Just spent 2 and a half hours sat in the chemistry department whilst some complete idiot spent at least 30 mins per person doing practical marking. Fortunately I was 4th in a queue that was 24 people long, but despite marking beginning at 2pm, I didn’t get finished until 4. That’s 4 people in 2 hours, with another 20 to go in the remaining hour, on the last day of marking. Anyway, not only was the marker an idiot, he gave me a crap mark because one of my starting materials was dodgy and he didn’t understand one of the spectra.
And people ask me why I’m losing complete faith in the department.