Note to Self: Never Encourage Free Riding!

Team work is never a problem until you get to work with the shittiest team there ever was. Now what if you're the team leader and you're expected to deliver results?

So what do you do? The way I saw it, there are two options.

Option no 1: Sit back, relax, do a bit of pointless facebooking, be at the receiving end of some bollocking and the wait until somebody says : "Ok, dude, we're in. Let's get to work on this."

Option no 2: Tell yourself: "I have never gone behind schedule. Nor have I not completed anything that I was given. I'll do this myself and prove a point even if no one is willing to work with me."

Now, if you are one of those idiots who picked Option no 2, listen up very carefully. This is the best advice you'll ever get:

DON'T.


You see, at my illustrious college, we were given one such assignment. A website it was. I put my heart and soul into it, spent one sleepless week on it, went to the verge of a nervous breakdown, lost quite a bit of hair on my forehead and had frequent fights with almost everybody who I could afford to have a fight with.

A couple of months on, the grades come. And I got a lesser grade while the assholes who sat in class facebooking (If they did show up for class that is) and ran around doing nothing actually did better than me.

Result: Depression, verge of another nervous breakdown, anger, rash riding (on Hero Honda Splendour, but rash riding nonetheless) and another set of fights.

But I'm the more lucky kind I guess, I fought for it and actually got some semblance of justice from my illustrious faculty.

If you're one of those idiots who picked no: 2 as well, my big brother's words should sum it up for you: "It's your fault too. You encouraged free riding. You can't really blame anyone!"

Lesson learnt. The hard way.

Note to self: NEVER encourage free riding!

PS: Faculty people, if you're reading this, as you already guessed this is a pure work of fiction. Obviously. Y'all are like the greatest people ever to have walked these corridors. You wouldn't do something as grossly stupid and biassed like this now, would you?

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4 comments:

Smriti Srivastava said...

If this deletes this time, No comments here again! :P

I dint think you were so mad as to blog about it. But glad you got what you deserved. The microsite was fan-tas-tico! Not saying it coz u r our cookie man :P

And yes! Never encourage free riding :P

Jr. said...

Are you kidding me? After I put in that much work? Of course I was mad!

And yes I know it was good, Biskut Gul :D

PS: That comments ka issue is a known one. Though there are no solutions to be found. I'm still scratching my head.

Elma Bartholomew said...

hey Jr..totally get wht u mean..
atleast u gt ur marks kid..
n i wish sum of us learnt dat lesson..bt thru d yrs..i figurd...
sum ppl jz nvr get up to do things..n sum cant sleep widout completin it either...looks lik u fit in d second quota..
im jz gonna wish u GOODLUCK!!

Jr. said...

Hmmm.. I think I used to belong in the second quota.. No I'm trying to be from the first.. :D

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