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Thursday, April 23, 2009
"There are three reasons to be a professor: June, July, and August!"
He was implying that if you become a tenured professor you will have a lot of free time on your hands to do whatever you want.
I don't think this is true. If you become a tenured professor, you still have a lot of things to do, such as conducting/supervising research, committee work, teaching etc. Many tenured professors do manage to slack off (e.g. coming to work 3 times a week, taking the entire summer off, etc.). However, this is done at the expense of their responsibilities. Therefore, if you are a responsible person, I doubt you really have that much time on your hands to do whatever you want.