23 Things Your RA Doesn't Want You To Know
Yes, we know about all the parties.
You don't actually care if your residents drink as long as they're doing so responsibly.
Because writing up residents is your least favorite thing to do.
Baking treats is more for your benefit than your residents.
And your programs are based solely on what you want to do.
Some RAs have definitely co-programmed together just to spend more time with each other.
And you secretly love RA team meetings because it's another excuse to get together.
There's always the "hot RA" on staff and you secretly want to be that RA.
Or you want to hook up with them.
You've definitely tried to bribe residents with the ever popular pizza party to get better attendance.
And then was left genuinely disappointed when no one showed up.
You're more annoyed by the resident who wakes you up because of noise than the resident who's actually making it.
Going into the year, you have no intention of becoming friends with your residents.
But there's always those cool, fun residents who you'd actually hang out with outside of the dorm.
And the residents you've considered hooking up with at least once.
Then there are the ones who trash talk you if you write them up for breaking the rules.
You know about all the parties your residents throw in their rooms.
But sometimes you pretend you don't know about it because that's easier than trying to break it up.
You don't always do your rounds when you're on duty because if there was a problem someone would call, right?
The rare times you do it's because your boss is watching or you have to teach a newbie the ropes.
You and the other RAs definitely trade crazy stories and gossip about your residents.
Though you may have taken the job for the free room and board...
...you stayed because you actually enjoy helping your fellow students.
And because, honestly, your residents probably help you just as much as you help them.
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