Do you ever feel like you are really busy, but in a mundane kind of way?
Its just past 4pm and I’m readying myself for staying late and putting final touches on the exhibition. Well, there is still a large chunk to do – a DVD – but the panels, etc have been hung, and artefacts organized. Museum display is so much harder than art display…in its own way I suppose.
I could really use another pair of hands, except my summer students are proving to be um, difficult. I don’t want to get into it, but things are not going well. My boss is venting to me, which is a first.
One of my biggest frustrations today is when I ask an opinion (of say a display or a caption blurb), response has been “Nice” or “Good”. That’s not constructive! Or helpful. Why are people so afraid to give opinions when asked? If I’m asking and seeking constructive feedback, it means I am interested in your thoughts. Yes, there is a chance I won’t agree, but its not as if I am going to yell at you.
I’m not just speaking about the students, also in general. I am the only one who has this problem?