Agreed to do two extra hours of work tomorrow I don’t have to do (not the actual fail). I agreed to do it because the regular international faculty adviser is out on maternity leave and her replacement is in way over her head.
She was given the position without any kind of training and because her English isn’t nearly as good as the person she’s replacing, so she’s having a really hard time communicating with the other international teachers (we talk in Japanese because it’s easier for her).
While I really don’t want to do the extra work tomorrow, I’m basically getting paid to sit around and it lessens her workload immensely.
The fail is mostly on the university’s end for putting her in a position she wasn’t trained for, and if my being slightly inconvenienced will save her a few hours sobbing in her office, that’s fine.
They do only get to use this excuse once, though.