Many years from now, when I'm reflecting back on my nursing school years, I won't remember the text books or the exams or the hardwork. No, I'm sure that all I'll remember is the forced team work and the arts & crafts. Every semester, without fail, we are encouraged to work in groups, in pairs, to complete assignments. Out of 45 students, only 2 are men, so you can imagine that we spend a lot of time discussing things, and discussing them, and discussing them.
It really is like a game of tug of war sometimes. And once in a while I just want to let go. Of course, I never do. I'm far to much of a control freak to let go.
I think they make us work in groups so we can learn team work. Guess what? I already know how to work as a team, and I don't want to do it anymore!
I've always considered myself a team player, but maybe I've been wrong all this time. I know I'm stubborn, but I guess I know how I want things done, and I'm tired of arguing for it. I realized today that all this complaining about team work possibly has more to do with me than with the other people in my group. Maybe I don't work so well with others after all. Oops.
No that's not true. I do work well with others. I'm just plain tired of all the school related work.
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