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