Monday, February 12, 2007

Conversations overheard at the pub...

I was at my local pub tonight, preparing for my midterm. As I was sitting there, two fuck wit, douche bag profs came in and sat at the next table to me and proceeded to have a loud, annoying, whiny
conversation. The talked about how they didn't have enough time for
research with all their teaching and admin responsibilities and the
best way to structure their paidsabbaticals in order to maximize time off with pay. I wanted to bitch slap both of them.
I'm sitting there, doing my best to study for an exam, after a long day at my full time
job. If you don't want to teach then maybe you should find a grant for
research only, or, get a night job at the 7-11 and do your research on
your own time. But if you're not into teaching, then please, please,
don't torture students, standing in front of a class wishing you were
somewhere else.
Then they started bitching about being up for tenure
and getting passed over. I, personally, don't agree with tenure at all.
I don't think that there should be a job that you can't be fired from
no matter how bad you are at it. I think that freedom of expression is
important, but schools should be able to take away your teachingprivileges if you are starting to suck at it.
particularly annoying prof was saying things like, "I'm so sick of it
that I leave at bang on 4pm every day and I take Fridays off!" Fuck
that guy.
Then he started bitching about how he doesn't make 6 figures a year. Boo hoo, I work part time and I make slightly less than 100,000$ a year!
I hope that guy never gets tenure. Asshole.


Anonymous said...

Having grown up in a university community I can only agree whole heartedly and add that one never ever ever votes for one of them or elects them to anything. They are useless leaches.

Miss Ash said...

I'm surprised you didn't jump into their conversation and tell them what you thought. You must have been tired :)

Jennifer said...

I'm not like Leslie, I don't just jump into people's conversations at pubs.