Vices we love: I am annoyed; a rant

Thursday, June 09, 2005

I am annoyed; a rant

I am annoyed because....


....Michelle doesn't lift a finger except to make extra work for herself so she can look like she is working
....nobody put any thought into this program beyond 'hey lets get a token white guy and exploit him!'- which is the core of all EFL programs in Korea but you need more than that to survive
....nobody tells me anything: What are the holidays? Who is in class? Did the kids change their name? What name should I call them now?
....the foreign guy is responsible for everything: Oh so we don't come to class, don't have our books and always beat each other up? It's your fault migook. (Yes, they do call me that. They also give me the finger and point at their genitals for some odd reason.)
...I have a pile of paperwork to do. Which would be okay except that 1) I'm doing Michelle's paperwork too and 2) nobody speaks English at the school so nobody will actually read a word of it.
...I have no materials. No tape player. No CD player. I buy my own sponges and markers. And I'm supposed to work magic.
...The kids are getting bored. Since when do these little shits have such a grand sense of entitlement? Since their parents play kingmaker with their money and make up for their disinterest in their children by letting the kids pick the schools and programs they will attend.
...I still have not been paid. But this may change tomorrow when I'm supposed to get my salary. If it doesn't tho, I'll have a lot of free time Monday since my motto is "no payee, no workee."
...And the food stinks. If you cover everything with red pepper paste, it will all taste like red pepper paste, okay? And why can't I find decent fruits in June?

5 Comments:

Blogger peemil said...

Right on.

I know the feeling.

12:02 PM  
Blogger asiatown77 said...

Amen. We're officially on strike, even if we're broke and have no prospects in the West. Solidarity!

2:36 PM  
Blogger peemil said...

You'll have to get out a red bandana and a candle.

You should hold a vigil in true Korean style outside your local "Family Mart."

9:21 PM  
Blogger asiatown77 said...

How about dipping ten won coins in chicken blood and offering them at the stroke of midnight on the steps of the Family Mart? That should work. Koreans love the sight of blood- and it involves cruelty to animals so I reckon it can't miss,

1:48 AM  
Blogger asiatown77 said...

ahh yes, my boss said he would like it if we had more students. Anybody want to be my student?

2:22 PM  

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