- 2 years ago
- Wedding: June 2019
I’m taking one course this semester, and unfortunately we were assigned a group project. We’ve known about the project since the first day of class and were asked to have our groups and our topic picked by the third or fourth class meeting.
I ended up in a group with two girls sitting in a row with me and we asked another girl in front who didn’t have a group to be with us. I’ll call them Girl A, B, and C to avoid confusion in this post. Girl C hasn’t shown up for class but one time since we asked her to be in our group. The other girlsand I agreed some time ago that we would just divide what was to be Girl C’s part of the project in order to avoid being screwed by her. So each of us had our separate parts of the project researched, we just needed to come up with a creative way to present the information because our professor isn’t allowing PowerPoint presentations.
But it turns out the other two members of my group aren’t reliable, either. We agreed two Thursdays ago to meet this past Monday to get our presentation in order. I showed up, the other two didn’t. I waited around for about 35 minutes, but I had a terrible cold and felt awful so I went home after that. Then I missed class on Tuesday because I was still sick, so I didn’t get to talk to them. On Thursday, I went to class, and Girl A was there and apologized and said she forgot about the meeting on Monday. I said no big deal, I was sick and we wouldn’t have gotten much done. Girl B didn’t come to class Thursday because her daughter had to be in the hospital. Girl A and I were trying to work out times to meet because we really needed to get a presentation together because it’s due on Tuesday. Class ends on Thursday and the final is that day, so all presentations have to take place on Tuesday. But The only days I am free are today, tomorrow, and Monday evening because of my work schedule. Girl B said she isn’t available after 3pm today or before 11 am tomorrow because she is a late night bartender. So at the end of the class, Girl A has decided she will meet with Girl B from noon-3 today, and then she will meet with me from 3-whenever, and all three of us will try to meet for some time Sunday and Monday.
Today I asked my manager if it was okay if I left work a hour early, cause I really thought it was important that all 3 of us try to get to meet. They agreed. So I arrived at school at 2pm, and my other two group members aren’t here. AGAIN.
I’ve sent a message to Girl A asking about where they are and haven’t received a response.
I figured I’ll wait here until 3:30 or so, just in case they decided to go grab food or something, and if Girl A doesn’t show up or reply to me by then, I will be contacting my professor and saying these girls have blown me off twice and is it okay if I just submit a freaking paper on my topic or something. I don’t really think I should have to hold an entire presentation by myself.
I’m so pissed off though, this is the first time I’ve had to do a group presentation in college and I hope for the sake of my sanity that it’s the last.