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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5540 on: June 13, 2017, 03:22:43 pm »
Oh yes. I'm sorry to hear of your broken heart CO2. I really had hoped things would somehow work out this time.  :cry: :cry:
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5541 on: June 13, 2017, 03:28:28 pm »
CO2, we're not talking until you recognize my attempt to console you with my favorite GD song in your time of need. :blank:

My bad, I don't have headphones at work.
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5542 on: June 13, 2017, 03:31:51 pm »
CO2, we're not talking until you recognize my attempt to console you with my favorite GD song in your time of need. :blank:

My bad, I don't have headphones at work.

forgiven :smiley:


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5543 on: June 13, 2017, 04:22:40 pm »


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5544 on: June 14, 2017, 07:58:32 am »
My whole school, well the whole town that the school is in, smells so bad of cow shit. I'm so close to spewing, and no one else can even smell it.

I have to teach in a hour.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5545 on: June 14, 2017, 08:45:27 am »
What head-up-their-ass idiotic civic planner thought it'd be a good idea to set up two, count em, TWO roadwork sites Wednesday morning, rush hour, reducing a busy highway to one, count it, ONE lane, twice? Gah! I got to my school, students were waiting for me in my classroom.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5546 on: June 14, 2017, 08:48:02 am »
I'm not sure how, but I seem to have sprained my wrist. All day yesterday, and more so today, it has been hurting really badly. I can barely pick up my tea mug because it hurts.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5547 on: June 14, 2017, 08:51:28 am »
I made a camping trip for this weekend.

I was told at the beginning of April about the Saturday teacher's trip.

I was reminded about this teacher's trip today, that, it is, in fact, this Saturday.

Granted, I should have written this down. But I'll still rant.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5548 on: June 14, 2017, 08:57:14 am »
TV's down on the day all my classes have review classes... Yeah of course that happens the day we're supposed to all play bomb games... Made up some slick reading tictactoe game on the spot.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5549 on: June 14, 2017, 08:58:54 am »
What head-up-their-ass idiotic civic planner thought it'd be a good idea to set up two, count em, TWO roadwork sites Wednesday morning, rush hour, reducing a busy highway to one, count it, ONE lane, twice? Gah! I got to my school, students were waiting for me in my classroom.

They do pick odd times to start their work but they do, do work. Not sure if the quality of it.

Having said that, in the U.K., that road section would just be coned off for a week before they started working.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5550 on: June 14, 2017, 09:16:08 am »
What head-up-their-ass idiotic civic planner thought it'd be a good idea to set up two, count em, TWO roadwork sites Wednesday morning, rush hour, reducing a busy highway to one, count it, ONE lane, twice? Gah! I got to my school, students were waiting for me in my classroom.

They do pick odd times to start their work but they do, do work. Not sure if the quality of it.

Having said that, in the U.K., that road section would just be coned off for a week before they started working.

I noticed lots of painting happening on the highways yesterday.  It struck me that they tend to use large crews, so the impact on any one area is short-lived.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5551 on: June 14, 2017, 09:42:00 am »
I'm not sure of the quality of the roadwork, but one thing about Korea, when they do the roads they do em and they do em fast.

State of Michigan? That crap will take all summer. Road repair is one of the last things to complain about here, all things considered.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5552 on: June 14, 2017, 10:09:28 am »
I agree, but I do have one complaint about their crews. I don't like and find it pretty dangerous the way that the work areas sometimes come up so abruptly. Like when they are working on the highway, and there isn't a work sign, but all of a sudden there are just a couple of orange cones and then a work truck just right there. It would be nice if they tapered it a bit more, and gave more warning. Other than that they sure do get stuff done. Seem like they it just took a couple of months for them to build the new bridge near my house...incredible.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5553 on: June 14, 2017, 10:17:13 am »
I'm not sure of the quality of the roadwork, but one thing about Korea, when they do the roads they do em and they do em fast.

State of Michigan? That crap will take all summer. Road repair is one of the last things to complain about here, all things considered.

Da Hell?
I can attempt to cook an omelette in 30sec, doesn't mean it's going to come out well.

Road repair, is done at warp speed, yet makes very little difference to the abysmal state of the roads... at least in my city.

The manhole covers are like zits on a teenager's face, they pop up everywhere and there's no logic in their placement. At one intersection, there are 5, all within 2m of each other and not
equidistant or in a straight line. Aside being at totally random places on the road, making them impossible to dodge. The covers don't sit flush to the tarmac either. Driving over one feels like driving over massive pothole.

I know my car doesn't have the best suspension, but you'll see pretty much every Equus and Korean 4X4's chassis bounce like a it's on a jumping castle as sound as it hits one. 

Seriously, f*ck whoever designed Korean roads and everyone who looks like them. :evil:


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5554 on: June 14, 2017, 10:49:41 am »
I'm not sure of the quality of the roadwork, but one thing about Korea, when they do the roads they do em and they do em fast.

I've lived near the new 9 line extension in Seoul and the construction on the road near my home has been going on for AAAGGGEES. Of course they're constructing a huge underground tunnel, not doing simple road repair, but it's literally been 4 or 5 years now.  It was originally supposed to be completed last year, now it's looking like next year...

I agree, but I do have one complaint about their crews. I don't like and find it pretty dangerous the way that the work areas sometimes come up so abruptly. Like when they are working on the highway, and there isn't a work sign, but all of a sudden there are just a couple of orange cones and then a work truck just right there. It would be nice if they tapered it a bit more, and gave more warning. Other than that they sure do get stuff done. Seem like they it just took a couple of months for them to build the new bridge near my house...incredible.

Might be because the fellas on safety patrol were picked up off the side of the street hours earlier and are paid 30,000 won per day.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5555 on: June 14, 2017, 11:36:56 am »
Why have a co, who is only at the school to help you with disciplining the older kids (that's literally her only job, she's not a homeroom teacher) when you have to stop teaching and get them to stop? When she ignores students locking each other in cabinets or the student from the other classroom banging on the window and yelling into the classroom? And then after class said how good they were.

I don't always care about kids being noisy, that lightens things up a bit sometimes, but my god if you're going to let them lock each other in a cabinets during class it's only going to go down hill from there. I genuinely like these kids, but none of that is okay. She disciplines them for talking too much, but not for crazy stuff like that...


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5556 on: June 14, 2017, 12:12:09 pm »
I don't always care about kids being noisy, that lightens things up a bit sometimes, but my god if you're going to let them lock each other in a cabinets during class it's only going to go down hill from there.
I don't know why you're complaining: every child locked in a cabinet means one less troublemaker during class!  :smiley:


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5557 on: June 14, 2017, 12:17:55 pm »
I don't always care about kids being noisy, that lightens things up a bit sometimes, but my god if you're going to let them lock each other in a cabinets during class it's only going to go down hill from there.
I don't know why you're complaining: every child locked in a cabinet means one less troublemaker during class!  :smiley:
lol +1 kyndo


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5558 on: June 14, 2017, 12:31:20 pm »
I don't always care about kids being noisy, that lightens things up a bit sometimes, but my god if you're going to let them lock each other in a cabinets during class it's only going to go down hill from there.
I don't know why you're complaining: every child locked in a cabinet means one less troublemaker during class!  :smiley:

The term "Acceptable Losses" is woefully underused in our industry.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5559 on: June 14, 2017, 01:03:47 pm »
I am playing the game. I really am. Planned and got my vacation dates sorted after consulting all three schools two weeks ago. Got my CT at my main school to contact the other schools to confirm dates with them, including when and if they want summer camp. Got all of that done. Planned and booked a small surgical procedure and a short little away holiday.   

Away school says to me today "you must do summer camp these days" .... and points out the exact days of my surgical procedure and recovery period.

I explain, somewhat annoyed, that unfortunately those dates have been approved by my main school as vacation days. I am told that this must change. I explain "this is impossible". I show them a week where I can fit in a summer camp for them. They will apparently have to see if it suits them.  I then ask what it is they would like me to do for camp and they throw a couple of really great ideas at me... so I ask what my budget is... it is ZERO, so no. I won't do science camp or art camp, I will do a zero budget type camp (I am used to spending a little of my own cash but you have annoyed me now so you will get a real proper ass zero budget camp.) F*%k you very much.
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