I had a nice talk/vent with my aunt on the phone last night and was able to get a lot of my frustrations out…and as I told her, it feels a bit like I have a weight on my shoulders that I can’t seem to shake off.
Another thing that’s on my mind is stuff with work.
Culture Differences + Gossipy/Bitchy Co-Workers + Minimal Vacation + Incompetence = No Fun.
I like my classes well enough, it’s just the work environment itself.
We got a new owner back in January and it’s had its ups and downs, but as long as I get paid on time and the school doesn’t get shut down, then I’m a pretty easy-going person, I’d like to think.
However, the Korean teachers (minus 1 of them who seems pretty mellow) and now the other 3 foreign teachers (1 not as much) talk SO MUCH SMACK on this guy.
I mean, no one is perfect, and he certainly isn’t, but I think he’s trying.
It’s just so wearing. The negativity.
Like, as soon as he leaves the room, they start in on him. One Korean girl and 2 foreigners in particular.
It’s just crazy. And half the time, I’m wondering if they’re hearing the words that are coming out of their mouths.
I’ve pretty much stopped talking and zone out or leave the room during it because it just makes me so angry. The Korean girl seems to really like drama and gossip anyway because she initiates most of it, but the foreigners are pretty good people.
I wonder how much of this is brought on because we work so much and just…stress-overload/exhaustion.
Either way, it’s just so tiring…day in and day out.
And especially now that the owner has been coming in more often.
I’ve stuck up for him a few times, but they give me crazy looks and just brush my comments away. So, I’ve just resorted to keeping out of it.
So much drama. 😦