So ever since I was told that they would not pay me for the overtime I worked I have been waiting to hear about the new grade 1 schedule. Lately I’ve only been teaching the one grade 1 class that isn’t with the main grade 1 teacher, because she’s too busy… yeah. So for about 2 weeks now [last week was exams so I’m sure she had time, especially since she was leaving early the whole fucking week] I’ve been waiting silently. Today I still have no idea if I’m teaching just the one grade 1 class this week or if I’m teaching all of them. I sent an email that asked about the new schedule because I REFUSE to work overtime if I’m not getting paid for it. Especially since they didn’t ask me, they told me to not get paid for it like it was my fault and also made it seem like all the times they cancel my class and I’m sitting around doing nothing is a big fucking favor to me. It’s not, that’s not the way the contract is set out and I wont fucking do it.
I think I’m just grumpy because I have a headache but whatever. I’m not working that extra to not be paid and then have them act like I HAVE to. I don’t have to. Also HT hasn’t been less douchy, and I have to go to a stupid 5 person staff dinner tonight so I can sit there and not eat the disgusting food they decided we should eat [seafood bibimbap] and listen to them speak in Korean the whole time. God forbid I try to talk in English to anyone because then I’ll get dirty looks from anyone who can’t understand. But I still have to go. FML
Is it normal to text/call every fucking time you have a problem with people you work with?
There’s this American guy who works in my school’s after school program. I’m supposed to be in charge of these chimps for the program. So I email about schedule changes and what not. But really, can’t you just fucking email me? It’s the middle of the god damn work day and I don’t need a million text messages [not even kakao cuz this guy is too much of a cheap ass for a smart phone… but he does have a large obnoxious tablet to carry around but hardly ever use…] blowing up my phone in the middle of classes.
Also even on absolute silent, my phone vibs with regular texts. I have tried to turn this off, I don’t fucking know, SKY is the shittiest shit for phones whatever.
Like do you all just call your bosses/co workers whenever you have a thought that crosses your minds? I don’t fucking think so.
Last weekend. He left his USB which is apparently attached to his house keys in his classroom on Friday night. And then proceeded to fucking text bomb me all god damn weekend for the HT’s number [don’t have it, don’t care to have it], if I was going in, if I had saw them [ I LEAVE BEFORE YOU NUMBNUTS!] and if, on Monday, I could check for them. Like YES! !!!! I can look, on Monday. fuck off until then.
Then at 7:45 AM Monday he’s already texting me to “remind” me to look. I’m not brain damaged, I’m not the one that forgot them and I really wish at this point you would fuck off. So I ignored it as I don’t even leave my house until 8… so at 8 when I’m stepping onto the bus, he calls. YES I WILL LOOK I AM NOT EVEN THERE! CHILL OUT! Did I mention he didn’t even tell me WHICH of the 4 rooms we use he was in last? No, so I had to search all of them because the powers that be have not graced me with a schedule so I usually rely on memory for my classes and don’t worry about other peoples.
ugh. I found them and left them on my desk. Did I get a thank you? yeah one fucking thank you … and not even when he came to get them and found them placed with a teacher who I knew would be there waiting to let him know in case he doesn’t know how to look on a desk. Wouldn’t surprise me.
Today he’s freaking out as he’s already agreed to take first period this Friday, but TODAY RIGHT NOW, he needs to get a hold of the teacher for the class he is taking. I don’t know why, I don’t care. I don’t have her number either because I EMAIL PPL I WORK WITH YOU FREAK! So I offer her email. Because I never see her, because she hides, and I don’t particularly feel like tromping around looking for someone you can just fucking email. So he’s like well I don’t think email is fast enough. WTF We’re teachers, 90% of our god damn day is staring at a computer, I’m sure she’ll get it. Because I’m nice I gave her his number, but only cause I ran into her in the washroom. She’s busy so I don’t even think she’s called yet. He should have just fucking emailed. She never gets a moment without screaming grade 1’s in her room unless she locks the doors and turns the lights out…
Sheeshhhh Yonsei called me back again to talk about me not making the appointment last Saturday.
I was like, yeah you guys were busy or something and I had to wait a very long time and I had other things to do [mainly NOT sitting next to crotchety old people who smell bad for fucking hours, as I’ve done before waiting well past my appointment times there…].
So she wants me to come in, and I was like man why do I need to come in when there is nothing she needs to see me about? Can’t she just give me the prescription like, I come grab it, without seeing the doctor? YES! I can do that. But then I remembered that I also need a blood test so I asked if I need it.
Now we have to figure out if I need it so that I can just get it all done this Saturday and not fucking need to be coming in every god damn week for one thing or another. So freakin annoying.
Let us hope that they decide I need it and we can just get it all over with and I wont need to come back until I get all my documents from Canada and can resume Remicade treatment~ oi.
So I was informed today that I will not be recieving overtime pay for the entire month that I worked overtime since I am not working my maximum 22 hours for 2-3 weeks right now and also because I did not do grade 1 [and therefore not my maximum 22 hours] in September. Both of these not reaching 22 hours is because SHE wanted me to not be teaching them. It was no fault of mine.
Oh and I have to teach an extra after school class today because she has something else to do… aka work on the text book she’s editing. Which has nothing to do with her DAY JOB DUTIES. Whatever.
BTW surprisingly this is not HT but my main coT. Although the not paying me is HT’s idea… I do think, however, that if she [HT] is a cunt to me I will be asking for my pay before I leave. I don’t HAVE to work 22 hours but they do HAVE to pay me if I work more. I don’t care if it was a mistake to schedule me that way, since I’m doing you a favor I expect you to fuck off and leave me alone from now on. I don’t want to seem like I don’t know what a favor is but how it was phrased to me was that they did me a favor by not making me teach the grade ones, but really I love teaching them and I never asked to not be teaching my 22 hours. They haven’t done me a favor at all but they are making it seem like I OWE them this. I don’t and personally I feel that they OWE me now. I have no problem doing favors for people I like but … we’ll just have to see how long she can hold of being a fucking douche-bag for and that will be how long I hold out on my favor.
Ughhh my HT is such a dumbass. I got this niffty little ppt off Waygook about Day of the Dead. I thought for grade 2 since I’m not tied to any specific text book obligations other than key phrases, I could do that! I took the ppt in the first place because I know NOTHING about Day of the Dead. I fixed it up, will be making some sort of speaking game about it. And was showing my main Grade 2 Co-T it as the week we’ll be doing it is the week we have our open class.
Mrs I have my head up my ass HT started talking over me in Korean about how she doesn’t like it because skulls and skeletons are scary. She did not even LOOK at the ppt, she didn’t even turn around from the computer she was on. She didn’t hear me say, as she was too busy talking over me, that in Mexican culture death is the next step, not the end, so skulls/skeletons are portrayed as happy. Way to piss all over some entire culture’s traditional holiday without even fucking understanding it.
I’m doing the fucking lesson anyway. Fuck her. I did download it but so far I’ve already spent a half hour changing it around and making it work and doing my research on the holiday so I can talk about it. oi.
I don’t like how it’s ALWAYS freezing in this motherfucking office. Seriously. Close the god damn windows, and it would be a normal room temperature in here.
I also hate how they NEVER EVER EVER shut the fuck up. They are also incapable of using inside voices, everything that they absolutely must talk about at every second of the day must also said in an almost yell.
I’m about to bring a fucking gun to school. Not really but kind of.
You know when you have your ear buds in your ears for so long your ears kind of hurt? It’s been like that all week. I can’t take them out or I can’t work because it’s all shouting all the fucking time. gaaaaaa!
On the plus side I bought my coconut body butter and it works fabulously, it’s obviously still a bit greasy, but that is the way the product is supposed to be, but that means I moisturize at night and don’t need to in the morning as it’s absorbed but I’m still soft ^^ And it smells delicious!
Getting pretty sick of having to tell every co-teacher everyday that no, I am not losing weight at a rapid pace, no I’m not sick, no you don’t need to fucking worry about me. I wish I knew how to say in Korean so they would FULLY understand that the reason I only eat half a cup of rice and kimchi at lunch is because EVERYTHING ELSE IS TERRIBLE. The food is fucking sick at my school. I think they think I don’t like Korean food or that I am anorexic. or both.But I do like Korean food!
In fact I very much doubt that they enjoy over fried, greasy and cold fish, or odang (the worst parts of the worst fish mushed up and fried) in spicy sauce, or bones with fat and the odd rare piece of over-cooked meat in an oily sauce. Well maybe they do enjoy it but I don’t. I can’t help it, my dad was a meat cutter, I’m used to the best. I also am from the prairies, I consider it a fucking accomplishment that I like 3 types of sushi.
Anyways I know they are concerned, I guess I’m just not good at handling that concern as someone who has lived on my own since 19, and taken care of most of my own needs since I got a job at 14. I guess it’s better than having no one care about you at all eh? Life could be worse ^^
It’s my fucking birthday tomorrow!
Well today, Crazy Head teacher whom normally really annoys me! CHANGMAL!!!!!!!
Well she really surprised me today~ She has been going on and on about how on Fridays I am too busy, I work all 6 classes and then have 3 hours of after school classes. I was like well, yea its going to be busy but whatever~ No big deal right.
Well all freakin morning she is loudly discussing something in Korean for like 45 minutes straight! I was developing a headache … Turns out even though I didn’t say a thing about it being too much work, she downed my hours from 22 to 20 per week by taking out one class on Friday and moving my first year rotation to 1 time every 3 weeks…
I don’t really think this is a great idea as the first years are great and eager to learn and probably benefit more from me than the 3 years who have already had 3 full years with a native speaker and aren’t really that interested anyways.
I mean its touching that she cares and she even said that it was because she didn’t want me to be tired or sick so I could enjoy Korea :) Still. Now I only have 20 hours per week … does she think this means that I don’t have to get overtime for the after school stuff or is this somehow going to come back and bite me in the ass?
Anyway~ Just my rant~