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counseling: 3 down, 3 to go!

Took my first three competencies today, Theories, Careers, and Group Counseling. Tomorrow, I'll finish up with Techniques, Professional Orientation, and Research and Program Evaluation.

Had a situation while on campus that I want you to weigh in on . . .

Poll #320542 Choose your own adventure - please be honest

Friend gives you an awesome study guide for your upcoming Huge Test. Classmate desperately wants one portion of the study guide, one you no longer need. Classmate and Friend competed for a job that Classmate received. Classmate was on the school board of the district where the job was posted. It is your belief that Friend is a signicantly better counselor than Classmate, and that she only received the job because of her political connections. What would you do?

Give Classmate the study guide she wants/needs
0(0.0%)
Ask Friend if it would be okay if Classmate is given Study Guide
7(50.0%)
Don't mention to Classmate that you have a copy of the Study Guide that you no longer need, because you feel that you would be disloyal to friend by doing so.
4(28.6%)
Tell Classmate that you won't be providing her with Study Guide as you feel it would be disloyal to friend
0(0.0%)
Realize that this isn't middle school, and stop dwelling on it.
3(21.4%)

Comments

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mister_biv
Jul. 13th, 2004 03:36 pm (UTC)
Do Friend and Classmate have serious issues between them?
hapgood
Jul. 13th, 2004 07:51 pm (UTC)
no serious issues. Friend is more upset with the school district tnan with classmate. Friend is a teacher in that school district, and they have a habit of not promoting from within, which is a big no-no in education. Friend isn't sure if Classmate acted unethically during the process by not recusing herself from all meetings surrounding this issue (she was still a board member until she got the position)

and to respond to your other post, I see your point, but don't agree with it. If Classmate didn't pass comps, she deserves to not be employed there. We are allowed to miss 86 out of 300 questions. The students would be better served by someone who is closer to their age and has a greater understanding of their needs than Classmate does.
mister_biv
Jul. 13th, 2004 08:11 pm (UTC)
So what you're saying by this is that you want to see her fail.

Ever the spiteful one, you are. ;-)
mister_biv
Jul. 13th, 2004 06:38 pm (UTC)
Later: playing devil's advocate
We are unsure of the means Classmate used to achieve her end, but nonetheless, she received the position at the school that Friend was also vying for. So she has this job at the school. If she performs poorly on this exam, it will affect her ability to graduate and become a fully licensed counselor. And she's already got this job, so who is really going to be hurting are the students with whom (I assume) she comes in contact. Wouldn't you rather see her succeed and become a better counselor, or is your distaste for her so strong that you would walk right by her if you saw her begging for food on the street?

Loyalty is one thing, decency is another. Do you really think Friend would turn his or her back on you for giving Classmate the study guide? Do you not think Classmate would be unduly grateful?

I don't believe in much, but I do believe in karma. Whatever you decide, you will get yours.

This is not, by any means, meant as a personal attack. I still love you.
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