I had half a lecture planned for this morning and the other half was to be student presentations. Five of them. Of those five, only ONE fucking student bothered to show up for class. I was IRATE and in my irateness, I chastised the entire class. At 8 am on a cold and dreary Monday morning. Which was probably unfair since the four who deserved chastising weren’t even there, but at least I put the fear of god in those that were.
As if that wasn’t bad enough, I have gotten, in only 4 weeks of classes requests from EIGHT students to make up labs that they have or will be forced to miss for various (dubious, at best) excuses. Labs that I state specifically on my syllabus CANNOT be made up for any reason. I go over this in class. Each of the eight requests began with “I know you don’t offer make-up labs, but…."
BUT NOTHING. There is no fucking BUT. You are there or you are not.
RTFS, Snowflakes. RTFS.
I try to be accommodating. I try to be reasonable. I understand that weather / sickness / sleeping in happen. We’re all human. BUT, if you choose to go on vacation during the school year, too fucking bad. I don’t get to go on vacation.
It seems that they more accommodating I become, the more they push my limits. And I am tired of being a sucker.
They are trying to kill me. It’s the only explanation.
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