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Tuesday, September 1, 2009

B*tch please....

In my current MAIB (for those of you who don't know, it stands for Master of Arts in International Business) program, the majority of the course work is based on group projects.

Pros:
--Less work per person
--Meet new people/have more friends
--exchange of ideas that leads to creative thinking

Cons:
--Troublesome group mates
--Coordinating schedules
--Groupthink

Unfortunately, ladies and gentle, I have the worst possible group in one of my classes right now in my International Finance class. There were 7 people in my group, 5 of us are getting along fabulously (knock on wood), and the other 2....not so much. We were suppoed to break down the project into parts, as in "Tao does part 1 &2, XXX does part 3&4... and YYY compiles everything". This way is a lot less time consuming and it works with everyone's schedule.

Well, apparently that's not how the rest of the 2 people think.

There's this person in particular that's annoying the rest of the group. This lady is of an older generation. She worked at our school as an administrative assistant but recently got laid off due to budget cuts. She thinks we need to meet and work out every part of the project together. According to her, "discussing what we learned and what we think about the facts" is beneficial to our personal lives....

I mean I know how there have been studies done on how older people appreciate the chance of learning more and want to participate more, but I've got my own things to do. I'm not just focused on ONE class, I'm taking a bagillion courses which translates to a lot more assignments, projects, other group meetings, exams, quizzes, and classes to attend.

Dear Old Lady,

I know how International Finance class is a core requirement, but give me a break. I can NOT meet 7 days for 5 hrs each time. I promise I will meet as soon as I'm free, but please let me have time to pee/eat/and take a nap for 10 minutes for God's sake!! Just because I didn't respond to your 5 seconds after you sent it does NOT mean that I'm ignoring you (though I wish). It's not my fault you typed my email address wrong. You are NOT the queen of the world, so stop assuming that everyone listens to you. We, the rest of the group, don't refute what you say not because we agree with you, but because we only spend our valuable time talking to relevent people.

Now maybe you should reschedule your dentist appointment tomorrow if the project means so much to you, instead of bitching to everyone else to do the stuff. You said you didn't have enough time...Why don't you just tell the truth and say that you don't know squat about the work we're doing and all you do is drag down the team? Basic statisitics is what you should've known BEFORE entering the class. Now go shove it and count your wrinckles.

Not love,
Tao

Now she wants to split the group. Fine by me. Unfortunately for them, the ppl they were counting on to do all the statistics stuff wanted to join my group, so for that old lady....she's pretty much screwed. So now they want us to send them the parts we did so we'd stay a group until we are done w/ the statistics project. If she thinks she and this other girl can just take our work and then ditch us, she better think twice. Trying to be a bitch and get benefits out of the situation? Bitch please.

Rant over, FOTD coming up soon.
Tao

PS I'm really not this bitchy usually, I swear!

17 comments:

Jamilla Camel said...

I hate to tell you this, but you will be working with morons like this in the workplace, many of them highly paid morons who exhibit the same behaviours!

Sorry...

hfbye09 said...

lol Jamilla, your comment above (highly paid morons) is very true!

Dee said...

Jamilla makes a point, lol. I'm sorry you have to deal with that old lady. You must really want to punch her lights out. I'd be extremely frustrated.

Ms. B said...

Are all of the other people in your group about your same age? It sounds like she might have a little bit of inferiority complex because she's "the older one". It happens.

Tammi_LA said...

Ughh...totally know what you mean. It's about team work and some peoople will never play well with others. Good luck in your classes!

Consuela said...

Your rants are your selling point IMO (it really is true your YouTube rants as well). You are hella funny when you're pissed. It's somewhat cathartic as well I kinda feel as if I just told everybody!

fuzkittie said...

HAHAHAAHA, your letter cracked me up! Count your wrinkles, lol!

Jenny Mitsuko said...

XD Tao you make me laugh! Your rants always make my day. Even though the point isn't to be funny, lol.

At least you're just ranting here. People would probably be holding me back at this point rofl.

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Ethereal Prey said...

i hated group projects. sad thing is about the business world, you will have to work with people. Most of them will be pretty stupid that make an exhorbant amount of money. Its good to rant otherwise you'd go crazy. But seriously, make sure you cover your asses, people like this tend to play the blame game and point fingers. one thing about the harsh business world is that its cold and cutthroat. always be one step ahead

PearlShinePose said...

Wow...I'm sorry you have to deal with this. It is hard enough trying to get work done without having ppl act seriously immature. You know what at this point I would just go to your teacher and explain the whole situation and ask for their advice. Seriously, the old lady has some control issues which are not your problem and you shouldn't have to deal with it.

LADYJANE said...

Oh, how I don't miss group projects in school. I'm sorry you hafta deal with such people. It really sucks when people can't work together, but think positively cause at least the majority of your group is getting along. If the problem persists, bring it to the attention of your TA or Prof. Good luck girlie!

Jian said...

Poor you...I find that elderly members that I have worked with in the past tend to be a little like that. They think they have command over you because you're young. Except in our case its normally an ex-nurse, who really hates doctors, so takes it out on us - medics. =_=

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Grace said...

Tao,

Aren't you even mildly afraid that someone with your internet visibility (a youtube channel with large following) will get caught by your project partners, co-workers, whoever else you talk about on your blog?? Just curious, I enjoy reading but I personally would be afraid they'd see it.

Anonymous said...

hi Tao,

just a little reminder to you - one day YOU will be the little old lady.

Karma's a bitch too, u know.

As for your little tale - well, i keep the Rashomon effect in mind. So should other viewers.

Christine said...

I hope you told her how you feel to her face before bitching behind her back to hundreds of people. I like your makeup reviews very much, but whenever you write about something personal, you manage to come off as someone very immature and shallow. think about it!