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45 minutes ago, hegemony said:

 

Sad.  Truly sad.  We are breeding a nation of regards.  

 

From now on I will ask any doctor I see if he graduated from NYU.  If so, I will not let him anywhere near me.

 

Now, with this whole COVID-19 bull💩, I can see requiring classes on Zoom.  What I don't see is grading on a curve. You get what you get.  That's the whole idea beyond objective evaluations.    Can you imagine someone graduating at the top of their class who, were it not for grading on a curve, would otherwise be a C monkey?  Funny, now the whole University of California system grades on a curve.  Guess I now need to see if any doctor I deal with is a UC graduate, too.

 

This is how academia should operate:

 

In Country X (got to be politically correct or the whiny little biatches will crawl out of the woodwork), there was one Marine whose unit CO was recommending he be set up for a UD (undesirable discharge).  I met with the CO to find out WTF was going on and he told me an incredible story -- this Marine used his middle finger as his trigger finger.  When asked why, the SNM stated, "it felt more natural to him."  He was given every opportunity to see differently even showing him where his response time was over ten times slower than the worst in his unit.  This would very likely cause a fatality -- either his or someone else's. He didn't care.

 

So before signing off on the UD action, I had him report to me.  I explained how his actions could prove fatal not himself and / or others, but he insisted his actions were reasonable and he "could not" change.  I told him I approved his UD and he would be going home real soon and he got in my face and hollered, "Listen, man, I don't give a 💩 what you do.  I am right and you are wrong."  Well, a swift knee to the 🥚🥚 wiped the smirk off his face and changed his attitude.  

 

Several days later he was on guard duty with two others and they were attacked.  The extra few seconds it took for him to position his middle finger and aim cost a life -- his.  Good riddance!  Yes, Virginia there IS a Santa Claus!!!!  Fortunately the other two on his team eliminated the threat and were not injured in the process.

 

In my opinion, the extermination of recalcitrant 💩 is never a bad thing.  Quite the opposite, it's the best thing you can do to save the gene pool.  

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I still remember a Stats course I took as a GPA fluff in the era where my agency gave points in a promotional consideration for the number of hours...I was very close to the next threshold and I was going to be able to use the class towards my undergrad requirements anyhow. 

 

The class was taught by a grad assistant who made clear that we could bring in a page of whatever notes we wanted for the test since, after all, in the real world, computer programs did the heavy lifting and not employees memorizing formulae.  After I destroyed his first test, as well as any need for any manner of bonus points, he got even on the second test and put on 20 points of definitions.  Who expects definitions (as in dictionary type definitions) on a damned math test?  Aside from those 20 points, the rest of the test was a breeze, although there was a 'bonus' that came via an easy curving of the grades.  That would also be the last test we had definitions on...seems that the slackers in the class had blown every single one of them in addition to not being able to do relatively simple math even when given an opportunity to bring in a page of whatever notes or formulae you wanted...

 

To this day, though, I still maintain that my first two years at a JC were among the toughest...I actually had blue book final exams in multiple criminal justice classes.  I don't remember seeing a blue book for a complete exam in the junior and senior level years...almost everything was multiple guess. 

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In the California State University system, at least at CSUN where I graduated from, there are loads of lecturers that are paid per class. Few benefits and poor pay. Students don't realize all the staff aren't full-time professors. I have a friend who works with me elsewhere, also graduated from Cal State, but did this for years as a side gig. She no longer does this, but lecturers doing this with no other job are probably broke. Many teach on more than one campus (community colleges too) to get by. When you include all the work that needs to be done outside class hours (including teaching online), flipping burgers probably pays more. 

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26 minutes ago, Burgerwars said:

In the California State University system, at least at CSUN where I graduated from, there are loads of lecturers that are paid per class. Few benefits and poor pay. Students don't realize all the staff aren't full-time professors. I have a friend who works with me elsewhere, also graduated from Cal State, but did this for years as a side gig. She no longer does this, but lecturers doing this with no other job are probably broke. Many teach on more than one campus (community colleges too) to get by. When you include all the work that needs to be done outside class hours (including teaching online), flipping burgers probably pays more. 

 

Sad state of affairs.

 

On a related note, how can brother @hegemony be so rich?  Aside from teaching, does he also run an escort service?  A brothel?  A wedding chapel?

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