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Alright so I just finished my last final today.

I'm going to do a bit of venting though so bare with me, I've probably uttered the word bitch over a hundred times in just 3 days, so I gotta get this shit off my chest.

Alright so you've all probably been there. You've worked in groups at work or school and you have that one terrible human being in your group.

If you don't care to read stories, skip to the end and answer the question.


End story.



So, what has been your terrible group/teammates/project partner story? Have you been fortunate enough to never have run into any issues?
Posted 12/10/15 , edited 12/10/15
In every group I've been for school, there's always that one person who
-don't show up to group meetings
-don't answer messages (phone calls, e-mails, text messages)
-doesn't show up on presentation day
-does little to no work and then act surprised when they get a lower grade than the rest of us

I hate working in groups unless I get to choose who I work with.

Edit: wow that Lily is an awful person. I hope you and Jake are ok.
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Posted 12/10/15 , edited 12/10/15
I thought this was going to be a thread about video games because I do encounter a lot of terrible team mates on them lol.

In all seriousness I've had a few issues concerning group work but I've never been that negatively affected by them. I've always done my work, can't say I always show up to the bloody group meetings which are always on the worst possible times for me (I have to take an hour and 10 minute train ride each day then walk for 10 minutes to get to my uni so it's a bit of a hassle).

Edit: Just read the entire story what the actual freak. How can people lie like that?!
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Not like that. I'm a history major. Shit you handle that better than I would. You could had shown your professor what you and Jake had done and cover yourselves if that was possible. Also I think Lily does not know what project manager means
Posted 12/10/15
Awww man, I thought you'd be ranting about video games.

Anyways, this is why I always try to work alone. No matter what the project is I always get the short end of the stick with my partners.

Short story for ya.
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Sounds like you did an excellent job on the project and should be proud of yourself and this Jake fellow.
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Posted 12/10/15 , edited 12/10/15

stars201 wrote:
In every group I've been for school, there's always that one person who
-don't show up to group meetings
-don't answer messages (phone calls, e-mails, text messages)
-doesn't show up on presentation day
-does little to no work and then act surprised when they get a lower grade than the rest of us

I hate working in groups unless I get to choose who I work with.

Edit: wow that Lily is an awful person. I hope you and Jake are ok.

I've had the first one you mentioned happen quite a few times.


paul25454 wrote:

Not like that. I'm a history major. Shit you handle that better than I would. You could had shown your professor what you and Jake had done and cover yourselves if that was possible. Also I think Lily does not know what project manager means

Yeah, Jake and I went to talk to our Professor a couple of times. We also had to make it clear what happened in Peer Reviews.

I need a few more days to seethe about it.



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Edit: Just read the entire story what the actual freak. How can people lie like that?!

I wish I knew. I'm still asking myself what the fuck happened.


Urboistar wrote:

Awww man, I thought you'd be ranting about video games.

Anyways, this is why I always try to work alone. No matter what the project is I always get the short end of the stick with my partners.

Short story for ya.

I actually had something similar happen before, hah. Had this lab partner who was well, not bright. I'm not sure how he was making it as an engineer. Essentially we couldn't give him the harder portions of the report, so we would give him the Introduction and Conclusion each time. Well the first time he actually copied two sentences from Wikipedia and called it an Introduction. I noticed because it sounded too smart to come from him, threw it in Google and voila, directly from Wikipedia. Called him out on it and I don't even want to repeat the dumb arguments from him as to how it somehow wasn't 'plagiarism'.

Mirai_Maku wrote:

Sounds like you did an excellent job on the project and should be proud of yourself and this Jake fellow.

I appreciate it! It did turn out nice. I think we'll do well at the end of all this.
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I'd put Lily in a bunny girl suit, and leave her trapped inside a pillory at a misogynist convention in Las Vegas.
As for the story itself, that sounds absolutely dreadful, I'd rather suck every guy off General Discussion than go to college in the USA so I'll never really experience that kind of "teammate", I would have sent the email myself or texted him something myself. And I would have shown him the exchange between me and the self interested cuntlord we call Lily.

I'm surprised you were able to code so much as a Computer Engineer, I'm a software engineer myself so I wasn't expecting you to have to code during this project. I work in teams on my projects but I can delay if necessary since I'm the director on all my hobby projects with a loosely organized team.
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I hate playing on teams. I like to solo everything when possible. Games and irl both.
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Posted 12/10/15 , edited 12/10/15
I was usually the Leader in my group assignments so i just kicked the procrastinators out. Did this "Lily" have a grudge with you? To me it looked like she did.
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I would have talk to the professor and ask for the copy of the email. If he refused go over his head since he threaten you and you have it in writing. I would have not apologized. I'm surprised you did not hit her. She deserved it. I know why you did not

In real life this shit happens, a lot, and you always need to document what you have done. In hindsight, you could have shown the professor your text or email if that is what you did between you and Lily as proof. In an organization as you proven yourself, you can select who is on your team. Sometimes you have to argue why they should be on your team vs what the manager wants. I've done that and it works. When it does not, I document everything and when it is pointed that this is my project and I'm responsible, I point out that the person that I wanted and would have provided excellent work was not allowed on the team.

I hope those two wannabe ME never become professionals. Any project they work on, will fail or endanger lives. Glad you and Jake were mature to complete the project on your own. A good project manager would have made sure that there were no silos and everyone work together.
Posted 12/10/15
So in the high school I went to the was broken up into different academies that would be geared towards certain career paths like Agriculture, STEM , Arts and this one called New Tech which was the one I was a part of. It dealt with computers and group oriented projects. The majority of my classmates in my core classes were dumb af and the ones that were smart left for AP classes after freshman year. So freshman year sometimes I would get the more dedicated smarter kids, other times I would be stuck with a bunch of dead weights. Needless to say I would only do enough to ensure that I at least passed cause aiming for an "A" would be way too much work.
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Posted 12/10/15 , edited 12/10/15

Magical-Soul wrote:

I'd put Lily in a bunny girl suit, and leave her trapped inside a pillory at a misogynist convention in Las Vegas.
As for the story itself, that sounds absolutely dreadful, I'd rather suck every guy off General Discussion than go to college in the USA so I'll never really experience that kind of "teammate", I would have sent the email myself or texted him something myself. And I would have shown him the exchange between me and the self interested cuntlord we call Lily.

I'm surprised you were able to code so much as a Computer Engineer, I'm a software engineer myself so I wasn't expecting you to have to code during this project. I work in teams on my projects but I can delay if necessary since I'm the director on all my hobby projects with a loosely organized team.


I honestly hadn't expected her to pull this shit, she was all positive and supportive and then out of nowhere drops the anvil on us when I just started putting my guard down. I should have made an email myself, but I was about to start driving and she mentioned it.



Eh, I'm more hardware, so our code is more integrated with synchronizing and actuating electronic and mechanical components. I don't care much for Java and the sort. C, ASM, VHDL, C++ and all that are more of my area. Although, for work I have more of a thing for Labview programming, which is a G language, so I interface with data acquisition systems most of the time. Industrial test stand software for aviation and medical equipment and shit like that.


Reyesrazor77 wrote:

I was usually the Leader in my group assignments so i just kicked the procrastinators out. Did this "Lily" have a grudge with you? To me it looked like she did.


Not that I was aware of.
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Find out where Lily lives and have people Order Pizza for her and make her ass pay for it
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PrinceJudar wrote:

Alright so I just finished my last final today.


https://youtu.be/N4fylYYIrUc

Hearing that story made this scene pop into my head for some reason.
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