allblacks wrote:I have a question for the Nova teachers...
Someone told me that you can get 18000 yen for a days overtime at Nova. Is that true?
nigerian_nampa wrote:Unpaid days off are granted at the discretion of the Assistant Area Manager. I asked for 5 unpaid days so that I could travel home to Canada, and my AAM denied them. He said that I have to do shift swaps instead, so I did five 6-day work weeks in a row...all because FAT-ASS RANDY (how's America treating you?) didn't want to get off his ass and try to cover my days off.
nigerian_nampa wrote:That's interesting...I always wondered exactly why the staff fucked me on the schedule whenever I did help shifts (as opposed to overtime) at other branches. You think they justify it by our overtime pay rate? I was always getting paid base rate, but got all the shit classes while the other teachers got free periods.
Jet_Mech wrote:18,400 yen to be exact, but that was in days of old. It's calculated differently now. A person with a large base pay may make slightly more, and a newbie with a base pay of 210,000 yen/month would make less.
It's worth noting that OT at Nova has essentially dried up. The only time they will grant it (tight bastards!) is in a dire emergency, at least in my area that is.
nigerian_nampa wrote:FAT-ASS RANDY (how's America treating you?) didn't want to get off his ass and try to cover my days off.
dogdays wrote:That discretion is the one thing I ignored after a first big mistake. I just called in sick and said that I would be sick for X amount of days.
nigerian_nampa wrote: he also sent my paid holiday request (including shift swap details) back to me and made up some bullshit clerical excuse that he couldn't process it so I would have to send it again. I sent it again the next morning and SURPRISE, the cunt was on vacation for a month, so my paid holiday request just sat in a pile of papers for a month while I wondered if I would be allowed to go home or not. The guy just couldn't be fucked to process my request on his last day before his vacation.
When he came back he rejected my request because it was now too late, he said.
dogdays wrote:Hey, a paycheck is a paycheck. I don't work at NOVA, but if the bills were piling up and things were not going as planned it's more money than sitting at home thinking about what to do. I'd rather work at the post office here, but I can't do that yet.
nigerian_nampa wrote:I called in sick whenever I felt like it after that, which wasn't that often but usually twice a month. I always used the exact same excuse: "I'm so exhausted that I'm throwing up". During my last couple weeks, I called in sick two days in a row and took an extended weekend in Tokyo. If I had stayed another full year I would have just called in sick several days in a row rather than ask for unpaid days.
nigerian_nampa wrote:Well, without wanking off too much let me say that for the first 8 months of my Nova stint I was the ideal employee. I did everything they expected and more, never caused any problems, and took the job seriously
or not. The guy just couldn't be fucked to process my request on his last day before his vacation.
But after that, I declared war in much the way that dogdays suggested. Sick days became my only weapon to defend my dignity. I called in sick whenever I felt like it after that, which wasn't that often but usually twice a month. I always used the exact same excuse: "I'm so exhausted that I'm throwing up".
Melodious_Thunk wrote:You lose about 14,000 yen per day, but you can make that back up by teaching no more than a couple private lessons.
dogdays wrote:NOVA AAM's are the absolute pits usually. It's really sad. Being a manager is tough job and a minority of people are suited for such positions. The process at NOVA, which weeds out decent regular folks, leaves a candidate pool of rather strange people. No wonder the head office thinks so poorly of non-Japanese folks!!! With the asswipes and thieves at the top of the non-Japanese side of things what the hell must the Japanese people who work there think of the people on the ground? Well, I know the answer to that. I worked at NOVA.
dogdays wrote:I'd rather work at the post office here, but I can't do that yet.
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