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July 2, 2009 | 07:10pm
Mood: better.

Okay, I'm much calmer now than I was earlier. Not happy, but not absolutely furious. My mood improved with time and a little stress relief - let's just say stomping your feet on the ground makes you feel much better about life - and after a short chat with Caitlin. Thanks Cait! But yeah, I wouldn't be so furious if it were my fault, not someone else.

I went, got another background check, and went to another currency exchange to get it notarized. The notary public didn't understand why I was there, and by the time I left a huge line formed behind me. Sorry random people I don't know! Wasn't my fault!

I also called the Cook County Jury place and postponed my summons for six months. With any luck I'll be out of the country by the next time they request my presence.

I also applied to another recruiter, based primarily in Seoul, and I'm contemplating applying to a few more: one based in the province surrounding Seoul, Gyeonggi-do, one who has nothing but good things said about them on Dave's ESL Cafe, and another that says they still have public school jobs in Ulsan, which is on the East Coast. I'll keep y'all updated about that.

Oh, and today is my LJ's 8th birthday. Here's to another 8!

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I dont cause commotions, I am one

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from: bisous_77
date: July 3, 2009 09:55am (UTC)
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One way or another it will work out, and you will get out of the country.

Do you know Jennie Adolf? She got out of the country doing the same thing you're attempting. You might want to talk with her. She's on my friend's list on facebook.

Good luck getting out of the country before jury duty. I got a summons 2 weeks before I left. Even if you're not out of the country at that point, just write on the little sheet that you have plans to leave a week or two after your summons, and therefore you can't do it.

It works like a charm.

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from: aodh
date: July 3, 2009 03:11pm (UTC)
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I sure hope it'll work out... I really wish I'd just sucked it up and spent a year studying abroad in college. Ugh. That would've at least given me experience in another country... sigh. Thanks for the optimism though. :)

I don't know her, but I know a couple people who have mentioned her to me - I will have to look her up. Maybe she could give me some advice, haha.

Haha, yeah, I basically called up the jury place and said (read: lied) that I'd be out of the country and needed to postpone my summons. They were okay with it - didn't make a fuss or anything. Knock on wood, I'll be out of the country well before they decide to summon me again. And if not... I'll come up with another excuse. :P

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keep hope!

from: euphoric1dr
date: July 3, 2009 10:21pm (UTC)
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yay! i'm glad to hear you're applying to different programs, don't give up! i know how frustrating it can feel but don't worry, everything will definitely work out in the end. have you considered peace corps? you'd be the perfect person for that! but keep applying to teach abroad as well, um...oh have you heard of travel and teach? they are a very good program. you may have good luck with that. keep at it! you WILL get out of the country lol! you know you can always just go to country of \your choice and look for work opportuntiies. not the best way of course, but definitely a possibility =)

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Adam

Re: keep hope!

from: aodh
date: July 4, 2009 04:31am (UTC)
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aw, thank you so much for the optimism/good vibes! I just got a job interview offer (through teachesl), so I'm in a great mood... hopefully I won't bomb the interview!
yeah, I've been very tempted to go to Korea or Taiwan and look for jobs there... but I don't think I'd be able to do it. I'm the sort of person who needs every single minute of every day planned out. But it sure is tempting...

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