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  • CO2
  • Waygook Lord

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    • March 02, 2015, 03:41:14 pm
    • Uiwang
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12800 on: December 02, 2020, 10:03:53 am »
I'm sorry your asshole didn't give you the opportunity to troll her. People who try to police others who are properly socially distanced and who aren't breaking any laws are maddening.
Worse are the ones in FB wayg groups who shame you for going to a restaurant or a movie. Like, can these people honestly say that they've never been anywhere except E-Mart and work for the last 8 months? I'm not going to illegal showings of Tenet in the industrial zone. I'm not having buffets in basements at 3AM with a password for door access.

I had a guy shame me for going camping in September. CAMPING. OUTDOORS. WHERE THE SITES ARE 10M APART.
You got the wrong guy, buddy.

I follow the gov guidelines and I do what I can to stay safe and keep others safe. I get that it's a pandemic, but I'm not locking myself in my room for a year, it ain't happening.
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12801 on: December 02, 2020, 10:14:48 am »
Yeah, I understand their concerns and all, but so many people try to take it to an unreasonable and unnecessary degree. It's one thing to blast someone for not following guidelines at all, it's another to start making up your own and trying to force everyone else in line with them.

Some people like to strong arm others, and the pandemic gives them a convenient excuse, while other people are just out of their ****** minds and try to make that everyone else's problem.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12802 on: December 02, 2020, 10:46:47 am »
I'm sorry your asshole didn't give you the opportunity to troll her. People who try to police others who are properly socially distanced and who aren't breaking any laws are maddening.

I'll get her back. She often uses the old study library at the end of my street. I might even mention it to my fiercesome wife. She loves a good verbal with busy-body's.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12803 on: December 02, 2020, 02:43:36 pm »
Took 4 sick days this year (not in a row) and now the MOE wants a medical certificate. I love how they ignore the part of the contract that says my job is co-teaching (working with a co-teacher), but absolutely pounce when it comes to this shit.

Perhaps my voice wouldn't have become hoarse so often if I didn't have to teach 6 classes in a row on Tuesdays, without a CT and when I do have a CT, I'm still planning absolutely everything and doing 95% of the talking (unless the students are talking). Perhaps it wouldn't be so hoarse if I didn't have to fight with half the homeroom teachers who love sending their students to my class 5-10min early so there's no break between those 6 lessons. At my other school with no CT, I'm promised that a HR will be present. They are... for the first 30sec of the lesson. I don't need their help, but their presence is sometimes enough that I wont have to resort to disciplining and they can help with the particularly slow students so I can focus on teaching at a level that's more or less at everyone's pace.

I used to come to school when my voice was completely hoarse, but screw that. These days I'd rather take a day off to recover than spent the next 2 weeks in agony, gradually recovering.

I'm not worried in the slightest, worst I can expect is some idiot from the MOE messaging me everyday for the next 2 weeks asking for a medical certificate from a month ago, before it finally sinks into his skull that you can't go to a doctor to ask for a damn medical certificate for that time you were sick last month.
« Last Edit: December 02, 2020, 02:47:42 pm by Aristocrat »


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  • Waygook Lord

    • 6953

    • March 02, 2015, 03:41:14 pm
    • Uiwang
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12804 on: December 02, 2020, 02:51:51 pm »
Took 4 sick days this year (not in a row) and now the MOE wants a medical certificate. I love how they ignore the part of the contract that says my job is co-teaching (working with a co-teacher), but absolutely pounce when it comes to this shit.

Perhaps my voice wouldn't have become hoarse so often if I didn't have to teach 6 classes in a row on Tuesdays, without a CT and when I do have a CT, I'm still planning absolutely everything and doing 95% of the talking (unless the students are talking). Perhaps it wouldn't be so hoarse if I didn't have to fight with half the homeroom teachers who love sending their students to my class 5-10min early so there's no break between those 6 lessons. At my other school with no CT, I'm promised that a HR will be present. They are... for the first 30sec of the lesson. I don't need their help, but their presence is sometimes enough that I wont have to resort to disciplining and they can help with the particularly slow students so I can focus on teaching at a level that's more or less at everyone's pace.

I used to come to school when my voice was completely hoarse, but screw that. These days I'd rather take a day off to recover than spent the next 2 weeks in agony, gradually recovering.

I'm not worried in the slightest, worst I can expect is some idiot from the MOE messaging me everyday for the next 2 weeks asking for a medical certificate from a month ago, before it finally sinks into his skull that you can't go to a doctor to ask for a damn medical certificate for that time you were sick last month.
Why are these things sprung on us well AFTER the fact?

I remember when I was was asked for the material that I had for the city camp (not MY school) from the VPs office a month after the fact.

Like............... . WHAT? How about ask for that before the camp starts?

"I don't have it, we taught in pairs, J made them. I asked him and he recycled all of it. It's gone. Forever. Because it was a specific camp curriculum and it was a month ago."

"Well, we can't release the 500 000W extra pay from city hall without it. It needs to not be looked at ever, but filed away in some drawer in the attic for 7 years before it gets shredded."

I was at the camp. I was at every class. Me and J. The Korean co-t was there. We taught everything. Attendence is 100%. (It's a 5 day/4 night camp in the woods. Fully catered, our own cabins)

I basically made 4 worksheets of nonsense in 20 mins and gave it to the office. They did not give an absolute shit what was on it, but they needed them!
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  • oglop
  • The Legend

    • 4621

    • August 25, 2011, 07:24:54 pm
    • Seoul
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12805 on: December 02, 2020, 03:35:59 pm »
Took 4 sick days this year (not in a row) and now the MOE wants a medical certificate. I love how they ignore the part of the contract that says my job is co-teaching (working with a co-teacher), but absolutely pounce when it comes to this shit.

Perhaps my voice wouldn't have become hoarse so often if I didn't have to teach 6 classes in a row on Tuesdays, without a CT and when I do have a CT, I'm still planning absolutely everything and doing 95% of the talking (unless the students are talking). Perhaps it wouldn't be so hoarse if I didn't have to fight with half the homeroom teachers who love sending their students to my class 5-10min early so there's no break between those 6 lessons. At my other school with no CT, I'm promised that a HR will be present. They are... for the first 30sec of the lesson. I don't need their help, but their presence is sometimes enough that I wont have to resort to disciplining and they can help with the particularly slow students so I can focus on teaching at a level that's more or less at everyone's pace.

I used to come to school when my voice was completely hoarse, but screw that. These days I'd rather take a day off to recover than spent the next 2 weeks in agony, gradually recovering.

I'm not worried in the slightest, worst I can expect is some idiot from the MOE messaging me everyday for the next 2 weeks asking for a medical certificate from a month ago, before it finally sinks into his skull that you can't go to a doctor to ask for a damn medical certificate for that time you were sick last month.
everything here is what made me quit working at public schools. looking back, i'm not sure how i did it for so long


  • oglop
  • The Legend

    • 4621

    • August 25, 2011, 07:24:54 pm
    • Seoul
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12806 on: December 07, 2020, 08:11:28 pm »
on korean singing shows, why do they always do that annoying replay thing mid-song and off-beat? it's incredibly jarring. ruins the flow of the song completely. and they do it every time


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12807 on: December 07, 2020, 08:42:17 pm »
Have you tried Show Me The Money? Iím surprised how much I enjoy it, even as somebody not particularly into hip hop. Probably the only talent show worth watching aside from 전국노래자랑.


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  • Waygook Lord

    • 6953

    • March 02, 2015, 03:41:14 pm
    • Uiwang
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12808 on: December 07, 2020, 09:12:01 pm »
on korean singing shows, why do they always do that annoying replay thing mid-song and off-beat? it's incredibly jarring. ruins the flow of the song completely. and they do it every time
What dost thou mean?
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  • oglop
  • The Legend

    • 4621

    • August 25, 2011, 07:24:54 pm
    • Seoul
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12809 on: December 08, 2020, 07:21:08 am »
What dost thou mean?
you know when they feel the need to replay something three times, like when a fat man falls over. why do that during a song? it sounds like when you are listening to a scratched cd and it keeps skipping


  • CO2
  • Waygook Lord

    • 6953

    • March 02, 2015, 03:41:14 pm
    • Uiwang
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12810 on: December 08, 2020, 07:37:06 am »
you know when they feel the need to replay something three times, like when a fat man falls over. why do that during a song? it sounds like when you are listening to a scratched cd and it keeps skipping

Really??? WHY
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12811 on: December 08, 2020, 09:08:23 am »
Took 4 sick days this year (not in a row) and now the MOE wants a medical certificate. I love how they ignore the part of the contract that says my job is co-teaching (working with a co-teacher), but absolutely pounce when it comes to this shit.

Perhaps my voice wouldn't have become hoarse so often if I didn't have to teach 6 classes in a row on Tuesdays, without a CT and when I do have a CT, I'm still planning absolutely everything and doing 95% of the talking (unless the students are talking). Perhaps it wouldn't be so hoarse if I didn't have to fight with half the homeroom teachers who love sending their students to my class 5-10min early so there's no break between those 6 lessons. At my other school with no CT, I'm promised that a HR will be present. They are... for the first 30sec of the lesson. I don't need their help, but their presence is sometimes enough that I wont have to resort to disciplining and they can help with the particularly slow students so I can focus on teaching at a level that's more or less at everyone's pace.

I used to come to school when my voice was completely hoarse, but screw that. These days I'd rather take a day off to recover than spent the next 2 weeks in agony, gradually recovering.

I'm not worried in the slightest, worst I can expect is some idiot from the MOE messaging me everyday for the next 2 weeks asking for a medical certificate from a month ago, before it finally sinks into his skull that you can't go to a doctor to ask for a damn medical certificate for that time you were sick last month.

Iím going through this now. Debating quitting in February. The only issue is that we were planning to move to usa in summer so new job would only be 6 months.

The quality of Coteachers here is astoundingly terrible!! Yet the staff and students act like the net isnít even in the school outside of classes.


  • theman3285
  • Hero of Waygookistan

    • 1062

    • June 16, 2017, 09:01:06 am
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12812 on: December 10, 2020, 02:51:34 pm »
Maybe it's because I'm leaving soon (February), but two things in particular are irking me more than ever:

1. It's always worse post-exam period, but it feels like I've been constantly fighting to maintain a respectful and focused class dynamic. It's like the students have absolutely zero conception of what 'Quiet, please' means, but should a co-teacher ever utter 조용히, it's goddamn crickets. It's been five years of the same old nonsense, and I'm tired.

2. Maybe it's better in bigger cities, but in my town (way down south) students simply don't have the ability to engage in even the simplest of banter. Probably my fault for not learning Korean, but I'm tired of my (admittedly lame) jokes being met by blank stares.

Don't get me wrong, I'm extremely grateful for my time in Korea. It's turned my life around for the better, but it's time to move on. I'll be doing my PGCE next year, followed by an international school gig somewhere (hopefully).

Rant over :angel:


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12813 on: December 10, 2020, 03:18:03 pm »
Don't get me wrong, I'm extremely grateful for my time in Korea. It's turned my life around for the better, but it's time to move on. I'll be doing my PGCE next year, followed by an international school gig somewhere (hopefully).

Rant over :angel:

Glad youíre getting out before stuff like this completely consumes you, and it sounds like only better experiences await you in the future!


  • theman3285
  • Hero of Waygookistan

    • 1062

    • June 16, 2017, 09:01:06 am
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12814 on: December 10, 2020, 03:27:05 pm »
Thank you, Sir Hobak.


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  • The Legend

    • 4621

    • August 25, 2011, 07:24:54 pm
    • Seoul
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12815 on: December 10, 2020, 03:30:49 pm »
Maybe it's because I'm leaving soon (February), but two things in particular are irking me more than ever:

1. It's always worse post-exam period, but it feels like I've been constantly fighting to maintain a respectful and focused class dynamic. It's like the students have absolutely zero conception of what 'Quiet, please' means, but should a co-teacher ever utter 조용히, it's goddamn crickets. It's been five years of the same old nonsense, and I'm tired.

2. Maybe it's better in bigger cities, but in my town (way down south) students simply don't have the ability to engage in even the simplest of banter. Probably my fault for not learning Korean, but I'm tired of my (admittedly lame) jokes being met by blank stares.

Don't get me wrong, I'm extremely grateful for my time in Korea. It's turned my life around for the better, but it's time to move on. I'll be doing my PGCE next year, followed by an international school gig somewhere (hopefully).

Rant over :angel:
i totally get this. i was on the verge of never wanting to teach kids again until i decided to give it one last go, and got my current job, which i now love. luckily the kids are good at english and it's banter central. what age you looking to teach after your PGCE?


  • theman3285
  • Hero of Waygookistan

    • 1062

    • June 16, 2017, 09:01:06 am
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12816 on: December 11, 2020, 08:02:11 am »
decided to give it one last go, and got my current job, which i now love
Sounded like they were working you like a dog a few months back :laugh: But yeah, I'd happily take a heavier workload if it meant I could actually connect with my students.

I'll be qualified to teach high school literature, so hopefully I'll get in somewhere in the world. My best year in Korea was teaching high schoolers from April 2017 - April 2018.


  • oglop
  • The Legend

    • 4621

    • August 25, 2011, 07:24:54 pm
    • Seoul
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12817 on: December 11, 2020, 09:07:44 am »
Sounded like they were working you like a dog a few months back :laugh: But yeah, I'd happily take a heavier workload if it meant I could actually connect with my students.

I'll be qualified to teach high school literature, so hopefully I'll get in somewhere in the world. My best year in Korea was teaching high schoolers from April 2017 - April 2018.

that was probably when they insisted on us making youtube-style videos. glad they knocked that on the head quickly.

i taught high school in my first year and it was really fun. i was shite at my job though (and never got feedback), but it was way more chill than elementary school.

high school lit sounds fun actually. the students will probably be pretty good if it's an international school too!


  • OnNut81
  • The Legend

    • 2012

    • April 01, 2011, 03:01:41 pm
    • Anyang
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12818 on: December 14, 2020, 12:53:29 pm »
Can't blame anyone at all, but f*ck, all set up for camp to start this Wednesday.  Our school decided to squeeze in camp in person while we could so breaking it up over the afternoons for the next few weeks.  Now, the kids aren't coming back in so I can't even give them any materials but they still want to do a zoom camp starting this week.  The kids will have no materials whatsoever.  I mean, just cancel the effing camp already. 


  • oglop
  • The Legend

    • 4621

    • August 25, 2011, 07:24:54 pm
    • Seoul
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12819 on: December 14, 2020, 01:30:58 pm »
Can't blame anyone at all, but f*ck, all set up for camp to start this Wednesday.  Our school decided to squeeze in camp in person while we could so breaking it up over the afternoons for the next few weeks.  Now, the kids aren't coming back in so I can't even give them any materials but they still want to do a zoom camp starting this week.  The kids will have no materials whatsoever.  I mean, just cancel the effing camp already. 
camp is treated simultaneously like the most important event in the school year and the least important event in the school year. it's weird and the thing i hated most while teaching at public school