During my college days, most of our professors were results-oriented. They will simply tell us that they don’t care if we attend their classes or not, as long as we pass the four major exams, we’ll pass their subject. As long as we give them the results they wanted, we’ll pass.
So, there was a time that one of my professors called me in the faculty room and told me that she thought she cannot give me the grade I deserved because I didn’t usually attend her class. It’s just that I passed and got a perfect score in all the major examinations she gave, so, she was bound to give me a flat 1.0 grade, but she thought otherwise because of my attendance.
Well, at the end, she still gave me a flat 1.0 grade after I told her that I just gave her what she wanted. But she told me to improve my attendance in the future. Maybe, she just couldn’t believe that someone who didn’t attend her class regularly can get a perfect score in all the major exams she gave.
Yes, I was guilty as charged. I didn’t regularly attended her class. Why should I attend when she just gave us her results-oriented clause and I have some other more important things to do during her class? Like finishing a drawing template that was due the next day. Like studying for another more difficult subject. Why should I focus and attend her classes if I know for myself that I already know what she’s going to discuss and I can pass her exams? Anyway, that’s what all she wanted for me, to pass all her exams. So, I just gave her what she wanted.
So, what now? Well, nothing, I’m just reminiscing. And it seems that this attitude towards abusing results-oriented people is killing me right now. I think, it’s time to change.