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Old 05-14-2013, 02:51 AM   #16
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I'm guessing you are either young or passed on college. It means Resident Assistant. It is when a college hires a student to be an authority figure in a dorm. They generally have to report misbehavior to the Resident Director (RD).
Nah just don't live in the US
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Old 05-14-2013, 02:54 AM   #17
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Nah just don't live in the US

Ah, I got ya. Do they have them in your country under a different name? If so, what are they called and what country?
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Old 05-14-2013, 02:59 AM   #18
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I'm guessing you are either young or passed on college. It means Resident Assistant. It is when a college hires a student to be an authority figure in a dorm. They generally have to report misbehavior to the Resident Director (RD).
RA=Snitch?
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Old 05-14-2013, 03:02 AM   #19
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Ah, I got ya. Do they have them in your country under a different name? If so, what are they called and what country?
I'm from England and I don't think they have them over here but I can't be sure since I didn't live in halls for uni.
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RA=Snitch?

Pretty much.
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Old 05-14-2013, 03:15 AM   #21
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never had a 'cool' RA before..most of them were nerds

my advice..tell the kids you'll leave them alone as long as they don't get caught :)

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Old 05-14-2013, 03:55 AM   #22
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First off, what is someone in their mid-20's still doing in college?
Maintaining a 2.5 GPA is not that big a deal.

Finally, hate to burst your bubble but nothing in life is free. What you save on money and food and rent, you will pay the price with emotional distress, social isolationism, and agravation.

Get out while you can or expect the worst year of your life.
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Old 05-14-2013, 04:17 AM   #23
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Take bribes
Seriously, do that.
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Old 05-14-2013, 04:29 AM   #24
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i agree. however if i dont snitch in big things (like weed) i can get fired so im gonna tell them "zero tolerance on marijuana". i will also tell them "dont be stupid enough to smoke indoors at a campus facility. go to a friends house or somethiing"
lol wtf fired for weed smoke on campus, u going to BYU mormon land or something?
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Old 05-14-2013, 04:32 AM   #25
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what kinda dorm we talkin? usual double digit story single room type setup? I guess I just got lucky and got put in the upperclassmen apartment quad setup as a freshman.
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Old 05-14-2013, 04:36 AM   #26
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I just got grades back and I kept my GPA above a 2.5 so Im gonna be an RA afterall.... get my own room too


Very excited. Mid 20s, male, free rent free food..


Anyone got advice on how to follow the rules and how to enforce the rules on 18 yr old college kids twisted up on testosterone and hormones? Also im not allowed to date any of the girl residents (700 people live at this dorm.. probably around 60% are female) and i have to be very careful not to get into any trouble with beer or weed

If you know someone's drinking beer/liqour inside a dorm, don't be a douche and raid it. If they bring it out of the dorm room, do something about it. If not, let it be and claim ignorance.

Weed is a different story. That shit smells nasty and is an annoyance to people living there.

My buddy built a half pipe in his dorm room. It was loud as hell.

Good times...Miss 'em.

Freshman think they're pretty much invincible. I know I did. We literally walked around the dorms with booze in our hands the last day of spring finals. Pretty damn stupid.

I know people do inspections during fire drills and honestly, if they have liqour out, I'd report them. If they're not smart enough to hide it then they're not smart enough to drink it.

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Old 05-14-2013, 04:42 AM   #27
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First off, what is someone in their mid-20's still doing in college?
Maintaining a 2.5 GPA is not that big a deal.

Finally, hate to burst your bubble but nothing in life is free. What you save on money and food and rent, you will pay the price with emotional distress, social isolationism, and agravation.

Get out while you can or expect the worst year of your life.

Depends on when he got in. Everybody's different.

I'd say you're right about the 2.5 unless there are some extenuating circumstances. A 2.5 is acceptable if you're engineering though.
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Old 05-14-2013, 10:23 AM   #28
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Yeah I'd quit, college kids are idiotic and delusional. I used to date an RA and some of fvcking stories she told me was insane. A free room isnt worth that shit imo.But if you are going through with this, go fvcking hard. Who cares if people like you, you're job is to be these kids parents away from home, fvck their feelings. Either take bribes, or shut that shit down.

And how the fvck is an RA a snitch? Their job is to ensure rules are being followed, they are part of the governing body. Are cops snitches too?
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Old 05-14-2013, 10:58 AM   #29
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prepare to have very little money, otherwise enjoy
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Old 05-14-2013, 12:02 PM   #30
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never had a 'cool' RA before..most of them were nerds


Well yeah, but nerds can be cool too, in the sense that they can appreciate people having a good time and can be fun to talk to. Essentially, everybody on this site is a nerd in some way. It may be about sports primarily, but we are all on a message board after all.
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