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March 28, 2008
It turns out that the department completely forgot about the TA positions for spring term. Is that supposed to make me feel better? How do they offer you a job (a small, mostly insignificant job, but a job nonetheless) and then forget it ever happened? They apologized of course, blamed it on miscommunication. But I still feel somewhat… what? Unimportant? Microscopically small? Forgettable? It’s a wonderful way to cap off my spring break. I spend my days (including my entire weekend) working a menial, low-wage job, then get sick, then am conveniently forgotten. Which does nothing to boost my self-esteem.