I went back to work for the first time last night after a leave of absence of about a month and a half. By the end of August I was in such deep shit with attendance--all my absences, tardies, and No-Call-No-Shows (NCNS) were by that time maxed out, meaning I was on the verge of being terminated. Here's a brief rundown:
Absences = 18 (note: termination = 16)
Lates = 18 (note: termination = 20)
NCNS = 3 (note: termination = 4; these stay on your record your whole life at the company)
Those who are also friends of crux_australis
, I think you know that we had tried out working at a Korean English online-teaching company at Eastwood, which she promptly quit by the third day (for good reason), dragging me along. Around this time I really was going to tell my superior that I was resigning from my current job (because of all the absences) and getting serious with the new one.
Good thing I didn't.
Apparently, that time I was on leave, the big boss of our account came to the company and pardoned (lolz, we're like in-mates) everyone of ALL
attendance violations in honor of our anniversary. Meaning, I'm getting a clean slate again! And along with that, my regularization that I was so sure would still be months away, it's here! YAY!! xD
I was thinking that I was the luckiest girl alive yesterday. Now if only my grades turn out good. xD
, boy am I glad you're fickle. Hahaha! xD)*~*~*~*
And onto the unluckiness. Whenever sisteena
used to rant about her groupmates this past semester, I always found myself thankful that I didn't have a single pasaway
groupmate. Was I ever wrong. I have a partner in a final paper for PA 111, and he is the worst groupmate I have ever had in my stay in the university. (Too bad, he was pretty good looking.)
He wasn't an absentee group mate. He communicated with me. So what made him a bad group mate? I sent him a written report that my group in another class wrote as basis for our paper. And what did he do? He copy-pasted the WHOLE document and passed it off as his own, added two pages (double-spaced, if I might add) of rubbish that was way easy to write, and wanted me to come up with 5-6 single-spaced pages of critical analysis for the paper. WTF.
I really hate being manipulated. I hate being taken advantage of either. I'm usually a good group mate, simply because I hate being thought of as the one pulling down the group. But this is really way past what my patience can handle. And he had the guts to bellow at me through text message. The only ones who get to do that are my Papa and Mama, and even then I don't let them get away with it.
(We still haven't passed the paper that was supposedly due last Friday. Hurrah. =_=)*~*~*~*
Dedication: Thanks for the laptop use, Ran. xD