Read 1930253 times

  • denimdaze
  • Expert Waygook

    • 600

    • December 30, 2010, 04:46:58 pm
    • USA
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7280 on: December 22, 2017, 08:43:41 am »
I was told that yesterday was my last day at my travel school.  :smiley: I was happy about that because it means I don't have to wake up earlier and wait at the cold bus stop.

I was told today that I need to go there one day next week.  :huh: Now I need to prepare more lessons.

I hope it's too late for them to change their mind about me doing a winter camp there. I've already made my vacation plans.


  • Mister Tim
  • Hero of Waygookistan

    • 1724

    • September 08, 2013, 10:33:54 am
    • SK
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7281 on: December 22, 2017, 08:48:35 am »
I hate it when I refresh Waygook for more forum goodness, only to see that the only recent thread bumps were bumped by gogators.


  • Datasapien
  • Expert Waygook

    • 561

    • February 04, 2012, 09:36:25 pm
    • Chungcheongbuk-do
    more
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7282 on: December 22, 2017, 08:51:54 am »
Been using some crappy old laptop from the Joseon dynasty at my second school for the past 3 months, randomly turns off during classes etc and takes ages to do anything. Anyway, it finally decided to die and leave me alone so I told my co-teacher the sad news and then she scurried off to the office and got this fancy new Windows 10 laptop out the cupboard that's just been sitting there collecting dust for who knows how long. So now I'm 50% ecstatic that I've got a laptop that functions as a laptop and 50% 'why the f*ck didn't you give this one to me in the first place?' :undecided:
Happy Friday y'all  :-*
I never finish anyth


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7283 on: December 22, 2017, 08:54:25 am »
I hate it when I refresh Waygook for more forum goodness, only to see that the only recent thread bumps were bumped by gogators.

Haha so true  :laugh:

Also, I wish there could be just one Trump thread.  Do we really need five on the front page?

On the other hand I feel good when I see four or five threads bumped by AvecPommesFrites  8)


  • yirj17
  • The Legend

    • 2782

    • September 16, 2015, 02:23:16 am
    • Korealand
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7284 on: December 22, 2017, 08:56:10 am »
I hate it when I refresh Waygook for more forum goodness, only to see that the only recent thread bumps were bumped by gogators.

:laugh: :laugh: :laugh:


  • sbk
  • Veteran

    • 129

    • March 22, 2016, 02:44:47 pm
    • seoul
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7285 on: December 22, 2017, 09:09:42 am »
Also, who proceeds to set their alarm for 6am in the sleeping room and then sleep thorough it for at least 2 or 3 minutes. That happened at least twice.

I sleep through at least 4 alarms out of the 10 have set for the morning.....  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

Wow. You must be a heavy sleeper. I always seem to wake up on the first ring of my alarm. I am programmed to hear it and it wakes me up.


  • kobayashi
  • Expert Waygook

    • 988

    • August 18, 2016, 11:14:47 am
    • Nibiru
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7286 on: December 22, 2017, 12:35:20 pm »
And buh bye! See you never  :azn:

the behavior of my 6th grade students this year is one of the things that's made me finally pack it in wrt public school teaching in korea. i've had to see these dickheads twice per week, and i've never had such blatantly rude and disrespectful behavior from a group of students before.

some of the things i've seen them do:
- two students using the corridor as an olympic sprinting track to see who could run the fastest
- two students who regularly wrestle each other in the corridor, and who have almost knocked me over on numerous occasions and spilt my coffee all over my clothes on numerous occassions
- a student counting her coins on top of her english book in the middle of class, while she's supposed to be working
- students blatantly and openly reading comic books on top of their english books in class
- students violently (not playfully) punching and kicking each other while the homeroom teacher stands 2 meters away grinning like a moron
- students sitting on the floor and playing games as the bell rings, and even after, because the useless AF homeroom teachers can't even get them seated with their books out in time for class to start (i teach in the homerooms).
- students just getting up and walking out in the middle of class without saying anything to myself or my coteacher
- students throwing their shoes at each other in the corridors outside the classrooms

and that's just what i can remember off the top of my head. i'm sure there's more that will come back to me.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7287 on: December 22, 2017, 01:46:31 pm »
And buh bye! See you never  :azn:

the behavior of my 6th grade students this year is one of the things that's made me finally pack it in wrt public school teaching in korea. i've had to see these dickheads twice per week, and i've never had such blatantly rude and disrespectful behavior from a group of students before.

some of the things i've seen them do:
- two students using the corridor as an olympic sprinting track to see who could run the fastest
- two students who regularly wrestle each other in the corridor, and who have almost knocked me over on numerous occasions and spilt my coffee all over my clothes on numerous occassions
- a student counting her coins on top of her english book in the middle of class, while she's supposed to be working
- students blatantly and openly reading comic books on top of their english books in class
- students violently (not playfully) punching and kicking each other while the homeroom teacher stands 2 meters away grinning like a moron
- students sitting on the floor and playing games as the bell rings, and even after, because the useless AF homeroom teachers can't even get them seated with their books out in time for class to start (i teach in the homerooms).
- students just getting up and walking out in the middle of class without saying anything to myself or my coteacher
- students throwing their shoes at each other in the corridors outside the classrooms

and that's just what i can remember off the top of my head. i'm sure there's more that will come back to me.

This sounds like a normal Korean elementary school, to be honest. You must have worked at some really good schools in the past.


  • kobayashi
  • Expert Waygook

    • 988

    • August 18, 2016, 11:14:47 am
    • Nibiru
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7288 on: December 22, 2017, 02:29:07 pm »
This sounds like a normal Korean elementary school, to be honest.

and you don't think this is a problem?


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7289 on: December 22, 2017, 02:34:53 pm »
This sounds like a normal Korean elementary school, to be honest.

and you don't think this is a problem?

I think the world has a lot of problems.

I don't like it when students have a rude and lazy attitude towards my class, but playing around in the corridor, even playfighting, is OK as long as nobody is getting hurt. Better for them to let off steam there than in the classroom.


  • What?What?
  • Expert Waygook

    • 602

    • October 14, 2016, 10:29:17 am
    • Korea
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7290 on: December 27, 2017, 08:03:50 am »
Close the door!!! Close the frakkin door!!!!! CLOSE THE MOTHER FRAKKIN DOOR!!!! Aaaaarrggghhhhhhhhh hhhh
>:( >:( :cry: >:( :cry: >:( :cry:


*woosah only 6 weeks until vacation, only 6 weeks until vacation, only 6 weeks until vacation, you can do it, you can do it*
People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day.
-A.A. Milne


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7291 on: December 27, 2017, 08:38:04 am »
And buh bye! See you never  :azn:

the behavior of my 6th grade students this year is one of the things that's made me finally pack it in wrt public school teaching in korea. i've had to see these dickheads twice per week, and i've never had such blatantly rude and disrespectful behavior from a group of students before.

some of the things i've seen them do:
- two students using the corridor as an olympic sprinting track to see who could run the fastest
- two students who regularly wrestle each other in the corridor, and who have almost knocked me over on numerous occasions and spilt my coffee all over my clothes on numerous occassions
- a student counting her coins on top of her english book in the middle of class, while she's supposed to be working
- students blatantly and openly reading comic books on top of their english books in class
- students violently (not playfully) punching and kicking each other while the homeroom teacher stands 2 meters away grinning like a moron
- students sitting on the floor and playing games as the bell rings, and even after, because the useless AF homeroom teachers can't even get them seated with their books out in time for class to start (i teach in the homerooms).
- students just getting up and walking out in the middle of class without saying anything to myself or my coteacher
- students throwing their shoes at each other in the corridors outside the classrooms

and that's just what i can remember off the top of my head. i'm sure there's more that will come back to me.


This sounds normal/not that bad considering what I have experienced in some of these schools.

But the constant disrespect and wild behaviour does wear on you. Every time I have class with my 6th graders it makes me more and more happy to buy my ticket home for February. They are just so damn unpleasant and it's like these Korean teachers don't realise it doesn't have to be this way.

I had some of these problems while working with 6th graders in the bigger cities but out in the countryside (their label for the company I work for, not mine) the students are much more well behaved for the most part. The biggest problem I have is students using "새끼야" constantly in class, which to be honest doesnt bother me that much considering that I was a horrible shite when I was their age. I use a military like discipline scheme that involves the other members of their group to help control their peers. "Oh, Jihoon you wanna continue acting up? Well then all of group 5 members can come to the English room after lunch and owe me that 5 minutes of class time that you just wasted."

Works every time.


  • yirj17
  • The Legend

    • 2782

    • September 16, 2015, 02:23:16 am
    • Korealand
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7292 on: January 04, 2018, 02:40:04 pm »
Definitely answered at least 2 questions entirely wrong on today's writing portion of midterms because I couldn't remember the meanings of the specific terms that needed to be conjugated.  All I could recall is that they were definitely irregular words that I apparently neglected to give proper attention to while studying.  :evil: 

Indulging in a doughnut.  Because you are what you eat?  And my mind feels thoroughly glazed. :blank:

On the bright side, one of the Korean teachers (not mine) consistently thinks my choices of lip colors are "섹시" and makes a point of telling me so every time she sees me. :laugh:


  • CO2
  • Waygook Lord

    • 5983

    • March 02, 2015, 03:41:14 pm
    • Uiwang
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7293 on: January 08, 2018, 03:06:37 am »
Y'aint rid of me yet, Korea.

#Koreateaching2018
The first thing to say is that this is definitely not pyramid selling, OK?


  • yirj17
  • The Legend

    • 2782

    • September 16, 2015, 02:23:16 am
    • Korealand
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7294 on: January 09, 2018, 04:03:31 pm »
Y'aint rid of me yet, Korea.

#Koreateaching2018

Dare I ask how your vacation went? :lipsrsealed:

More Korean logic: 

Made an inquiry with immigration [last month] about the documents necessary to get a student visa.  Acquired list.  Cool.
Made an inquiry with my school [last month] about the documents necessary to get the student visa. 

School:  It's too early to apply for the visa.  Come back next month, x days before your current visa expires. 

I returned to inquire again. 

School:  Oh by the way, here's a list of additional documents you need in order to get the documents that immigration wants from us. 

...there is honestly zero reason why they couldn't have given me that list LAST month, so that I could have had ample time to prepare/obtain them.   >:( >:( :evil:
Thankfully I happen to have most of the necessary documents on hand but I still had to bug folks back home to notarize/scan send a few things.  I don't mind so much about hurrying to gather things myself but when I have to impose on someone else, that peeves me.  I'm also confused as to why I need to produce all these documents when I'm already currently enrolled.  Literally all I'm trying to get from the school is proof that I registered and a receipt of tuition payment.  That's all immigration needs from the school. 

Also, why on earth do I need to provide evidence of my parentage when I'm not relying on them whatsoever for financial purposes? :undecided: Whatever, Korea. 


  • CJ
  • Super Waygook

    • 463

    • November 15, 2010, 08:11:00 am
    • Down south
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7295 on: January 10, 2018, 07:44:26 am »
Y'aint rid of me yet, Korea.

#Koreateaching2018

What??

#timeCO2left!


  • CO2
  • Waygook Lord

    • 5983

    • March 02, 2015, 03:41:14 pm
    • Uiwang
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7296 on: January 10, 2018, 07:24:38 pm »
Y'aint rid of me yet, Korea.

#Koreateaching2018

Dare I ask how your vacation went? :lipsrsealed:

A story for the ages. Haha. Update when I get back. Buy don't worry, I'm having fun.  ;D
The first thing to say is that this is definitely not pyramid selling, OK?


  • HaLo3
  • Hero of Waygookistan

    • 1058

    • January 02, 2014, 08:19:08 am
    • Seoul, South Korea
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7297 on: January 12, 2018, 10:06:20 am »
I've had a sore throat for over a week now. I'm pretty sure I have a tonsil problem, as I had a sore throat for a week and a half just 2 weeks ago. This is actually quite painful, not just sore, and when I went to the doctor earlier this week, he looked in my mouth for 5 seconds, wrote me a prescription and said goodbye. RX is clearly not doing anything and my job wants me to go back, but I feel like he is just going to do the same thing and get rid of me as fast as possible.


  • zola
  • The Legend

    • 2917

    • September 30, 2012, 06:56:11 am
    • Korea
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7298 on: January 12, 2018, 10:11:06 am »
I've had a sore throat for over a week now. I'm pretty sure I have a tonsil problem, as I had a sore throat for a week and a half just 2 weeks ago. This is actually quite painful, not just sore, and when I went to the doctor earlier this week, he looked in my mouth for 5 seconds, wrote me a prescription and said goodbye. RX is clearly not doing anything and my job wants me to go back, but I feel like he is just going to do the same thing and get rid of me as fast as possible.

Probably viral tonsillitis. Antibiotics wont do anything. Sometimes takes 10-14 days to resolve by itself.
Can you see your tonsils? Do they look inflammed or have white on them?
They could give you typical otc pain relief. Maybe a steroid to help with the infammation.
Go to another ENT. It's one of the most common types of dcotors clinics you can find here, so there should be another one nearby. Like all Korean doctors, many are shit and do the same thing for every single patient. Some are good though.
Kpip! - Martin 2018


  • HaLo3
  • Hero of Waygookistan

    • 1058

    • January 02, 2014, 08:19:08 am
    • Seoul, South Korea
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7299 on: January 12, 2018, 10:22:04 am »
I've had a sore throat for over a week now. I'm pretty sure I have a tonsil problem, as I had a sore throat for a week and a half just 2 weeks ago. This is actually quite painful, not just sore, and when I went to the doctor earlier this week, he looked in my mouth for 5 seconds, wrote me a prescription and said goodbye. RX is clearly not doing anything and my job wants me to go back, but I feel like he is just going to do the same thing and get rid of me as fast as possible.

Probably viral tonsillitis. Antibiotics wont do anything. Sometimes takes 10-14 days to resolve by itself.
Can you see your tonsils? Do they look inflammed or have white on them?
They could give you typical otc pain relief. Maybe a steroid to help with the infammation.
Go to another ENT. It's one of the most common types of dcotors clinics you can find here, so there should be another one nearby. Like all Korean doctors, many are shit and do the same thing for every single patient. Some are good though.
I haven't actually tried looking at them, but when I touch my throat, I can feel that they are swollen some. Unfortunately, many pain relievers, and definitely the OTC ones, don't really work for me since I have a pretty high tolerance. But I will tell them that I want to go to a new doc.