Sunday, March 28, 2010

Miss Information is still annoyed by academia

Almost exactly two years ago, Miss Information was feeling a little frustrated by her new friends at the library school. She had been accepted as a student, sort of except they needed her to submit "just one more thing". They jerked her around for weeks as she provided them with thing after thing only to be told that they'd changed their minds and needed a different thing entirely.

Miss Information turned to one of her co-workers and mentioned that she was annoyed. Her co-worker burst out laughing. "Oh, Miss Information," she said. "You have only just begun to be annoyed by these people."

So, here she is with two weeks remaining in the program thinking foolishly that they have annoyed her all they can. She is wrong. This week two of her professors announced that the due dates for a couple of massively large assignments had to be changed. So now instead of having until April 16 and April 20 to finish these papers (she hasn't started) she now only has until April 13 and April 11 respectively. Obviously there is no way in hell she can hand in remotely coherent essays with the deadlines reduced so substantially. On the positive side, coherence doesn't seem to be a particular requirement in this faculty.

You absolute bastards. Miss Information is counting the days till she never has to see you again.


At 8:08 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, this level of frustration means that you're just about ready to finish. Library school is a test of your ability to put up with ridiculousness -- in this respect it really *does* prepare you for being a librarian. Congratulations, by the way!

At 1:59 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Library school is awful, and in many cases, a terrible joke. A terrible, expensive joke. For every good course I had, I had a course that made me want to poke my own eyes out. I'm so happy for you that you're almost done!

At 4:17 AM, Blogger Sparkly Rock Girl said...

And of course it's no consolation to you, but it is just as bad in the UK.....

10 years on and I'm still irritated by those lecturers in retrospect....

prepare to be haunted by this experience.

Guildford, UK


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