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Indentured Servitude

So, I just gotta say - this CA training is full of a lot of bullshit. First of all, ResLife is not very good at presenting information. 9-5 of powerpoints is not the best way to go about it. Second of all, who thought it was a good idea to schedule the talent show during an evening where we had freshman residents that probably needed us to be around and available? Not to mention that, but it was a terrible idea to give them three hours to check in and then have us rush off to training, because I had a resident walk in ten minutes before I had to go to a training session and she had questions and had to check in and legitimately needed me to be there, and I had to be all, "Ohlol sorry, gotta go! *trollface*" As our fearless leader Jake said, "I am perfectly willing to go put up with up and plaster a fake smile on my face, and sometimes it's a realy smile because they are a nice group of people ...except when it interferes with building my community."

On the positive side, I am learning quite a bit of very useful information. The training has good intentions and overall a good message. The disaster preparedness stuff was my absolute FAVORITE part (I know how to treat a sucking chest wound. DO YOU KNOW HOW COOL THAT IS?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!!) and it's been amazing getting to know and bond with the rest of the staff. I legitimately have laughed and had fun and a good time and learned a lot. A lot, a lot.

All the freshman that were here are gone now, off on their First Year Journeys, but we don't quite get to relax again because in just a couple of days the Orientation Staff will be here! All my wonderful friends will be here and I can catch up with them and start the dangerous and horrifyingly stressful act of balancing my job (which, as the title suggests, is basically indentured servitude, except that I still have to pay for my food, housing, and living costs and they give me a stipend that really great until you realize that you never clock out .... ) but don't get me wrong, I love this job. I know I've just been complaining about it, but I legitimately am so excited to be a CA. It's going to be amazing. But I'm excited to be a CA in Johnston and a lot of what we've been doing is CAS CA things. And, though I legitimately deny that a CAS/JNST divide exists, I like Johnston better. That's just the way it goes.

I also love my residents!!!!! It's going to be a great year!!!!


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