Sunday, 27 August 2006

And it's got much worse ...

Australian fantasy writer, Sara Douglass, used to lecture at LaTrobe University's Bendigo campus. She got out of the Academy as soon as practicable. Her reason for quitting?

This job was the most stressful I have ever held. The interdepartmental politics, the teaching, the emphasis on research even though you never had enough time or the facilities to do it
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And that was in a discipline that didn't have field work or experiments. What hope for the scientists?

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