This is how much I know I am not a sucker for school. I am not going to enslave myself trying to impress you, professor. Especially if you are an adjunct professor. In fact, professor is only be entitled to academics with PhDs. So I will call you this.
Mr. Adjunct, I understand that in your world, when you are not in class lecturing us, you are not the boss. But you know how the operation works because, well, you’re the operator. Otherwise you’d be sitting on the CEO’s comfy black chair.
How does it makes sense that I’ve worked through out the semester to flawlessly finalize the one thing you want from me, a portfolio of Public Relations materials, receive an A, but end up with a B+ in my final grade?
Does it really satisfy you that I haul through the snow to make sure I do not miss five minutes of your royal adjunctness?
You want to punish the student who did an awesome job on her portfolio for being late to class. Two lates equal an absence. It’s like lowering the salary of the guy who designed a popular software because he came to work late a couple of times.
I don’t think that being tardy is okay, it isn’t. But let’s be fair, I do my job well. And adjunct, you are not my only boss, I have other classes and things to attend to. As a college student, I am allowed to make decisions on what to prioritize on because there are a lot of things to accomplish, some things have to come first, even just for five or ten minutes. Of course in the working world, it’s a lot different. You only have to be in the office and follow a routine.
I notice how my professors (the PhDs) do not count tardies, but the adjuncts do. This is an academic world. We are here for the learning and accomplishing. We do not want to train people to be on time and follow rules if their performance is average. At this time, it is not enough to follow rules anymore. It’s the product and the performance that counts.