I spent three hours today in a faculty meeting that wouldn’t die. What makes it worse is that we’re a small department, so people notice if you’re gone. Worse than that, it was a continuation of a faculty meeting held over from the previous week because THAT one went three hours. However, what makes this horrific beyond all imagination is our resident asshole was in top form.
I’m not going to explain the full nature of his assholic behavior, as to do so would only bring back the headache I spent the last seven hours trying to get rid of. However, this is a guy who before I was hired told the whole faculty, including the dean, that for the money they were spending on me, they could get someone good. He once turned in a peer evaluation of me that didn’t evaluate my class as much as it told me that he disliked my approach to everything. He also didn’t actually speak to me for the first year I was there. At all. He just told other faculty I wasn’t worth anything. Charming.
The meeting devolved to the point where after he decided to piss and moan about me for something I didn’t really have a say in, I finally had enough and told him if it would make him feel better, we could leave the meeting so he could beat the shit out of me. He declined, but continued to bitch.
My mother-in-law spent the day telling me that there are people like him everywhere. Since misery loves company, please tell me this is true.