Friday, April 14, 2006

My report card 

Money magazine has ranked the job of college professor as the second best job to have in the United States. The rankings are based both on salary and on letter grades awarded on various factors. Professor received a B for stress, A for flexibility, A for creativity and C for difficulty. Software engineer was the only job to rank higher.

Stephen thinks there's grade inflation in that stress score. I say it depends on how much administering you do or how many committee assignments you cannot duck. We're doing our re-accreditation self-study this year, and that will eat you alive if you get stuck on that committee. I should know :(