Both places told me they normally like to have a few students from each class and also typically do not hire the same person -- they want the students to have some variety. You know, in case the notes suck or something.
sole provider of notes for the entire class.
Awesome. I needed the money. I was working 2 other jobs and this was now a third source of income. Sweet.
Now, this happened to be the worst semester of my entire life. I was the most sleep-deprived I'd ever been. (Well maybe except for the time I was a counselor at a sleepaway camp, which is a complete misnomer if I've ever heard one, but I digress.)
I was up until the wee hours almost every night typing up reports and papers and notes after long exhausting hours at work and I dunno, something had to give, right?
I fell asleep one night right in the middle of typing. Sitting up. Fingers still tapping away. I didn't even realize I'd nodded off.
I handed in my notes, got my $20 and went my merry way.
Months later, the night before the final, I pulled out the notes. I'd thrown out my originals (what was good enough to sell was good enough to study) and saw the following:
artificial protoplanst. Fusion and electro poradion and gun & micro injection. Profus kindks memeebrane stick and DNA transfer, elec open pores in cell sideface, gene gun -- coat projectile w/DNA & shot into cell. & hiccp injection pucure cell walls.
Know the basis of how genes are transferred (figure 9.16, pg. 261 for example).
I typed this?
How did I not realize I'd fallen asleep? What was I trying to say??
Two o'clock in the morning and I just discovered this (along with the other 299 other poor slobs from class, all of us probably banging our heads in a hellish synchronized solitude).
I took the exam and got a "B" -- not bad for screwing up an entire essay question on artificial protoplansts. But is it any wonder that I still don't understand this concept? But I owe about 300 students a beer.