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Another Saturday, this time around with 9 classes, instead of 8! At least I have the comfort of knowing that I can't possibly have another class on Saturday, because my Saturdays are COMPLETELY booked-up now ^^;;;;;;;;;;;. *collapses*

Next week, Shinobu will be on vacation, so after work, we went out to eat "very Japanese food!" as Shinobu put it XDD. After we gorged ourselves on super cheap, yummy food, she gave me some cheat-sheet lists of things to say in Japanese, when on the telephone and dealing with walk-in guests. I'll do my best to handle everything that comes my way next week... worst case scenario, I call my supervisor crying or something, and we all know that'll probably come at some time or another anyway XD;. HOPEFULLY NOT THIS WEEK, THOUGH!

Lol, a month into this job, and they already leave the whole place to me after a week XD;. I told Shinobu not to be surprised if the building had burned down or something when she got back XD;.

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mikazuki_chan
Oct. 5th, 2008 01:19 am (UTC)
lol! i was at my school for two weeks when both my manager and the JET went on holiday (obviously at the same time XP). luckily, we're not in a busy area and it was Obon.... so no visitors came in and hardly anyone called. it was actually kind of nice (especially since i only had 2 kids classes). i was absolutely terrified when they told me i'd have to do everything myself though, so i know how you're feeling. but.... if your experience is anything like mine, you'll probably kind of enjoy having the whole place to yourself ^.^

Mika
snowym
Oct. 6th, 2008 04:08 am (UTC)
Sometimes it would be nice to be the only teacher there... but I have this foreboding feeling next week is gonna suck >.>;. It gets pretty busy sometimes, but I guess I'll just tell them in mangled Japanese to chillax if need be XD.

Right now my school has no manager, because the one I had at first quit, and there hasn't been a new one lined up yet. GEOS needs to get a bit more organized sometimes, I think XD;.

Hopefully I'll enjoy next week! But if not, at least it's only for a week. Although SATURDAY WILL SUCK, I know that. I have 9 classes on Saturdays, so what teensy break I have, will probably be spent dealing with the phone, as it usually rings off the hook all day.

So, are things still going well at your school ^_^?
mikazuki_chan
Oct. 6th, 2008 04:37 am (UTC)
>.< that sucks. for my week my manager put the answering machine on the main phone and told me to just answer the company phone, so i was lucky and didn't have to deal with anyone with a really low english level (except some of the managers from other schools >>).

things are still going well at my school. started my japanese lessons last week (which reminds me, i need to go over stuff.... which i now remember is back at the school because i forgot my book XD). one of my students took me out yesterday to an outlet mall, then to show me the Orihime shrine and Bana temple in Ashikaga. so that was fun ^.^ otherwise, it's work, sleep and fun on the weekend lol. and i know how you feel about saturdays.... i started out with 8 classes on saturdays, but luckily one ended, so i have a 2 hour break between my 6 hour run and my last class of the night ^.^;; (though i'd rather have a 7 hour run and be able to leave early..... *sigh*)

Mika
snowym
Oct. 6th, 2008 02:34 pm (UTC)
I'm allowed to let the answering machine pick-up, but since I can speak a bit of Japanese, I'm supposed to pick up and write down their phone numbers at least ^^;.

Did you buy a book for your Japanese lessons? I want to start mine soon, but it's been pretty hectic lately... I'll have to bug the JET teacher about it once she gets off her vacation ^_^. Do you go out with your students a lot? I've only gone out with a few of mine a couple times.

How many classes a week total do you teach at the moment? I wonder if everyone teaches about the same amount, or not...
mikazuki_chan
Oct. 6th, 2008 02:48 pm (UTC)
no, i didn't pick up a book for my japanese lessons, mostly because i had no idea what level to even choose for myself. i have some basic japanese knowledge, but i needed a refresher on the basics, then get taught new things. basically, i told that to my jet and she's making stuff up for me to learn. she wants me to teach her business english and stuff for resumes and cover letters and stuff, so we have to find a slot for her lesson with me as well. ^.^;;

umm... i've only been out with a couple of my students so far... but hopefully more in the future ^.^

as to how many classes.... my schedule seems to be in almost constant flux XD. currently i teach.... about 30 classes a week. i have three tentative private lessons opening up sometime in the next 3-4 months too (depending on whether they can fit into my schedule/have the time themselves ^.^;;) but if i get all three.... i might fall into overtime XD which would be interesing....

Mika
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