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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6660 on: September 11, 2017, 08:00:49 am »
I was told paperwork.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6661 on: September 11, 2017, 08:01:43 am »
Some warning about the pay system would be nice.

Just Paypal? I don't have paypal. Ugh.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6662 on: September 11, 2017, 08:19:00 am »
A little while back, some inconsiderate meathead stole my nice umbrella from the gym. It wasn't a 5000원 POS from the local super either.

Now, I've got a nice, new umbrella that I'm afraid to take anywhere.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6663 on: September 11, 2017, 08:31:04 am »
School is cancelled due to dangerous weather for students only.. because who cares about the safety of the teachers am I right?


But also what the F*CK at the parents who still sent their kids walking to school today. Are they insane? The roads are flooded up to my shins, traffic lights are out, cars are stalled in the middle of the road, and there are children walking alone to a nearly empty school. Insane.

At least your school cancelled classes =| Mine is still running.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6664 on: September 11, 2017, 08:35:20 am »
School is cancelled due to dangerous weather for students only.. because who cares about the safety of the teachers am I right?


But also what the F*CK at the parents who still sent their kids walking to school today. Are they insane? The roads are flooded up to my shins, traffic lights are out, cars are stalled in the middle of the road, and there are children walking alone to a nearly empty school. Insane.

At least your school cancelled classes =| Mine is still running.

Same here :\


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6665 on: September 11, 2017, 08:36:12 am »
Some warning about the pay system would be nice.

Just Paypal? I don't have paypal. Ugh.
+1


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6666 on: September 11, 2017, 08:40:20 am »
Dangerous weather?


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6667 on: September 11, 2017, 08:42:17 am »
Dangerous weather?

It's raining today.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6668 on: September 11, 2017, 08:45:09 am »
Dangerous weather?

Not sure, but I, and everyone else in the office, got the emergency message this morning about something. It's all in Korean, so I can't read it, and my co-workers wouldn't tell me.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6669 on: September 11, 2017, 09:33:43 am »
Dangerous weather?

Not sure, but I, and everyone else in the office, got the emergency message this morning about something. It's all in Korean, so I can't read it, and my co-workers wouldn't tell me.

Both of them were warning of the rain that causes flooding. Im in Dongnae and it tends to flood pretty badly here (in Korean standards at least). Was up to my shins


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6670 on: September 11, 2017, 09:43:07 am »
Mine have to get physical authorisation before they can enter anything (for their trips and my own). They get grilled by the head-teacher and/or VP about it.

Depending on the teacher they have to make lots of trips up and down stairs.
THIS!!!

It is seems so defeatist to have this online system when so many can't let go of the old way of doing things.

Anyone know of any other reason for it to be done in that way (seeking prior approval, before submitting)?


I assume it's just the cultural hierarchy thing.  My coT and I would go together to ask the principal permission for special things like my vacation dates.  He was super chill though; my coT said she was sure everything was fine but that it was just the polite thing to do. 

But for basic requests like just going to a travel school? I just have to request approval from the head teacher via NEIS.  We don't bother the principal over something so minor as that.  (If we did, we'd be bothering him thrice a week)


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6671 on: September 11, 2017, 12:03:56 pm »
I found out today that some students at my middle school have complained about teachers cutting in the lunch line and eating first. Today, the vice principal was in the cafeteria talking to students as we teachers cut in line.  There is also a sign that reminds students that teachers eat first.

SMH  :huh:


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6672 on: September 11, 2017, 12:27:01 pm »
I'm so done with work and Korea in general, I want to just sleep until my contract is up.

Same. Seven more weeks.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6673 on: September 11, 2017, 01:36:02 pm »
I'm pretty bummed about this whole subscription/paywall thing. I don't get much in the way of positive feedback at work, neither from my coworkers nor from my students, so the positive responses I get in here when I upload the materials I create is often the only indication I have that my efforts are worth it.

I can't in good conscience keep my content on this site knowing that people will have to pay to access it, knowing that my original intent was to share it freely with my fellow teachers. I just finished going through all of the topics I've started in the lesson plan/template section and removing all of the attachments, and doing so was a real downer.

While I was doing it, I saw a comment I made in one of the threads in response to someone thanking me for my efforts. It mentioned the "warm fuzzies" I get from knowing I did a good job and that my efforts are helpful an appreciated. Now I can not longer get that here, and that's genuinely unfortunate.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6674 on: September 11, 2017, 02:23:44 pm »
Mine have to get physical authorisation before they can enter anything (for their trips and my own). They get grilled by the head-teacher and/or VP about it.

Depending on the teacher they have to make lots of trips up and down stairs.

man that's harsh. it sounds like a power trip thing from the P and/or VP. "you must come and beg and bow deeply for your time off".

my school is huge, there's like 50 teachers here. i think the P and VP would have an endless stream of teachers coming into and out of their office if they had to get in-person approval for everything.

at my school we are only made to grovel if we want to take a whole day off sick (even if we don't have any classes), or if we have to miss class for some reason.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6675 on: September 11, 2017, 02:23:44 pm »
I found out today that some students at my middle school have complained about teachers cutting in the lunch line and eating first. Today, the vice principal was in the cafeteria talking to students as we teachers cut in line.  There is also a sign that reminds students that teachers eat first.

SMH  :huh:

I always line up with the students. It sets an example, and lining up is something that needs to be installed in society here. If teachers can cut in line what message does that send?



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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6676 on: September 11, 2017, 02:27:21 pm »
I found out today that some students at my middle school have complained about teachers cutting in the lunch line and eating first. Today, the vice principal was in the cafeteria talking to students as we teachers cut in line.  There is also a sign that reminds students that teachers eat first.

SMH  :huh:

I always line up with the students. It sets an example, and lining up is something that needs to be installed in society here. If teachers can cut in line what message does that send?

What are you even talking about? Lining up is obviously instilled in the students if you line up with them. Who cares if a few teachers get to cut in before the students? It's not like the lunch ladies run out of food or the students don't have enough time to eat.

I don't see how this is a issue.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6677 on: September 11, 2017, 02:27:44 pm »
If teachers can cut in line what message does that send?

it sends the message that what's actually needed is a separate line at that school for teachers and students.

it also sends the message that teachers are to be respected, and that teachers shouldn't kowtow to the whims and demands of students. teachers in SK have already lost almost all respect with the students due to a number of things, mainly the fact that students now think they have authority over the teachers, and that the teachers must acquiesce to their every desire.

let the teachers eat first, it's basically the last bastion of authority that many are holding on to.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6678 on: September 11, 2017, 02:30:39 pm »
I found out today that some students at my middle school have complained about teachers cutting in the lunch line and eating first. Today, the vice principal was in the cafeteria talking to students as we teachers cut in line.  There is also a sign that reminds students that teachers eat first.

SMH  :huh:

I always line up with the students. It sets an example, and lining up is something that needs to be installed in society here. If teachers can cut in line what message does that send?

I always line up behind the students but they always insist I go ahead of them. 


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6679 on: September 11, 2017, 03:02:27 pm »
I went on a nice trip this weekend but one of the people who went would not shut up. I donít understand people who feel the need to vocalize every thought and make everything about them. I spent the whole weekend with that chatty Cathy, and at school my coteacher still wonít stop talking eithe.  After each class she giggles and says, ďI think I talk too muchĒ but she wonít stop. She knows her constant blathering is a problem but nothing changes. And Iím so done with her ďKorea is the best!Ē attitude. I donít want to wish away the time I have left, and Iím going to try and enjoy my last six months here, but Iím ready to be gone.
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