I was on duty the other night. I had the phone from 7 pm until 7 am the next morning. Not too bad, but the other aspect of being on duty is doing “rounds” at 8 pm, 10 pm, 12 am and 2 am(Fridays and Saturdays).uck.
My Tuesdays look something like this: class 10 am-1115 am, RA staff meeting 12-1 pm, work 1-3 pm, class 3-5 pm. UGH.
Anyways, obviously I would have no time to accomplish anything on Tuesday. Monday rolls around, I’m on duty and I realize I have a project due Tuesday at 3. SHIT.
This is the worst feeling in the world. I tried with every ounce of me to do this project, but every time I start to get into doing a chunk of my project, it is time to get up and do rounds again. Walking through the entire residence hall takes about a half an hour, so each time I come back to sit down I have an hour and a half to get back in the groove before getting back up and doing another round.
It was the first and last time I will ever let this happen. I did not go to bed until 3, and when I did go to bed it was not because I had finished my work. told myself I’d get up at 7 to work on it and get it done. HA. Did not happen.
Keep in mind I’m suffering from a severe case of 5th year senioritis.
I ended up going to class to present off the top of my head and handed in the paper later that evening after class. Good work Kir.
My suggestion for all RAs: Have one calendar with both duty shifts and major assignment due dates in it. Make sure you check that calendar and pay attention to whether or not the two will overlap! It will honestly save your mind from so much frustration.
That is all.