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FDNY



Joined: 27 Sep 2010

PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 12:10 am    Post subject: Is ATEK Dead? Reply with quote

If you try their URL (www.atek.co.kr), it is dead. I thought these guys were going to transform Korea into a workers paradise?
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rollo



Joined: 10 May 2006
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 12:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

DEad and buried Thank goodness before they did real harm.
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fosterman



Joined: 16 Nov 2011

PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 1:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

that site started off good, then very quickly went down hill!
I posted their for a while, but unfortunately the mods there
really just wanted to be mods here and express power.
finally everyone left and just kept posting here.
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dairyairy



Joined: 17 May 2012
Location: South Korea

PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 1:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Read all about ATEK's demise. It's a 3 part series.

http://thethreewisemonkeys.com/2011/03/21/atek-the-great-white-hoax/
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PatrickGHBusan



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 4:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A fairer take than 3 Monkeys...

http://roboseyo.blogspot.ca/2012/03/atek-eulogy.html


The demise of ATEK was obvious and became unavoidable when the organisation became more about people wanting to assert power than about actually focusing and helping people on a reasonable scale.
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heavymetalpancakes



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 4:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why am I not surprised?
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Koharski
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Joined: 20 Jul 2009

PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 5:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

fosterman wrote:
that site started off good, then very quickly went down hill!
I posted their for a while, but unfortunately the mods there
really just wanted to be mods here and express power.
finally everyone left and just kept posting here.


Care to expand upon this statement?

Koharski
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hogwonguy1979



Joined: 22 Dec 2003
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 6:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

that three wise monkeys link has a great link to the Bill Kapoun story, a must read for anybody coming over on an independent contractor status

man talk about memory lane tonight...man maybe I could write a book about working here, nah too much trouble besides nobody would believe the stories
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toby99



Joined: 28 Aug 2009
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 9:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Speaking of expat-related things that are dead, anyone know if the Seoul Podast bit the dust? Been a while since a new ep...
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Died By Bear



Joined: 13 Jul 2010
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 9:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hogwonguy1979 wrote:
that three wise monkeys link has a great link to the Bill Kapoun story, a must read for anybody coming over on an independent contractor status

man talk about memory lane tonight...man maybe I could write a book about working here, nah too much trouble besides nobody would believe the stories



First you'd have to take a refresher class on grammar and punctuation. But I think you might be able to squeeze one out in between all of your competition runs. Wink
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dairyairy



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 1:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

toby99 wrote:
Speaking of expat-related things that are dead, anyone know if the Seoul Podast bit the dust? Been a while since a new ep...


Didn't someone involved get kicked out of Korea? They tried to keep it hushed up and pretend that they were still in Korea but eventually word got out. No one ever told the entire story, though. At least that was the rumor. What has anyone else heard?




Isn't it "funny" that just as Korea started requiring police background checks that some prominent expat teachers, including well-known bloggers, suddenly decided to hang it up and leave Korea? The timing was curious. But maybe it was all a coincidence for all of them. Surprised
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hogwonguy1979



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 2:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Died By Bear wrote:
hogwonguy1979 wrote:
that three wise monkeys link has a great link to the Bill Kapoun story, a must read for anybody coming over on an independent contractor status

man talk about memory lane tonight...man maybe I could write a book about working here, nah too much trouble besides nobody would believe the stories



First you'd have to take a refresher class on grammar and punctuation. But I think you might be able to squeeze one out in between all of your competition runs. Wink


it's idiots like you that make me wonder why i even post here or heck even bother to read it, force of habit i guess

no wonder it has such a crap rep now
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toby99



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 3:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dairyairy wrote:
toby99 wrote:
Speaking of expat-related things that are dead, anyone know if the Seoul Podast bit the dust? Been a while since a new ep...


Didn't someone involved get kicked out of Korea? They tried to keep it hushed up and pretend that they were still in Korea but eventually word got out. No one ever told the entire story, though. At least that was the rumor. What has anyone else heard?




Isn't it "funny" that just as Korea started requiring police background checks that some prominent expat teachers, including well-known bloggers, suddenly decided to hang it up and leave Korea? The timing was curious. But maybe it was all a coincidence for all of them. Surprised


No, I haven't heard this, but I hope it's not true; enjoyed listening to the podcast. Which one allegedly got booted?
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fosterman



Joined: 16 Nov 2011

PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 3:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Koharski wrote:
fosterman wrote:
that site started off good, then very quickly went down hill!
I posted their for a while, but unfortunately the mods there
really just wanted to be mods here and express power.
finally everyone left and just kept posting here.


Care to expand upon this statement?

Koharski


nothing, just got the impression they wanted to be police rather than help.
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nora



Joined: 14 Apr 2012

PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dairyairy wrote:
toby99 wrote:
Speaking of expat-related things that are dead, anyone know if the Seoul Podast bit the dust? Been a while since a new ep...


Didn't someone involved get kicked out of Korea? They tried to keep it hushed up and pretend that they were still in Korea but eventually word got out. No one ever told the entire story, though. At least that was the rumor. What has anyone else heard?




Isn't it "funny" that just as Korea started requiring police background checks that some prominent expat teachers, including well-known bloggers, suddenly decided to hang it up and leave Korea? The timing was curious. But maybe it was all a coincidence for all of them. Surprised


AFAIK, they're just busy. I know one of the guys, and we were all hanging around and someone asked about it and his response was something along the lines of "yeah, haven't done one in a while, should get back on that." Nothing sinister, just busy.
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