Suzi (k00kaburra) wrote,

Work + School

I got my MIT papers today. That's right, folks! I have officially begun my trek toward becoming a manager at Lush. Tonight I have to read over a 1/4" stack of papers, which detail my training and the process I will go through the next few weeks. Tomorrow, on my day off, I will be writing up a love letter to the hiring/recruitment team on why I would be fabulous for the job. As far as I know, there is only one other candidate for the position, and she's pretty fantastic so if I don't end up being MIT in the end, I don't think I'll mind too much.
I want the job and fully intend to get it. Yep.

Today was also the first week of spring semester, and it turns out that my CIS teacher is a petty, petty man. We spent the first hour of class going over the syllabus. Fine. The second hour we reviewed every homework asignment that we'll be doing during the semester. Tedious, but again - that's fine. Then the teacher pauses and says, "Well, I don't think there's really anything else for us to do tonight."
Hooray, I get to leave early tonight! my brain sings out in delight.

But no. Mr. Fenton launches into a history of the computer, starting with the origin of the word compute, and following with the background of the abacus, which is one of the first instruments man used to help him with his figures. Then he talked about the development of zero, and how mathematics was done in France during the middle ages, and on and on.
(All this for a class which has the purpose of teaching me how to use Word and Excel. If there was a way to test out I would! I can use Microsoft Office, thank you very much.)
He was talking for an hour about how many different ways there are to count, systems of ten and systems of six and binary counting, just to start, for over an hour. The class is four hours, but I stood out and walked out halfway through his babbles (I can't call them a lecture because we aren't going to be tested on it, and it has nothing to do with the course!) because I was hungry and he didn't seem like he was going to give us a break.
But how much of a jerk is a teacher when he knows he has no lesson, but instead of letting the class go early he just yammers on about whatever topic his mood happens to fix on?

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