January 7, 2013 by Peter Gratton
though the original analysis of the point in Forbes was sloppy, but the resulting “controversy” tells us more about how little tenure-stream faculty know about what other jobs in the capitalist system are like than about the stresses of being a professor. The crucial facts are that tenure-stream faculty have considerable autonomy and considerable control over when and where they work, even if they are working fifty hours or more per week. The same can not be said for lawyers, most doctors, office workers, business men and women of all stripes, and so on.
Reading the comments thread was dispiriting.