We all have that one resident…
…is doody. That is all.
Floor Meeting, check.
Even residents I did not expect to come were there. I took that as a sign of respect even though I deliberately came in pajamas and told them that I was a resident like them. Probably one of the better floor meetings I’ve had. Of course one of my more defenseless residents came to me after I made clear that I was there to talk. I wish she had spoken to me sooner…some of these kids...
My boss told me I have to have a floor meeting...
When EVERYTHING is due. Why do my residents choose to cause trouble now?>.<
sherlockedsabbi asked: I have a floor of all girls and I'd really like to do a floor program soon. Right now we're doing Eco-Thon so I would like to incorporate sustainability if possible. Any ideas?
Oh, was it already RA appreciation thingy?
They do it differently in my school so I have no idea what the national standards are. HEY FOLLOWERS, I APPRECIATE YOU MORE THAN I APPRECIATE RESIDENTS DRINKING QUIETLY IN THEIR ROOMS. Even the ones who aren’t RAs anymore/yet/at all…I love you =) <3
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I think I must have stumbled upon this. Bulletin board, anyone?
FUCK THURSDAY DUTYYYYY....
FUCK ALL OF IT AND ITS 7-2AM OFFICE HOURSSSS. also fuck my functional tasks and fuck health and safeties and fuck ENDLESS MAINTENANCE REQUESTS and FUCK THE WASHING MACHINES AND THEIR INABILITY TO WORK ON THIS ENTIRE FUCKING CAMPUS. Fuck my senior thesis, too. But THANK YOU for my awesome staff with whom I get to face this with =) and also THANK YOU for the anonymity this blog grants me...
ijustwanamakeyousmile asked: I just became an RA, and have been laughing at most of the posts on here! haha
Baby, I dig you like trench warfare.: so i just... →
catcosby: so i just held a mandatory hall event where we did a barometer activity, talked about discrimination and oppression, and i introduced my residents to the concept of privilege. most of them don’t really know anything about this kind of thing and have no knowledge of how privileged they are; my dorm is entirely white and cisgendered. in the course of this event, i discovered that i am...
I didn't even pee...
…which is what I got up to do in the first place. I guess that’s the sign of a good residential community? Friendships that distract you from regular bodily functions? I don’t hate it…
Finally Submitted My First Program Proposal...
…you know…this is supposed to be what makes res life important, but this new model pushes me to produce half-ass hoops to jump through. Sorry for failing you, residents. Not like many of you care too much anyway.
Warm Body Counts...
…and that ONE RESIDENT who is NEVER THERE.
slowracer asked: Do you know any websites to use as a resource for programming? Educational programming in particular.
sherlockedsabbi asked: My boss just came up to me and silently set a walkie talkie on the desk and walked away.
Anonymous asked: I'm an RA on duty during the superbowl. Did I mention my University is a technically a WET campus... in MASSACHUSETTS?! I might just cry myself to sleep tonight (read: early this morning)
daringartisticadventurer asked: Why was I not following you before? Le confused.
One of my residents just knocked on the front door...
because her nails were wet. She had just dropped her phone, and needed someone to put it back together for her. Such a first world problem, right? Well I did it anyway. Know why? Because I’m totally awesome.
So my Co-RA's Superbowl party is pretty pumpin'...
but he kind of banked on something that was going to happen already anyway. Good for you, bro.
godknowsevenangelsfall: I’m doing a murder mystery program where all of the RAs are suspects and we have killed our Area Coordinator. But I need motives. Any ideas?
My least favorite part of this job?
Not belligerent residents, stupid programming models, or even 4am phone calls. Nope. It’s hanging up other people’s fucking fliers. When I get to the RA office and find a stack of paper waiting to be taped up in the same shitty locations this is what I want to do: So on FRIDAY NIGHT when I arrived to find some assholes from another building sent us like 50 (read: 4) BLACK AND WHITE...
Advice on how to talk to a smelly resident?
rachelsfeast: I have a resident (female) that smells so terrible that walking by her door makes me gag. I feel like an awful person, but I honestly can’t help it! Should I talk to her, or should I see if it goes away on its own? Conversations like this are always hard. Do any of my followers have thoughts on this? If not, I guess I’m just an asshole for reblogging this lol.
So there’s this one resident that has REFUSED to acknowledge our existence since a documentation a while back. Anyway, on my last round, I saw him and one of my favorite residents doing that high five thing where you make a full circle with your hands and high five at the top and the bottom. Do you know what I mean? Sort of like this only not really: Going out of my way to be friendly...
Trip. Stumble. Tumble.: This guy though... →
daringartisticadventurer: This guy though… Okay, I’m just going to say this. I regret ever posting that my RA is an idiot because some other idiot reblogged it and trashed me as if I wouldn’t see it. I should have clarified: the way the residence hall system is run at my school is what I find dumb. Not the RA. I do, however, maintain that she is incompetent. NOTE THAT ME FINDING...
Anonymous asked: i'm applying to be an RA and I'm wondering if they ask me what I would do in a crisis, or if a student is drunk, or theres 2 feuding roommates how should I respond.. obviously it would be a bad idea to say idk whatever I'm trained to you
Trip. Stumble. Tumble.: This person is a fucking... →
daringartisticadventurer: floete: Living in the residence hall is supposed to prepare you for the real world.” Okay. The real world does not include themed hallways or poker nights. Furthermore, you can microwave whenever you want in the real world (given that you can access a functioning microwave). I think if anybody lived in an apartment building with such nonsense, he...