I’m seriously unhappy with Roberta Solomon right now.
To be clear, this is the woman who’s supposed to be coordinating my field placement, i.e., finding me a place in the field to do my practicum work for social work school.
My first placement interview: they rejected me.
My second placement: did not have an interview because the education coordinator is on vacation.
The latter is the root of my displeasure with Professor Solomon. Particularly, she told me that she was trying to hook me up with them about three weeks ago, so I spent three weeks not hearing from them and also having no way to get in touch with them myself, because every time I asked Professor Solomon if I should do so, she gave me no information and told me either nothing or that she’d get in touch with her contact again.
My questions are the following: Did she email this contact? If so, why didn’t she receive an automated message that the contact is on vacation? If not, why the fuck not? Did she call this contact? If so, why didn’t she receive an automated message that the contact is on vacation? If not, why the fuck not? Did she contact anyone else in the office, and I mean anyone else, who could have informed her that the contact is on vacation? Why the fuck not?
Oh my god woman what the fucking hell is wrong with you.
Then she emails me this placement that I am 8000% unqualified and unsuited for, and I tell her that (with Dad’s blessing, of course, because…I need some backup here), and she gets back to me basically telling me that the first year placement isn’t for something you want to follow for the rest of your career but just for experience (yes I know that I’m not stupid), and here are the three placements we have left and which one are you most interested in?
I get the sense that she’s getting a little fed up with me, and my response can be boiled down to “It is in every single way your fault that this has dragged on so long because you didn’t find out that the education coordinator was on vacation and refused every time I suggested getting in touch with a different organization, and also refused to give me the contact information with which I might have been able to find out and tell you that this contact is on vacation.” And now she has the gall to get frustrated with me for turning down a placement that I know I would hate and totally suck at.
Jesus fucking christ, this woman…
ETA: Third placement: they rejected me. Again. God dammit, this program…
ETA: I’ve been switched to Professor Luce for some reason and now I have an internship (yay) at the NYU Dental School (not yay). It sounds reeeally boring and annoying.