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Who's the Boss Game #2971

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This game is moderated by jarmihi. Please read the rules and contact the moderator with any questions or concerns about this game.

Voting / Memo Discussion
This game finished in 9 rounds.

Discussion of Round #3

Round: 0  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  

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jarmihius


Posted: 11:29AM Jun 23, 2013

Coolnine9 only posted enough to not be removed from the game; however, since he refuses to post valid posts, I leave it up to the team to decide whether to remove him from the game.

Click here to peruse the player reports. I'll update these at the start of every round.

RULES
Here are the rules for this game:
Full Rules
Valid posts = 1; invalid posts = 0; spam = penalty/ModKill
Boss Bazaar & FP Algorithm
Good luck, and have fun!

BAZAAR
O hai! Take a look at my wares!..........Link to the Boss Bazaar..........RED means SOLD OUT!
Create items by combining one Essence with one Reagent. Unused Essences exist inside communal pools.
Reagents:
Rock | Costs 4 points
Paper | Costs 6 points
Scissors | Costs 13 points

Index | Name | Remaining Stock | Effect

K | Essence of Knowledge | 3 | This is the essence of all things intelligent and scientific. Complete Challenges to increase the amount of Knowledge in this pool.
1 | + Rock = Divination Card | infinite | Reveals a hint about the Boss. Collect these and spend up to three at once for easier clues. Cannot be combined with others' cards.
2 | + Paper = Rat Trap | 1/round | Sends the Rat a challenge (that you create) to complete in 24 hrs. If the rat fails, xe is fired.
3 | + Scissors = 1/2 of Miracle Reagent | 0 | Complete the Miracle Reagent to be able to unlock the Atma Weapon!

P | Essence of Protection | 4 | This is the essence of fired employees. The amount of Protection in this pool increases in direct proportion to the number of employees fired.
4 | + Rock = Golden Quill | 1/round | Allows you to write the psych question.
5 | + Paper = Employment Insurance | infinite | Allows you to give your points/items to another if you are fired. To give yourself insurance, target yourself.
6 | + Scissors = Overtime Pay | 1/round | All posts are worth 2 points, or negates a Lower Wages.

M | Essence of Miracles | This is the essence of the Unknown Power.
7 | + Rock = Friend or Foe? | 1/round | Begins the minigame, "Friend or Foe?"
8 | + Paper = Rewind Time | infinite | Restart any failed challenge.
9 | + Scissors = Mage Power | infinite | Once per turn, See or Scry or Befuddle.
Purchasing Form: (please copy/paste into a post)
Your name:
Item:
Quantity:
Target, if applicable (This is the person the effect happens to. To insure yourself, target yourself.):
Use Immediately? :


CHALLENGE LISTING
Riddle\Phenomenon
Name the object described by the following three words. There may be more than one correct answer, but not all possible answers may be considered correct. If you submit an answer that is incorrect (even if it meets the definition), please consider that an opportunity to name another thing that fits the criteria. Submit your answers to me via PM with the heading: "WTB #2971 Riddle."

The first player to correctly answer the Riddle will receive the Clawshot item which allows one to steal any item from any player's inventory once per round. The second player will earn 5 points, the third player will earn 2 points, and all subsequent players will earn 1 point. In addition, if anyone gets it, the second Keyword Challenge will be unlocked!

watching, non-judgmental, mechanical

This Challenge lasts until the end of Round 3.
Keyword Challenge #2
If any player posts a valid post with the secret Keyword in it, he or she will win a free item! The word is a potentially everyday word. (So, it's not 'hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia'.) Word lists do not count. The word must be found in a sentence inside a valid post. This has a good history of promoting activity, so let's see some interesting stories! (Update: remember that the post does not have to be about the game. Also, any tense of the word will work as well [*-s, *-ing, *-ed, *-like, etc. will all do.) This Challenge lasts until the end of the game.

POINTS AND INVENTORIES..........Updated Monday, 18:43 EDT.
Allikat73126 = 9
braingle01 = 9
dcf525 = 5
faheem1 = 7
hermygranger123 = 6
huckingfoes = 2
Jayo = 6
Kaipper = 10
kitty-cat = 7 | Miracle Essence, 1/2 of Miracle Reagent
max318 = 12
scrub88 = 14 | 1/2 of Miracle Reagent, Employment Insurance
TallGuy = 15
Thekid4 = 5 (FIRED)
TheLegend = 10 | Clawshot
themasterbrain = 6

(A player's points will not be listed until the player has at least two points. See the full reports here.)

THE BOSS = 13 FP (asteroidbelt = 2, checkndone = 3, divarenee = 3, Flutterdash = 3, Thekid4 = 2)


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Kaippertus


Posted: 12:34PM Jun 23, 2013

Jayo is still in the game, despite the boss saying he would be fired. Interesting.

I think thekid4 was probably a mandatory, as he didn't state a vote so maybe he forgot to vote? I'm going to put in a safety for faheem and return later. I think we should be forming a majority this round.
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jarmihius


Posted: 01:11PM Jun 23, 2013

TheLegend successfully completed the Challenge and wins the Clawshot!

Also, the second Keyword Challenge has begun!

TallGuy successfully completed the Challenge! +5


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scrub88it


Posted: 02:34PM Jun 23, 2013

I went and looked up 19 minutes, and is a novel about a school shooting published in 2007. Wikipedia says that it goes back and forth in time to understand not just the shooter, but the people who knew the shooter. It made the New York Times best-seller list. So our boss likes the Wlaking Dead, and this book about shootings. I would guess then a younger male, say 18 to 25 (not kid). Someone who has been wathcing Walking Dead for four years. Like Max, I can't imagine someone (bad assumption since I have never seen it) younger than 19 or 20 having been watching it that long. Although a 15 year old could have started watching it and rented previous years. That is how I watched Lost. The book was probably an assingment for school, and then turned out to be well written - at least to the boss.

Where does that leave us? I agree, the kid probably forgot to vote. Lemmings should have come from the players voting Max, yet none were fired. Do we want to vote Max to a majority? I am all for clearing Kittycat or the legend as well.

And I vote yes Jarmihi to firing coolnine9 after this round if he does not become active. I would also vote to do the same for foes if given a choice. In two rounds he has only posted after the 24 period has passed.


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faheem1Apk


Posted: 03:26PM Jun 23, 2013

still going to vote for max, as he fits a lot to me considering the profile described above by scrub

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max318tus


Posted: 03:42PM Jun 23, 2013

You still don't see my age do you faheem well at least you got my gender right.
I forgot i haven't been on in a year to express my love for fantasy.
I suggest we clear Jayo this round just off a hunch he might us
That memo trick that would clear him. (Why would the boss try and clear someone)
Also if he was the boss the majority wasn't on me and and would explain why people who voted for me weren't fired

Edit: Though nobody was fired except for the one who didn't vote(we are going with the idea kid didn't vote) so that last bit really doesn't help
And I vote yes to firing coolnine


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JayoAie


Posted: 05:09PM Jun 23, 2013

max318 wrote:

I suggest we clear Jayo this round just off a hunch he might us
That memo trick that would clear him. (Why would the boss try and clear someone)
Also if he was the boss the majority wasn't on me and and would explain why people who voted for me weren't fired



So much wrong with your logic Max

a - The Boss must be truthful in the Memo, and for me to say I am firing Jayo, would be all kinds of lies
b - I would never, EVER mention myself in a Memo - It is cheap, tactless and stupid
c - What would make you think I was in the majority of votes received? This simply wasn't the case and I think it's possible you are the Rat.
d - " if he was the boss the majority wasn't on me and and would explain why people who voted for me weren't fired" em...what? No sense


By all means clear me this round guys, there's no point wasting a round but I am 100% not the Boss, please form a SOLID majority though and do please be sure to join the vote on me Max - make sure you are on the firing list please and if you are not fired, you are next up for clearing (Though I will stay out of that majority if I am cleared this round)


Dovie'andi se tovya sagain
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max318tus


Posted: 05:41PM Jun 23, 2013

Oh I see so much wrong with my logic there. I forgot about half the rules to WTB on the memo. Makes sense I was always better at werewolf logic than WTB since it is much more than a game of deception, I guess i wouldn't mind being cleared this round. What i was saying with D was that there would have been only 1 vote on me and the rest made no sense using rules
I guess the boss would clear someone. That is a nice boss we have.
Forget everything i said in my last post.
Edit: I still suggest we clear someone else besides me just seems like a waste of time because I don't believe I fit any of the descriptions unless you think otherwise.


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jarmihius


Posted: 05:58PM Jun 23, 2013

Scoring bookmark (does not count as a post for the three-hour rule)

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Kaippertus


Posted: 06:39PM Jun 23, 2013

I agree with scrub, we should try to clear max this round. It's possible the boss deliberately chose not to fire any lemmings to throw us off, but it's probably a good idea to make sure. Therefore I am changing my vote to max318.
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themasterbraincus


Posted: 06:58PM Jun 23, 2013

Once upon a time, there was a unicorn named Bob who's dad was a pop-corn (pop corn ha ha ha ha ha ha wait... no? all right ) and he went to a dinner date with his 165,738,463,743,745,473,547,354,754,735,678 girl friends but there was too much so they suffocated him and he died. And then there was a flood and Noah's brother, Steven came along with his ark and all the girlfriends crowded on hoping there was one male in the crowd but there wasn't because Bob wasn't weird and there was too many unicorns so the boat sank and so Noah had to do the job but all the Unicorns had drowned on Stevens ship so there wasn't any unicorns so that's why there aren't any more unicorns today and also why you always hear the word ark associated with the name Noah and not the name Steven.

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jarmihius


Posted: 07:34PM Jun 23, 2013

Man, I half-wish the Keyword was 165,738,463,743,745,473,547,354,754,735,678.

One hundred sixty-five nonillion, seven hundred thirty-eight octillion, four hundred sixty-three septillion, seven hundred forty-three sextillion, seven hundred forty-five quintillion, four hundred seventy-three quadrillion, five hundred forty-seven trillion, three hundred fifty-four billion, seven hundred fifty-four million, seven hundred thirty-five thousand, six hundred seventy-eight.

There are only six billion people on Earth.


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Allikat73126tus


Posted: 07:36PM Jun 23, 2013

I will join the majority for max.

We shall not call him Sissel. We shall call him... Tobuscus! ...His real name's Sissel?? ...No.
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TallGuyAca


Posted: 09:01PM Jun 23, 2013

I'll try my luck at the keyword challenge here:

In a place with no rhyme, reason, or purpose there was a man with half a leg and half an ostrich leg (which made for quite interesting stories around the firepit). Now this man - he had a name. His name was Henry. Henry was always teased growing up because of his 'condition'. The other kids thought it quite odd that such a person existed with uncommon legs. As Henry got older, he got involved in track in field and was able to outrun any other participant on the field. His ostrich leg gave him extra speed and soon enough, Henry became very popular at school. His track feats allowed him to be seen as a hero rather than a zero. At this point in Henry's life, everything was great! He had fame, he had speed, and he had friends. Life was good. But then, one day in a freak/unheard of accident - he lost his ostrich leg. As he was walking downtown one sunny afternoon, whistling and jogging, an escaped elephant from the local zoo came rushing down the street - straight towards Henry! The elephant mistook Henry's ostrich leg for a bamboo stick and charge it, knocking it right off Henry. Over the next couple of weeks, Henry had many visitors. His relatives, his friends, his mom and dad, and even Chucky Timesbottom from the hit kids tv show "Animal Kingdom!" came to visit him. Eventually, Henry recovered and was able to return home. He spent the rest of his life traveling to different schools in the country giving talks to the students about the risks of walking down the streets. He gave them tips and advice on how to avoid being hit by a runaway elephant. It is unknown how many lives Henry saved from his talks at the schools, but it is estimated that the number could be in the 20's! Oh how we are in debt to Henry.

It looks like a majority is already formed for max, so I'll sit this one out and stay off the lemmings list ;) (or miss a win if max is the boss!) I'll just put a vote for scrubs
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braingle01*


Posted: 10:34PM Jun 23, 2013

I'm going to vote for max too. I agree about the boss not firing anyone last round and we never got any clears.
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TallGuyAca


Posted: 11:03PM Jun 23, 2013

Ok, so this is what we have so far:

Majority:

braingle01 - max318
Kaipper - max318
hermygranger123 - max318
Jayo - max318

Minority:

TallGuy - scrub88
TheLegend - TallGuy
faheem1 - TallGuy
Allikat73126 - TallGuy
scrub88 - huckingfoes

not yet stated vote:

themasterbrain
max318
coolnie9
dcf525
huckinfoes
kitty-cat


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hermygranger123tca


Posted: 11:06PM Jun 23, 2013

I will vote for max too. I personally think that the boss is playing a very smart game here by not firing anyone but leaving it to the mandatories so that we can't get clears while still progressing through the game.

Edit: My vote has been saved. I think that if coolnine9 does not post a valid post by the end of the round, he should be mod-fired. If he does, however, then he should be left in the game until further notice. And if anyone's wondering, my favourite book is "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix."


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TheLegendA


Posted: 03:45AM Jun 24, 2013

For whatever reason there is, the Boss wanted us to be suspicious about Jayo, and that's either a smart move or very stupid one.
The boss didn't fire any lemmings, because there was no majority last round, we're not supposed to talk about our votes the previous round, so you have to read it carefully to know what I'm talking about.
I don't think max is the boss, but it's just a hunch and I could be wrong, and I don't think that we have enough clues yet, so I'm going to safety vote for huckinfoes, but maybe I would change my vote later.


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faheem1Apk


Posted: 03:59AM Jun 24, 2013

changing my vote to thetallguy, as now he seems more appropriate to fit the profile for male, 18-25, native english country.

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TheLegendA


Posted: 04:14AM Jun 24, 2013

Normally, I would have hard time winning the keyword challenge, but I made a decision to give it a shot, and here's my story :
I had a vision yesterday, but I lost it today, I used to have a strong memory in the past, but nowadays I'm suffering from.... what was the name of the disease ? I forgot! anywho, I wrote my vision down just in case, so let me get the paper.
Ok, here it is, I saw myself participating in a Werewolf game, and I was the seer, I was trying to define the other wolves, but a little girl started to cry, I asked her : why are you crying ? she said that she lost her mother, I decide to help her out, and I took her hand and walked through the streets, we ended up at her house, it was strangely familiar, it was like I saw it in my dreams at night, I didn't linger on the thought, we ring the bell, but no one answers, I started to worry, we called the neighbours they said that someone killed her, I was shocked, I consider myself an expert in handling tough situations but this is totally different, I took a deep breath, and walked to the confused little girl, I asked her what's your name sweetie ?, she said : my name is 'Little Red'.
And then it all started coming back to me : my dreams about the apartment last night, wasn't dreams, they were real. Was I the wolf ? that explains a lot about my Amnesia (Hey! I remembered ).
The END


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JayoAie


Posted: 07:34AM Jun 24, 2013

My only concern about the Max vote is that if the Boss actually just forgot to fire me, then the Boss can't be Max. Shhh~! Da Rulez. ~Jarmihi

My vote is on Max again this round, and if Max isn't the Boss then I guess I'm giving the Boss another chance to fulfill his/her wish to have me fired.

RL prevented a fuller participation last round but a pregnant fiancee takes precedence over Braingle any day


Voting Max


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Dovie'andi se tovya sagain
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scrub88it


Posted: 09:18AM Jun 24, 2013

we need ten stated votes for Max to confirm he is not boss. We have five right now.

Not sure about male in my suggested profile. Books like the one described are often liked by females too. I suppose women like the walking dead. my neighbor (female) loves horror stuff. Legend - what do you teach? I teach high school math.

Jayo - I agree about your comments on Max. I am voting foes this round, although I think it is more likely he is the rat.


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TheLegendA


Posted: 10:00AM Jun 24, 2013

I'll vote against TallGuy this round based on a hunch. I really don't have enough information, and as I said before, MAX WASN'T IN THE MAJORITY. there was only one vote against him.

@scrub88 Why we need ten votes ? I'm new to this game, does having 10 votes clear us out of the lemmings list even if he was a mjority ? I teach Scratch for kids, and programming for high school students also
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TallGuyAca


Posted: 10:24AM Jun 24, 2013

Ya, I'm not understanding the 10 vote thing either scrub. Isn't it just whoever has most of the votes?

I didn't know there were 2 teachers here. I teach junior high math
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scrub88it


Posted: 10:42AM Jun 24, 2013

TheLegend wrote:
I'll vote against TallGuy this round based on a hunch. I really don't have enough information, and as I said before, MAX WASN'T IN THE MAJORITY. there was only one vote against him.


We really don't know how many votes were on Max. There were three people that claimed they were voting Max. It is possible that either they forgot to vote even though they claimed it, or that one of the claimants was the boss (who can't vote) or the rat (who can't vote). Which means there could have been only one actual vote on max assuming workers were truthful.

@scrub88 Why we need ten votes ? I'm new to this game, does having 10 votes clear us out of the lemmings list even if he was a mjority ? I teach Scratch for kids, and programming for high school students also


I sometimes get confused at this point too. In fact, I think it is only nine. We need a majority of the votes on Max to end the game if he is boss. Since the boss and rat don't vote and 15 of us are playing, then there are 13 votes. That means we need 7 votes. But since the rat and boss can claim to vote when they actually don't, we need 9 players claiming to vote for a person to insure that it actually happens. ( 2 more than mojority). On my first count I forgot to take out the boss and rat.


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jarmihius


Posted: 10:42AM Jun 24, 2013

TallGuy wrote:
Isn't it just whoever has most of the votes?
Yes. "Plurality" would be the correct word.


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TallGuyAca


Posted: 11:06AM Jun 24, 2013

@scrub ah ok, I didn't realize it was 50% of all people playing in the round. I thought it was 50% of people who voted. So if only 4 people vote, 2 would need to go to the boss to win
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scrub88it


Posted: 11:12AM Jun 24, 2013

With thirty minutes left, we still have five inactives. It looks like we won't learn much this round either.

Jarmihi - I still don't understand the essences category. For instance, the essence has gone down to three. I thought with thekid4 gone it wold have gone up. I thought it might have stayed even because I bought the insurance. But it has gone down two. How does that happen?

Oops, it really should have. I'm not digging this new system.


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scrub88it


Posted: 11:14AM Jun 24, 2013

TallGuy wrote:
@scrub ah ok, I didn't realize it was 50% of all people playing in the round. I thought it was 50% of people who voted. So if only 4 people vote, 2 would need to go to the boss to win


Never thought of that. I thought it was 50% of the workers. Ot at least that's how others have explained it to me. I am still not sure how many votes are needed to insure the boss when there an even number of employees.
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scrub88it


Posted: 11:23AM Jun 24, 2013

I guess I will try the keyword challenge.

Once I went skiing in France while I was living in Italy with my wife and two friends, who also brought their wife and girlfriend. My friend with the girlfriend showed my wife and I the engagement ring he had bought for his girlfriend the first night and of course were waiting for the moment when she would announce the good news.

If you have never been to the Alps, they are absolutely gorgeous. As you take the train up the Italian valleys, you see town after small town beautifully decorated, with green forests and gardens along the way. It turns more to white as you get closer to the French border where Mont Blanc is.

You have to take a gondola over a river to get to the base of the mountain ski area. We learn the first morning that Dan's (my Friend) girlfriend is afraid of heights, as they have to move to the center of the gondola in order to keep from being terrified. On the thirs day of our trip we decided not to ski, the girls had had enough - so we went sightseeing to the glacier above mont Blanc. From there you coud take a tram to the top of the glacier - which is where my friend planned to pop the questtion. But at the sight of the tram going up even more, Jan (the girlfriend) freaks out and goes back down the mountain with my wife and I - leaving he future husband in the lurch because he would not submit to her fear and join us in going down.

Luckily enough, the trip got better, he found the right moment and they have been married more than 25 years.

Next time I will tell you how I almost slid right off of the mountain.
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Allikat73126tus


Posted: 11:29AM Jun 24, 2013

Changing my vote to tallguy.

We shall not call him Sissel. We shall call him... Tobuscus! ...His real name's Sissel?? ...No.
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jarmihius


Posted: 12:21PM Jun 24, 2013

Nononono, it is a majority of all the votes cast, not the players playing.
Conversely, it is a plurality of all players playing.

Both are correct.

With 15 players, if only 8 vote and 6 vote for one person, that's a majority of the vote and those six players are the Lemmings/winners.


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scrub88it


Posted: 12:46PM Jun 24, 2013

Intersting. not the way it was explained to me.

tallguy - i admire you. i found teaching middle school very challenging. i could never relax and just teach. kids would not let me.
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kitty-cattus


Posted: 02:18PM Jun 24, 2013

Gah, didn't get on in time. I read everything last night but didn't have time to do anything else. Quick purchase:

Your name: kitty-cat
Item: Employment Insurance
Quantity: 1
Target, if applicable (This is the person the effect happens to. To insure yourself, target yourself.): scrub88
Use Immediately? : yes


"I'm through accepting limits cause someone says they're so. Some things I cannot change, but til I try I'll never know." -Wicked
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jarmihius


Posted: 04:39PM Jun 24, 2013

I'm sorry kitty-cat, but purchases won't go through until the start of the next round, and by that time....

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TallGuyAca


Posted: 05:54PM Jun 24, 2013

scrub88 wrote:
tallguy - i admire you. i found teaching middle school very challenging. i could never relax and just teach. kids would not let me.


You know, I never thought I would enjoy it. I did my first practicum in a middle school and hated it - almost changed career paths. This was the first job I was offered out of university so I took it and it's ended up being really cool. The age group is definitely alot more to handle, but it's also fun being a part of such a pivotal part of their lives.
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