After reading about Katie's summer I wanted to share something from mine. Up front, I'm not quite as busy as she was and all I've got to show so far is a link and a drinking problem. For me summers off is one of the best perks of our profession and I sometimes wonder how this benefit of life in the academy is such a well kept secret. Of course, as an academic, I recognize how important it is for us to have these three months off, with no work or responsibility to impede the recharging of our souls necessary to face the tasks of a distant but impending Fall semester. I think if it were to become common knowledge there might be resentment in some camps.
For my part, I am enjoying these glorious, carefree days mostly by sitting on my commodious pool deck and sipping grape Kool-Aid and Everclear. I don't travel until August. (I know I don't have to tell you that the amazing salaries are one of the other great reasons to teach!) Anyway, while waiting for Charles to bring lunch out, I was reading on my iPad and came across this story about the faculty at the University of Alberta. Perhaps it's old news but I think they are really on to something. Now as an old Silverback, I am satisfied
with how things are going for me personally right now [see above]. I did
my time but perhaps some other folks want to try a faster track to
wealth and leisure by getting together and becoming highly paid,
gestalt-administrators? Seems like a great Summer project for those
seeking a real change. If nothing else, it could be a parachute plan for
the four of you at the compound if the shit starts "going down". Think
about it. Money….Canada……..
Just wanted to help!!!!! I am like Katie that way.