I just got out of four hours of RA meetings.
First, there was two and a half hours of inservice where we learned and accomplished nothing whatsoever. Afterward, there was an hour and a half of our regular staff meeting (another waste of time). Honestly, staff meetings really wouldn’t be so awful if we actually stayed on topic and got something done, but that only happens five minutes at a time.
I wish RHA would stop saying “academics first,” because due to the work schedule my life is more like “attempted sanity first and academics last.” I want a life outside of this residence hall, but no matter how hard I try, it just can’t happen.
Being an RA is a very good learning experience, teaching me that I should NEVER live where I work. As much as I loathe saying it, the free room and board keep me here. I know not to sacrifice my happiness for financial benefit. After this term, I will no longer be in this hall. Amen.
This is my second year as an RA, and I am truly fed up with it all.
I like my residents. Probably the coolest bunch of freshmen I’ve ever met. Even my experience in the dorms my first year wasn’t this much fun. We have fun together and we respect each other.
Unfortunately, I don’t like my staff, and I don’t think moving to a new staff is an option right now. I am honestly willing to leave and sacrifice my job more than I am willing to stick it out for the rest of the year. Majority of my staff REALLY get on my nerves. It’s getting old. I’m sorry, but no one person can ALWAYS be right and ALWAYS be perfect.
And my RD is no help whatsoever. I’ve tried talking to her, but she acts like she’s so “above” us even though she’s not that much older. I don’t like her “holier than thou” attitude. I know her husband is a pastor, but come on with the ‘tude.
I’ve been thinking about this for a while now, and all in all, I’m unhappy with OSU, and figuring it’s the only college I even applied to, I’m wishing I had researched it more (though I am proud of myself for taking the initiative of going to college). Maybe I need a more liberal environment. Unfortunately, I’m sort of tied down to a public university in Oregon, because I can’t afford private school or out of state tuition… but I’m applying to other colleges as we speak.
I have to try new things.