I'm thinking very seriously, this morning, about leaving my MOE, even if it means leaving Korea. I've had a very serious breaking point moment with their inability to treat employees like human beings. I've given a lot to this job, and given up a lot for this job. I've been here for nearly two years, and I think that merits at least some consideration. Especially considering what I'm giving up at this very moment. And I just might be angry enough about this to make it worth giving up Korea, if that's what it comes down to.
I can reason myself into accepting nearly everything, but when those things come along that I can't accept, there is no reasoning with me whatsoever. And this just might be one of those occasions. So I'll take the day to cool down and think about it. But this might be it for me and public schools in Korea.
I find it twice as painful that this comes on the tails of me being forced into an "honorable" teachers' weekend. When someone can't be bothered to put paperwork through quickly enough to allow me time with my family during deskwarming time, when I'll be doing literally nothing, after my grandfather's death, while I sit here and teach classes all through the time he is dying. And I'm expected to just accept this, smile and nod and not get upset. Be grateful for their fucking weekend full of lectures on how great Korea is.
No. I don't think it's going to go down that way this time. I don't think I could make it even if I really tried. There are going to be words this time. Even if it means just walking away from everything.