Sunday, September 7, 2008

Subversives in the Classroom

So I think my professor this semester is a bit of a subversive. His longest term at any job has been 4 years in a 30-year career, and he said he has left EVERY job because of an issue with the "jerk I had to work for".

He left one job shortly before the holiday season. He cackled with glee as he told us the story of the "tool I used to work for" receiving a grabbag gift that holiday season - it was a box of dead ants. He thought it was hilarious that his former co-workers called him minutes after it happened to find out if he was behind it.

His response?

"No, but I sure wish I had thought of it."

Is it me? Or is this a slightly inappropriate story to tell his grad students?

And speaking of being a GRAD student. He is going to spend next weekend helping us work on our resumes and cover letters. Ok - if we don't know how to do that yet, we should be in remedial programs. But then again, since he's left jobs every couple of years - he's probably very focused on how to do this.

His other cackle with glee story was about how much he enjoys LYING to his current boss about having a medical appointment and "five minutes later being in another guy's office getting his next job."

I think it is maybe a karmic retribution that he has been suffering from a massive case of Shingles - that attacked (not his stomach or back like most people) his eye, forehead and scalp.

I think he now looks a little like the ghoul that he is.


Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

It is so hard to suffer fools.

Stephanie said...

Seriously... What is WRONG with people?

Prairie Gourmet said...

This post should have been titled "Idiots...God Save Me From Them, Part II"

Jude said...

I think he is a community college professor - I think I would contact the bursars office and ask for a refund of your thousands of dollars you paid to take a grad course!

Mama Lou said...

Sit him down in the class and say I will teach this part about the resumes. love you

KiKi said...

Wonder if he'll stay the entire semester. With his track record there's no telling.

A's Mom said...

Huh, I don't think I'd want to learn anything from him. What class is he teaching anyway???