Dear Heads

By February 13, 2015Writing about Writing

Dear UCWbLers,

We hope you are all having a lovely quarter. Many of you have been asking questions, or have been looking for advice. We hope that we can make things clearer by addressing them in this post.

Thank you for all your hard work last quarter, this quarter, and in future quarters. Keep it up! Remember to shoot for the stars. You might just land on the moon.

 

Dear Heads,

I’m fellowing an HDL class and need to meet with a writer outside of my regular scheduled shift. Who should I talk to?

Sincerely,

Ryan Burdock


Dear Ryan,

Great question! So, when you need to rearrange your schedule to accommodate a writing fellows appointment, email one of us (Kevin or Ted) and CC the other. And remember, In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.

Best,

The Heads


Dear Heads,

I worked extra hours for an Outreach event earlier this quarter. What should I do to make sure I’m only working as many hours as I am paid for?

Thanks,

Moneybags Malone


Dear Moneybags,

If you can’t see the bright side of life, polish the dull side. With that in mind, when you work extra hours for a team or something else, you can take the hours off some normal work shift later in the quarter. Email one of us (cc the other)  about what hours during what shift you’d like to take the hours off. If it doesn’t interfere with something, then, we will happily adjust your schedule. Keep up the great work!

Sincerely,

The Heads


Dear Heads,

I had a tupperware container of macaroni and cheese in the LPC fridge, and I can’t seem to find it. image1Do we have a lost and found? Maybe we should start one.

Sincerely,

Smelly in Seton

 

Dear Smelly,

We cleaned the fridge. You’ll never see your macaroni and cheese again. To avoid such personal loss in the future, be sure to eat or take home your food while it’s still food. Bear in mind that there are no strangers, only friends you haven’t met!

Best,

The Heads


Dear Heads,

I know it’s the middle of the winter and flu season, and a lot of writers can’t make their Writing Fellows appointments. What should I do with a writer’s appointment in WConline if they miss their appointment?

Cordially,

Confused in Colorado


Dear Confused in Colorado,

You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take. With that in mind, when a writer misses their fellowing appointment, please cancel their appointment (do not mark it as missed) and mark them as “no” on the participation report. If they contact you about making up the appointment, tell them to make a 1 hour appointment during one of your normal work shifts. Hope this alleviates your confusion!

Yours,

The Heads

 

Dear Heads,

I’m wondering if I can I use extra hours from having Writing Fellowing appointments outside my regular schedule to make up for hours I owe?

Peace, Love, and Writing,

A Writing Fellow Who Just Wants to be Awesome


Dear Fellow Who Wishes to be Awesome,

The only real failure in life is the failure to try. Unfortunately, all hours missed from a regular shift must be made up during finals week. Remember to stay fabulous!

Sincerely,

The Heads