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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5740 on: June 28, 2017, 02:28:05 pm »
Domino's driver, I think he's dead.
The thing is/ he was "wearing" his helmet, but he wasn't "wearing" his helmet.
I see it too often.
They put it on, but they don't strap it/"clip" the strap!!!  Why?
Is it just law to put the helmet on, but you don't have to fasten it?
How in the heck is the helmet going to protect you without it being strapped on?
Your chances of survival are pretty low to begin with, but you are pretty much guaranteed to be a vegetable, if you happen to survive, as that helmet is going to go flying off, as it did to the poor Domino's kid.

I understand your frustration, and I'm sorry that you had to bear witness to something so tragic. Helmets really define the line between life and death in so many cases, no idea why people don't take them more seriously.

I wouldn't want to be the person to inform that poor boy's family.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5741 on: June 28, 2017, 02:30:36 pm »
This is my head 5 years and two days ago.

Wear a fukking helmet, I beg of you.
The first thing to say is that this is definitely not pyramid selling, OK?


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5742 on: June 28, 2017, 02:43:14 pm »
My Co-Teacher is giving the grade 5 class all the answers and prompts for the open class that we will have after lunch.
Last year my coteacher was so nervous about open class that she rehearsed the entire lesson the day before, so the open class was just a performance.

Also helmet safety is no joke. I want to feel sorry for the people that get injured in motorcycle wrecks, but honestly it's kind of a struggle. What do they think is going to happen when their head slams into the ground going so fast?



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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5743 on: June 28, 2017, 05:03:31 pm »
This is my head 5 years and two days ago.

Wear a fukking helmet, I beg of you.

My father was an amateur cyclist and had a pretty bad accident a few years back thanks to some jackass who turned suddenly in a race without any indication. He's only here today thanks to his helmet. People, put your helmets on, wear your seatbelts, and take other safety precautions, because in the end, if you won't do it for yourself, do it for your loved ones.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5744 on: June 28, 2017, 05:16:21 pm »
Sorry I wasn't more clear.

He, like most, was "wearing" his helmet...but, it wasn't fastened around his chin, so it flew off his head, which didn't do him much good.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5745 on: June 28, 2017, 09:38:28 pm »
Eating that cereal this morning instead of last night's leftover steak was a mistake. I'm so hungry that I feel like I could resort to cannibalism right now.

Why did I do it?  :cry:
PSA: What you are feeling is NOT hunger.  What you are feeling is sugar withdrawals.

Not semantics, but it is a physiological/chemical/??? difference with what is actually happening in your body.

True hunger takes weeks to kick in and it happens in your throat, not your stomach.


PSA: You're not overly bright.
You poor, insecure thing...

Coming from you, I'll take that as a compliment :)

If "insecure" means understanding basic biology and human physiology, then yeah, I'm insecure as hell.

I see you're almost as bad with basic English words as you are with science, empathy, and not being a thumb-plugged butthole.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5746 on: June 28, 2017, 10:43:25 pm »
Eating that cereal this morning instead of last night's leftover steak was a mistake. I'm so hungry that I feel like I could resort to cannibalism right now.

Why did I do it?  :cry:
PSA: What you are feeling is NOT hunger.  What you are feeling is sugar withdrawals.

Not semantics, but it is a physiological/chemical/??? difference with what is actually happening in your body.

True hunger takes weeks to kick in and it happens in your throat, not your stomach.


PSA: You're not overly bright.
You poor, insecure thing...

Coming from you, I'll take that as a compliment :)

If "insecure" means understanding basic biology and human physiology, then yeah, I'm insecure as hell.

I see you're almost as bad with basic English words as you are with science, empathy, and not being a thumb-plugged butthole.
The above pretty much says it all.

What are you, an infant?

Name calling? Really?

http://www.chuckrowtaichi.com/TrueVsFalseHunger.html

http://www.vibrantlife.com/?p=224

https://www.drfuhrman.com/learn/library/articles/25/hungry-true-hunger-versus-toxic-hunger

What is it you think you know about basic biology/human physiology?

Are you trying to convince yourself? ;)

Surely, you can find something better to do with your time.



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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5747 on: June 29, 2017, 08:01:09 am »
Does anyone else feel like their co-teachers  are rearranging your schedule merely to convenience themselves? There's one day a week where I teach with all homeroom teachers, and every single week, someone reschedules their class from the morning to my-normally-free final afternoon slot. I swear, at this point they're just rotating who gets to dump their monsters on me final period because they sure aren't coming to class.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5748 on: June 29, 2017, 08:17:19 am »
What I don't get are people who don't wear their seatbelts just because they're riding in a taxi. Like, I've met so many people who reflexively put their seatbelts on any time they're in a car, but when it's a taxi they just skip it. Like, I don't understand. It makes no sense to me.

I've heard that this was a bad habit created in Korea partly because a lot of the taxi drivers would cover up the seatbelt buckles with those seat covers and get super pissed-off if you tried to get the buckles out from under them (even though there are slots specifically for the seatbelt buckles in those covers). People just got tired of fighting with them.

I don't ride the taxi enough to be affected by this, I've always just dug the buckle out -- sometimes a driver might give me a look, but they'd never say anything.

These days, though, I've found that the buckles are uncovered and available to use in most taxis (not sure if there was some kind of public outcry or new legislation that forced taxi drivers to comply with safety regulations or whatever), but I think a lot of people are still not using them partly out of old habit.

The rest of it, I think, is just a false belief that the backseat is "safe." Or just not having the muscle-memory instilled in them whenever they're not the driver (i.e. it doesn't occur to them to put on a seatbelt if they're not the one behind the wheel).


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5749 on: June 29, 2017, 08:24:01 am »
Anyone know the Korean equivalent of "Occupied!" when you're using the bathroom and someone knocks or tries to open the door? I need something to yell the next time the cleaning lady inevitably comes in when I'm using the bathroom. Shouting in English clearly has no effect  :laugh:.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5750 on: June 29, 2017, 08:25:48 am »
Anyone know the Korean equivalent of "Occupied!" when you're using the bathroom and someone knocks or tries to open the door? I need something to yell the next time the cleaning lady inevitably comes in when I'm using the bathroom. Shouting in English clearly has no effect  :laugh:.

엿 먹어 means "to eat toffee." It means that the toffee will stick in their digestive system and slow down THEIR poo, so they can wait longer. It's a traditional way of saying, "wait for the bathroom, it you would."
The first thing to say is that this is definitely not pyramid selling, OK?


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5751 on: June 29, 2017, 08:26:51 am »
Anyone know the Korean equivalent of "Occupied!" when you're using the bathroom and someone knocks or tries to open the door? I need something to yell the next time the cleaning lady inevitably comes in when I'm using the bathroom. Shouting in English clearly has no effect  :laugh:.

At orientation we were told to just knock back lol. I guess there's an unspoken rule that you don't speak in that situation. You just knock.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5752 on: June 29, 2017, 08:27:13 am »
Anyone know the Korean equivalent of "Occupied!" when you're using the bathroom and someone knocks or tries to open the door? I need something to yell the next time the cleaning lady inevitably comes in when I'm using the bathroom. Shouting in English clearly has no effect  :laugh:.

I always just knock on the door and that stops them. Does this not work for you?


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5753 on: June 29, 2017, 08:30:14 am »
Anyone know the Korean equivalent of "Occupied!" when you're using the bathroom and someone knocks or tries to open the door? I need something to yell the next time the cleaning lady inevitably comes in when I'm using the bathroom. Shouting in English clearly has no effect  :laugh:.

I always just knock on the door and that stops them. Does this not work for you?

That isn't really an option, because she comes in to the main part of the bathroom to start cleaning while I'm using stall. That means she can't see anything, thankfully, but it's still just weird to me to have a woman tooling around in the bathroom while I'm in a stall trying to get things done.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5754 on: June 29, 2017, 08:34:05 am »
Anyone know the Korean equivalent of "Occupied!" when you're using the bathroom and someone knocks or tries to open the door? I need something to yell the next time the cleaning lady inevitably comes in when I'm using the bathroom. Shouting in English clearly has no effect  :laugh:.

I always just knock on the door and that stops them. Does this not work for you?

That isn't really an option, because she comes in to the main part of the bathroom to start cleaning while I'm using stall. That means she can't see anything, thankfully, but it's still just weird to me to have a woman tooling around in the bathroom while I'm in a stall trying to get things done.

Oh, thought you meant she was trying to get into your stall. xD


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5755 on: June 29, 2017, 08:46:09 am »
Anyone know the Korean equivalent of "Occupied!" when you're using the bathroom and someone knocks or tries to open the door? I need something to yell the next time the cleaning lady inevitably comes in when I'm using the bathroom. Shouting in English clearly has no effect  :laugh:.

I always just knock on the door and that stops them. Does this not work for you?

That isn't really an option, because she comes in to the main part of the bathroom to start cleaning while I'm using stall. That means she can't see anything, thankfully, but it's still just weird to me to have a woman tooling around in the bathroom while I'm in a stall trying to get things done.

Korea is actually a pioneer when it comes to trans-bathroom/unisex bathroom initiatives. I see people who present as women all the time in the men's rooms here. Very progressive.
The first thing to say is that this is definitely not pyramid selling, OK?


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5756 on: June 29, 2017, 09:12:27 am »
I know itís kinda stupid to seek out advice on a forum, so I guess this is sort of a rant but any advice would be welcome.

Iím going on my 6th year here and I am totally regretting signing this last year. For personal and financial reasons it made sense for me to do it at the time. I do plan to end my contract early, but it will be in mid December so I wonít be putting my school in a bad spot. I have discussed this with one CT that I do trust and she seems to be ok with it. But i have not made it known formally. To be fair, they have been very good to me over the years. I wonít mention the specifics because there are a bunch of snitches out there. For this reason, I feel like I should honor my word about stickin it out for another semester.

In the recent weeks this has taken a toll on me mentally ever since I have been dippin into job searching back home. I just feel like I am missing out on opportunities and sacrificing good gigs back home just because I gave them my word. I have had to already decline on 2 teaching interviews and there are some state gov. jobs I have a good chance of getting but might not be there when they are available. All because Iím stuck in this dump for another 6 months. I have become totally resentful of this place. Half of me just wants to tell them that I just canít do it anymore. 


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5757 on: June 29, 2017, 09:38:41 am »
Anyone know the Korean equivalent of "Occupied!" when you're using the bathroom and someone knocks or tries to open the door? I need something to yell the next time the cleaning lady inevitably comes in when I'm using the bathroom. Shouting in English clearly has no effect  :laugh:.

I always just knock on the door and that stops them. Does this not work for you?

That isn't really an option, because she comes in to the main part of the bathroom to start cleaning while I'm using stall. That means she can't see anything, thankfully, but it's still just weird to me to have a woman tooling around in the bathroom while I'm in a stall trying to get things done.

Korea is actually a pioneer when it comes to trans-bathroom/unisex bathroom initiatives. I see people who present as women all the time in the men's rooms here. Very progressive.

Happens everywhere. The first thing one should do when arriving at a new workplace is scope out the best bathroom, know the cleaning schedules etc.
This is serious business.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBah7gfB6jc


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5758 on: June 29, 2017, 09:44:45 am »
@todd: Honestly, while I'm really big about keeping your promises, life is about concessions, especially where jobs are concerned. Sometimes you've got to make a tough decision based around the priorities that are most important at that time. Put it this way, the school can more easily live temporarily without a NET than you can live missing out on career opportunities. If the job market is tough and these opportunities are short-lived, you've got to do what you got to do. A lot of people won't agree with me and will tell you that other opportunities will come along, and that may be true. Or it may not be. You've got to make that call.

Me, though, if the right opportunity came along, I would definitely break my own contract in order to pursue it (doesn't mean I wouldn't feel bad about it, but the fact that the school could live just fine without me helps ease me into that decision). This is your life here, and you're not exactly screwing anyone out of their life ambition in order to pursue your own.

With that being said, there are some things you might be able to do to make your own decision a little bit easier. Is it possible to help the school to find a replacement? Would the school accept a replacement?


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5759 on: June 29, 2017, 09:46:50 am »
I know itís kinda stupid to seek out advice on a forum, so I guess this is sort of a rant but any advice would be welcome.

Iím going on my 6th year here and I am totally regretting signing this last year. For personal and financial reasons it made sense for me to do it at the time. I do plan to end my contract early, but it will be in mid December so I wonít be putting my school in a bad spot. I have discussed this with one CT that I do trust and she seems to be ok with it. But i have not made it known formally. To be fair, they have been very good to me over the years. I wonít mention the specifics because there are a bunch of snitches out there. For this reason, I feel like I should honor my word about stickin it out for another semester.

In the recent weeks this has taken a toll on me mentally ever since I have been dippin into job searching back home. I just feel like I am missing out on opportunities and sacrificing good gigs back home just because I gave them my word. I have had to already decline on 2 teaching interviews and there are some state gov. jobs I have a good chance of getting but might not be there when they are available. All because Iím stuck in this dump for another 6 months. I have become totally resentful of this place. Half of me just wants to tell them that I just canít do it anymore.

you are absolutely bonkers to pass on opportunities back home just to do another semester here. especially when you know you're leaving at the end of this contract.

take those opportunities now.

if you leave at the end of this semester the school will get a new wonamin and within a few months or even weeks you will be forgotten. that's the reality.

we're not permanent teachers. we are transients on 1 year contracts. they can't be surprised if you leave early.