The same professor wants to go for coffee / tea in the café on the first floor of my uOttawa job. She's so kind. Last time I had confronted her in order to explain my concerns about a professor I didn't feel comfortable approaching. She's friends with that professor, so she understands her mannerisms.
In any case, this time we talked about my French tutoring I do on Tuesdays. I had mentioned to her that my "students" had cancelled today and that I was available to see her earlier in the afternoon, but unfortunately she was busy till 15h00. I explained how the tutoring works - going over grammar first, looking at homework (if applicable), but mostly reading children's books aloud in order to correct pronunciation - and she was thrilled about it. We talked about the one class I'm taking - FLS3761 (she taught me FLS2761, the prerequisite course) - and how unequal the classes are ability-wise now. She says it's such an odd phenomenon: there's no middle anymore (70%). Either the students are 80%+ or under 50%. She's perplexed by it but attributes it to effort and laziness. She says I'm the kind of students all professors want because I do ask so many questions (thereby showing interest in material) and it's obvious that I put in a lot of effort.
We talked about work, too, and how laziness is seen there. I was saying how perturbing it is that students and workers sometimes accept offers of admission or positions and then waste the opportunity. For every person that does that, another person was rejected and may have taken it more seriously or needed it more (such as a single parent with kids to feed). I explained that there are people I work with that, on the weekends when the full-timers aren't there to supervise, spend time doing their homework and sending private emails on the work computers for hours rather than helping out with the work. They're paid 13$ to do really basic things to begin with, and they twitter away their time on the PC on the weekends when they know they can't do that. I'd feel so much shame knowing I was doing that and someone else was picking up my slack. She liked the wording of "There's no shame left in the world" (said in French, though) because she completely agreed.
Anyway, had pasta for dinnies. Tomorrow I have school and work! and homework. Tonight is essay writing
Yeah NDA haha!
Oh? You were at the library today, yes? I remember reading in your blog! It was a couple hours ago so I could be wrong and my memory could be jumbly haha.. But pray, tell! What did you chat about with your prof today? Spread the lovely words of support! :3
And yep, it's night for me here! I had a fairly busy day; 2 meetings, one about one 2-hour long meeting that I will be hosting next week. The other meeting was a producer catch-up. Planning for a talk I'm giving.. finding a bug in our tool and submitting it to a tools programmer.. finding a crash in the game so I was blocked from submitting a new animation. New animation for some DLC was completed today. Went to the gym at lunch. Collaborated with an artist on some assets.. helped cheer up a friend.. anddd.. made some dinner and wrote a blog post.
So a fair bit was done today. Now I'm just relaxing and listening to this song on repeat because I'm weird and I like listening to songs on repeat for like 7 hours and then switching to a different song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcBBNB5JTOQ
oo~ and I'm good just in Physical Geography class now! Had to go and see a bijillion people at uOttawa to make sure that I was 1) out of Co-op, 2) set up to receive emails regarding scholarships, and 3) set up to have two exams deferred due to over-lap.
And four classes today totalling 6h of classes. Have been up since 7:00am zzz at school since then asides the brief moment I had to run home to grab my charger because I forgot it. Took a full hour to get there and back
Anything neat you're working on at work right now?