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05 December 2004 @ 09:44 am
Sayonara company with the skeery pink bunny as a logo  
Okay, that does it. I was going to quit NOVA already, but I'm sure of it now after what happened to one of my best friends. The end of January, I think. As long as I find a job and an apartment before then.

Honestly, I love our new AT (trainer, actually), Glen. And we have no asshole Tony anymore to deal with. It's sad that Janet's leaving, but I love to work with a lot of the others. Mostly Winnie, Joe, Alysha, and Crystal..

But I DON'T like NOVA's new policies that I keep finding out about.

I still want to stay in Japan, though. I've been told at least 10 times by coworkers and students that I need to be a model, so even though I don't think I look all that great (average, just supertall), I'm going to look into it. I'm also going to look into getting a job with art. I've also been told by staff, teachers, and students that I am wasting myself at NOVA and need to be an artist instead. So there we go. =) I feel better. Gotta work on that japanese. But I'm taking private lessons starting on Tuesday, so that will be good. I think she might be able to help me with the japanese translation too for manga artists. Oh.. and Tokyopop. I think I will give Jake an email.
 
 
Current Mood: angry
Current Music: The Killers - Somebody Told Me
 
 
 
catsluvdmb on December 4th, 2004 05:05 pm (UTC)
Oooh, please elaborate. Next year I plan on going to Japan to teach English and the more info I have on the different companies, especially info on suckiness, the better!
long gone with her red shoes onredshoeson on December 4th, 2004 05:16 pm (UTC)
I hope you stay in Japan, that way I know someone when I get there! >_
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on December 4th, 2004 05:17 pm (UTC)
I'm definitely staying!! =^__^= I couldn't leave now! I want to stay my full year!
Williamgenkischuldich on December 4th, 2004 05:35 pm (UTC)
Ohh ~ what company policies? Nova is (was?) going to be the company I apply to when I'm ready to go to Japan.
Lyraadrenalynnrush on December 4th, 2004 06:01 pm (UTC)
o.o What happened? *hugs*

Good luck with the apartment hunt and job search!
キモさ満々♡ 미친 외국인: gilgamesh candydilettantka on December 4th, 2004 06:19 pm (UTC)
^^ *curious too* Is this the dreaded socialisation policy?

You could probably model here! I know a couple of guys who have done modelling and they aren't as cute as you are XD~

The main thing is how you are gonna handle moving into your own place and such. You're going to need a lot of money up front unless you move into a gaijin house.
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on December 5th, 2004 03:04 am (UTC)
Yeah, I've been fretting a lot about the housing situation. ^^ With comicket coming up, I'm not even going to try and tell myself that I'll be able to save money. ^^;; It's like telling me to suddenly stop being a girl. I just can't do it. =D

But if I do have to stay in a gaigin house, I suppose it won't be the worst thing. ^^ I could handle it while I looked for something better. ^^ It's all about the end result, after all!! ^^
Chiakichiaki777 on December 4th, 2004 10:37 pm (UTC)
Tokyo Pop! I need more connections to them! XD

But awww, I hope NOVA isn't being too bitchy... Japanese business hierarchy has a lot of the underlings getting thrown around often...
Elvy: Knights Comesoundsoft_elvy on December 4th, 2004 11:42 pm (UTC)
Just make sure you're leaving because you want to leave...not because of what happened to me. I'll deal with it. I ain't done with them yet. I think this is one of life's tests for me. I'll leap the hurdle if I have to just to prove that I ain't weak.

Unfortunately, modelling is something I can no longer do. Maybe when I was younger...but now that my Trich has taken over me, and I'm at 170 lbs, there's no way I could model anymore. It'd take at least a year of NO-PLUCKING and constant diet and exercise to begin recovering my body from the damage I've already done. It's nice to dream.

In any case, whatever you do...do it because you truly want to do it...not just for the added reason that I was turned down. Though I appreciate the gesture immensely. *huggles*
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on December 5th, 2004 03:10 am (UTC)
::huggles tight:: I will say that you were a catalyst, but I was already planning to leave in January, if I could somehow find another job. ^^ So the plans haven't really changed, I was just forced to think a lot about them. ^_^

::huggles tight:: And you could TOTALLY model! Trust me... you're cute, and you're foreign. That's exactly what they want here. A lot of the foreign models aren't good-looking at all but they want them to do things like be in commercials and speak english (so that their product looks cool?).. And hello... it's not like I have the nicest body. There are a LOT of things wrong with it that would keep me from being a real model.
Elvy: Angels dont answer their phonessoundsoft_elvy on December 5th, 2004 11:18 am (UTC)
Well, then...I'd probably be interested in modeling if you manage to find an agency. If you decide to look into it more, would you mind looking into a few things for me and sending them my way? I'd be interested in taking a look at it.
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on December 5th, 2004 07:05 pm (UTC)
Definitely!! =^__^= There are several people that I know here all interested in looking, so we're going to pool our resources. ^__^ I'll send all of the info that we find on to you too!! <3
molokidan on December 5th, 2004 01:13 am (UTC)
Just between you and me. . .you can be a model. =]

You even made a hot Kuroro, and that's not easy to do!!

I say go for it! And screw Nova, and the stupid Nova usagi!!
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on December 5th, 2004 03:11 am (UTC)
XD Have you heard the NOVA commercial song? It's so weird, whenever we tell people that we work for NOVA, they sing us that song! XDD
molokidan on December 5th, 2004 03:48 am (UTC)
IPPAI SHABETE~

Yeah, it is freaking annoying. I wanna punch the damn rabbit in the face. And the art is crappy!
Elvy: Eep!soundsoft_elvy on December 5th, 2004 09:40 pm (UTC)
Yeah...I they showed us the mascot and I was like "We're in the land of cute anime mascots...and THIS IS ALL THEY COULD COME UP WITH!?"

Haven't heard the song yet. Not sure if I want to. O-o
molokidan on December 6th, 2004 12:38 am (UTC)
The song sucks. I envy people who can't understand the lyrics!
aaalfonso on December 5th, 2004 02:23 am (UTC)
I'll bite too. What's the 'new' policy?
Witness Relocation Programstarmonkee on December 6th, 2004 08:50 am (UTC)
Good for you! Get out of the nova hell-hole. The whole time I was in Japan I listened to all my Nova friends bitch about their employer but never do anything about it. Good for you!

If you still want to teach, and be "master of your domain" ie decide where you want to live, there are SCADS of jobs on this website: http://www.ohayosensei.com/ (click on the 'receive current issue' on the left). Also www.eslcafe.com has lots of jobs. You will have NO PROBLEM getting a job with those schools cuz yer already in Japan, you have a visa, and from what I can tell, you are really genki, which I know they love.

Anyways, good luck, and once again, good for you!
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on December 8th, 2004 05:06 am (UTC)
SANKYUU!!!! <333333
DAC, the curious little catboy_dac_ on December 6th, 2004 02:21 pm (UTC)
But I DON'T like NOVA's new policies that I keep finding out about.
Do they keep coming up with new policies and not tell their employees or something? What are the policies?
buriteri on December 6th, 2004 10:03 pm (UTC)
*hugs* i hope things will get better for you and i so think youd be a great manga ka !! id so buy your stuff immediately! i hope you will go in to that i know youll be super successful!