“How’s the draft looking? Did we Turn it in? What about references who’s checking those?”
Despite contributing no more than one paragraph in a 4,000 word essay, Commerce undergrad Conan Le has taken charge as the group leader.
The assignment Management in International Business is due tomorrow morning, and as a future candidate for upper management at a corporate multinational, Conan is taking the route of low effort and high impact.
“You might see little activity from my part on that Google Doc” He messages the group from the comfort of his sofa. “But that’s not what’s going to get us a distinction.”
“My job in this team isn’t to write, or to research, or to edit.
“Or to do any bitch work for that matter.”
“I’m here to inspire. And to lead.”
“One whatsapp reminder at a time”
“Have you heard of the Pareto principle? 8020. Google it.”
The three other group members Wendy, James and Sonia have all informed us that they’ll be complaining to their tutor.
“Who does he think he is? This is UNSW. We have rights!” said one of them.
“He’s not even white. Surely he realises his cap is Senior Associate at an Australian bank?”
Conan, says he’s just preparing for the real world.
“It’s not what you know, it’s who you know”