Monday, February 11, 2013

Oh, good Lord...

I had a student email, asking me why they'd been docked five points one week for a mistake, then ten points the next week for the same mistake.

Those of you who are gainfully employed in the private sector (no government or education jobs), please tell me: are people permitted to make the same mistake over and over again without consequences?  Don't those consequences usually end up with said loser out of a job?

DTFO, asshole.  I don't want you in my class--not when I clearly explained that in the assignment feedback.


  1. I love reading your blog because I see so much of my past in replay and you make me laugh my arse off.

    Congrats and keep it up.


    1. I'm glad I can make you laugh.

      (I want to grow up to be Diana Trent from Waiting for God without the atheism and leftism. I like to think I'm well on my way.)

  2. I dunno, it seems like the American voting populace actively REWARDS politicians for repeatedly making the same mistakes, by re-electing them. (I know you said, "no politicians," but considering that the closest most of us ever get to hiring and firing is voting....)

    I will say I once fired a TA for failing to show up two times. Turns out the guy was on drugs so he didn't need to be a TA (or be in our nursing program, for that matter).

    1. Yeah...but don't most of us work with that guy? And doesn't he usually eventually get fired or driven out?