Saturday, September 1, 2012

Classroom dynamics

There's always that one person we all have around us, may it be school or work, that job hogs. What exactly is a job hog, you ask? Well, it basically is a person that ends up taking all the work for themselves, denies all help, and eventually spews out a mile long list of complaints about how no one else contributes and of how they are all on their own.

From another perspective, there's the reluctant job hog. That's the person who gets forced with partners who would rather conduct research on Facebook pages rather than a search engine. This job hog is the first one everyone turns to when the hunt for group partners begin. "Can I be in your group, please please please?" they would plead, knowing that for every hour they slack, this "group leader" would pick up the burden. This job hog never intended to take charge, but is forced to anyway due to their group members' incompetence and expectations.

On the opposite end of the spectrum, we have the slackers. Like the jog hogs, these slackers are also separated into two separate categories. I'm certain we are all familiar with the direct slackers, the ones who don't do much work, are aware of it, yet don't mind at all. At the beginning of the year, these slackers try to get themselves paired with the jog hogs. Once their true characters are revealed, their more hardworking peers shun them from their groups, leaving the slackers forced to form an entire slacking group on their own. These are the people that are first to get yelled at once due date arrives.

Sounds horrible, doesn't it?

Well, the second group of slackers are much worse. These slackers aren't as lazy as they are smart. These are the ones that teachers love, and students loathe. The beauty of their deception is that whilst the whole world thinks that they're the responsible job hog, in actuality, this slacker sits around and does nothing. They spew out excuses faster than one can say their own name and when all is said and done and the reluctant job hog is forced to pick up the pieces, this awful slacker claims credit for the group's work.

Admittedly, there are other types of group members as well. There are those that offer no input but are extremely agreeable with everyone, those who disagree with every suggestion from group name to font type, those who obediently follow instructions, and those who fight to be the leader amongst other things.

Which one are you?

2 comments:

  1. You left out the normal people who do work and don't find problems! :(

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    1. Haha aww I left out the normal leaders too! D: Yikes, heh.

      I'm open to anymore Ive left out! :)

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