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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8020 on: May 25, 2018, 08:55:57 am »
Being made to wear cheap, uncomfortable, industrial-smelling t-shirts for English camp.

They're pointless and a waste of resources. And yet some places still insist on them because **** you, that's why.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8021 on: May 25, 2018, 11:38:50 am »
Being made to wear cheap, uncomfortable, industrial-smelling t-shirts for English camp.

They're pointless and a waste of resources. And yet some places still insist on them because **** you, that's why.

Same.... and being the big, western guy who can't wear Korean sizes.... it always turns out interesting.  :rolleyes:


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8022 on: May 25, 2018, 01:00:09 pm »
Being made to wear cheap, uncomfortable, industrial-smelling t-shirts for English camp.

They're pointless and a waste of resources. And yet some places still insist on them because **** you, that's why.

Same.... and being the big, western guy who can't wear Korean sizes.... it always turns out interesting.  :rolleyes:

Knew a guy who was well over 6 feet tall, had a large build... and the biggest size they could get him was 110. xD He got exempt from wearing the stupid shirt.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8023 on: May 25, 2018, 01:08:50 pm »
Being made to wear cheap, uncomfortable, industrial-smelling t-shirts for English camp.

They're pointless and a waste of resources. And yet some places still insist on them because **** you, that's why.

Same.... and being the big, western guy who can't wear Korean sizes.... it always turns out interesting.  :rolleyes:

Knew a guy who was well over 6 feet tall, had a large build... and the biggest size they could get him was 110. xD He got exempt from wearing the stupid shirt.

Excellent reason to bulk up!


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8024 on: May 25, 2018, 01:18:14 pm »
Being made to wear cheap, uncomfortable, industrial-smelling t-shirts for English camp.

They're pointless and a waste of resources. And yet some places still insist on them because **** you, that's why.

Same.... and being the big, western guy who can't wear Korean sizes.... it always turns out interesting.  :rolleyes:

Knew a guy who was well over 6 feet tall, had a large build... and the biggest size they could get him was 110. xD He got exempt from wearing the stupid shirt.

Excellent reason to bulk up!

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8025 on: May 25, 2018, 01:22:10 pm »
Being made to wear cheap, uncomfortable, industrial-smelling t-shirts for English camp.

They're pointless and a waste of resources. And yet some places still insist on them because **** you, that's why.

Just refuse. What are they really going to do about it?


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8026 on: May 25, 2018, 01:24:08 pm »
*Two females students (who are notorious at this school) become so disruptive that the class next door takes notice as well*

 :-* Coteacher: I don't know why they're like this.
 :lipsrsealed: Me: There's no proper punishment.
 :-* Coteacher: I just don't understand.

 :rolleyes:
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8027 on: May 25, 2018, 01:25:59 pm »
Being made to wear cheap, uncomfortable, industrial-smelling t-shirts for English camp.

They're pointless and a waste of resources. And yet some places still insist on them because **** you, that's why.

Just refuse. What are they really going to do about it?

Outright refusal can lead to drama, so I don't refuse this kind of stuff.

But I do just "forget" where I put the shirt after day 1.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8028 on: May 25, 2018, 03:09:38 pm »
Being made to wear cheap, uncomfortable, industrial-smelling t-shirts for English camp.

They're pointless and a waste of resources. And yet some places still insist on them because **** you, that's why.

Just refuse. What are they really going to do about it?

Outright refusal can lead to drama, so I don't refuse this kind of stuff.

But I do just "forget" where I put the shirt after day 1.

Don't overestimate the wrath of your co-workers.

6yrs of blank refusals to name tags, t-shirts and other degrading BS and I'm still here.
Blank refusal seems to leave people confused and mildly dumbstruck. By the time they're about to protest, I've usually walked away and they seem reluctant to pursue the issue... it's actually kind of amusing.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8029 on: May 28, 2018, 08:18:41 am »
So last year my school had a major problem with students smoking on campus, which they've effectively tackled this year, and the number of incidences have dropped dramatically.

Coincidentally, the kids are now all chewing gum. And they're spitting it out ****** everywhere. It's like trying to walk through a minefield, now.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8030 on: May 28, 2018, 08:28:25 am »
So last year my school had a major problem with students smoking on campus, which they've effectively tackled this year, and the number of incidences have dropped dramatically.

Coincidentally, the kids are now all chewing gum. And they're spitting it out ****** everywhere. It's like trying to walk through a minefield, now.

Coincidence...?


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8031 on: May 28, 2018, 08:31:33 am »
6yrs of blank refusals to name tags, t-shirts and other degrading BS and I'm still here.
Blank refusal seems to leave people confused and mildly dumbstruck. By the time they're about to protest, I've usually walked away and they seem reluctant to pursue the issue... it's actually kind of amusing.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8032 on: May 28, 2018, 08:48:34 am »
We have name tags and mine says I'm a scholarship student so my younger kids don't call me "teacher" anymore. It's always a super mocking tone when they say "장학생" so I just stopped wearing my tag altogether. Nobody said anything to me about it so I guess refusal does work lol


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8033 on: May 28, 2018, 08:51:38 am »
I was given a name tag a few weeks ago (after being the only one to not receive one from the beginning of the semester). I wore it for one day, forgot about it and haven't worn it since. Nobody has said anything to me about it either.
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8034 on: May 28, 2018, 10:47:19 am »
Switching between a Windows and Mac, using the same monitor and (Apple) keyboard means I get {Ctrl} and {Command} right less that 50% of the time.

I need to get the printer drivers set up on my work laptop!


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8035 on: May 28, 2018, 12:32:03 pm »
I really don't know how much more of this I can take. Took  Friday off for bed rest, came back today feeling a little bit better knowing that I had to come prep my materials and clean my classroom for my open class tomorrow, and as I'm cleaning two boys just frisbee the bathroom sign into my room and throw a bloody tissue in my room too. They actually broke the sign off of the wall to hurl it into my classroom. Went to go see what happened and just see them taking off down the hall. There's no CCTV and I have no clue who they were.

I really have no idea what I did to deserve being disrespected constantly by these kids. If I knew what I did and I knew I deserved it I could handle it but I can't think of anything I've done to anybody.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8036 on: May 28, 2018, 12:41:19 pm »
I really don't know how much more of this I can take. Took  Friday off for bed rest, came back today feeling a little bit better knowing that I had to come prep my materials and clean my classroom for my open class tomorrow, and as I'm cleaning two boys just frisbee the bathroom sign into my room and throw a bloody tissue in my room too. They actually broke the sign off of the wall to hurl it into my classroom. Went to go see what happened and just see them taking off down the hall. There's no CCTV and I have no clue who they were.

I really have no idea what I did to deserve being disrespected constantly by these kids. If I knew what I did and I knew I deserved it I could handle it but I can't think of anything I've done to anybody.

You really can't think of anything you've done to deserve this?

We have name tags and mine says I'm a scholarship student...

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I hope you don't mind me making light of your situation. It sounds terrible and I hope things somehow turn around for you.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8037 on: May 28, 2018, 12:46:25 pm »
I really don't know how much more of this I can take. Took  Friday off for bed rest, came back today feeling a little bit better knowing that I had to come prep my materials and clean my classroom for my open class tomorrow, and as I'm cleaning two boys just frisbee the bathroom sign into my room and throw a bloody tissue in my room too. They actually broke the sign off of the wall to hurl it into my classroom. Went to go see what happened and just see them taking off down the hall. There's no CCTV and I have no clue who they were.

I really have no idea what I did to deserve being disrespected constantly by these kids. If I knew what I did and I knew I deserved it I could handle it but I can't think of anything I've done to anybody.

Did you have that meeting yet?

Just stay strong. Keep doing your job and try not to let it get to you too much mentally, they are kids so yeah they are being rude and it's unacceptable  but it usually isn't personally against you. It's likely they just hate teachers/english and/or are playing up.
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8038 on: May 28, 2018, 12:56:32 pm »
I really don't know how much more of this I can take. Took  Friday off for bed rest, came back today feeling a little bit better knowing that I had to come prep my materials and clean my classroom for my open class tomorrow, and as I'm cleaning two boys just frisbee the bathroom sign into my room and throw a bloody tissue in my room too. They actually broke the sign off of the wall to hurl it into my classroom. Went to go see what happened and just see them taking off down the hall. There's no CCTV and I have no clue who they were.

I really have no idea what I did to deserve being disrespected constantly by these kids. If I knew what I did and I knew I deserved it I could handle it but I can't think of anything I've done to anybody.

I don't know you or your situation so I'm just spitballing.

If you honestly haven't done anything to offend, you've become part of Korea's national sport, bullying.
Korea has a massive problem with bullying, with kids and adults.
If you're seen as different, meek and weak in some way, you're walking around with a massive bull's-eye on your head.

You seem to have a lot of issues at your workplace, just request a transfer for the next semester.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8039 on: May 28, 2018, 01:20:47 pm »
I really don't know how much more of this I can take. Took  Friday off for bed rest, came back today feeling a little bit better knowing that I had to come prep my materials and clean my classroom for my open class tomorrow, and as I'm cleaning two boys just frisbee the bathroom sign into my room and throw a bloody tissue in my room too. They actually broke the sign off of the wall to hurl it into my classroom. Went to go see what happened and just see them taking off down the hall. There's no CCTV and I have no clue who they were.

I really have no idea what I did to deserve being disrespected constantly by these kids. If I knew what I did and I knew I deserved it I could handle it but I can't think of anything I've done to anybody.

I'm sure it's nothing personal against you; these kids do these things to anybody who they think they can get away with. Don't think of it is as you doing something wrong (it's the society doing wrong by everyone else here). Keep your chin up, we're rooting for you!
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