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  • Mr C
  • The Legend

    • 2540

    • October 17, 2012, 03:00:40 pm
    • Seoul
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7420 on: February 27, 2018, 08:03:26 am »
School was in session, but I didn't have to be there. Certainly they made me come in, but my absence would not have affected the smooth operations of the school, so making me come in was just plain BS. End of story.

If school is in session and you're part of the staff, you have to be there. End of story. No teacher gets to take vacation during the school term.

This is verifiably, demonstrably untrue, at least for SMOE employees.  The rule is about, as CJ says, "the smooth operation of the school".   


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7421 on: February 27, 2018, 09:43:45 am »
School was in session, but I didn't have to be there. Certainly they made me come in, but my absence would not have affected the smooth operations of the school, so making me come in was just plain BS. End of story.

If school is in session and you're part of the staff, you have to be there. End of story. No teacher gets to take vacation during the school term.

Not true.  This week, the teachers should be in school, but at least three or four are still abroad.  Exactly the same as CJ's point.  If the school is cool with it, then it's fine.   If they want to be petty, then it's a pain in the ass.  At the decent school, CJ would have been allowed that time off.  The principal/VP have the power at the school.

You're correct, I should have said "should be", not "must".

The point is that while you MIGHT have a case if school wasn't in session, when it comes to those days, getting them off is a BIG favor. It's the kind of favor you can ONLY appreciate and NEVER expect. And you have ZERO cause to be angry.

It's also really crappy to whine about "other people get to take it off, why can't I?" when the other teachers are all teaching. Again, OP is incredibly selfish and can only see his point of view.

Do you think the Korean teachers should be able to take those days off CJ?


  • CJ
  • Super Waygook

    • 463

    • November 15, 2010, 08:11:00 am
    • Down south
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7422 on: February 27, 2018, 09:55:30 am »
School was in session, but I didn't have to be there. Certainly they made me come in, but my absence would not have affected the smooth operations of the school, so making me come in was just plain BS. End of story.

If school is in session and you're part of the staff, you have to be there. End of story. No teacher gets to take vacation during the school term.

Not true.  This week, the teachers should be in school, but at least three or four are still abroad.  Exactly the same as CJ's point.  If the school is cool with it, then it's fine.   If they want to be petty, then it's a pain in the ass.  At the decent school, CJ would have been allowed that time off.  The principal/VP have the power at the school.

You're correct, I should have said "should be", not "must".

The point is that while you MIGHT have a case if school wasn't in session, when it comes to those days, getting them off is a BIG favor. It's the kind of favor you can ONLY appreciate and NEVER expect. And you have ZERO cause to be angry.

It's also really crappy to whine about "other people get to take it off, why can't I?" when the other teachers are all teaching. Again, OP is incredibly selfish and can only see his point of view.

Do you think the Korean teachers should be able to take those days off CJ?

I've said enough here, I'll leave it to the gallery to decide.

I find it ironic that you tell people to grow up, yet you always have to have to final word like the petulant brat that you are.

Cheers  ;D


  • Mister Tim
  • Hero of Waygookistan

    • 1806

    • September 08, 2013, 10:33:54 am
    • SK
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7423 on: February 28, 2018, 10:45:05 am »
I was just handed a completely new textbook for my middle school first graders. Not a new edition of the one we were using before, mind you. It's a new book from a completely different publisher.

Classes start Friday. Tomorrow is a holiday. I have to leave early today to go to my appointment at immigration. I've been sitting here doing f*ck all for nearly four weeks. I could've been going through the book, figuring how how to approach the lessons, learning my way around the CDROM and audio/video materials, and they wait until I have three hours of office time left to drop this turd in my lap.

Sigh.


  • denimdaze
  • Expert Waygook

    • 603

    • December 30, 2010, 04:46:58 pm
    • USA
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7424 on: February 28, 2018, 10:56:15 am »
I was just handed a completely new textbook for my middle school first graders. Not a new edition of the one we were using before, mind you. It's a new book from a completely different publisher.

Classes start Friday. Tomorrow is a holiday. I have to leave early today to go to my appointment at immigration. I've been sitting here doing f*ck all for nearly four weeks. I could've been going through the book, figuring how how to approach the lessons, learning my way around the CDROM and audio/video materials, and they wait until I have three hours of office time left to drop this turd in my lap.

Sigh.

it's time for self-introductions and Q & A about the class or you. Or you can have them write a letter to their future selves about their goals for the year.  Keep the letters and return them at the end of the year.


  • parkerynp
  • Adventurer

    • 58

    • March 05, 2017, 06:38:51 pm
    • South Korea
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7425 on: February 28, 2018, 10:57:10 am »
Quote
I was just handed a completely new textbook for my middle school first graders. Not a new edition of the one we were using before, mind you. It's a new book from a completely different publisher.

Classes start Friday. Tomorrow is a holiday. I have to leave early today to go to my appointment at immigration. I've been sitting here doing f*ck all for nearly four weeks. I could've been going through the book, figuring how how to approach the lessons, learning my way around the CDROM and audio/video materials, and they wait until I have three hours of office time left to drop this turd in my lap.

And that is why I can NEVER take this job seriously.


  • Mister Tim
  • Hero of Waygookistan

    • 1806

    • September 08, 2013, 10:33:54 am
    • SK
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7426 on: February 28, 2018, 11:15:39 am »
I was just handed a completely new textbook for my middle school first graders. Not a new edition of the one we were using before, mind you. It's a new book from a completely different publisher.

Classes start Friday. Tomorrow is a holiday. I have to leave early today to go to my appointment at immigration. I've been sitting here doing f*ck all for nearly four weeks. I could've been going through the book, figuring how how to approach the lessons, learning my way around the CDROM and audio/video materials, and they wait until I have three hours of office time left to drop this turd in my lap.

Sigh.

it's time for self-introductions and Q & A about the class or you. Or you can have them write a letter to their future selves about their goals for the year.  Keep the letters and return them at the end of the year.

Oh, I have a "First day of class" lesson already. It's every week after that that I'll have to worry about. I could've had a head start, but now I won't.


  • What?What?
  • Expert Waygook

    • 602

    • October 14, 2016, 10:29:17 am
    • Korea
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7427 on: February 28, 2018, 01:57:21 pm »
I was just handed a completely new textbook for my middle school first graders. Not a new edition of the one we were using before, mind you. It's a new book from a completely different publisher.

Classes start Friday. Tomorrow is a holiday. I have to leave early today to go to my appointment at immigration. I've been sitting here doing f*ck all for nearly four weeks. I could've been going through the book, figuring how how to approach the lessons, learning my way around the CDROM and audio/video materials, and they wait until I have three hours of office time left to drop this turd in my lap.

Sigh.

it's time for self-introductions and Q & A about the class or you. Or you can have them write a letter to their future selves about their goals for the year.  Keep the letters and return them at the end of the year.

Oh, I have a "First day of class" lesson already. It's every week after that that I'll have to worry about. I could've had a head start, but now I won't.

Same same. 2 schools are at least similar to previous, but one school all the books are new new. Oh well. It's my last year and I will probably have to duck out of my contract 2 months early for uni, so this year I think I will live as though I was that fresh faced kid outta college who is just here for a year of fun and games. This year I shall not understand Korean at all, there will always be a miscommunication, and I shall not understand anyone's unique situation.

“Freedom, baby, is never having to say you're sorry.”
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  • sbk
  • Veteran

    • 129

    • March 22, 2016, 02:44:47 pm
    • seoul
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7428 on: March 01, 2018, 06:09:28 pm »
Time to put the earphones in and music on - ramen slurpers all around.


  • Kaynadian
  • Adventurer

    • 61

    • August 27, 2015, 07:54:56 am
    • Taebaek
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7429 on: March 02, 2018, 08:33:13 am »
I feel like death warmed over today. Got sick just in time for the first day of school. Thank goodness I have no classes.


  • elsbethm
  • Veteran

    • 134

    • September 29, 2016, 09:26:54 pm
    • gangwondo
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7430 on: March 02, 2018, 03:09:16 pm »
My cot told me that today she would give me the new textbooks so that I could start preparing lessons.
This afternoon she brings me a stack of the old textbooks insisting that they are the new ones.   :rolleyes:
Luckily, some other teacher figured out what was going on and corrected her...but I'm still without the new textbooks.

On a related note, why are only the grade 3 and 4 books changing? They weren't terrible.  It's the grade 5 and 6 books that need to be thrown into a dumpster fire.  I honestly don't think I can teach one more year of
Q: "Would you like to join me?"
A: "No problem."
 :cry:


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7431 on: March 02, 2018, 03:21:34 pm »

On a related note, why are only the grade 3 and 4 books changing? They weren't terrible.  It's the grade 5 and 6 books that need to be thrown into a dumpster fire.  I honestly don't think I can teach one more year of
Q: "Would you like to join me?"
A: "No problem."
 :cry:

From what I understand, they're doing the changes in phases. So this year it's grades 3 and 4 and next year will be 5 and 6.

Also, I recommend checking the library for your new books. I've been waiting awhile to get mine (they forgot about me) and was told today to check the library and boom. All the new books were just chilling in there. Would have been nice to know while I was deskwarming but oh well.


  • Kayos
  • The Legend

    • 2085

    • March 31, 2016, 07:13:57 pm
    • NZ
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7432 on: March 09, 2018, 10:20:07 am »
Was between 2 - 4 minutes late to work today, for something not in my control, and got in a lot of trouble. Even though, I have no classes today.


  • CO2
  • Waygook Lord

    • 6807

    • March 02, 2015, 03:41:14 pm
    • Uiwang
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7433 on: March 09, 2018, 10:27:01 am »
Was between 2 - 4 minutes late to work today, for something not in my control, and got in a lot of trouble. Even though, I have no classes today.
Well, yeah, you weren't diligent.  :laugh:
The first thing to say is that this is definitely not pyramid selling, OK?


  • Datasapien
  • Expert Waygook

    • 565

    • February 04, 2012, 09:36:25 pm
    • Chungcheongbuk-do
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7434 on: March 09, 2018, 10:28:15 am »
How much trouble are we talking?
I never finish anyth


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7435 on: March 09, 2018, 10:37:01 am »
Was between 2 - 4 minutes late to work today, for something not in my control, and got in a lot of trouble. Even though, I have no classes today.

That's ridiculous. I'm not the best at timekeeping and I've never "got in a lot of trouble" for being late. The worst I get is a nagging that I just brush off. I do take my classes seriously though.

What happened exactly?


  • Kayos
  • The Legend

    • 2085

    • March 31, 2016, 07:13:57 pm
    • NZ
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7436 on: March 09, 2018, 10:41:06 am »
How much trouble are we talking?

Enough that my boss was red in the face, while trying not to scream and yell at me, that I need to be on time.

Was between 2 - 4 minutes late to work today, for something not in my control, and got in a lot of trouble. Even though, I have no classes today.

That's ridiculous. I'm not the best at timekeeping and I've never "got in a lot of trouble" for being late. The worst I get is a nagging that I just brush off. I do take my classes seriously though.

What happened exactly?

The way I usually walk to work was cut off a bit (due to construction), so I had to back track and walk the long way around.


  • Kayos
  • The Legend

    • 2085

    • March 31, 2016, 07:13:57 pm
    • NZ
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7437 on: March 09, 2018, 10:58:13 am »
How much trouble are we talking?

Enough that my boss was red in the face, while trying not to scream and yell at me, that I need to be on time.

Ah, the Korean tradition of 'I'm having a bad day, let's share this bad feeling'.

Yeah >.< wasn't a nice start to the day haha.


  • Datasapien
  • Expert Waygook

    • 565

    • February 04, 2012, 09:36:25 pm
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7438 on: March 09, 2018, 12:22:29 pm »
Damn your boss sounds like a right ****. At least it's Friday?  :undecided:
I never finish anyth


  • Kayos
  • The Legend

    • 2085

    • March 31, 2016, 07:13:57 pm
    • NZ
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7439 on: March 09, 2018, 12:24:19 pm »
Damn your boss sounds like a right ****. At least it's Friday?  :undecided:

He's usually really laid back and kind. I think he was just having a bad day :p
The rest of the day that we have chatted, we've gotten along as usual.

And yes. I'm very glad it is Friday! :D