On Tuesday, Beaker Ben treated us to a sweet Tweet from "Shit Academics Say" (@AcademicsSay):
Tenure is not having to say you're busy.
— Shit Academics Say (@AcademicsSay) April 27, 2014
I've always told people that tenure was the ability to use two magic words when asked to attend or do something useless: "Fuck it!"
But there are other words that that have magic powers when one has tenure. These words have the power to make me not appear when featured in a meeting agenda or immediately disappear when uttered seriously at a meeting I am attending.
The current list of Magic Words That Make Me Disappear include things like Strategic Plan, Mission Statement and Branding.
What magic words make you disappear, or, if not yet tenured, wish you could (have tenure and disappear)?
- Old Fart Prof