[i]Abracadabra done did writed:[/i]
Obviously you're not a teacher.
Yes there is a minority of qualified professionals here and while the ‘hobby teachers’ may berate us down to their level, they’ll never get up to ours.
Do yourself a favour and grow up into a profession you like and please stop disgracing mine.
Touched a nerve did I? Maybe you shouldn’t be so condescending to people like Peter asking a genuine question. If you are one of the few qualified professionals, and you work in a bushiban, you’re a helluva lot sadder than I thought. If you don’t work in bushiban but have a legit teaching job, you sound like you have quite a large chip on your shoulder and I’m not responsible for that, am I?
I never said I was a teacher, though I have done the bushibun thing before. Which leads me to…
[i]Alien done did writed:[/i]
Sounds like you're the expert on the matter, Fuzzy. I wonder where you're working, and how much you're being paid to be 'entertaining'.
Expert, no. But I’m not under any pretensions about the “profession.” I did it for two years and that was two years too many. You wonder where I’m working? I’m a freelance writer. I write books and other shit for a living, so that means I get paid roughly 4-20 cents a word to be entertaining. I’m sure it’s not as much money as you make teaching English, but I’m also sure I couldn’t care less. Before that, I worked at E*TRADE in San Fran doing web production work for OptionsLink, where I was paid 90k a year to be entertaining. Before that, I worked for Ulead Systems in L.A. and in Taipei, doing technical writing and web production work where I made variously between 40k and 70k per year to be entertaining. Before that I taught English for Jordan’s in Hsinchu, where I think I made 20k per year to be entertaining. Since you asked. Want to see my resume or look up my ass while you’re at it?
And I stand by my assertion: Any monkey can come over here and teach English - if you (Alien, Abracadabra, or whomever) took that statement personally, then you’re the one with the problem, not me. It mean’s you’ve no confidence in your abilities or others’ perceptions of you. I know there are real teachers here. I know they do real teaching, and I actually, believe it or not, have respect for those people. But, that doesn’t change the fact that Joe Blow from Saint Louis can come over with his degree in Phys Ed and still teach, does it? When you think about, which neither of you did, I’m on your side on this whole issue. You just read my ‘attack’ on bushiban teachers as being attacks on you (assuming from your bile that you are, in fact, legit teachers.)