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vixnix 03-07-2020 05:55 PM

I had a group project for the first time last year, and it was me and one other person who did nearly all of the work. I decided early on to create a slack group for us and emailed an invite to the lecturer. That way, I figured, if our presentation on the day was dismal (it sorta was) then at least there was a record of me making an effort and showing interest.

I sent the invite to the lecturer ‘in case it was more convenient to provide feedback that way than in person’

I received an A, not sure about the others - high chance they received As as well, and that the whole class received an A simply for participating.

I was 39 last year though, so it felt worse to have conflict with my group and ask for the direct input of the lecturer, than it did to just try and document the activity as it happened (I wrote up my notes from our face to face meetings and uploaded them to the slack chat hoping it would show that it was my initiative that allowed us to meet in the first place) and then just wear the result. Anyway, it worked out

I took some advice from my husband, who has been a contractor on and off for a long time, and who recommended creating records of my work and leaving a paper trail a mile wide, so that if anyone asks “what have you been doing?” I can point at it all, and say “this right here”

I started a vanity masters (Creative writing) at 36 and it was one of the best things I have ever done.

And I started my arts/social science masters last year at 39, and it led to me getting an entry level job after 14-15 years at home with my kids and volunteering in the community (more or less). So it was worth it for me. I wouldn’t have the entry level job I have now, which has greater scope for career progression than a lot of entry level jobs, if I hadn’t started the masters last year (it’s unfinished; I found a job before finishing the research paper and now I’ll have to re-enrol...). But the masters program I did was pretty vocational and included a supported internship at a relevant workplace (it was easier to negotiate an internship with the name of the university behind me, and a respected internship supervisor). It was either that or a masters to become a primary school teacher...because I am too old for another vanity degree

But I had the luxuries of not needing loans and having a very supportive partner

It paid off for him, too...now I am happy to work in an entry level job and write on the weekends...and he’s happy to have money turning up in our account that he doesn’t have to earn himself.

So yeah. Masters can be good, even vanity ones. And there are work arounds, for the group work...

cork_soaker 03-07-2020 06:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cool As Ice Cream (Post 4532495)
i'm aboot to tourn 39.

i remember when you were about to turn 25

cork_soaker 03-07-2020 06:30 PM

time has ravaged on our souls

smashingjj 03-07-2020 07:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cool As Ice Cream (Post 4532498)
i have a high post count at this smashing pumpkins forum.

you call that high??!!

noob.

smashingjj 03-07-2020 07:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cork_soaker (Post 4532503)
i remember when you were about to turn 25

I remember when the netphoria.org front page said 'Billy turned 'Thirty-Three' today!'

smashingjj 03-07-2020 07:30 PM

But I can't sleep, I can't hold still
The only thing I really know is she got sex appeal

smashingjj 03-07-2020 07:32 PM

Speaking of which, there is a new millionaire album

yo soy el mejor 03-07-2020 07:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ovary (Post 4532500)
also shes white

you probably think it's no big deal because she is white

FlamingGlobes 03-08-2020 05:56 PM

Took, I'm in Tampa. Where's your dad at?

FoolofaTook 03-08-2020 06:31 PM

He went to Tampa for a Bible study. How strange that you'd be there then to...

:think:

LaBelle 03-08-2020 08:21 PM

Tampa means lid in portuguese.

FlamingGlobes 03-08-2020 08:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by FoolofaTook (Post 4532528)
He went to Tampa for a Bible study. How strange that you'd be there then to...

:think:

Yes, strange...

FlamingGlobes 03-08-2020 08:49 PM

Took, I'm going to be your new mother.

FoolofaTook 03-08-2020 08:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LaBelle (Post 4532532)
Tampa means lid in portuguese.


FoolofaTook 03-08-2020 08:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by FlamingGlobes (Post 4532538)
Took, I'm going to be your new mother.


Joey Goldberg 03-08-2020 11:08 PM

always love when two lovers have the potential to be strange together

Joey Goldberg 03-08-2020 11:09 PM

Globes & Took Sr will look to each other after a fun-filled & passionate evening, speak aloud the famous Monuments lyric, then throw anal darts at Took's picture on the wall. hell, that kind of scene almost makes me go to Tampa!

FoolofaTook 03-09-2020 12:43 AM

:erm:

Joey Goldberg 03-09-2020 03:36 AM

Tampa means lid in portuguese.

FoolofaTook 03-10-2020 05:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by FoolofaTook (Post 4532540)

.

Cool As Ice Cream 03-10-2020 10:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cork_soaker (Post 4532503)
i remember when you were about to turn 25

no.

Kahlo 03-10-2020 10:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cool As Ice Cream (Post 4532663)
no.

39? God that's old.

Cool As Ice Cream 03-10-2020 12:14 PM

in 48 days

ANY MINUTE NOW

Kahlo 03-10-2020 12:47 PM

I had meant to email you, but the Alzheimers has destroyed my brain.

That was a pre-announcement of an announcement btw.

Cool As Ice Cream 03-10-2020 03:27 PM

yes, me too. and same here.
hope to receive your mail one day.

Kahlo 03-10-2020 03:49 PM

Excellent. Burning down your inbox right now, Gérard Drouot style.

cork_soaker 03-10-2020 04:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cool As Ice Cream (Post 4532663)
no.

yeah, and it was on blamo, too

cork_soaker 03-10-2020 04:23 PM

hbd

Kahlo 03-10-2020 05:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cork_soaker (Post 4532683)
yeah, and it was on blamo, too

Oh Blamo. Man, I do miss some of the communities. And people. Was thinking about Luke De Spa earlier.


yo soy el mejor 03-10-2020 06:32 PM

mem'ries ;_;

buzzard 03-10-2020 09:51 PM

Congratulations to Lee Malvo on his recent nuptials.

FlamingGlobes 03-16-2020 06:12 PM

I found a four pack of toilet paper at the Circle K today.

#SoBlessed

FlamingGlobes 03-16-2020 06:14 PM


FoolofaTook 03-19-2020 08:27 AM

So greatful for having just figured out how to get my signature to work.

:D

buzzard 03-20-2020 01:44 AM

I just wanted to issue a quick shout-out to Toadfish Rebecchi. Here's to another twenty-five years of being on Neighbours.


yo soy el mejor 03-20-2020 10:06 AM

https://voca.ro/lPzIc19i1Ci

oops:

^ a radio documentary i had to make for my audio documentary class as my final. not bad for piecing it together from the morning it was due. i interviewed the lady speaking last friday, but the other two people i had appointments with fell through (one got the day wrong, and the other bailed via text as i walking to his office because he forgot to tell me they had closed due to the virus) and things have only gotten worse since.

FoolofaTook 03-20-2020 10:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by buzzard (Post 4533831)
I just wanted to issue a quick shout-out to Toadfish Rebecchi. Here's to another twenty-five years of being on Neighbours.


You rly think it's ok to make fun of Tyler during a time of personal loss?

Cool As Ice Cream 03-20-2020 11:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cork_soaker (Post 4532683)
yeah, and it was on blamo, too

slanky, is that you?

yo soy el mejor 03-20-2020 12:28 PM

happy 39th bday

FlamingGlobes 03-20-2020 12:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by yo soy el mejor (Post 4533870)
https://voca.ro/lPzIc19i1Ci

oops:

^ a radio documentary i had to make for my audio documentary class as my final. not bad for piecing it together from the morning it was due. i interviewed the lady speaking last friday, but the other two people i had appointments with fell through (one got the day wrong, and the other bailed via text as i walking to his office because he forgot to tell me they had closed due to the virus) and things have only gotten worse since.

Thank you for sharing. As you know, we are all interested and wish for you to succeed.


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