Why do faculty members insist on rigid rules to prepare students for the "real" world when that world is characterized by accommodation?
I am an adjunct English instructor who works full time for a state agency with an academic-assistance program. You know how those programs work: Employees pay for college courses and then get reimbursed for the tuition. Some people obtain entire degrees that way. I'm one of them.
When we are implacable as faculty members, we are not teaching our students how the world works. We are just being jerks.