Gonna rant a bit here....
Ok... so this semester I made my late policy this: small homework assignments have to be turned in on their due dates. But, there's no late penalty for late large assignments - like papers.
It's in my syllabus. We went over it day one.
And today - after getting shitty midterm grades I have two girls bitching about how unfair I'm being because they didn't know stuff had to be turned in on time.
Like - you turned in something small 4 days late. You don't get 10 points.
Thanks to @Laser I am now thinking about how attractive Morrissey was in the 1980s and trying not to get mad about how much of an asshole he is and how that should make him less attractive but.... 🤷
Just having a normal Saturday evening.
Some days I wish I could walk away from academia because it is a god damn toxic cesspool.
But then I also realize I am trained in a very specific set of skills that - while transfer well to so many other jobs - people see that PhD and all the teaching experience and don't want to touch my CV/resume with a 10 foot pole.
I just wanna do research and read and talk shit about theory and apply it to every day life and pop culture and current events. Why can't I just do that for a living?
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