***UPDATE*** If you liked this video, check out my latest parody of Hitler being replaced by an English teaching robot.
Something that native English teachers complain about in South Korea is desk warming. For public schools there are usually 6-8 weeks vacation in winter and 4-6 weeks vacation in summer for the children. There are always summer and winter camps, but they do not go the entire time vacation periods.
Usually during this period Korean teachers are allowed to "work from home" or are supposed to enroll in a class or in some other way improve themselves. They do not have to come to school and sit at their desk for eight hours when there are no students to teach. Increasingly, however, native English teachers are being forced to come and do nothing during the recess periods.
There are many reasons for it that I understand. Mostly because there is no uniform policy between all the schools. Native teachers themselves complain about other native teachers who may be getting more unofficial time off then they are. Offices of Education are annoyed with people whining about this so they just restrict everyone to their minimum days of vacation to be "fair".
Another reason is because they think we are helpless children and if we wander off to Japan or Southeast Asia for a couple weeks we will either get arrested or decide to never come back to Korea.
Either way, this video is a reflection of our frustration and it is meant to be in good humor. I like my job and I love South Korea. But sometimes things can be frustrating here.