So you want to be a college teacher? Think of all the fun things you get to do! (We think a lot.) And sometimes you even get to write fun collaborative poems about it with your friends. Like this:
Life\Work Balance, we ask
What is the fulcrum of faculty life?
I don't know what the fulcrum of faculty life is,
I don't think there is a great way to balance it all.
Yet, I continue down the path of academic life,
hopeful that job fulfilment will come at all.
But if it doesn't, I won't mind
I'll take an industry job and leave this behind [lucky engineers!]
So, then the question is not teaching or research
but figuring out a place to get a better life!
Is it appropriate to base quality of life on proximity to the beach?
Surely warm waves and sandy beaches is conducive to creative thought.
A nod to livejournal:
Music: Tobias Picker, Old and Lost Rivers