Well, what to say… A lot has happened, mostly bad.
I Aced my classes during fall of 2013. I had to take my C++ programming final in february because i went to canada for vacation. Like a moron i booked my plane ticket for finals week because i saw that the calender said “end of classes.” I forgot that there is a finals week AFTER the “end of classes.”
So, time comes to register for the spring semester. I decided to just take one morning classes because i was sure i would get the supervisor position that was available at work. So i just tried to add into a chemistry class that i now i need to take since the switch from astrophysics to electrical engineering. Time passed and I was not able to get add into the chemistry class which bummed me out. Then a few more weeks passed and I never got an interview for the supervisor position or even a turn down notice. Later my manager got caught messing people peoples’ time cards and one person caught it and apparently it was going on for months and now owe tons of back pay to all the employees he did it to. The manager, instead of being fired, got demoted and moved to another location. Found out his also shaved his head and goes by his middle name now. While they were cleaning out his crap from his drawers guess what they found… a bunch of peoples’ applications for supervisor and yes, one of them was mine. That is when i started thinking that this place was not for me anymore. That i’m stuck in this position.
So, I made preparations go to school this fall. Nothing was set in stone but the plans and preparations were done. Luckily, another set of supervisor positions opened up. I had all the people behind me, all the people whose approval i needed. I was excited because i knew it was in the bag. I got this! NOPE. DENIED. I had 4 of the 5 people on my site. I had the 1st, 3rd, 4th and 5th in command on my side. Some how the 2nd in command was influential enough to get me denied AND to add TON of insult to injury; They promoted a person that cleans trucks. Has ZERO experience with the department or what’s involved like i did but the person’s truck cleaning abilities deserved a shot at supervisor. I know what you might be thinking, “Maybe you just suck and don’t realize it” or “you are not as good as you think you are.” That is not the case. I’m intelligent enough to see my shortcomings and my strong points. I already did a lot of supervisory work i’m not supposed to do AND supervisors ask me what to do on a daily basis yet one person thought i wasn’t qualified out of 4 and i get denied. I actually do know why this one person has a grudge against me. The person put their nose in a project they weren’t a part of and it got bruised and this person holds me responsible for it.
Anyways enough of the motivation i had for leaving. I signed up for 15 units. Using a subsidized loan and paying about $600 to make up the difference. I saved up enough money to last me until winter break but even then i need to be really careful with it. I looked at the books i needed and it would have been easily over $600 for 3 books… i dont think so. After some work i was able to only pay about $50 out of the $600. I think it’s completely unfair and unjust that these books cost this much! They are required texts for the class so you have very few options. You can rent a $200 book for $100 or rent a digital copy for the same price. They ask for such ridiculous prices because you are pretty much forced to buy it. It blows my mind that the school can’t get together and just make an online text for a class.
So i start class on Monday. I’ll be putting my homework and files up on here if you are interested or like to tell me that i did something wrong. It’s no only for you but for my benefit as well as it will help me go over the material as well.