Sunday, November 25, 2007

Just in case anyone is wondering why I don't blog more often...

Kinda tough to type when she always wants a say in it.

Saturday, November 24, 2007


After days of reviewing, pulling out my hair and Shouting at the Wind, I finally finished most of the final review for Evil Business Math. Now, all I have to do is take the test. There are a couple of review questions I have no idea how to cipher, but that's what the instructor's for.

This has the potential to get ugly fast.

Another class
Which brings us to another class--Foundations of Quality. Monday, our 'group' was assigned to do a couple of charts and graphs using the information from the last assignment, plus new information we are supposed to get from the web. The charts will be presented in the last class for the semester next week.

After much discussion, we decided on which topics to research as individuals, and then it came down to who was going to collect the information from the group members and graph it. Guess who got screwed? Go ahead, guess.

Yup. I'm the goat who will receive emails from everyone in the so-called group (hopefully by today, but I won't hold my breath), and try and pound the useless data into graphs that will be presented next Monday. First, three of us, including me, stayed late two weeks ago to put the last project together into a PowerPoint presentation. One of the three who stayed after class did the presentation, so all the members will benefit from the grade, which should be pretty good.

This situation reenforces my theory that groups are a useless waste of time and resources. Three people from this 'group' have carried it through the end of the class, while the others just sit there hoping that someone else does the work for them.

I have half a mind to tank the final project just so the non-participants don't benefit from other's work. But, I that would bring my grade down, so I will do the best I can.