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    Its not like they are doing anything to me - but their non stop chatter (AH ARIGATOUUUU... AH SOKA SOKA), laughter, and noise around me has taken a toll. At first I did not mind, I am a first year, but now as I have been working here for one year - it is getting to me.

    The printer is right by me, which means noise non stop and people always right by my desk, likely looking over my shoulder. Tired of that, and of people staring, laughing etc.. Could be phase 3 in the cultural shock thing (or whatever you call it), but the tatemae that I see everyday is just laughable - so many times I a day I think, <one of these days you guys are going to just learn to drop it,> which of course they wont.

    I know this is a pretty petty thing to bitch about, but it has taken a toll. Often times I know they are not working, talking about work, but rather just bullshitting around talking about whatever.

    Thankfully, I am taking about two weeks off and going back home. Hopefully that will do me some good and I will come back better able to tolerate this. These are VERY SMALL inconveniences, I know, but after a while it gets to me. It gets to a point where I get headaches non-stop and take aspirin like crazy.

    Plus, I dont know if anyone else has this problem, but my computer is the biggest POS in the world. It literally freezes every few minutes, I cant go on most websites (i.e. NYT, Economist, etc..) without it freezing, and generally is a POS.

    Of course, I have not asked for a new one since most of the same teachers have the same model... but theirs MUST BE running better than mine. This computer is at least 8 years old... And when I ask to bring in my computer, they basically say it is impossible.

    Anyone else relate to ANY of this ?

    - Frustrated..

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    maybe you should take a vacation to sunny saitama to refresh the old batteries?
    Great men of action never mind on occasion being ridiculous; in a sense it is part of their job.

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    Welcome to Stage 2, also known as "I hate everything!"
    ...because Japan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Antonath View Post
    Welcome to Stage 2, also known as "I hate everything!"
    Hah I do not hate everything, just a lot of the small annoyances of my base school. So maybe Stage 2... but after a year?

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    Stage 2 can hit at any time. They also don't tell you that you can regress back to it.

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    If people here irritate you with their everyday behaviour I suggest you stay here for the full 5 years, make over 20000 posts on here complaining, bang one of the forum landwhales and go to all possible lengths not to be an adult and take responsibility for your easily solvable problems.

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    why are you sat at your desk trying to read the economist? Shouldn't you be working?
    Great men of action never mind on occasion being ridiculous; in a sense it is part of their job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ini View Post
    maybe you should take a vacation to sunny saitama to refresh the old batteries?
    I believe the OP lives in Saitama.
    Everything I have ever said was a lie, and that's the truth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ihatefall View Post
    I believe the OP lives in Saitama.
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    Great men of action never mind on occasion being ridiculous; in a sense it is part of their job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ini View Post
    why are you sat at your desk trying to read the economist? Shouldn't you be working?
    Good joke.





    @JJarmuth07

    I totally do understand, but these kinds of everyday annoyances were basically how I realized Japan is NOT a good fit for me. Maybe it's not a good fit for you either. I totally relate to the "just drop it" feeling. Aisatsu and renraku are my worst enemies, but there's no escaping them here. So if, like me, you really get frustrated and angry a lot of the time, then it's time to admit that Japan may not be a good fit. Or rather, that Japan's salaryman type life may not be a good fit. I get along GREAT with anyone who isn't a fucking salaryman/woman. Bartenders, entrepreneurs, construction workers... basically people who don't laugh if a joke's not funny, and don't jog around just to look busy.

    I could see myself working in Tokyo, surrounded by ex-pats and yankees and enjoying travel etc. But I can't see myself staying in the public school system.

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    oh yeah, there are no salarymen in tokyo......
    Great men of action never mind on occasion being ridiculous; in a sense it is part of their job.

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    download a linux live CD, copy all your networking information down onto a piece of paper and then load the linux live CD. set up internet and see how fast the computer is from there. Chances are you got 10 years of ALT porn, files, IE4 and a bunch of other crap literally sucking the life out of your computer.

    Also, join into the conversation and talk some shit about others in the office.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ini View Post
    oh yeah, there are no salarymen in tokyo......
    There's enough variety that you can avoid them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tealparadise View Post
    There's enough variety that you can avoid them.
    Haha

    What would you do for work?
    Everything I have ever said was a lie, and that's the truth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ihatefall View Post
    Haha

    What would you do for work?
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    Come on guys, moving from the countryside where the only office jobs for miles around are at the Town Hall to a major city full of offices is the perfect office worker avoidance strategy.
    Great men of action never mind on occasion being ridiculous; in a sense it is part of their job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tealparadise View Post
    There's enough variety that you can avoid them.
    Bless your heart

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    booo
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