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emails I have not sent, part n
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nja From: nja Date: May 24th, 2004 04:04 am (UTC) (Link)
Ha! I have to deal with the "Centre of Quality Excellence", which teaches postgrad courses on how to make sure everything you do is of excellent quality, how to manage work processes to ensure quality, etc. Everything is done at the last minute. I get sent URGENT stuff to go on the web, followed ten minutes later by a phone call to say it's really URGENT and then an email half an hour later to say it's really URGENT and why haven't I done it yet? Last week I pointed out that the seminar in question had been planned months ago, and I occasionally take holidays, have to go to meetings, mark students' projects, etc.

What I have to do with most of their stuff is extract it from a crappy HTML email, strip out all the formatting, correct the spelling mistakes, punctuation, and errors of fact, and then send them a long email telling them what was wrong with the material and what I've done with it. I occasionally wonder who should be doing the lecturing and who should be learning over there.
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