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ONTD Roundup

the_landlady Group project rant30th-Nov-2012 04:56 pm (UTC)
I was put in a group with random guy and it is becoming a nightmare. We are doing financial statement analysis that includes three modules that we turn in part of every week, for the next three weeks. We just turned in module 1 and this guy that was randomly put in our group contributed nothing. He is from Saudi Arabia and just learned english about a year ago so I gave him the simplest assignment possible: find the 10ks for the three main competitors and make a cover page. Not that hard, right? Nope. Monday he comes up to me and says he found the 10ks, but they were in the wrong currency - the Swiss franc - and no cover page. He was like "I'll work on translating them tonight" People, a 10k can have up to 200+ pages and finding the US$-denominated 10ks is a 20 second google search. As for the cover page, he showed up yesterday with the most half-assed cover page I have ever seen. I had already made one because I KNEW he wouldn't deliver but I asked to see his anyway. He pulled it out and I wanted to punch him in the juglar, but I just asked him if he had it saved because we're submitting it online. He just stared at me blankly and was like "umm."

smokesinatra Re: Group project rant30th-Nov-2012 04:58 pm (UTC)
god I hate group projects so, so much. sorry you're dealing with that bb
the_landlady Re: Group project rant30th-Nov-2012 05:05 pm (UTC)
Thanks, bb!
the_landlady Re: Group project rant30th-Nov-2012 04:59 pm (UTC)
Anyway, I was so frustrated yesterday I started crying and my boyfriend sent me this:

Guaranteed smile.
vehiclesshockme Re: Group project rant30th-Nov-2012 05:02 pm (UTC)
Group projects are the actual worst.
the_landlady Re: Group project rant30th-Nov-2012 05:06 pm (UTC)
They are awful, but at this point in the program, every class is 90% group work. FML.
hyunnie_x Re: Group project rant30th-Nov-2012 05:03 pm (UTC)
i fucking hate group projects, sorry bb :(
the_landlady Re: Group project rant30th-Nov-2012 05:07 pm (UTC)
Thanks, bb
ponpiri Re: Group project rant30th-Nov-2012 05:11 pm (UTC)
lmao it sounds like you'd make a great manager tho
the_landlady Re: Group project rant30th-Nov-2012 05:22 pm (UTC)
lol thank you, bb!
sixseventytwo Re: Group project rant30th-Nov-2012 05:19 pm (UTC)
I haaaaaaaaaate group projects. Thought I would get away from it in grad school, but NOPE.
I would talk to your professor in this case if they don't already have a built in system to weed out those who don't contribute.
marywebgirl Re: Group project rant30th-Nov-2012 05:31 pm (UTC)
Do you at least get to evaluate each other as a group?
the_landlady Re: Group project rant30th-Nov-2012 05:38 pm (UTC)
Yeah, we have to do a peer evaluation for each module. You're supposed to give a % for 5 different criteria and I gave him -20% for everything because of the time it took to deal with him. I've never thrown someone under the bus like that but he deserved it.
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