I HATE group work.


It is really the one thing I dread about school. More than anything. It makes me want to pull my hair out. It is a requirement in Kentucky schools that you have a group assignment in each class and it makes my life a living hell.

I always end up doing all the work and I really don't like other people getting the same grade as me for doing nothing!

For example - I am in a group with five other people right now, 3 of which are athletes. They can never do anything. They constantly say they're busy. They decided that we should do our outside work tomorrow, right before I have to go into work. And as if that's not stressful enough, none of them actually mentioned doing the work we need to do before we go out and do assessments.

The pre-assessment work is very involved - we have to do six physical activity assessments on elementary school kids, with 3 criteria that should be met for each assessment, as well as making up data collection sheets for each assessment. We also need to get our assessments OK'd by the teacher before we go.

So now I'm sitting here stressing out wishing that I could just do this project myself and ease the pain. I emailed the teacher and let him know what was going on, and none of my group mates have emailed me back yet.

I think I'm going to go make grumpy faces in the other room and get off the computer. :P

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I use to hate those in HS, and I started hating them to in the workplace. Personally I have anxiety and learned that it was apart of that--up close and personal sessions like groups together. But over the years I learned to just relax. Try to not stress over it, its life and completely normal to feel overwelmed.

ledzep5679 years ago
im assuming you are in high school? and the "athletes" saying they are busy is almost certainly true. i play lacrosse and i don't get home until 7 PM everyday, and almost every Saturday i have an away game that consumes every waking hour of that day. but i do agree with you, i hate having to explain things to other people. I just gave up and i do all the work because id rather have me and the rest of my group get a good grade then have them pull my grade down and us all get a mediocre grade. that must suck having group work a requirement... try and assign different tasks to the other people. like assign one person th writer and tell them what to write, assign one person the observer, one person the material collector. just brainless jobs that a monkey could do so it looks like they are doing work. i didn't even have to use spell check on this post...
jessyratfink (author)  ledzep5679 years ago
I realize they're busy, but not all day long every day. And maybe the teachers should take that into consideration, you know? I don't want to be inconvenienced because they have to practice 15 times a day doing something I don't care about. Not to mention the U of L athletes are ALWAYS traveling. It makes it so hard for them to be involved with anything and I hate doing all the work for them, which is what always happens. And I can't really assign them anything if they aren't checking their email at all. It's been hours since I emailed them and no response.
Oh my god! They don't check their email every hour? What an atrocity!
jessyratfink (author)  Weissensteinburg9 years ago
If they were concerned about this assignment, they would be paying attention! >:(

I agree. :/ <--- That's me right now

LOL I may check my email once a day, so expecting a prompt response is somewhat unreasonable.
the last time i checked my email was 2 months ago and it said i had over 200 emails! lol
For shame! They should be tortured by the Spanish Inquisition!
Nobody expects that Spanish Inquisition !

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