9,238 votes and 353 comments so far on Reddit

9,238 votes and 353 comments so far on Reddit

Im in a class where a group research project/presentation is a huge chunk of overall points. Everyone knows in group projects you always have that one slacker who doesnt do anything that you have to compensate for. However, I got stuck with possibly the worst 3 people to be in a project with in the class.
I did the entire research, presentation, poster boards, etc among many other annoying things myself. I tried talking to them and telling them they needed to put in their share of effort. Ignored. Id send them tasks to do, ignored. Id try to schedule meetings, theyd say they were coming and then leave me alone at the library. This happened from the get go. It was abundantly clear that they expected everyone else to do the work, but everyone else turned out to be just me.
Rule: we couldnt have things 100% memorized word for word, and we couldnt read off of anything. We had to actually know the subject. I was fully prepared to do most of the talking and even wrote down a small script for them and told them to know what to say during their part, at the very least. The night before I told them we had to meet to at least go over the whole thing one time. Once again, none of them showed.
At this point Im livid and decide they can just do it themselves, which means theyd get up there, not know a damn thing to say other than the small info I gave them, and couldnt even bullshit anything because they did no research. Thing is, if we miss without an excuse, we fail the project. If you have an excuse, you have to have documentation. I commute and live an hour away, so I decide that Ill conveniently have a flat tire right before class. Went out and actually bought a tire so I could have the receipt to prove it. Emailed the professor, who said I can present by myself during his office hours. Turns out, they completely bombed, and not only probably failed the project but since theyre bad students might even make them fail the class.

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