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maradara
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Mon Dec 08, 2014 12:22 pm

what nationalities do you hate the most?

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Mon Dec 08, 2014 12:29 pm

I don't hate any nationality if they are willing to spend money here

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Mon Dec 08, 2014 12:42 pm

"leveraging this into the accountant's division will create a more streamlined referral process" blah blah blah....watching some absolutely awful videos now.

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Mon Dec 08, 2014 1:24 pm

It could be worse.

It could be mandatory compliance e-learns.

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Mon Dec 08, 2014 2:25 pm

maradara wrote:what nationalities do you hate the most?
Serious amount of "cultural diversity" going on here, and I have to say the national stereotypes are usually true enough.

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Mon Dec 08, 2014 2:42 pm

That has a lot to do with language. Here's Stuart Lee on the German sense of humour.
The fact that they have to think of how they're going to finish their sentence before they start it, speaks volumes.
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Mon Dec 08, 2014 2:57 pm

shivo wrote:
maradara wrote:what nationalities do you hate the most?
Serious amount of "cultural diversity" going on here, and I have to say the national stereotypes are usually true enough.
Aye you find a lot of stereotypes are true. I spent the weekend with a French guy and a German and they adhered to almost every, single stereotype of their nationality going.

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Mon Dec 08, 2014 3:07 pm

The training we're doing is on a conference call right now, me and two other lads in Ireland and 5 people in Manchester. One of the guys in Manchester just joked that I sound like Kian Egan....

I don't sound anything like him, he's from Sligo!

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Mon Dec 08, 2014 4:06 pm

shivo wrote:
maradara wrote:what nationalities do you hate the most?
Serious amount of "cultural diversity" going on here, and I have to say the national stereotypes are usually true enough.
people are from all over here too, but not too many from europe. i'm diverse! which is great craic

i wouldn't have had too many pre conceived notions about the nationalities i'm working with, mostly because i didn't know a thing about them before moving here

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Mon Dec 08, 2014 4:07 pm

dwayne wrote:The training we're doing is on a conference call right now, me and two other lads in Ireland and 5 people in Manchester. One of the guys in Manchester just joked that I sound like Kian Egan....

I don't sound anything like him, he's from Sligo!
http://www.irishcentral.com/news/colin- ... 66571.html

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Wed Dec 10, 2014 3:11 pm

I wish life wasn't so reliant on money or I'd quit and go start again a new career in something I like

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Wed Dec 10, 2014 6:59 pm

Hate my job. The new job hunt starts tonight. Its gonna be a fucking pain though cos im still not a permanent resident here.

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Thu Dec 11, 2014 9:31 am

enemies/friends wrote:I wish life wasn't so reliant on money or I'd quit and go start again a new career in something I like
yeah same, although im not sure if there is a career id like, maybe a teacher so i could travel every summer :thumbs:

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Thu Dec 11, 2014 10:26 am

That's a career I've always thought I'd enjoy and actually be quite good at. I skipped an interview for a PGCE course last year cos I had just accepted this job too. Gutted.

The holidays are great, but I think you more than make up for it during term going by people I know who teach.

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Thu Dec 11, 2014 10:33 am

i don't have the patience to teach a class full of kids. imagine some snotty little prick giving you shit in secondary school

wouldn't mind being a lecturer though. most stress free job in the world apparently. did a little bit of it

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Thu Dec 11, 2014 10:37 am

The teachers I know get frustrated because they can't really take holidays outside of the regular times. Plus, if you're seeing someone, it's difficult to take full advantage of your 6 weeks in the Summer.

Also, yeah, kids would drive me mental/eat me alive.

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Thu Dec 11, 2014 10:41 am

I regret not going into primary school teaching but I think it was probably for the best. If I was having a bad day no amount of medication could make up for having to make myself calm enough to stand up and teach and I couldn't handle not being there for them every day.

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Thu Dec 11, 2014 10:47 am

I coached a group of about twenty 14/15 year olds for a year. I had them Wednesday afternoons, Thursday afternoons and Saturday mornings. There were a few wee shits but most of them were decent. It was all boys as well so they were a bit more likely to act up and especially as it was during games so they were escaping the classroom.

Thoroughly enjoyed it overall though.

I did take a summer scheme for two weeks for 35 14-17 year olds, 9-5. I've never been as physically and mentally exhausted as I was at the end of those two weeks

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Thu Dec 11, 2014 12:36 pm

I plan on getting into teaching, would already be on a course if the Teaching Council of Ireland weren't such fuck fuckwits. Plan now is to do CELTA part-time in March - May, go somewhere in Europe to teach English for a year and get a place in a PGDE course in Scotland or England in 2015/2016.

Teaching English and History, hopefully!

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Thu Dec 11, 2014 12:40 pm

My plan is to work for a year and head to Vietnam teaching English in a year's time.

And let that take me where it takes me, for a while.

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