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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #3300 on: January 26, 2013, 01:21:45 PM »
I think one of my newer team members is following the PD path.  She was out yesterday (scheduled day off) and we had to take care of two of her tasks that were due.  When working on those tasks, it was discovered that she had received some mail pertaining to one of the tasks 10 days ago, but hadn't done anything with it, and hadn't sent out some mail pertaining to the other task.  Both tasks had to be delayed, which could possibly cause some compliance issues down the road.  Apparently her list of tasks is backlogged by about two weeks, as well.  Our business protocol is that we follow up on mail within 3 business days, send mail two days prior to it being due, and keep our tasks backlogged by no more than 2 days.  Oh, and she's still on probation, having just finished her training in November.

I don't think she's going to have a very happy Monday, since our supervisor was the one who discovered most of the problems!

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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #3301 on: January 26, 2013, 09:14:26 PM »
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The employee asked him, "Gettin' lucky tonight?"

Whaaaaa. I can only hope next time his boss hears... :o

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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #3302 on: January 29, 2013, 08:47:02 PM »
I'm seeing two classmates approach a type of PD.

This semester I'm TA-ing for a course that's required for my PhD program and is being taught by the department chair. All 10 students are first years enrolled in this PhD program.

After being explicitly told that they needed to work on assignments independently, two women, both international students from the same country, handed in identical assignments. I gave the papers to the professor so he could look over them himself and speak to the students involved. He decided to grant them partial credit, in hopes they misunderstood the directions since they aren't native English speakers. He gave me their papers back at the beginning of today's class so I could record their grades and hand everybody's papers back. Before I could do so I turned to answer a question from another student. When I went back to enter their grades, their papers were gone.

I asked them for their papers back and they said they didn't have them. The professor overheard us and said they would be receiving a 0 since I had no grade to record and what do you know, they produced their papers. However, those papers had obviously had sections crossed out and rewritten and their grades visibly changed. The professor told me to go ahead and trash them and enter the 0.

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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #3303 on: January 29, 2013, 08:49:01 PM »
I'm seeing two classmates approach a type of PD.

This semester I'm TA-ing for a course that's required for my PhD program and is being taught by the department chair. All 10 students are first years enrolled in this PhD program.

After being explicitly told that they needed to work on assignments independently, two women, both international students from the same country, handed in identical assignments. I gave the papers to the professor so he could look over them himself and speak to the students involved. He decided to grant them partial credit, in hopes they misunderstood the directions since they aren't native English speakers. He gave me their papers back at the beginning of today's class so I could record their grades and hand everybody's papers back. Before I could do so I turned to answer a question from another student. When I went back to enter their grades, their papers were gone.

I asked them for their papers back and they said they didn't have them. The professor overheard us and said they would be receiving a 0 since I had no grade to record and what do you know, they produced their papers. However, those papers had obviously had sections crossed out and rewritten and their grades visibly changed. The professor told me to go ahead and trash them and enter the 0.
I hope you kept them so you had proof of what they did.

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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #3304 on: January 30, 2013, 10:00:40 AM »
I'm seeing two classmates approach a type of PD.

This semester I'm TA-ing for a course that's required for my PhD program and is being taught by the department chair. All 10 students are first years enrolled in this PhD program.

After being explicitly told that they needed to work on assignments independently, two women, both international students from the same country, handed in identical assignments. I gave the papers to the professor so he could look over them himself and speak to the students involved. He decided to grant them partial credit, in hopes they misunderstood the directions since they aren't native English speakers. He gave me their papers back at the beginning of today's class so I could record their grades and hand everybody's papers back. Before I could do so I turned to answer a question from another student. When I went back to enter their grades, their papers were gone.

I asked them for their papers back and they said they didn't have them. The professor overheard us and said they would be receiving a 0 since I had no grade to record and what do you know, they produced their papers. However, those papers had obviously had sections crossed out and rewritten and their grades visibly changed. The professor told me to go ahead and trash them and enter the 0.
I hope you kept them so you had proof of what they did.

Wow. So they took their papers back and tried to change them and change the grade written on them, in the hopes that you would record their "new" grade? Did they think you'd forget the conversation with the professor, or what? How odd.I can't quite imagine what they hoped to get from this (though it was certainly academic misconduct).

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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #3305 on: January 30, 2013, 12:15:40 PM »
Whoa.  I've had students turn in identical papers (one printed in B/W, one in color, like that would make a diff), and I've had students turn in verbatim excerpts from a website that I used as an example in class (like I wouldn't be familiar with it).  But I never had students try to falsify a better grade!  :o   I'd have thought that would be grounds for failing the whole class (or being forced to drop the class), not just the assignment.  Particularly if the professor was there to witness it.


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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #3306 on: January 30, 2013, 01:03:28 PM »
I have seen people submit assignments with the placeholder text still in it.

Lorem ipsum...
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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #3307 on: January 30, 2013, 01:12:59 PM »
I have seen people submit assignments with the placeholder text still in it.

Lorem ipsum...

A friend of mine teaches English at the university level, and she has had several students plagiarize from the textbook.  And not just a line here or there, but whole paragraphs and pages.

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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #3308 on: January 30, 2013, 01:38:50 PM »
A friend of mine who was TA for a class once received a report, worth a considerable proportion of the mark, that was a photocopy of someone else's report, with the name blacked out and their own name written in beside it.
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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #3309 on: January 30, 2013, 01:42:27 PM »
I set a research homework and got a printed webpage submitted.

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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #3310 on: January 30, 2013, 03:15:03 PM »
I have been entertained by this thread, when I haven't been too busy being saddened if not outright terrified by it.  :o

I was going to post about my older brother in the "Beggers/Moochers/Scammers" thread, but I thought I might share this little nugget about his PD. Actually, I think he didn't commit PD as much as basically murder his own employment with his S.S.-ness, but I'll let you guys read for yourselves:

Though he is currently an unemployed sponge, years ago my brother had just got a new job. He has a disability, so this job was found for him through the aid of a special employment service. He contacted his new bosses and informed them that he wanted to start his new job...by taking his allotted vacation.  ??? Yes, he basically wanted to put off actually coming in to his new job, but using the time off that being employed in this new job made him eligible for! Is anyone else's brain broken yet? Oh wait, it gets better.  ::) When (unsurprisingly) his new employer told him that "I'm afraid that won't be possible," Super Sponge got angry...and...QUIT.

In this last year (keeping in mind what kind of shape our U.S. economy/unemployment are in), his Royal Loaf has turned down jobs that the employment agency has found for him because they don't pay enough.  ??? :o >:( Again unsurprisingly, the employment agency has now told him that they can't really do anything else for him, and are closing his file. So he has proven to excel at the advanced form of Preemptive PD. If he won't even APPLY, I suppose that saves others the trouble of not hiring him, or firing him.

Not only has my brother killed his employment, his has systematically destroyed even the faintest employment possibilities and now seems determined to bury his future six feet under in the cold hard ground. Because the world owes him you see, and he shouldn't have to work if he doesn't want to, and surely his siblings will bail him out...  yeah he's gonna get a rude awakening on that last one.  >:( ::)
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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #3311 on: January 30, 2013, 05:28:21 PM »
Insurance claim - the police report came in with changes made to it to make it look like the driver at fault really hadn't been at fault.  Same thing on the repair bill from the body shop, apparently. 

The changes had been made to a black & white copy of the original report (also black & white) in crayon.....which was not black, much wider than the pen or typing on the originals, and in sloppy handwriting to boot.

The insurance adjuster (I was told in training) did not pay them what they apparently felt that they "deserved".

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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #3312 on: January 30, 2013, 06:00:52 PM »
The changes had been made to a black & white copy of the original report (also black & white) in crayon.....which was not black, much wider than the pen or typing on the originals, and in sloppy handwriting to boot.


if it had been a report for school it would have been signed 'my mom'  ::)

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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #3313 on: January 30, 2013, 09:33:06 PM »
Insurance claim - the police report came in with changes made to it to make it look like the driver at fault really hadn't been at fault.  Same thing on the repair bill from the body shop, apparently. 

The changes had been made to a black & white copy of the original report (also black & white) in crayon.....which was not black, much wider than the pen or typing on the originals, and in sloppy handwriting to boot.

The insurance adjuster (I was told in training) did not pay them what they apparently felt that they "deserved".


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Finally he photocopied so documents that Dad and another coworker had signed and changed things so that it looked like they were stealing from the company. He presented it to the owner of the company - who sacked him on the spot. This was before colored printers - Dad NEVER signed documents in black in always blue or red. Owner knew immediately what was up.
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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #3314 on: January 30, 2013, 11:27:53 PM »
I have seen people submit assignments with the placeholder text still in it.

Lorem ipsum...

A friend of mine teaches English at the university level, and she has had several students plagiarize from the textbook.  And not just a line here or there, but whole paragraphs and pages.

I had basically the same thing happen except the student picked the wrong textbook and ended up submitting the assignment in the wrong language.  Seriously, after six years of studying English you still don't know enough English to figure out you're not even plagiarizing the right language?  Further PD (SD?) occurred when the student argued with me that she should get credit for doing the work because I also happened to understand the language she copied by accident and could therefore understand her assignment perfectly well.  I countered with pointing out that by stripping all the accents off of the French and dismissing them as "printing errors" she didn't even get the plagiarizing right and gave her a zero anyway.