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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3660 on: January 09, 2017, 01:00:00 pm »
Lol, I'm assuming you've met him?

Lol, no, I'm assuming you have?

Seriously, stop being tacky and "move on with your life."

Maybe kimchiyum is the creepy guy.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3661 on: January 09, 2017, 01:02:56 pm »

It starts young, today at camp:
A 6th grade girl was pleading with me to show her how to put 2 pieces of paper together
using a paper clip... She spent more time pleading than actually attempting the task. When
she saw I was going to help her, she attempted it and gave up.

Omg a few months ago I was shocked to see a bunch of my middle school students didn't understand paper clips.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3662 on: January 09, 2017, 01:12:40 pm »
Lol, I'm assuming you've met him?

Lol, no, I'm assuming you have?

Seriously, stop being tacky and "move on with your life."

Maybe kimchiyum is the creepy guy.

Probably, since he's apparently one of those guys that shames women for feeling uncomfortable by sarcastically saying "OMG what did he do? Pay you a compliment? How horrible! :rolleyes: " and then blames others because he took something out of context and didn't ask for clarification before passing down judgement.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3663 on: January 09, 2017, 01:23:54 pm »
What I really don't understand is why people double down when you point out that they were in the wrong, or misunderstood something. Like once Chinguetti exhaustively explained the situation he could've been like "Oh wow, I'm sorry. That was inappropriate and not cool of me to say." instead of the standard "WELL, we can't REALLY know because we haven't heard HIS side of the story"  :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

The other day one of my friends back home posted a thing on facebook asking people not to support her ex's band because he's abusive and manipulative and actively seeks out younger girls. Some guy snarkily said like "Pretty sure I've seen you dancing to Chris Brown songs before" because he didn't realize that this was someone who had personally hurt her. After that misunderstanding was cleared up for some reason he... continued hassling her???

Men  :evil:


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3664 on: January 09, 2017, 01:31:04 pm »
What I really don't understand is why people double down when you point out that they were in the wrong, or misunderstood something. Like once Chinguetti exhaustively explained the situation he could've been like "Oh wow, I'm sorry. That was inappropriate and not cool of me to say." instead of the standard "WELL, we can't REALLY know because we haven't heard HIS side of the story"  :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

The other day one of my friends back home posted a thing on facebook asking people not to support her ex's band because he's abusive and manipulative and actively seeks out younger girls. Some guy snarkily said like "Pretty sure I've seen you dancing to Chris Brown songs before" because he didn't realize that this was someone who had personally hurt her. After that misunderstanding was cleared up for some reason he... continued hassling her???

Men  :evil:

The sad thing is that it's not just men. Women tear each other down all the time and it's sickening.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3665 on: January 09, 2017, 02:04:38 pm »
What I really don't understand is why people double down when you point out that they were in the wrong, or misunderstood something. Like once Chinguetti exhaustively explained the situation he could've been like "Oh wow, I'm sorry. That was inappropriate and not cool of me to say." instead of the standard "WELL, we can't REALLY know because we haven't heard HIS side of the story"  :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

The other day one of my friends back home posted a thing on facebook asking people not to support her ex's band because he's abusive and manipulative and actively seeks out younger girls. Some guy snarkily said like "Pretty sure I've seen you dancing to Chris Brown songs before" because he didn't realize that this was someone who had personally hurt her. After that misunderstanding was cleared up for some reason he... continued hassling her???

Men  :evil:

The sad thing is that it's not just men. Women tear each other down all the time and it's sickening.

Shh, let me hate men in peace  :P


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3666 on: January 09, 2017, 02:11:09 pm »
What I really don't understand is why people double down when you point out that they were in the wrong, or misunderstood something. Like once Chinguetti exhaustively explained the situation he could've been like "Oh wow, I'm sorry. That was inappropriate and not cool of me to say." instead of the standard "WELL, we can't REALLY know because we haven't heard HIS side of the story"  :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

The other day one of my friends back home posted a thing on facebook asking people not to support her ex's band because he's abusive and manipulative and actively seeks out younger girls. Some guy snarkily said like "Pretty sure I've seen you dancing to Chris Brown songs before" because he didn't realize that this was someone who had personally hurt her. After that misunderstanding was cleared up for some reason he... continued hassling her???

Men  :evil:

The sad thing is that it's not just men. Women tear each other down all the time and it's sickening.

Shh, let me hate men in peace  :P

 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: Sorry about that. :P


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3667 on: January 09, 2017, 02:29:03 pm »
I wanted to renew for 2nd year here.
However, my open class back in September was supposed to get moved to December, but the school forgot and didn't do it.
Today I got told that I can't renew, because no one knows what to do if an employee misses their open class. When I asked for more clarification, I just got told: "it's a mix of when you started is a strange time, problems between city hall / education board, and teacher / student / principal's feelings towards you." or something. I had a good rapport with all my co-teachers, students, and principals.
I guess, I'll talk with my recruiter and see if I can get this sorted out, I'd love to stay in my area for 1 more year.

If not, I'll go back to NZ for a small break and try find something with an August start in Japan. :D


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3668 on: January 09, 2017, 02:37:11 pm »
I wanted to renew for 2nd year here.
However, my open class back in September was supposed to get moved to December, but the school forgot and didn't do it.
Today I got told that I can't renew, because no one knows what to do if an employee misses their open class. When I asked for more clarification, I just got told: "it's a mix of when you started is a strange time, problems between city hall / education board, and teacher / student / principal's feelings towards you." or something. I had a good rapport with all my co-teachers, students, and principals.
I guess, I'll talk with my recruiter and see if I can get this sorted out, I'd love to stay in my area for 1 more year.

If not, I'll go back to NZ for a small break and try find something with an August start in Japan. :D

Sounds like the school screwed up & you got the fallout.  Sorry to hear that.  I hope things work out for you.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3669 on: January 09, 2017, 02:38:14 pm »
I honestly feel like it shouldn't matter if your open class just didn't even happen. Hardly anyone showed up to mine (one other teacher and a random parent dropped by for hardly a minute) so it's not like that's what was really evaluated, in my case. Guess it just depends on how your sitch is perceived by those in power! Best of luck with that

At any rate, Japan is lovely so I hope you end up there at some point :)


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3670 on: January 09, 2017, 02:46:39 pm »
I wanted to renew for 2nd year here.
However, my open class back in September was supposed to get moved to December, but the school forgot and didn't do it.
Today I got told that I can't renew, because no one knows what to do if an employee misses their open class. When I asked for more clarification, I just got told: "it's a mix of when you started is a strange time, problems between city hall / education board, and teacher / student / principal's feelings towards you." or something. I had a good rapport with all my co-teachers, students, and principals.
I guess, I'll talk with my recruiter and see if I can get this sorted out, I'd love to stay in my area for 1 more year.

If not, I'll go back to NZ for a small break and try find something with an August start in Japan. :D

WTF? I would be so pissed off. You're paying the price for their mistake, but then again, it's all about saving face here. :rolleyes: I hope everything works out for you and if it doesn't work out here, then I hope NZ and Japan prove to be far better for you.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3671 on: January 09, 2017, 02:58:59 pm »
I honestly feel like it shouldn't matter if your open class just didn't even happen. Hardly anyone showed up to mine (one other teacher and a random parent dropped by for hardly a minute) so it's not like that's what was really evaluated, in my case. Guess it just depends on how your sitch is perceived by those in power! Best of luck with that

At any rate, Japan is lovely so I hope you end up there at some point :)

Cheers! I'll be going to Japan for my 3rd time in Jan, sadly just for a few days, was going to be longer because of vacation, but now it seems like I need to start moving my stuff back to NZ, so need to take stuff home and only get a small amount of time for vacation haha.

I wanted to renew for 2nd year here.
However, my open class back in September was supposed to get moved to December, but the school forgot and didn't do it.
Today I got told that I can't renew, because no one knows what to do if an employee misses their open class. When I asked for more clarification, I just got told: "it's a mix of when you started is a strange time, problems between city hall / education board, and teacher / student / principal's feelings towards you." or something. I had a good rapport with all my co-teachers, students, and principals.
I guess, I'll talk with my recruiter and see if I can get this sorted out, I'd love to stay in my area for 1 more year.

If not, I'll go back to NZ for a small break and try find something with an August start in Japan. :D

WTF? I would be so pissed off. You're paying the price for their mistake, but then again, it's all about saving face here. :rolleyes: I hope everything works out for you and if it doesn't work out here, then I hope NZ and Japan prove to be far better for you.

I'm a little upset TBH but, I'm someone who likes to plan things, so I always have back up plans to anything I deem important. Yeah, I agree. They even said that they may go on to hire a replacement to me. I even said, wouldn't it be easier to rehire me? My co-teacher said he wants to rehire me, but it isn't his decision to make. I'm hoping talking to my recruiter / the guy who does the hiring for my area will turn up something positive though!

I wanted to renew for 2nd year here.
However, my open class back in September was supposed to get moved to December, but the school forgot and didn't do it.
Today I got told that I can't renew, because no one knows what to do if an employee misses their open class. When I asked for more clarification, I just got told: "it's a mix of when you started is a strange time, problems between city hall / education board, and teacher / student / principal's feelings towards you." or something. I had a good rapport with all my co-teachers, students, and principals.
I guess, I'll talk with my recruiter and see if I can get this sorted out, I'd love to stay in my area for 1 more year.

If not, I'll go back to NZ for a small break and try find something with an August start in Japan. :D

Sounds like the school screwed up & you got the fallout.  Sorry to hear that.  I hope things work out for you.

Thanks! and yeah, it does seem like that. I know someone is leaving this year in my area, I don't know when, but hopefully, we can make something work to keep me in the area. I'd love to stay at my schools too, but it sounds like 'it's impossible' haha.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3672 on: January 09, 2017, 03:00:40 pm »
I honestly feel like it shouldn't matter if your open class just didn't even happen. Hardly anyone showed up to mine (one other teacher and a random parent dropped by for hardly a minute) so it's not like that's what was really evaluated, in my case. Guess it just depends on how your sitch is perceived by those in power! Best of luck with that

At any rate, Japan is lovely so I hope you end up there at some point :)

I think so too - my co-teacher was even telling me that "I don't really think the open class really matters." but, they have never been in this position before. haha.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3673 on: January 09, 2017, 03:45:45 pm »
Arrrgh. I finished off my last bag of wild berry skittles. Coupang and gmarket appear to only have original and sour flavors. FIRST WORLD PROBLEMS


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3674 on: January 09, 2017, 03:50:49 pm »
Jesus! Rushing for a subway seat here means much more than common courtesy.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3675 on: January 09, 2017, 03:57:18 pm »
Jesus! Rushing for a subway seat here means much more than common courtesy.

Just getting off of the subway can be bad enough!


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3676 on: January 09, 2017, 10:26:23 pm »
One of my students literally lives in pig shit. It surrounds his house, you can't get in his house with out stepping in it.



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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3677 on: January 10, 2017, 10:26:02 am »
Meryl Streep.

What were you thinking?  :huh:


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3678 on: January 10, 2017, 11:48:17 am »
What I really don't understand is why people double down when you point out that they were in the wrong, or misunderstood something. Like once Chinguetti exhaustively explained the situation he could've been like "Oh wow, I'm sorry. That was inappropriate and not cool of me to say." instead of the standard "WELL, we can't REALLY know because we haven't heard HIS side of the story"  :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

Follow-up: I received a couple of nasty PMs from the guy. Not sure what he thought he was going to accomplish with that, but not one time did he ever admit that he was being a dick or that he should apologize for it. He just switched up who he was going to try to internet bully. xD

In other news, camp is still hell. I mean the kids are enjoying their activities, but it's just so much work for me. Between keeping constant surveillance and running interference and managing damage control while keeping the place CLEAN, I've been mentally exhausted. I don't think I'll be repeating these activities without a coT in the future. Sure, it's fun, but I feel like someone stuck me in a bag and slammed me against the wall a few times.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3679 on: January 10, 2017, 01:13:56 pm »
What I really don't understand is why people double down when you point out that they were in the wrong, or misunderstood something. Like once Chinguetti exhaustively explained the situation he could've been like "Oh wow, I'm sorry. That was inappropriate and not cool of me to say." instead of the standard "WELL, we can't REALLY know because we haven't heard HIS side of the story"  :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

Follow-up: I received a couple of nasty PMs from the guy. Not sure what he thought he was going to accomplish with that, but not one time did he ever admit that he was being a dick or that he should apologize for it. He just switched up who he was going to try to internet bully. xD


Whyyyy are people like this

I'm sorry he was a dick  :undecided: