By ... - 07/02/2014 20:30 - United States - Glen Carbon

Today, I told my professor that I'll be missing class next week due to upcoming surgery. I asked if I could take the exam that I'd otherwise miss another day. He said no, and that I'd just have to take a failing grade, then wished me luck with the surgery. FML
I agree, your life sucks 54 739
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I would talk to the school president and tell him what is happening. Also bing in a note from the dr.

Please, for the love of all that is good, Google it, and don't Bing it, OP.

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I would talk to the school president and tell him what is happening. Also bing in a note from the dr.

Please, for the love of all that is good, Google it, and don't Bing it, OP.

If my school (York University) can give a student accommodation meaning he doesn't have to work with female students then your school can definitely give you accommodation for surgery.

agreed, #1. I'd check the school's policies on this kind of thing and talk to someone in charge (in person)

Tell the dean.

So a guy you know got an accommodation not to have to work with female students? Damn you must really be a stalker.

Actually it was a pretty big story in Toronto, I don't personally know the guy, also why the fuck was I downvoted? My comment was totally legitimate. OP should get accommodation for a surgery, and I was demonstrating my point with a stupid accommodation that someone at my school received.

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but if op has surgery she obviously needs to have it. it's not like she said she had surgery and really didn't just to buy time for the test. the teacher should be understanding and tell op that as long as they have a doctors note that they can work on taking the test when op is able to come back to school but if not Op will get a failing grade.

Not necessarily it could be a cosmetic surgery.

Well that really sucks, I hope you can figure out something op!

You know, there's these magical little things you can click on that's directly under the FML that reads your mind based on whichever one you hovered over while you applied pressure to the top of your mouse and informs the rest of the FML world of your opinion on this particular topic.

65 - you do know the same could be said to your comment.... right?

65.... Huh....?

That happens I had that with a family funeral...

Something tells me a funeral is just a tad bit different than a surgery.

Depending on the type of surgery, a funeral may be the same, an optional event. I'd like to think the professor would have some compassion if it were a life saving surgery and tend to think the OP is having something light done.

That professor needs a karma visit.

I'm not sure about the policies at your university, but here, if you can bring in medical certification to prove your claim, the university has no choice to accommodate you. I recommend you speak to the dean to see what you can do.

Talk to the dean and get it sorted. Good luck for your surgery though !

even my teachers aren't that mean!

Good for you?

Actually, most professors are more accommodating than this bastard.

That's some bullshit. Get him fired for being unreasonable.

This is like the equivalent of the chorus of "divorce him/her!!!!" comments on FMLs about husbands or wives. It's a little harsh, don't you think? The professor doesn't deserve to lose his job. He deserves a lesson in common courtesy toward his students, but getting him fired is a bit much.

that's like pouring salt into the wound... telling you good luck. i'd complain to the school. you are, after all, paying for that class