04-18-2001, 06:05 PM
Ok-I'm back in school as you all know-giving up 20 some odd years of Registered Nursing to join the IT tech field..I am presently going to a business school for the full shot of programming,hardware etc etc..Now the thing is..I have this married couple in my class-neither are the 'swiftest' if you know what I mean, and were sent there on a grant by the urban league..they NEVER and I mean NEVER read the texts or put in any overtime on these subjects.. they do homework JOINTLY (meaning they only have one set of notes,etc-their projects,while being handed in as TWO seperate projects are always identical, They sit in class viewing karate web pages and yahoo email while the rest of us in the class are trying to get through this programming stuff without a nervous breakdown-Now the thing is..they are realizing this class isn't going to be handed to them like some of the others were,and they went in yesterday to the instructors office(tying up 45 minutes of the time alloted to the class for getting instructor help)And proceeded to bitch this guy out claiming he "ISNT teaching the course so that they can learn it" and then proceeded to tell him that they feel it is because they are black and that they feel he is prejudiced against them. Since I stayed after to get one particular program done that I didnt have time to finish-I happened to be the person he was venting too regarding this matter after everyone left. I guess this couple told him they were going to "have his job" if he didn't stop wasting THEIR time by helping everyone else ahead of them,and they are giving him a week before they go to the dean.(He helps people in order of difficulty of programming help-minor errors in programs take precidence over MAJOR errors as they will take less time to solve)...These two are just total loosers-not because of their color,but because they are lazy. They want this program handed to them on a platter and it ain't gonna happen. My suggestion to the instructor was... "Don't involve me-this is not my problem. BUT..if I had to make a suggestion, I would explain to them that IF they had decided to take these courses at a State run university-that they wouldn't piss and moan about people "talking in class,asking TOO many questions,and wasting their time"...because the professors would simply say-THAT IS YOUR PROBLEM. DEAL WITH IT." And for anyone who is in a lecture hall of 300 or more-you know EXACTLy what I am talking about here..If you don't get the program,too bad.They don't stop class for 20 minutes over piddly stuff that one person doesn't get.. Make an appointment with the proff and find out what you are doing wrong. But for chrissakes=STOP WHINING, AND DEF STOP BLAMING EVERYONE ELSE.