Nobody likes to find or place themselves is an uncomfortable situation.
But sometimes these cannot be avoided.
The class I attend to in the university is coming to an end
and we have a final paper and presentation to do as a group.
My group is made up by 5 women:
a public servant, a nurse, two teachers and me.
Two of them kind of disappeared in the process and I
gave them the bad news: they had to find another group
because we had finished the paper.
(actually we're 60% done, we have done all the research - it's due in a week)
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One said she would do the powerpoint and presentation ?!
That's easy: just read all we had done and that was it.
It did not seem fair.
As you can only imagine - it was an awful situation to be in and they
were both very upset to say the least.
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After they left, one of the other group participants said she was remorseful.
So, I started to feel kind of bad, specially because I did most of the talking.
But, then I figured out I should not be responsible for someone else's lack of work ethic or responsibility.
As a nurse or as a teacher - you should have your act together by now.
Besides, we're all just starting - this automatically sends a message for future group work:
you work, you're in - you don't: you are out.