This post was transferred on January 3, 2010. It was originally posted on September 10, 2009.
I'm wavering about going to my first class today. Yes, there's a test. But if I can access it from home, I can go to bed right after. Well, only if it's online like our test were last year, and I don't know that yet. I can check in a couple of minutes after the email I sent the instructor is done.
Class started in about 50 minutes. It looks like the test is online and already available (which doesn't seem right). If I go to this class, I'll probably skip the later class in order to come home and take a nap, then go to work early.
Apparently I'm in trouble for not copy-editing a certain page last week that had an error on it. When I came in, I was told by someone who is in authority above me that it had been copy-edited. I suggested to the person who did the page that I should do it anyway, but later was told she was sending it anyway.
On Thursdays, I copy-edit the Lifestyle section for Sunday. I process obits, which is a variably time-consuming task (the more obits come in, the busier I am). I lay out the Go and Do page. I copy-edit the Friday pages. I also get to copy edit pages for another paper that is short-staffed.
I have a class that ends at 2:40 p.m., so the earliest I can be there this semester is 3 p.m. I work as fast as I can, but apparently whatever I can do isn't good enough. When people send pages I haven't looked at and I get in trouble, I resent that. Especially when I wasn't even told directly about this, but heard it second-hand.
Now, I haven't used names for any of this. But watch me get in trouble for it just the same. Apparently I have a magnet for that.
Guess I'll get ready for class. Don't want to miss a test, no matter how crappy I feel.
UPDATE: I was actually on campus looking for a parking space when I realized I was late for class anyway. Since I won't get credit for attending, I went home. I tried to take the test online, but it requires a password (which I assume the teacher tells the people who are there at the time). So I'm going to bed.