, honey. I didn't mean to be so selfish. Here's a big box of choco pies just for you...



  • 745sticky
  • The Legend

    • 2350

    • March 26, 2020, 01:52:57 pm
    • Korea
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12737 on: December 01, 2020, 12:20:57 pm »
Someone correct me if I'm wrong but, the only likely consequence would be not being able to be rehired for epik in the future. And you may forfeit your exit plane allowance.

Would you get severance?


  • Kayos
  • The Legend

    • 2413

    • March 31, 2016, 07:13:57 pm
    • NZ
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12738 on: December 01, 2020, 12:29:22 pm »
Would you get severance?

Yes, but it depends. Did their school pay severance at the end of each contract? if not, they'd get 5 years X months worth of it.
Some schools pay it at the end of each contract (rare), some wait until you leave and pay it in 1 big chunk (common). Once you have worked for more than 1 year you are entitled to it.
Looks like the OP worked for 5 years and 4 months? so they'd get that much worth of severance, so about 5.35 months worth of pay or something (each year is around the 1months pay in severance)


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12739 on: December 01, 2020, 12:51:32 pm »
Would you get severance?

Yes, you're still entitled to severance as long as you've worked 12 months or longer with your current employer. nightninja says this is her 6th contract, and I assume it's with the same education office, so she's entitled to 6 years of severance minus the calculated difference of however many months she hasn't worked in her final contract plus whatever severance amount she may have already been paid in the past (in case her school(s) paid out each year instead of holding onto it like they're supposed to).

Some employers will try to cheat their employees out of severance that is lawfully owed to them by saying they're only entitled to it if they complete their current contract, but that's only true for the first 12 months with that employer. If you complete 12 months and continue to work after that, you're owed. Attempting to get out of paying lawfully owed severance is more of a problem with hagwons, though, not so much public schools.

Severance is also supposed to be paid out within either 10 or 14 working days after the last day of work (I can't remember which one, but I'm leaning towards 14 -- I think it's within 10 days for wages). After that, a former employee can file a complaint with the MOEL.

@nightninja: Payout of severance is automatic, but payout of pension is not. You have to apply for that before leaving the country, so, as long as you're from Canada or the USA, don't forget to do that as it's a lot more difficult to get done once out of the country.

Also, as far as EPIK goes, the worst that might happen is they'll never hire you again, but I've known people who've had to break their contracts, then reapplied to EPIK later and were still accepted. And even if EPIK decides it won't take you back on again, you can always go the hagwon or direct-hire route. Breaking a contract and leaving the country early doesn't get you railroaded, but, if working on certain visas, it could prevent you from legally working within the country again until your final contract expires (I assume you were working on an F6 visa, though, so that's not something you'll need to worry about). 

Anyway, nightninja, I'm sorry to hear that it had to come to this, but your husband sounds like a big bag of yikes, and I'm happy that you're making the call to finally get away from him. On to better things.