I'm in a year long class that's a requirement to graduate with my degree (human resources). Our term project is a group report and presentation. It's worth 50% of our grade, and if you fail any component of the class, you fail the whole thing. The professor made everything due tomorrow at midnight, and we start weekly presentations after that.
My group was supposed to be 5 of us. Me and the 3 guys attempted to contact the one girl through email at least 3 times each to try to get her to meet up with us to divvy up the work. No answer. I found her on the class online roster and messaged her through that. Nothing. We eventually said screw it, forget her, and emailed the professor about it. We divided up the work from there.
Today in class, she came up to me (I have no idea how she knew who I was- looked me up on Facebook?) and said she'd be super busy lately with her kids and everything going on, so she hadn't made it to class or been keeping up with her email. I said sorry, but we'd told the professor she wasn't in touch, that we'd be a group of 4 and we'd already done all the work.
She teared up and said she can't fail this class because it would put her a year behind, could we please give her something to do. I said that everything was done, it would take her way longer than one day to redo someone else's work and all of our grades shouldn't suffer because she did last minute work. She said she'd email us all tonight and she did, asking us to please put her name on the project. One of the guys in my group already emailed all of us, except her, saying no way.
What do you think? What would you do? Part of me is disgusted she's asking for this, part of me feels a bit bad for her since I know what being a student mom is like.
I was a student and a mom to a 2yo and a newborn. I got my stuff done and in on time with good grades. Have her appeal to the professor because if you've already told him she wasn't involved, putting her name on it will make YOU look shady. Maybe he'll take pity on her and assign makeup work, but even if he won't, it's not your problem.
NO EFFING WAY!!! What the hell, who does that? How could you have respect for yourself? How would you explain that to your professor? That's crap, she totally and completely dropped the ball. She is an adult, not a child. It's college, not high school. Wow, I can't believe she had the nerve to even ask. It's weird to have to say this about an adult, but um maybe she'll learn a lesson here.