If you really know me and talk to me often you probably know I am looking for a new job, not because I don’t like who I work with or what I do but because I just need to move on because of a mixture of being bored, not being challenged, and well I have a few pieces of paper from the school I can make more else where.
However you can cross a few things off the list of complaints, specifically you can cross out
being bored, and not being challenged, but you can add a new complaint hating some of the students. In the past few days it seems the daily monotony has been broken, gone is the days of just surfing the web and randomly doing programming and mundane chore/busy work, and in its place we’re imaging machines one day, delivering them the next, making expansion plans for the lab and all in all doing new things and I am having to learn new things about imaging the machines or more specifically about the software being used.
So some of the minor annoyances of work are gone, in its place? Students who don’t get it, you see it’s like this. My job is to keep the machines running, not to help you in your work. I’ll give you an example if Word isn’t running properly I am required to help you, if you can’t figure something out I can tell you tough. However, we never do that to a student because it’s bad form and because we don’t want to hear complaints. However that has changed in the case of some students. Most are kind, cordial, eager to learn and very grateful when help is delivered, then there are the others.
Some students appear to be unable to listen when help is offered, even worse some won’t listen to the basic rules of our labs. Sure your student fees pay for the lab, but they are not a right, you can’t come in and do your shopping, and you certainly can’t come in and sleep.
Worse yet, you can’t just barge into our closed lab when the door is closed, we don’t interupt you when you are doing homework, why interupt us when we are doing our work, the door is closed for a reason isn’t it?
Worse still is this, don’t mess with things you don’t have a need to mess with, today it almost led to a door being broken, recently a computer, etc.
I am being purposely vague do to work concerns but I am frustrated, and not at everyone but someONE , yes these complaints are in regards to one student. These complains almost led to me cursing at a disabled guy tonight, although those curses had nothing to do with his disability and everything to do with his being a jerk.
Things can be summed up this way, don’t abuse those who control your privileges it can really come back to bite you in the backside.
Now if you’ll excuse me I need to work on my friends new site, it’s not up yet but it will be at brittanymarchelle.com, check it out, I hope to have it up within the hour.