This is just a vent really, incredibly frustrating ...
I'm getting ready to graduate, and have been with this friend all through nursing school
. As part of our senior project, we're organizing a career day where all the hospitals make pitches to our soon to be new grads.
The problem started when the director of the nursing program called out my name as project leader in front of the whole school ... and she couldn't remember my friend's name. Embarrassing, yes, but not my fault. Then, shortly thereafter, the director also asked me to lead another project on behalf of the faculty.
The reason she asked me to do these things is because I've always done voluntary work for the director ever since I've been in school. I'm always happy to help out and, when she needs things done, I get it done.
Anyway ... my friend has become insanely jealous over this. She's convinced I'm going to get some special award for graduation which, btw, doesn't exist. It's probably been made worse by the fact that the director also asked me to write an article for the newspaper, and there's going to be a full page spread on these various projects. Am I going to be featured in this article? No ... I'm just writing it and taking the pictures.
My friend is so jealous of all of this that she now simply refuses to do any of the tasks she's been assigned. It's really jeopardized the success of the projects and I've had to scramble to make up for her lack of initiative. I've had to beg her to do every little thing and, now ... I've had to resort to doing it myself.
I've tried to talk to her about it, but she denies all of it ... even though she constantly complains to others that I'm going to get some kind of special recognition from all of this ... which, again, isn't going to happen. I've done these types of projects before and there are no awards for it, nothing. I just like to help.
This woman is nearly 50 years old and, now, our friendship is over. The funny thing is ... I'd be happy to have her do all of it and get all of the so-called "recognition" and "credit" if I felt she'd actually get the work done, but I don't have any confidence in that now. She's let too many important things slide and I can't afford to have these events screwed up just because of petty jealousy over awards that don't exist.
None of this is going to matter in a couple of months. She's jealous over nothing. It just goes show ... kindergarten doesn't end no matter how old some people are.
Oct 10, '06
Quote from athena55
So, the others in the group have to do double duty in order to get a good grading, and the sad part is, the ones who don't do their share will share in the grade (good or bad)
Actually ... the teachers are aware of this problem, and encourage us to disclose who didn't do their fair share in the paper each one of us has to submit on the project.
So, that's what I'll do.
BTW: we just had a test and, without my notes ... she flunked it.
Last edit by Sheri257 on Oct 10, '06