Today is the first day I have ever been turned down for something because I have too much responsibility. :(
A prof of mine asked for volunteers for undergrad research assistant. So I asked about it because usualy when they want an undergrad they want someone to copy paperwork for them. Not worth my time, as I have a son on the weekends, a part time job at the hospital and of course full time school.
But she said it was for actual research, but she does think I can do it because of time constraints, and it is a high learning curve having to learn a lot of math, Linux, C++ programing language, etc. So I told her that I can adjust my schedule for real research as it is worth the experience, I have taken up to calc 3 and currently enrolled in Differential Equations and Linear Algebra, math is not an issue. I have experiance with both linux and unix OS, mostly gained when I took a year of C++ programming.
"I had experience with other students with children and other agenda: it does not work. I need a student entirely dedicated to research 20 hrs/week"
Did I just get passed up for this great research position because I have a kid? really?
ok done venting.