Friday, September 4, 2009

The last installment

Course now concludes what had happened.

After the crash course teaching English, the 10 spots became tangible. The 10 spots were chosen through our submitted resumes and a round of interview with five interviewers.

Needless to say, i was one of the chosen few. there were 11 spots that was opened, and i was SHOCKED with the choices made. Keeping in mind that i myself was a part of this charade, and that i was observing everybody, and teaching in an adult class i have quite some practice when it comes to evaluating people.

One: They chose some of the WORST speakers. If you don't know what i'm talking about, i would give you an example.

"sit her." (i said HER, not HERE!!)

"okey cheldrens, we are going to red a stowry...." (i've had enough)

Two: They chose the loud ones who are not very smart, can speak better korean than english.

Three: They chose a few of the promising people i noticed

Four: They chose me. I'm intense, a sociopath, and i'm a weirdo.

When they chose the 11 people, they forgot to choose the eager and the diligent.

So there we were, sitting in a conference room, and yet another round of orientation. What was expected, what needs to be done, when we would be going to war, and when payday would be. Skipping all the insensible whatnots, the chosen few will train a bit more, prepare the necessary materials or flashcards, the works that need to be done in preparation, to teach kids.

Then the issue with time arrived: i work 6:00 AM to 8:00 AM. The time schedule that was given is 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. then back to my work to have 6:30 to 8:30 class. If i do this, it'd be a slow suicide, and i will never see my kids.

I gave up my spot and asked for one of the diligents to take my place instead. Three hours later, one of the wives called and asked me who i chose, because one of the apathetics was there instead.

holy poo on toast!

anyway, i don't care. i stopped caring the moment i took the bus home the same day. If i were to compete for the same position with one of these girls, it'd be too easy. But then again, someone forwarded my name in Gwangju University to teach English. I'm waiting.

**EDITED AGAIN: after this post? i highly doubt anybody from THAT place would want anything to do with me. i'm not waiting anymore, rather, i'm giving my thousand percent (as always) to what i do.

*** EDITED FOR THE THIRD TIME: ... just go figure.

1 comment:

reijene said...

And i wish these ladies good luck. even if i'm highly skeptical of their abilities, i know how it feels to be a jobhunter..

because i still am one.