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    Default What do you guys do to get through boredom/isolation at work?

    Graduation and other times of year where I have no work and am doing nothing kinda make me crazy.
    Your responses, please, I'll love you forever.

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    Do you not see what we do? Look at all the posting today.
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    Teach them something new?? Are you mad? All you do in Japan is rehash the same stuff over and over for 15 years. Hello song, what do you like sports? and fruit basket. The holy trinity of English education.

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    I am literally kinda lost, I'm new here. :v

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    >Enter Alpo911 to save the day
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    But what if we reverse the polarity of the quantum string theory? According to uncertainty principle there are infinite worlds out there, so it stands to reason schrodinger's cat is alive in one of them.


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    U da real mvp.

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    - Study Japanese
    - Learn a new skill (coding at codeacademy.com or something)
    - Print out some music scores and play piano or guitar in the music room.
    - Go running around the school grounds
    - Join P.E. or Art or ANYTHING outside your regular English classes with one of your classes
    - Write (a book, a blog post, a guide for your successor)
    - Chat with coworkers
    - Sit in the library for a change of scenery
    - Play boardgames with the librarian or caretaker
    - Get a deck of cards and learn some magic tricks
    - Hang out with your special needs students
    - Bask in the fact that you are being paid to do whatever you please.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Apollo87 View Post
    - Study Japanese
    - Learn a new skill (coding at codeacademy.com or something)
    - Print out some music scores and play piano or guitar in the music room.
    - Go running around the school grounds
    - Join P.E. or Art or ANYTHING outside your regular English classes with one of your classes
    - Write (a book, a blog post, a guide for your successor)
    - Chat with coworkers
    - Sit in the library for a change of scenery
    - Play boardgames with the librarian or caretaker
    - Get a deck of cards and learn some magic tricks
    - Hang out with your special needs students
    - Bask in the fact that you are being paid to do whatever you please.
    -and boom goes the dynamite.
    Quote Originally Posted by Jiggit View Post
    But what if we reverse the polarity of the quantum string theory? According to uncertainty principle there are infinite worlds out there, so it stands to reason schrodinger's cat is alive in one of them.


    Quote Originally Posted by Apollo87;
    U da real mvp.

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    Haha you called it eh
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    Has graduation happened yet? if not there is plenty you can do to prepare for that.
    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 Apollo87 View Post
    Haha you called it eh
    Dude, most people can recognize puppet accounts.
    Quote Originally Posted by Jiggit View Post
    But what if we reverse the polarity of the quantum string theory? According to uncertainty principle there are infinite worlds out there, so it stands to reason schrodinger's cat is alive in one of them.


    Quote Originally Posted by Apollo87;
    U da real mvp.

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    A novel it is.
    Was genuinely curious if anyone else had the above problems and what their preferred remedies are, not just advice for myself.

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    there is always something you could be doing at school. reading books, going for a jog, going to play the guitar, hiding in the library etc is insulting to the other members of staff. Go do your job.
    Great men of action never mind on occasion being ridiculous; in a sense it is part of their job.

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    You're not alone. Some schools keep ALTs busier than others. Just pursue your interests. Be sure to be prepared for when you have classes again though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ini View Post
    there is always something you could be doing at school. reading books, going for a jog, going to play the guitar, hiding in the library etc is insulting to the other members of staff. Go do your job.
    What about posting on ITIL all day?
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    'Bowlcut-sensei' is an insult to staff, and I'd die for my own right to say it.

    Bowlcut-sensei.

    I work at the unbusy kind of school, so I'm going to put my head in a book because it helps with the boredom.

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    I've observed 4 lessons, gave a presentation on 3/11, had a training meeting and still put up solid gold on popular anti-Saitama site ITIL.com. Its not my fault you cant multitask.
    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
    I've observed 4 lessons
    In one day? Jeez, no wonder you're in such a foul mood all the time.

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    I don't think anybody can multi-task (scholarly proof: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ).

    Are you sure you're an ALT, because it sounds like you have an actual job.

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    Goodjob buddy. Sorry uthinkimlost, but Ini, you da real MVP.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ini View Post
    I've observed 4 lessons, gave a presentation on 3/11, had a training meeting and still put up solid gold on popular anti-Saitama site ITIL.com. Its not my fault you cant multitask.
    I have to say, that's pretty good. Do you offer to do these things, or do they ask you to do these things?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ini View Post
    Teach them something new?? Are you mad? All you do in Japan is rehash the same stuff over and over for 15 years. Hello song, what do you like sports? and fruit basket. The holy trinity of English education.

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