Thursday, May 9, 2013

Real Goddamned Mail: Outsiders Edition.


  • I don't read your page, but I found it today while researching my son's college. I cannot believe that professionals would act the way you do. You are a ridiculous lot. You have the cooshiest job there is, and you get to have job security knowing that there will always be high school students who want to better themselves in your colleges. And you shit on all of them with your ridiculous stories. Stories I say because they have to be made up. I got all three of my kids through high school, and I know they are not perfect, but to mock them and make fun of them like so many of you do is despicable.
  • Wow, I just found your blog today. I think it would be funnier if you rated students like they do on Rate My Professor. You could give them a score between 0-5 for "stupidity," "listening skills," and reading skills.
  • My colleague gave me this address today because she thought it was a funny site. But I do not share her opinion. I'm disgusted by your lack of professionalism. So many people work so hard to make college a transformative experience and you seem to just throw that all away in order to be clever to each other. And when one of you says something awful about lazy students, there are more who jump into agree. I can't believe any organization or union would support what you're doing and I'd bet it's slanderous the kinds of articles you publish.
  • My son is a freshmen, I hope not at your college, and when he comes home for breaks he always talks about how horrible professors are. I never got to go to college, so I take him at his word. If this is what represents how you think and what you are, I'm glad I went to work instead. My son was so excited to go to college, but he now knows that it's a joke. I say the biggest joke is your website.
  • I think your site is great. I would like to write some of my stories and send them in. I'm not a professor anymore, but I have some stories that would be pretty good stacked up alongside the others. I had a student once tell me that her roommate wrote her paper and that's why she got the F for plagiarizing. I said, "Do you want me to flunk your roommate, too?" And the roommate was right there and said, "I didn't do it. My brother helped me." Crazy stuff like that. How much do you pay? Do you pay by word or by entry?

15 comments:

  1. The best thing about Real Goddamned Mail is that it doesn't arrive in my mailbox. If I were Leslie, I imagine I would grit my teeth and squint every time I checked the CM mail. Thank you, Leslie.

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  2. No complaints about fonts, graphics, or how often people post? These readers don't know what's important!!

    As for our professionalism, yeah right. Nobody in any other line of work ever says anything about what they have to deal with.

    If we didn't care - although not more than the students do - we wouldn't be posting here....

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  3. Speaking of pay, did you change the rates again, Cal? I think my last check was a little small.

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  4. For the last time, it's not slander if it's true.

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    1. And it's not slander if it's published; that's libel, but only if it's not true (yes, I know there are more conditions for libel).

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  6. I used to get a zillion dollars a post, now it's a bajillion. What gives? Aren't those amazing sidebar ads raking it in like it used to? Do I have to click them more often? [sorry to pull a Frod; it was a typo]

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  7. RGMail is like chum. I'm hungry.

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  8. I've heard that RGM pays by the hit - thus Cal's obsession with those pesky traffic stats...

    And if they think the life of a proffie is cooshie, then it's a damn good thing they didn't get a gander (no offense to the Duck) of the cooshiest compound west of the Mississip!!!

    RGMail is like lebensraum; you can *never* have enough...

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  9. My last check bounced... I'm starting a blog to complain about that. :)

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  10. "Check your halos at the CM door." Shoot, those folks ought to read some of the nursing blogs! Very anatomically correct.

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  11. "My son is a freshmen,"
    (He suffers from Multiple Personality Disorder?)

    "I hope not at your college, and when he comes home for breaks he always talks about how horrible professors are."
    (Yes. The expect him to do the readings and assignments.)

    "I never got to go to college, so I take him at his word."
    (Because people NEVER shade things in their own favor.)

    "My son was so excited to go to college, but he now knows that it's a joke." (He'd heard that it was a "party school" and found out that the joke was on him.)

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  12. "My son is a freshmen,"
    (He suffers from Multiple Personality Disorder?)

    "I hope not at your college, and when he comes home for breaks he always talks about how horrible professors are."
    (Yes. The expect him to do the readings and assignments.)

    "I never got to go to college, so I take him at his word."
    (Because people NEVER shade things in their own favor.)

    "My son was so excited to go to college, but he now knows that it's a joke." (He'd heard that it was a "party school" and found out that the joke was on him.)

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