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  • yirj17
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4000 on: March 07, 2017, 03:40:59 pm »
Admin office is claiming I need to get a health checkup again and that it's compulsory every other year.

I already took one last year.  Unless I get an official letter from NHIS again, they can forget it. 


  • krissyboo75
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4001 on: March 08, 2017, 08:05:39 am »
Admin office is claiming I need to get a health checkup again and that it's compulsory every other year.

I already took one last year.  Unless I get an official letter from NHIS again, they can forget it.
I got one too but they asked me for extra stuff...like a breast cancer exam...what does that have to do with teaching? I stuffed the paper away in my desk.


  • yirj17
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    • September 16, 2015, 02:23:16 am
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4002 on: March 08, 2017, 08:20:17 am »
Admin office is claiming I need to get a health checkup again and that it's compulsory every other year.

I already took one last year.  Unless I get an official letter from NHIS again, they can forget it.
I got one too but they asked me for extra stuff...like a breast cancer exam...what does that have to do with teaching? I stuffed the paper away in my desk.

My coT was saying something about how they're "very interested in health." Really.  They seem doubly interested in the foreigner's health than in their own citizens.

I think I'll take a cue from you and just lose the paper if another gets sent.


  • JNM
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    • January 19, 2015, 10:16:48 am
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4003 on: March 08, 2017, 09:34:17 am »
Admin office is claiming I need to get a health checkup again and that it's compulsory every other year.

I already took one last year.  Unless I get an official letter from NHIS again, they can forget it.
I got one too but they asked me for extra stuff...like a breast cancer exam...what does that have to do with teaching? I stuffed the paper away in my desk.

My coT was saying something about how they're "very interested in health." Really.  They seem doubly interested in the foreigner's health than in their own citizens.

I think I'll take a cue from you and just lose the paper if another gets sent.

It is in insurance companies who want this.

Things caught early are less costly for them.

Nothing nefarious going on.


  • Pecan
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4004 on: March 08, 2017, 09:57:32 am »
It's a misunderstanding.

They wanted the same thing from me last semester, as the school will get negative points if you don't, but it is not required.

Ignore and carry on...


  • yirj17
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4005 on: March 08, 2017, 10:04:46 am »
It is in insurance companies who want this.

Things caught early are less costly for them.

Nothing nefarious going on.

Last year I received an official letter from the insurance company.  This time there is no letter, just the admin. office claiming they need it done.


  • yirj17
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4006 on: March 08, 2017, 10:08:59 am »
I'm not annoyed at the actual health checkup and if I could get it done at the local hospital then I'd be all for it.  But it has to be done at a major hospital 2 hours away and on a Saturday since my school doesn't consider it a business trip nor medical leave.


  • Pennypie
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4007 on: March 08, 2017, 11:22:34 am »
So today is international women's day apparently, just got a message from the POE saying how today the male employees are honoring the female employees with bunches of flowers.

I mean, that's nice, it's nice to get flowers but it just seems so not the point.  :blank:



Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4008 on: March 08, 2017, 11:42:02 am »
If a group needs a made up Hallmark-holiday to get attention, their cause isn't worth paying attention to.

If I'm not missing work or getting free crap because of it, I don't care.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4009 on: March 08, 2017, 11:49:18 am »
If a group needs a made up Hallmark-holiday to get attention, their cause isn't worth paying attention to.

If I'm not missing work or getting free crap because of it, I don't care.

I bet you're one of those "why isn't there a white history month" folks, too.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4010 on: March 08, 2017, 11:51:54 am »
If a group needs a made up Hallmark-holiday to get attention, their cause isn't worth paying attention to.

If I'm not missing work or getting free crap because of it, I don't care.

I bet you're one of those "why isn't there a white history month" folks, too.

That's a leap. And I'll bet you're one of those people who think if you're a straight, white male, anytime you open your mouth it's mansplaining, and that we ruin everything.
The joys of fauxtherhood


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4011 on: March 08, 2017, 11:59:11 am »
If a group needs a made up Hallmark-holiday to get attention, their cause isn't worth paying attention to.

If I'm not missing work or getting free crap because of it, I don't care.

I bet you're one of those "why isn't there a white history month" folks, too.

That's a leap. And I'll bet you're one of those people who think if you're a straight, white male, anytime you open your mouth it's mansplaining, and that we ruin everything.

Here's a bucket for all of your fragile male tears.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4012 on: March 08, 2017, 12:05:44 pm »
So today is international women's day apparently, just got a message from the POE saying how today the male employees are honoring the female employees with bunches of flowers.

I mean, that's nice, it's nice to get flowers but it just seems so not the point.  :blank:

Maybe all the female teachers should leave work an hour early just to highlight the 18% gender pay gap. Oh no but that wouldn't work would it because they all get paid exactly the same.  :rolleyes:


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4013 on: March 08, 2017, 12:10:58 pm »
If a group needs a made up Hallmark-holiday to get attention, their cause isn't worth paying attention to.

If I'm not missing work or getting free crap because of it, I don't care.

I bet you're one of those "why isn't there a white history month" folks, too.

That's a leap. And I'll bet you're one of those people who think if you're a straight, white male, anytime you open your mouth it's mansplaining, and that we ruin everything.

Here's a bucket for all of your fragile male tears.

Ding ding ding! There it is!
The joys of fauxtherhood


  • zola
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    • September 30, 2012, 06:56:11 am
    • Korea
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4014 on: March 08, 2017, 12:25:39 pm »
Admin office is claiming I need to get a health checkup again and that it's compulsory every other year.

I already took one last year.  Unless I get an official letter from NHIS again, they can forget it.
I got one too but they asked me for extra stuff...like a breast cancer exam...what does that have to do with teaching? I stuffed the paper away in my desk.

My coT was saying something about how they're "very interested in health." Really.  They seem doubly interested in the foreigner's health than in their own citizens.

I think I'll take a cue from you and just lose the paper if another gets sent.

It is in insurance companies who want this.

Things caught early are less costly for them.

Nothing nefarious going on.

Right, I got the NHIC letter letting me know I can go to the doctors anytime this year for a stomach cancer scan.  Seems for some target age groups they are trying to catch things early.  The breast cancer scan thing is interesting as there is a lower incidence for Korean women living in Korea than if they were to move to Canada where their chances of getting breast cancer increases.
How old are you if you dont mind me asking?
Korea does seem to put a lot more stock in screening. Or at least from what I've seen.
Kpip! - Martin 2018


  • Pennypie
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    • July 26, 2014, 08:16:47 pm
    • Koreaaa
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4015 on: March 08, 2017, 12:34:44 pm »
So today is international women's day apparently, just got a message from the POE saying how today the male employees are honoring the female employees with bunches of flowers.

I mean, that's nice, it's nice to get flowers but it just seems so not the point.  :blank:

Maybe all the female teachers should leave work an hour early just to highlight the 18% gender pay gap. Oh no but that wouldn't work would it because they all get paid exactly the same.  :rolleyes:

I didn't say I disagree or agree with Women's day but I just feel if they are going to have a Women's day they should at least try to understand the original intent.

If you change Women's to Men's and flowers to toolkit I'd feel exactly the same.

It just feels a bit cheap :/


  • kyndo
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    • March 03, 2011, 09:45:24 am
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4016 on: March 08, 2017, 01:40:41 pm »
...I'll bet you're one of those people who think if you're a straight, white male, anytime you open your mouth it's mansplaining, and that we ruin everything.
Here's a bucket for all of your fragile male tears.
Buckets are so unrefined. I prefer one of these:smiley:
« Last Edit: March 08, 2017, 02:31:06 pm by kyndo »


  • L I
  • The Legend

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    • October 03, 2011, 01:50:58 pm
    • Seoul
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4017 on: March 08, 2017, 02:06:16 pm »
Very very late thirties  :wink:

So you were 10, 11 years old when you first became a vegetarian? That's exceptionally young. How did your parents react? Were they worried?

I have been vegetarian for nigh on 28 years


  • flyingspider
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4018 on: March 08, 2017, 02:22:46 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.   Maybe the school will finally replace this ancient behemoth with one that will print without jamming every three pages.
I still can't print anything. The IT guy came and "fixed" it but nothing changed. The VP always tells me that if I ever have any problems I should tell her, and I'm tempted. I think my coteacher would be angry that I went over her head though, so I guess I'll just keep begging her to call the IT guy again.

All 120 of the little first graders went outside and were each given a helium balloon which they released as a celebration of the beginning of school. I was shocked (though I really shouldn’t have been) because that’s no better than throwing a wrapper on the ground. I wonder how much it cost. I bet the money they wasted on littering would have gone a long way towards getting a decent printer.
« Last Edit: March 08, 2017, 02:27:23 pm by flyingspider »


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4019 on: March 08, 2017, 03:37:20 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.   Maybe the school will finally replace this ancient behemoth with one that will print without jamming every three pages.
I still can't print anything. The IT guy came and "fixed" it but nothing changed. The VP always tells me that if I ever have any problems I should tell her, and I'm tempted. I think my coteacher would be angry that I went over her head though, so I guess I'll just keep begging her to call the IT guy again.

All 120 of the little first graders went outside and were each given a helium balloon which they released as a celebration of the beginning of school. I was shocked (though I really shouldn’t have been) because that’s no better than throwing a wrapper on the ground. I wonder how much it cost. I bet the money they wasted on littering would have gone a long way towards getting a decent printer.

Not to mention helium is a finite resource and it's not exactly cheap.

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I spent hours trying to figure out if I need to be filing taxes in the UK this year and all I've come up with is... maybe?