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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8360 on: June 28, 2018, 11:24:45 am »
a giant F you to any individual in the world that thinks a fan will do in this weather.

It.will.not.do.

 >:(

Amen.

I taught at one school for a few months, years ago. The principal was incredibly cheap, he lorded the aircon on 24/7 in has office but refused to let anyone use it in for more than a few minutes in the classrooms. He had the "brilliant" idea of pouring water on the floor, in the classroom, so it would evaporate and "cool" the room.
yep. in my old school,  there was brand new samsung aircon units installed in every classroom. it was a big school, maybe 60 classrooms. naturally, the principal deemed these new units too expensive to run, so nobody was allowed to use them all summer, apart from himself in his office, of course. he would walk around the school and shout at any teachers who turned the aircon on, then stroll back to his lovely air-conditioned office

the previous principal would let teachers use the air con, but only in the afternoon when it was hotter (which was by the time all classes had finished, and students had gone home). made no sense

Please understand the Principal's unique position. He needs to budget for his outings to Noraebangs and drinking overpriced whisky.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8361 on: June 28, 2018, 11:28:34 am »
He had the "brilliant" idea of pouring water on the floor, in the classroom, so it would evaporate and "cool" the room.

Putting ice water behind a fan might help a bit. Water on the floor? I imagine it would just make the room more humid (and possibly damage the floor).

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Nice to know it's not just classrooms that experience regular "eh-aw cone" outages.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8362 on: June 28, 2018, 12:21:56 pm »
You were? I was awoken to the sound of cheering, shouting, singing, and soju bottles being smashed in the street. "Oh, God, I hope Korea doesn't advance; I want peaceful sleep going forward," I thought to myself.

Even though Korea won their final Group Stage match against Germany, they will not advance to the knockout stages.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8363 on: June 28, 2018, 12:50:39 pm »
I set the air con in the office to dehumidify this morning. Coupled with a fan, it's the best way to cool down on a humid day and doesn't cost a lot of money to run.

Get back from lunch, and somebody has turned off the A/C, which was only acting as a dehumidifier, and opened the windows to let all the moist air back in. How can teachers be so stupid?


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8364 on: June 28, 2018, 12:58:56 pm »
It's been decided that, from next semester, I have to run an 'afterschool, but before 5pm, English drama club'.
I get given famous English stories and have to convert them into colloquial style English; and I can't just get a version from the internet either, that is already converted into a play.
They want me to go through the version they give me and do that. It's not allowed to deviate slightly. >.<
The students will be putting on a play for their parents / teachers or something.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8365 on: June 28, 2018, 01:00:36 pm »
It's been decided that, from next semester, I have to run an 'afterschool, but before 5pm, English drama club'.
I get given famous English stories and have to convert them into colloquial style English; and I can't just get a version from the internet either, that is already converted into a play.
They want me to go through the version they give me and do that. It's not allowed to deviate slightly. >.<
The students will be putting on a play for their parents / teachers or something.

Tell them that's ridiculous.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8366 on: June 28, 2018, 01:02:39 pm »
I set the air con in the office to dehumidify this morning. Coupled with a fan, it's the best way to cool down on a humid day and doesn't cost a lot of money to run.

Get back from lunch, and somebody has turned off the A/C, which was only acting as a dehumidifier, and opened the windows to let all the moist air back in. How can teachers be so stupid?

You are fighting a losing battle. You can buy a hygrometer (measures relative humidity) on Aliexpress or gmarket and show them the the changes. If any of the teachers have ever traveled to a hot+dry place you can use that. Because heat and humidity always go together in Korea, I doubt that you will have much success.
Ko fills half his luggage with instant noodles for his international business travels, a lesson he learned after assuming on his first trip that three packages would suffice for six days. “Man, was I wrong. Since then, I always make sure I pack enough.”
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8367 on: June 28, 2018, 01:10:01 pm »
I set the air con in the office to dehumidify this morning. Coupled with a fan, it's the best way to cool down on a humid day and doesn't cost a lot of money to run.

Get back from lunch, and somebody has turned off the A/C, which was only acting as a dehumidifier, and opened the windows to let all the moist air back in. How can teachers be so stupid?

You are fighting a losing battle. You can buy a hygrometer (measures relative humidity) on Aliexpress or gmarket and show them the the changes. If any of the teachers have ever traveled to a hot+dry place you can use that. Because heat and humidity always go together in Korea, I doubt that you will have much success.

Yeah, can't fight stupid here.

Stupid aka everyone does it that way so it must be correct.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8368 on: June 28, 2018, 01:17:21 pm »
It's been decided that, from next semester, I have to run an 'afterschool, but before 5pm, English drama club'.
I get given famous English stories and have to convert them into colloquial style English; and I can't just get a version from the internet either, that is already converted into a play.
They want me to go through the version they give me and do that. It's not allowed to deviate slightly. >.<
The students will be putting on a play for their parents / teachers or something.

Tell them that's ridiculous.

Yeah I live in fear of being asked to do something like this.  Hopefully it's one of those things they just forget about.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8369 on: June 28, 2018, 01:24:21 pm »
It's been decided that, from next semester, I have to run an 'afterschool, but before 5pm, English drama club'.
I get given famous English stories and have to convert them into colloquial style English; and I can't just get a version from the internet either, that is already converted into a play.
They want me to go through the version they give me and do that. It's not allowed to deviate slightly. >.<
The students will be putting on a play for their parents / teachers or something.

Tell them that's ridiculous.

I asked them what was wrong with a different version. and I just got. "Because it's not my version."
Turning this into a play is super tedious >.<


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8370 on: June 28, 2018, 01:28:41 pm »
It's been decided that, from next semester, I have to run an 'afterschool, but before 5pm, English drama club'.
I get given famous English stories and have to convert them into colloquial style English; and I can't just get a version from the internet either, that is already converted into a play.
They want me to go through the version they give me and do that. It's not allowed to deviate slightly. >.<
The students will be putting on a play for their parents / teachers or something.

Tell them that's ridiculous.

Yeah I live in fear of being asked to do something like this.  Hopefully it's one of those things they just forget about.

Yeah, It was meant to start at the beginning of this semester, but my school offers so many after school classes / clubs, that they literally couldn't fit it in. I don't know what is changing / has changed, but my boss came to me today, slapped a photocopied version of his book and said to turn it into a play, and make it in modern English.
He asked me earlier in the semester to do this, and said I could use any version. I found one online that is already in play format, modern English, and would be a bit different. I was hoping it was forgotten about, but then today. Nope. You have to do it again using my version. It needs to be done before summer vacation as well. I still have to plan / prepare for the summer camp too >.<


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8371 on: June 28, 2018, 01:55:24 pm »
It's been decided that, from next semester, I have to run an 'afterschool, but before 5pm, English drama club'.
I get given famous English stories and have to convert them into colloquial style English; and I can't just get a version from the internet either, that is already converted into a play.
They want me to go through the version they give me and do that. It's not allowed to deviate slightly. >.<
The students will be putting on a play for their parents / teachers or something.

Tell them that's ridiculous.

Yeah I live in fear of being asked to do something like this.  Hopefully it's one of those things they just forget about.

Yeah, It was meant to start at the beginning of this semester, but my school offers so many after school classes / clubs, that they literally couldn't fit it in. I don't know what is changing / has changed, but my boss came to me today, slapped a photocopied version of his book and said to turn it into a play, and make it in modern English.
He asked me earlier in the semester to do this, and said I could use any version. I found one online that is already in play format, modern English, and would be a bit different. I was hoping it was forgotten about, but then today. Nope. You have to do it again using my version. It needs to be done before summer vacation as well. I still have to plan / prepare for the summer camp too >.<

Do not accept ridiculous requests. I'd agree to teach the kids a play, but I wouldn't write my own just for a kids' performance. That is an unreasonable expectation.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8372 on: June 28, 2018, 02:02:48 pm »
It's been decided that, from next semester, I have to run an 'afterschool, but before 5pm, English drama club'.
I get given famous English stories and have to convert them into colloquial style English; and I can't just get a version from the internet either, that is already converted into a play.
They want me to go through the version they give me and do that. It's not allowed to deviate slightly. >.<
The students will be putting on a play for their parents / teachers or something.

Pick one.

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


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8373 on: June 28, 2018, 02:16:18 pm »
It's been decided that, from next semester, I have to run an 'afterschool, but before 5pm, English drama club'.
I get given famous English stories and have to convert them into colloquial style English; and I can't just get a version from the internet either, that is already converted into a play.
They want me to go through the version they give me and do that. It's not allowed to deviate slightly. >.<
The students will be putting on a play for their parents / teachers or something.

Internet aside, there are plenty of books that you can find at any Korean bookstore that do precisely what you're being asked to do (for young learners anyway), along with a CD and accompanying activities (http://www.kyobobook.co.kr/product/detailViewKor.laf?ejkGb=KOR&mallGb=KOR&barcode=9791155096727&orderClick=LAG&Kc=). I suggest that you stop asking for clarification and just teach it the way you feel is best.

I was asked to teach a 'culture' class this year with 5th grade once a week in addition to the regular curriculum class that I have. I was given no further instruction. I asked for no further instruction. I just teach two curriculum classes.  All izz well.

EDIT: Sounds like from your subsequent post they already have something picked out for you. Sorry dude~
« Last Edit: June 28, 2018, 02:19:53 pm by donovan »


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8374 on: June 28, 2018, 02:33:41 pm »
It's been decided that, from next semester, I have to run an 'afterschool, but before 5pm, English drama club'.
I get given famous English stories and have to convert them into colloquial style English; and I can't just get a version from the internet either, that is already converted into a play.
They want me to go through the version they give me and do that. It's not allowed to deviate slightly. >.<
The students will be putting on a play for their parents / teachers or something.

Pick one.

WTF

Basically: The version of the story has to stay the same. The only thing that is allowed to change is the English being used. It has to be more modern.

It's been decided that, from next semester, I have to run an 'afterschool, but before 5pm, English drama club'.
I get given famous English stories and have to convert them into colloquial style English; and I can't just get a version from the internet either, that is already converted into a play.
They want me to go through the version they give me and do that. It's not allowed to deviate slightly. >.<
The students will be putting on a play for their parents / teachers or something.

Internet aside, there are plenty of books that you can find at any Korean bookstore that do precisely what you're being asked to do (for young learners anyway), along with a CD and accompanying activities (http://www.kyobobook.co.kr/product/detailViewKor.laf?ejkGb=KOR&mallGb=KOR&barcode=9791155096727&orderClick=LAG&Kc=). I suggest that you stop asking for clarification and just teach it the way you feel is best.

I was asked to teach a 'culture' class this year with 5th grade once a week in addition to the regular curriculum class that I have. I was given no further instruction. I asked for no further instruction. I just teach two curriculum classes.  All izz well.

EDIT: Sounds like from your subsequent post they already have something picked out for you. Sorry dude~

Yeah, my boss picked out the story, and the version of the story. and it's not for a regular class. It going to be for a new English drama club that will be starting next semester, with unknown amount of my students. Only a handful will be good enough to do this too, and there is already more roles than students with a level good enough to do this. I also think my boss MAY join in, and be there during the club too. Even if he isn't, he's planning to eventually invite parents and stuff to watch them put on the play. So, it's not like I can really do something different haha.
As much as I'd like to. >.<

I have no interest in plays, in any form lol.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8375 on: June 28, 2018, 02:35:28 pm »
It's been decided that, from next semester, I have to run an 'afterschool, but before 5pm, English drama club'.
I get given famous English stories and have to convert them into colloquial style English; and I can't just get a version from the internet either, that is already converted into a play.
They want me to go through the version they give me and do that. It's not allowed to deviate slightly. >.<
The students will be putting on a play for their parents / teachers or something.

Tell them that's ridiculous.

Yeah I live in fear of being asked to do something like this.  Hopefully it's one of those things they just forget about.

Yeah, It was meant to start at the beginning of this semester, but my school offers so many after school classes / clubs, that they literally couldn't fit it in. I don't know what is changing / has changed, but my boss came to me today, slapped a photocopied version of his book and said to turn it into a play, and make it in modern English.
He asked me earlier in the semester to do this, and said I could use any version. I found one online that is already in play format, modern English, and would be a bit different. I was hoping it was forgotten about, but then today. Nope. You have to do it again using my version. It needs to be done before summer vacation as well. I still have to plan / prepare for the summer camp too >.<

Do not accept ridiculous requests. I'd agree to teach the kids a play, but I wouldn't write my own just for a kids' performance. That is an unreasonable expectation.

I already agreed to do it, IF I know how many students, and which students would be participating. He agreed to that. Then chose a difficult story. With many roles. And now has said it HAS to be this. and that I have to change the English to be easier but still have the same meaning / story as the version of his book. >.<


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8376 on: June 28, 2018, 02:41:22 pm »
You could totally troll your boss by changing the language so that it sounds like Donald Trump speaking.

What's the story?


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8377 on: June 28, 2018, 02:44:25 pm »
just be blunt and say you're not going to do it like it, as it's unreasonable. be fair, and explain there are a load of already-made plays on the internet/book you can buy like this, and you'd be happy to use one of those


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8378 on: June 28, 2018, 03:01:21 pm »
just be blunt and say you're not going to do it like it, as it's unreasonable. be fair, and explain there are a load of already-made plays on the internet/book you can buy like this, and you'd be happy to use one of those

Already tried this earlier. I even linked him to ones I thought would be a good level for the students. As the language had been graded to be easier too, he turned it down because it isn't his version (had a different ending or something). However, this kind of stuff is in my contract, and as it doesn't exceed the teaching hours per week, or happen after 5pm... I basically can't refuse without breaching my contract. I also have a lot of free time during my work week, so this isn't an entirely big deal. It's just very tedious and boring lol.

You could totally troll your boss by changing the language so that it sounds like Donald Trump speaking.

What's the story?

The prince and the pauper. The version he is using is a really old version, that's completely in Ye olde English. Even I'm having trouble understanding some of it lol.
I'm already at 13 roles in this story, that is almost 1 role for every student in the school. And I doubt we will get that for the drama club lol. Unless they are forced to join. :\


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8379 on: June 28, 2018, 03:03:58 pm »
It's been decided that, from next semester, I have to run an 'afterschool, but before 5pm, English drama club'.
I get given famous English stories and have to convert them into colloquial style English; and I can't just get a version from the internet either, that is already converted into a play.
They want me to go through the version they give me and do that. It's not allowed to deviate slightly. >.<
The students will be putting on a play for their parents / teachers or something.

Tell them that's ridiculous.

Yeah I live in fear of being asked to do something like this.  Hopefully it's one of those things they just forget about.

Yeah, It was meant to start at the beginning of this semester, but my school offers so many after school classes / clubs, that they literally couldn't fit it in. I don't know what is changing / has changed, but my boss came to me today, slapped a photocopied version of his book and said to turn it into a play, and make it in modern English.
He asked me earlier in the semester to do this, and said I could use any version. I found one online that is already in play format, modern English, and would be a bit different. I was hoping it was forgotten about, but then today. Nope. You have to do it again using my version. It needs to be done before summer vacation as well. I still have to plan / prepare for the summer camp too >.<

Do not accept ridiculous requests. I'd agree to teach the kids a play, but I wouldn't write my own just for a kids' performance. That is an unreasonable expectation.

I already agreed to do it, IF I know how many students, and which students would be participating. He agreed to that. Then chose a difficult story. With many roles. And now has said it HAS to be this. and that I have to change the English to be easier but still have the same meaning / story as the version of his book. >.<

You have legitimate grounds to refuse using his daft script.
If parents and guests will be attending the performance and at least one of them is able to pick up the awkward or terrible English, it'll be a poor reflection on your competence as a teacher and English speaker.

Tell him outright that this will tarnish your reputation and you refuse to do it. Offer the alternative and simply don't budge.