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RA experience

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jan 01, 2012 9:33 pm

Have you ever had a professor who asked you to work over christmas?
I got an email from this professor on christmas eve saying that the project is urgent. He did not say I "must" work on it immediately.
Yet he knows that I have blackberry... and can be reached easily. I stayed up late on christmas on it.
Then he sent me another project on christmas.

I know a lot of people are probably busy over holidays. Still.... I was a little surprised.

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Re: RA experience

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jan 01, 2012 9:37 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Have you ever had a professor who asked you to work over christmas?
I got an email from this professor on christmas eve saying that the project is urgent. He did not say I "must" work on it immediately.
Yet he knows that I have blackberry... and can be reached easily. I stayed up late on christmas on it.
Then he sent me another project on christmas.

I know a lot of people are probably busy over holidays. Still.... I was a little surprised.

From my experience most professor are jewish and may not have thought much about it. I received several emails on christmas which didn't bother me one bit. In the working world less and less do people and corporations care about holidays.

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Re: RA experience

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jan 01, 2012 9:57 pm

but this one is catholic.

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Re: RA experience

Postby NoleinNY » Sun Jan 01, 2012 10:25 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Have you ever had a professor who asked you to work over christmas?
I got an email from this professor on christmas eve saying that the project is urgent. He did not say I "must" work on it immediately.
Yet he knows that I have blackberry... and can be reached easily. I stayed up late on christmas on it.
Then he sent me another project on christmas.

I know a lot of people are probably busy over holidays. Still.... I was a little surprised.


A buddy of mine has something due in like a week or two and has had to work on it a lot recently. (I think the professor is christian) I have personally been given instruction to work on a project but wasn't told I had to work over Xmas. More "show me something after break." (Jewish professor). I sense this is more an issue of professional urgency and not religious obligations...

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Re: RA experience

Postby ben4847 » Sun Jan 01, 2012 10:29 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Have you ever had a professor who asked you to work over christmas?
I got an email from this professor on christmas eve saying that the project is urgent. He did not say I "must" work on it immediately.
Yet he knows that I have blackberry... and can be reached easily. I stayed up late on christmas on it.
Then he sent me another project on christmas.

I know a lot of people are probably busy over holidays. Still.... I was a little surprised.

From my experience most professor are jewish and may not have thought much about it. I received several emails on christmas which didn't bother me one bit. In the working world less and less do people and corporations care about holidays.


I'm jewish too, but I like to think I'm not so socially awkward as to send an urgent project to a student on christmas.

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Re: RA experience

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jan 02, 2012 10:11 am

I was given an assignment a few days before Christmas, but with the caveat that it was "no rush." I still haven't finished it. FWIW, the professor is Christian.

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Re: RA experience

Postby delusional » Mon Jan 02, 2012 10:35 am

ben4847 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Have you ever had a professor who asked you to work over christmas?
I got an email from this professor on christmas eve saying that the project is urgent. He did not say I "must" work on it immediately.
Yet he knows that I have blackberry... and can be reached easily. I stayed up late on christmas on it.
Then he sent me another project on christmas.

I know a lot of people are probably busy over holidays. Still.... I was a little surprised.

From my experience most professor are jewish and may not have thought much about it. I received several emails on christmas which didn't bother me one bit. In the working world less and less do people and corporations care about holidays.


I'm jewish too, but I like to think I'm not so socially awkward as to send an urgent project to a student on christmas.

+1

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Re: RA experience

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jan 02, 2012 11:19 am

worked on christmas eve, christmas, new years eve, and new years day for an urgent project my professor needed done by 1/1 and sent me on christmas eve. maybe not common, but it needed to get done. it helped to know that my professor was also working on the project, so it wasn't like the project was just getting pushed on to me.

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Re: RA experience

Postby SchopenhauerFTW » Tue Jan 03, 2012 7:01 am

-as seen on autoadmit-

I sympathize though. It's even harder when your prof is a night owl and keeps bizarre hours.

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Re: RA experience

Postby KMaine » Tue Jan 03, 2012 7:26 am

Did not know that professors did anything urgent.

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Re: RA experience

Postby Tanicius » Tue Jan 03, 2012 8:16 am

KMaine wrote:Did not know that professors did anything urgent.


How else do they release grades on time? :lol:

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Re: RA experience

Postby Renzo » Wed Jan 04, 2012 2:13 am

Anonymous User wrote:From my experience most professor are jewish...


Really? You all were just going to let this one slide?

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Re: RA experience

Postby ben4847 » Wed Jan 04, 2012 2:16 am

Renzo wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:From my experience most professor are jewish...


Really? You all were just going to let this one slide?


I love slides.

Is it really most? That sounds exaggerated. Let me count of the ones I've had so far: 6/13. That is not even half, forget most.

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Re: RA experience

Postby NoleinNY » Wed Jan 04, 2012 2:21 am

Renzo wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:From my experience most professor are jewish...


Really? You all were just going to let this one slide?


Eh. If I responded to every screwy comment about Jews, I wouldn't have time to sleep. (Jew here). I think the bigger issue was his horrible grammar.




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