Thursday, February 26, 2009

I'm sorry...

... when I said that the "grading on your exam will be fairly generous, so there's really no need to worry about losing a few points here and there on these assignments," what I meant was: "your degree is a joke anyway, now quit your bitching".

At $75/hour...

... I have now tutored my way through the better part of our MBA program(the executive program, no less) without an MBA of my own. Honestly, my undergraduate work was at least 3x more challenging. This makes me wonder: who is the evil genius that crafted this degree and how on earth did they get all these suckers to pay so much money for it?

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

It is not acceptable e-mail me every 3 minutes with questions as you are completing an assignment. This is not a joint effort. Try looking at your notes. You know, the ones you were supposed to be taking during class; or, as you might remember it, extended vacation sponsored by your employer.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

It is not acceptable

... to write your paper in another language, translate it on the internet and then submit it to a conference. Have some mercy on the reviewers.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009


...this is my attempt to stop interrupting my officemates with random outbursts about things that amuse or annoy me. In short, I'm a TA/RA/grad student, frequently berated with irritating questions and impossible requests from students and professors, respectively. My field is economic and quantitative, so my posts may be unintelligible to some, but I've found that grad students have the same gripes regardless of their field of study. Even if no one ever reads this, sometimes a girl's just gotta vent.