My Exciting Day

Today I’m sitting at my house, waiting for an electrician. Electricians are an interesting breed, and apparently schedule in 8 hour blocks. If I told a client “I’ll be there between 8 AM and 4 PM,” they’d fire me. Apparently electricians are in higher demand than consultants. Who knew.

I scheduled the electrician for today because I needed the day off, anyway. I have a Forecasting Theory midterm today, which counts for 40% of my grade for the class. Since I only marginally understand the concepts, I thought I’d better take an entire day to cram. So here I am, goofing off writing an entry. It is November, after all.

After much ado about nothing, I’ve come to find out I won’t be able to finish my degree in May. The school, in its eminent wisdom, had determined that I:

  • Make too much money to get a student loan
  • Make too little to get a conventional loan
  • Can’t pay in-state tuition, because I’m not an illegal immigrant
  • Can’t get re-admitted to MSEP (a program I used to be in) which reduced tuition by about $300 per credit hour

So what that means is, if I finish in December 2007 as planned, it will cost a grand total of $3,850 (ten easy payments of $335), of which my company will pay $1,500. If I finish in May 2007… keep in mind it’s 12 credit hours EITHER WAY… it will cost a grand total of $11,550 (five easy payments of $2,310), of which the company will pay $1,500.

Had the school decided to grant me re-admission to MSEP (Missouri Student Exchange Program), which I remind you I USED TO BE IN, the total amount would be $5,760… so the school would make MORE money off me than if they don’t accept me. Duh. You see, if I take 6 hours or less in a semester, they grant in-state tuition… But if I take more than 6, they charge out of state on the entire courseload.

So they are screwing me on graduating early, and they’re screwing themselves out of $2,000. Ah, bureaucracy.

Anyhow, that means I have a stretch to go before I graduate. The upside of this new development is that to graduate in May, I would have had to settle for a single emphasis area, and graduating in December I’ll have a double emphasis… with the same number of hours. So all is not lost.

That’s all I’ve got for today.

  4 comments for “My Exciting Day

  1. November 6, 2006 at 10:38 am

    Hubby is an electrician and he HATES doing work on houses. It’s tedious, dirty and he makes more money in commercial electrical work, anyway. The reason they schedule in 8 hour blocks is because an easy job may actually require several hours to complete once they get there and see what’s what. Believe me, I’m sure most electricians would love to tell you “I’ll be there at 3”. If they knew how long each job would take they’d get home at the same time each day and make good money.

    Bah, fuck bureaucracy.

  2. November 6, 2006 at 1:57 pm

    It never pays to be piddle class! you either have to be dirt poor or rich. wtffffoooooooookkkkkkkk

  3. November 6, 2006 at 5:17 pm

    Ah, darlin. Take all these new, free hours you’ve found for yourself and do something gorgeous with them. It all works out.

  4. November 6, 2006 at 10:04 pm

    I plan to watch mucho TV and play with my puppies.

    And Jenna. 😉

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