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  • Pennypie
  • Expert Waygook

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    • July 26, 2014, 08:16:47 pm
    • Koreaaa
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3920 on: February 15, 2017, 01:41:18 pm »
Hhaha thanks Pecan!


Are they weird fake burberry pattern ones too? I like the ajeossi style  :cheesy:


  • Pecan
  • The Legend

    • 3767

    • December 27, 2010, 09:14:44 am
    • Seoul
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3921 on: February 15, 2017, 01:55:29 pm »
Half are shorties, while the rest are "golf" style or disposable.


  • flyingspider
  • Super Waygook

    • 345

    • February 27, 2016, 08:33:47 pm
    • Gyeonggi-do
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3922 on: February 15, 2017, 03:23:28 pm »
This trash printer might have finally just died. That would be great if I weren't trying to print this movie ticket. Guess I'll try and print it at the cinema; hopefully I can figure it out.  :P Maybe the school will finally replace this ancient behemoth with one that will print without jamming every three pages.


  • The Arm
  • Expert Waygook

    • 682

    • March 09, 2015, 09:15:02 am
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3923 on: February 16, 2017, 07:48:58 am »
The teacher who was supposed to be teaching camp with me isn't coming in (she's just "cashing in" all of her remaining sick days).

She's leaving at the end of the month so I suppose she doesn't care.  Can't blame her really but did no one foresee that she would do this?


  • Pennypie
  • Expert Waygook

    • 862

    • July 26, 2014, 08:16:47 pm
    • Koreaaa
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3924 on: February 16, 2017, 07:55:39 am »
The teacher who was supposed to be teaching camp with me isn't coming in (she's just "cashing in" all of her remaining sick days).

She's leaving at the end of the month so I suppose she doesn't care.  Can't blame her really but did no one foresee that she would do this?

Are you public school? Seems weird they bring in another foreign teacher.

Anyway that sucks for you though, kinda selfish of her even if she is leaving.


  • The Arm
  • Expert Waygook

    • 682

    • March 09, 2015, 09:15:02 am
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3925 on: February 16, 2017, 08:03:25 am »
The teacher who was supposed to be teaching camp with me isn't coming in (she's just "cashing in" all of her remaining sick days).

She's leaving at the end of the month so I suppose she doesn't care.  Can't blame her really but did no one foresee that she would do this?

Are you public school? Seems weird they bring in another foreign teacher.

Anyway that sucks for you though, kinda selfish of her even if she is leaving.

Ah sorry I wasn't clear, yes public school but it's a Korean contract teacher who was down to do the camp with me.  My school hasn't renewed her contract so this camp should have been the last thing she had to do before leaving.

It's frustrating because it's always the same.  Teachers are on the plan to do the camp but always seem to be able to wriggle out of it and not bother coming so I'm left to do everything alone. 


  • Lurch
  • Expert Waygook

    • 727

    • September 05, 2011, 08:31:17 am
    • Chungju
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3926 on: February 16, 2017, 08:15:28 am »
It genuinely blows my mind how budgets are allocated sometimes. The amount of peripheral teaching materials of dubious actual use that are bought is astonishing, and then essentials like printers are completely neglected.

My 'new' computer at work is a real piece of, well, work. It's got a 2-year-old i5-6600, which is great! Unfortunately, they've seen fit to cripple it with a mere 2gb of RAM. Sigh.

I think I've got a couple 4gb sticks in the shed somewhere. If there were any reassurance they wouldn't disappear into someone-more-important-than-me's computer when I'm not looking, I might even stick em in.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3927 on: February 16, 2017, 09:05:02 am »
It genuinely blows my mind how budgets are allocated sometimes. The amount of peripheral teaching materials of dubious actual use that are bought is astonishing, and then essentials like printers are completely neglected.

My 'new' computer at work is a real piece of, well, work. It's got a 2-year-old i5-6600, which is great! Unfortunately, they've seen fit to cripple it with a mere 2gb of RAM. Sigh.

I think I've got a couple 4gb sticks in the shed somewhere. If there were any reassurance they wouldn't disappear into someone-more-important-than-me's computer when I'm not looking, I might even stick em in.

I mean, RAM is cheap-as-free. I'd do it anyways.

And you can always take it with you later.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3928 on: February 16, 2017, 09:13:03 am »
My computer in the main office was broken... pretty sure the power source and for sure the RAM. They replaced the ram with 1GB :shocked:..... 3 min to open PPT... thanks! Whole comp still crashes.
But I get to be out of the office and in the English room :)


  • Loki88
  • Expert Waygook

    • 722

    • July 25, 2014, 08:41:07 am
    • Seoul
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3929 on: February 16, 2017, 09:51:02 am »
This trash printer might have finally just died. That would be great if I weren't trying to print this movie ticket. Guess I'll try and print it at the cinema; hopefully I can figure it out.  :P Maybe the school will finally replace this ancient behemoth with one that will print without jamming every three pages.

It genuinely blows my mind how budgets are allocated sometimes. The amount of peripheral teaching materials of dubious actual use that are bought is astonishing, and then essentials like printers are completely neglected.

I have a really, really nice touch screen white board thingy in all of my classrooms. (I forget the brand name.) We are not allowed to use them.

We haven't had coloured ink since partway through my first year here (3 years ago) since the school doesn't have enough money.


But we did re-do the English classrooms! And kept the electric whiteboard thingy!


  • Loki88
  • Expert Waygook

    • 722

    • July 25, 2014, 08:41:07 am
    • Seoul
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3930 on: February 16, 2017, 09:52:44 am »
It genuinely blows my mind how budgets are allocated sometimes. The amount of peripheral teaching materials of dubious actual use that are bought is astonishing, and then essentials like printers are completely neglected.

My 'new' computer at work is a real piece of, well, work. It's got a 2-year-old i5-6600, which is great! Unfortunately, they've seen fit to cripple it with a mere 2gb of RAM. Sigh.

I think I've got a couple 4gb sticks in the shed somewhere. If there were any reassurance they wouldn't disappear into someone-more-important-than-me's computer when I'm not looking, I might even stick em in.

My old computer was put together before I started high school... Best excuse to bring and use my laptop.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3931 on: February 16, 2017, 10:08:10 am »
This trash printer might have finally just died. That would be great if I weren't trying to print this movie ticket. Guess I'll try and print it at the cinema; hopefully I can figure it out.  :P Maybe the school will finally replace this ancient behemoth with one that will print without jamming every three pages.

It genuinely blows my mind how budgets are allocated sometimes. The amount of peripheral teaching materials of dubious actual use that are bought is astonishing, and then essentials like printers are completely neglected.

I have a really, really nice touch screen white board thingy in all of my classrooms. (I forget the brand name.) We are not allowed to use them.

We haven't had coloured ink since partway through my first year here (3 years ago) since the school doesn't have enough money.


But we did re-do the English classrooms! And kept the electric whiteboard thingy!

*ink of colour


  • devsterl
  • Super Waygook

    • 320

    • February 29, 2016, 06:47:07 am
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3932 on: February 17, 2017, 08:05:05 am »
Thought yesterday was my last day of school before I leave Korea. Yesterday a teacher told me that there was no school today. Students came to my class for good byes and photos and everything.

HOWEVER, this morning I get a message from a teacher waiting outside my home to give me a lift to school...

Now here I am at @^@$^&@#$^ing school for 9 hours doing $W@#%#$^#$ing nothing. Didn't have time to shower or brush my teeth. Feel like strangling the teacher  :evil: :evil: :evil:.

Can't wait to be at my new school in China.


  • Pecan
  • The Legend

    • 3767

    • December 27, 2010, 09:14:44 am
    • Seoul
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3933 on: February 17, 2017, 08:40:37 am »
WHY? WHY? WHY?

Why don't Koreans use garbage can liners/trash bags to line the garbage cans?

We are cleaning the school today, and all of the garbage cans are disgusting...

The water outside is shut off, as it is winter (winterization), so...


  • Mister Tim
  • Hero of Waygookistan

    • 1805

    • September 08, 2013, 10:33:54 am
    • SK
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3934 on: February 17, 2017, 09:48:02 am »
WHY? WHY? WHY?

Why don't Koreans use garbage can liners/trash bags to line the garbage cans?


Especially the TP bins in the bathroom! The TP gets emptied, but the bin is still nasty.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3935 on: February 17, 2017, 10:03:49 am »
WHY? WHY? WHY?

Why don't Koreans use garbage can liners/trash bags to line the garbage cans?


Especially the TP bins in the bathroom! The TP gets emptied, but the bin is still nasty.

Find it strange how they're not bothered by shit/urine-stained bins. Dx


  • flyingspider
  • Super Waygook

    • 345

    • February 27, 2016, 08:33:47 pm
    • Gyeonggi-do
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3936 on: February 17, 2017, 12:34:06 pm »
They just threw away literally hundreds of unused text books because the government changed a few pages. They have to buy updated ones so the old ones are going to be destroyed. I can't believe how wasteful that is or imagine how much money that costs.


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  • Hero of Waygookistan

    • 1536

    • April 08, 2011, 04:47:11 am
    • USA
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3937 on: February 17, 2017, 12:41:09 pm »
They just threw away literally hundreds of unused text books because the government changed a few pages. They have to buy updated ones so the old ones are going to be destroyed. I can't believe how wasteful that is or imagine how much money that costs.

Same happened at my school. I think I saw a dump truck worth.
Ko fills half his luggage with instant noodles for his international business travels, a lesson he learned after assuming on his first trip that three packages would suffice for six days. “Man, was I wrong. Since then, I always make sure I pack enough.”
-AP


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3938 on: February 17, 2017, 01:11:20 pm »
They just threw away literally hundreds of unused text books because the government changed a few pages. They have to buy updated ones so the old ones are going to be destroyed. I can't believe how wasteful that is or imagine how much money that costs.

You seem to be under the impression that the school has a tally of how many students it has, and how many will be registered for next year. You fool.


  • denimdaze
  • Expert Waygook

    • 605

    • December 30, 2010, 04:46:58 pm
    • USA
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3939 on: February 17, 2017, 01:45:26 pm »
I do not like Windows 10. I wish my school computer had never been updated.