December 1st, 2014
Last month I documented how I've been spending my time as a new assistant professor. I've been happy with this pace so far. However, maintaining it requires me to spend a lot of energy:
- Saying no to people's requests.
- Planning my time so that I get done what I want without feeling overworked.
Even though I'm only a few months into this job, I totally see how academics feel overworked if they don't push back enough. But why is this the case? Here's my folk theory.