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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 1:29 pm 
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 1:30 pm 
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Ugh KT. Just ugh.

One of my professors told us we need to write 70% of our final papers ourselves, then clarified that he meant 70% of the paragraphs, and told us to shade the ones we wrote ourselves so he'd be able to easily count them.

The implication being that it's ok to pull the other 30 from... Wherever. Without citing them or anything. What the hell.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 1:34 pm 
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Today is administrative professionals day, so my boss is "surprising" us by bringing in one of those massage chairs like they have in the mall, and I guess they'll be setting it up in the middle of the office to massage all the women. We all got an email yesterday telling us not to leave the office between 11:30 and 3:00 today.

Why couldn't he have just taken us to lunch? Why why why? I'm so NOT participating in this!


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 1:43 pm 
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coldandsleepy wrote:
Ugh KT. Just ugh.

One of my professors told us we need to write 70% of our final papers ourselves, then clarified that he meant 70% of the paragraphs, and told us to shade the ones we wrote ourselves so he'd be able to easily count them.

The implication being that it's ok to pull the other 30 from... Wherever. Without citing them or anything. What the hell.

Could this be a very poor way of saying that your paper can't consist of more than 30% block quotes? I remember that scads of block quotes were a favorite way to pad papers when I was in school.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 1:46 pm 
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It's kind of weird to end a phone conversation by abruptly telling the other person you need to use the bathroom, right? I'm not totally nuts for finding that a little tmi?


My sister once ended a phone conversation saying she needed to get up off the toilet to wipe and flush. So yeah, that's not weird in comparison.

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No, he clarified... No citations needed in the paper (at all) and only 30% of the paragraphs need to be original.

I'm beginning to see this as a pattern in the department I'm in, which's part of why I'm trying to get out of it.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 1:56 pm 
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It's kind of weird to end a phone conversation by abruptly telling the other person you need to use the bathroom, right? I'm not totally nuts for finding that a little tmi?


I wouldn't find it weird, but I also would usually just go to the bathroom while I'm on the phone if I could get away with it. Might wait till I hang up to flush.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 2:10 pm 
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No, he clarified... No citations needed in the paper (at all) and only 30% of the paragraphs need to be original.

I'm beginning to see this as a pattern in the department I'm in, which's part of why I'm trying to get out of it.

That's horrifying. Does your university have an office of integrity or student conduct (though this is faculty conduct!) that you could talk to?


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 2:44 pm 
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Just received the other two sections of a big annoying group research paper (an hour and a half before it's due.) The citations in one section are all in the wrong format and there just aren't any in the second section. Everyone thinks this class is kind of a joke because the professor clearly doesn't even read out papers but I'm really not okay with the level of blow-off here and the potential for being reported for plagiarism. I mean, my part of the paper is certainly not my most careful writing ever, but I took it more seriously than that.
Ugh ugh ugh.


Ugh, that bites, kilgore trout. It's stuff like that that made me hate group projects with a fiery passion when I was studying.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 7:40 pm 
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I have been on the phone with T Mobile for TWO HOURS. My transaction was sort of complicated, but jeez louise.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 8:08 pm 
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coldandsleepy wrote:
No, he clarified... No citations needed in the paper (at all) and only 30% of the paragraphs need to be original.

I'm beginning to see this as a pattern in the department I'm in, which's part of why I'm trying to get out of it.

That's horrifying. Does your university have an office of integrity or student conduct (though this is faculty conduct!) that you could talk to?


Eh. Not really-- not unless he gives me a bad grade on the paper that's somehow related to his misconduct, in which case there's a whole process to follow. Otherwise it's just a tenured professor doing something crappy and there's not much to do about it.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 3:22 am 
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I might be the best daughter in the world: I am taking my mom to see Paul McCartney for her birthday.


Do you hate her?

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 8:22 am 
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My lunch was really disappointing*, so I've had to have my co-worker get me some hummus and pita because I'm still hungry after borrowing a roll from someone else. The annoying thing is that I actually considered the hummus and pita route when I was shopping for my lunch but decided on the other stuff because we're going out for dinner to a place where we always get hummus and falafel. Oh well, you can never have enough hummus or falafel.

*For the UK people - it was Linda McCartney chili non carne from the fridge section. It had a weird texture and was less flavourful than I'd hoped for. I thought chili was a no-brainer, but I guess I was wrong.

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I hate correcting staff. I mean, I'm jet-lagged and super un-enthused about being back at work, and my staff have to make fuck-ups? That's fine, I don't even care. I fork up all the time. But it sucks when it is actually your job to chastise them. I don't think I make the best manager.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 10:13 am 
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 10:38 am 
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My work shoes are Dansko clogs and I tend to drag my feet in general. So people can tell when I'm coming if they know me well enough. There was someone in the HR office when I walked in who witnessed one of the HR ladies teasing me about it and was 'glad I was self-aware' about it and that she'd noticed it too. Made it feel like it was something I should fix. It's just how I walk, I haven't destroyed my shoes yet and I can't just up and change how I walk?? I mean, I could, but that would require, you know, effort and giving a shiitake and stuff.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 11:40 am 
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See now, I thought it was normal to know other people's walks. I think maybe the reason I think it is normal is because at work a big part of my job is to be observant. We all know who is walking down the corridor without looking. Pretty impressive considering that there are about 20 people working in the building and we have about 400 clients.

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Oh totally! I know some people's walks very well, but the way she said, it sounded like she thought I shouldn't be shuffling my feet?!?!

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I might be the best daughter in the world: I am taking my mom to see Paul McCartney for her birthday.


Do you hate her?

hehe

Aw, she's excited about it.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 12:19 pm 
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Oh totally! I know some people's walks very well, but the way she said, it sounded like she thought I shouldn't be shuffling my feet?!?!


I would start stomping then just to really peeve her off!

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Oh totally! I know some people's walks very well, but the way she said, it sounded like she thought I shouldn't be shuffling my feet?!?!


I would start stomping then just to really peeve her off!

Or tap dancing!

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