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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #1780 on: October 20, 2016, 03:14:42 pm »
Why weren't your bananas in the fridge?

Never put bananas in the fridge (for different reasons than tomatoes)!!!!


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #1781 on: October 20, 2016, 03:16:04 pm »
So I got my pension letter through today, not that it's of any use.

Anyway, it made me think I haven't actually looked at a payslip yet since I have been here so I asked my co to get me my previous months. As I am looking at it, I can see that I have not been getting tax taken out. I asked her why? As I know I should be paying a small amount each month. She rings the admin office and apparently the 'new' guy has been forgetting to take my taxes out so he was going to take it all in a big chunk in December/January. Cheers mate, thanks for the heads up!! So I asked okay how much will that be roughly? 'Oh he does't know' ... Well thats great. This is a public school by the way. Is this normal? I know the end of year tax settlement is in Feb also so I am basically going to get F**ed!

My school is worse than that. Every time payday falls on a weekend they pay me on the Monday. Won't take taxes either. Apparently it can't be done. lol. Despite 99.9% of the teachers in Korea paying taxes monthly it "can't be done".


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #1782 on: October 20, 2016, 03:16:38 pm »
So I got my pension letter through today, not that it's of any use.

Anyway, it made me think I haven't actually looked at a payslip yet since I have been here so I asked my co to get me my previous months. As I am looking at it, I can see that I have not been getting tax taken out. I asked her why? As I know I should be paying a small amount each month. She rings the admin office and apparently the 'new' guy has been forgetting to take my taxes out so he was going to take it all in a big chunk in December/January. Cheers mate, thanks for the heads up!! So I asked okay how much will that be roughly? 'Oh he does't know' ... Well thats great. This is a public school by the way. Is this normal? I know the end of year tax settlement is in Feb also so I am basically going to get F**ed!

Not the thing you want to hear, probably, but my first year, I didn't have taxes taken out (I thought the pension was the tax... oops) and I ended up having to pay 850K. Last year, I had approximately 55K taken out in income and residence tax and only paid 50K. Just save a couple hundred per month starting with your next pay to lessen the blow.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #1783 on: October 20, 2016, 03:19:51 pm »
So I got my pension letter through today, not that it's of any use.

Anyway, it made me think I haven't actually looked at a payslip yet since I have been here so I asked my co to get me my previous months. As I am looking at it, I can see that I have not been getting tax taken out. I asked her why? As I know I should be paying a small amount each month. She rings the admin office and apparently the 'new' guy has been forgetting to take my taxes out so he was going to take it all in a big chunk in December/January. Cheers mate, thanks for the heads up!! So I asked okay how much will that be roughly? 'Oh he does't know' ... Well thats great. This is a public school by the way. Is this normal? I know the end of year tax settlement is in Feb also so I am basically going to get F**ed!

From what I've heard, I think it's all up to your administrator. If your admin. is lazy and/or doesn't know what he's/she's doing, you may get stuck with the large sum at the end. That sucks, man.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #1784 on: October 20, 2016, 03:20:05 pm »
Why weren't your bananas in the fridge?

Never put bananas in the fridge (for different reasons than tomatoes)!!!!

While I'm here. I went to pour some milk into a cup of tea the other day and I checked the date on the carton and it had expired on the 12th of September so I poured it down the sink with my fingers covering my nose in preperation of what horror was about to come out of that carton. Anyhow, it came out like water, not a single lump or sign of curdling. What the **** is milk made from here?


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #1785 on: October 20, 2016, 03:23:18 pm »


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #1786 on: October 20, 2016, 03:28:58 pm »
So I got my pension letter through today, not that it's of any use.

Anyway, it made me think I haven't actually looked at a payslip yet since I have been here so I asked my co to get me my previous months. As I am looking at it, I can see that I have not been getting tax taken out. I asked her why? As I know I should be paying a small amount each month. She rings the admin office and apparently the 'new' guy has been forgetting to take my taxes out so he was going to take it all in a big chunk in December/January. Cheers mate, thanks for the heads up!! So I asked okay how much will that be roughly? 'Oh he does't know' ... Well thats great. This is a public school by the way. Is this normal? I know the end of year tax settlement is in Feb also so I am basically going to get F**ed!

Not the thing you want to hear, probably, but my first year, I didn't have taxes taken out (I thought the pension was the tax... oops) and I ended up having to pay 850K. Last year, I had approximately 55K taken out in income and residence tax and only paid 50K. Just save a couple hundred per month starting with your next pay to lessen the blow.

Yeah, it's so annoying I am going to have to pay it all in one go and wasn't expecting it. I am going home in January also for vacation so its took the shine of a bit knowing im gonna be a bit short of cash. So frustrating that if I hadn't of asked they were just going  to take it.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #1787 on: October 20, 2016, 03:29:21 pm »


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #1788 on: October 20, 2016, 03:32:50 pm »
To answer seriously:
They use UHT (ultra high temperature? I think) pasteurizing here, which keeps milk good for much much longer than the low temperature pasteurization process.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #1789 on: October 20, 2016, 03:34:05 pm »
So I got my pension letter through today, not that it's of any use.

Anyway, it made me think I haven't actually looked at a payslip yet since I have been here so I asked my co to get me my previous months. As I am looking at it, I can see that I have not been getting tax taken out. I asked her why? As I know I should be paying a small amount each month. She rings the admin office and apparently the 'new' guy has been forgetting to take my taxes out so he was going to take it all in a big chunk in December/January. Cheers mate, thanks for the heads up!! So I asked okay how much will that be roughly? 'Oh he does't know' ... Well thats great. This is a public school by the way. Is this normal? I know the end of year tax settlement is in Feb also so I am basically going to get F**ed!

My school is worse than that. Every time payday falls on a weekend they pay me on the Monday. Won't take taxes either. Apparently it can't be done. lol. Despite 99.9% of the teachers in Korea paying taxes monthly it "can't be done".

So how much do you typically pay at the end if you don't mind me asking?  I'm just trying to get an idea of what I might be hit with lol


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #1790 on: October 20, 2016, 03:50:27 pm »
To answer seriously:
They use UHT (ultra high temperature? I think) pasteurizing here, which keeps milk good for much much longer than the low temperature pasteurization process.

Thanks. And perhaps it's just a 'best-before' date. But yeah, over a month later seems sketchy.

http://www.medicaldaily.com/truth-about-expiration-dates-can-food-outlast-labels-294450


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #1791 on: October 20, 2016, 04:40:34 pm »
My school is worse than that. Every time payday falls on a weekend they pay me on the Monday. Won't take taxes either. Apparently it can't be done. lol. Despite 99.9% of the teachers in Korea paying taxes monthly it "can't be done".
AMS,

As I'm sure you are aware.  That sort of contract violation won't fly!

15 years ago, this issue was beaten to death and public school's were "forced" to comply.

Why your school has yet to get their $hit together is beyond me.

Perhaps, they need a reminder.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #1792 on: October 20, 2016, 04:47:28 pm »
So I got my pension letter through today, not that it's of any use.

Anyway, it made me think I haven't actually looked at a payslip yet since I have been here so I asked my co to get me my previous months. As I am looking at it, I can see that I have not been getting tax taken out. I asked her why? As I know I should be paying a small amount each month. She rings the admin office and apparently the 'new' guy has been forgetting to take my taxes out so he was going to take it all in a big chunk in December/January. Cheers mate, thanks for the heads up!! So I asked okay how much will that be roughly? 'Oh he does't know' ... Well thats great. This is a public school by the way. Is this normal? I know the end of year tax settlement is in Feb also so I am basically going to get F**ed!

My school is worse than that. Every time payday falls on a weekend they pay me on the Monday. Won't take taxes either. Apparently it can't be done. lol. Despite 99.9% of the teachers in Korea paying taxes monthly it "can't be done".

So how much do you typically pay at the end if you don't mind me asking?  I'm just trying to get an idea of what I might be hit with lol

A friend of mine had this happen and she ended up paying 1.2 mil if I remember correctly, which makes sense as my tax was usually around 100,000 a month


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #1793 on: October 20, 2016, 04:58:26 pm »
I get the 1,200,000-won Tax Day Surprise every year, though at this point I can't say it's all that surprising.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #1794 on: October 20, 2016, 08:11:34 pm »
I "punished" a student by making him stand next to our whiteboard today. It's literally the only punishment available to me. I'm not allowed to send them out of class, keep them in during break, or generally enforce my rules at all. So this kid, a perpetual troublemaker, was balling up paper and throwing it at other students.

I told him to stop. He said no. Told him to go stand by the board. I guess I should have been suspicious when he actually complied.... anyway, the rest of the class started laughing, so I turned around and he'd written "F*** YOU! in all caps on the board.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #1795 on: October 20, 2016, 08:30:13 pm »
I "punished" a student by making him stand next to our whiteboard today. It's literally the only punishment available to me. I'm not allowed to send them out of class, keep them in during break, or generally enforce my rules at all. So this kid, a perpetual troublemaker, was balling up paper and throwing it at other students.

I told him to stop. He said no. Told him to go stand by the board. I guess I should have been suspicious when he actually complied.... anyway, the rest of the class started laughing, so I turned around and he'd written "F*** YOU! in all caps on the board.

If a principal had duties, this would be one of them.
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #1796 on: October 20, 2016, 08:37:50 pm »
I "punished" a student by making him stand next to our whiteboard today. It's literally the only punishment available to me. I'm not allowed to send them out of class, keep them in during break, or generally enforce my rules at all. So this kid, a perpetual troublemaker, was balling up paper and throwing it at other students.

I told him to stop. He said no. Told him to go stand by the board. I guess I should have been suspicious when he actually complied.... anyway, the rest of the class started laughing, so I turned around and he'd written "F*** YOU! in all caps on the board.

If a principal had duties, this would be one of them.

Yeah. I would agree. This same student threw his chair across the classroom a few months back. His home room teacher called his mom, who then called me to apologize but also to make sure I knew it was my fault her kid threw the chair. See, he was mad at me for taking his electric eraser away until the end of class....


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #1797 on: October 20, 2016, 09:09:14 pm »
If a principal had duties, this would be one of them.
Grey, you are batting a 1,000.

The "duties" of a principal and a vice principal in Korea are vastly different from their counterparts in the US, so much so that they are really only "counterparts" in name only.



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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #1798 on: October 20, 2016, 09:09:44 pm »
I "punished" a student by making him stand next to our whiteboard today. It's literally the only punishment available to me. I'm not allowed to send them out of class, keep them in during break, or generally enforce my rules at all. So this kid, a perpetual troublemaker, was balling up paper and throwing it at other students.

I told him to stop. He said no. Told him to go stand by the board. I guess I should have been suspicious when he actually complied.... anyway, the rest of the class started laughing, so I turned around and he'd written "F*** YOU! in all caps on the board.

If a principal had duties, this would be one of them.

Yeah. I would agree. This same student threw his chair across the classroom a few months back. His home room teacher called his mom, who then called me to apologize but also to make sure I knew it was my fault her kid threw the chair. See, he was mad at me for taking his electric eraser away until the end of class....

ELECTRIC eraser? I must see this contraption


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #1799 on: October 20, 2016, 09:23:51 pm »
i hate those electric erasers. so ****** noisy and it takes them forever to erase something.

those electric erasers and mechanical pencils should be ****** banned