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  • denimdaze
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7420 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
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    • March 05, 2017, 06:38:51 pm
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7421 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
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    • September 08, 2013, 10:33:54 am
    • SK
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7422 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?
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    • October 14, 2016, 10:29:17 am
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7423 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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-A.A. Milne


  • sbk
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    • March 22, 2016, 02:44:47 pm
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7424 on: March 01, 2018, 06:09:28 pm »
Time to put the earphones in and music on - ramen slurpers all around.


  • Kaynadian
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    • August 27, 2015, 07:54:56 am
    • Taebaek
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7425 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
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    • September 29, 2016, 09:26:54 pm
    • gangwondo
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7426 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 #7427 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
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7428 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
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7429 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:


  • Datasapien
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7430 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 #7431 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
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7432 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
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    • March 31, 2016, 07:13:57 pm
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7433 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
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7434 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
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    • March 31, 2016, 07:13:57 pm
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7435 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


  • What?What?
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    • October 14, 2016, 10:29:17 am
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7436 on: March 09, 2018, 12:37:22 pm »
My VP at my main school is a complete f***ing doo doo head POS ass****. I want to scream!!

Nothing I have ever done over the last few years has ever been right. I will do things exactly as he says, and he changes his mind about everything about 5 times a year, and still no not good enough. I found out last week that he has badmouthed me to basically the entire staff at this school and others, despite the fact that he begged me to stay on this year.

I get along great with my CTs (homeroom teachers) and we were all chatting about after school classes etc and this MOFO starts going on at me about how I need to up my game and what are my plans on how I will teach this year. So I replied, well the books have changed but my teaching methods will be the same, so he says in front of everyone "maybe this year you can actually learn how to teach." I'm an actual teacher, more years experience than him... I want to scream.


I have literally reached boiling point and am ready to phone the POE and give in my 60 days notice.  Like what the hell is his problem?

I am seriously contemplating going to him and explaining to him that he must leave me alone or I will leave.
People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day.
-A.A. Milne


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7437 on: March 09, 2018, 12:42:05 pm »
My VP at my main school is a complete f***ing doo doo head POS ass****. I want to scream!!

Nothing I have ever done over the last few years has ever been right. I will do things exactly as he says, and he changes his mind about everything about 5 times a year, and still no not good enough. I found out last week that he has badmouthed me to basically the entire staff at this school and others, despite the fact that he begged me to stay on this year.

I get along great with my CTs (homeroom teachers) and we were all chatting about after school classes etc and this MOFO starts going on at me about how I need to up my game and what are my plans on how I will teach this year. So I replied, well the books have changed but my teaching methods will be the same, so he says in front of everyone "maybe this year you can actually learn how to teach." I'm an actual teacher, more years experience than him... I want to scream.


I have literally reached boiling point and am ready to phone the POE and give in my 60 days notice.  Like what the hell is his problem?

I am seriously contemplating going to him and explaining to him that he must leave me alone or I will leave.

I am so sorry. It honestly sounds like he's just taking his frustrations and insecurities out on what he perceives is an easy target. Even jealousy, the way he keeps trying to put you "in your place." Definitely feels like he's threatened by you.

That level of disrespect is not okay, not even in Korean society. He's just been allowed to get away with it for far too long. How do the other teachers react to his behavior?
« Last Edit: March 09, 2018, 12:46:57 pm by Chinguetti »


  • zola
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7438 on: March 09, 2018, 01:01:06 pm »
I know it's easy to talk a big game and everyone's personal situation is different.....but if anyone I worked with talked to me that way I would not accept it. I would demand a public apology. Disgusting.
Kpip! - Martin 2018


  • Kayos
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    • March 31, 2016, 07:13:57 pm
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7439 on: March 09, 2018, 01:07:31 pm »
My VP at my main school is a complete f***ing doo doo head POS ass****. I want to scream!!

Nothing I have ever done over the last few years has ever been right. I will do things exactly as he says, and he changes his mind about everything about 5 times a year, and still no not good enough. I found out last week that he has badmouthed me to basically the entire staff at this school and others, despite the fact that he begged me to stay on this year.

I get along great with my CTs (homeroom teachers) and we were all chatting about after school classes etc and this MOFO starts going on at me about how I need to up my game and what are my plans on how I will teach this year. So I replied, well the books have changed but my teaching methods will be the same, so he says in front of everyone "maybe this year you can actually learn how to teach." I'm an actual teacher, more years experience than him... I want to scream.


I have literally reached boiling point and am ready to phone the POE and give in my 60 days notice.  Like what the hell is his problem?

I am seriously contemplating going to him and explaining to him that he must leave me alone or I will leave.

I'm sorry to hear that. :'( No one deserves to be treated like that.