This invaluable source book offers guidance, support and advice for those contemplating or involved in academic careers. The contributions provide rich, personal, sometimes poignant and often humorous accounts of shared and unique experiences of those in the world of academia.

Pause Point 2: The Overenriched Work Life

Pause point 2: The overenriched work life

Unfortunately, external markers of success—which reflect the satisfaction of others regarding our performances—may not translate readily into feelings of personal satisfaction. Searching for more and better ways to work efficiently is, I think, a strategy built on the implicit assumption that accomplishing more will lead to more recognition from others and, therefore, more personal satisfaction. This logic is flawed, however.

Susan E. Jackson (p. 354)

As we mentioned in Pause Point 1, these sections are devoted to essays that examine the ways academic's deal with recurring sets of rhythms they encounter, albeit in different forms, throughout the life span, such as balancing work and nonwork activities or coping with an overenriched work life. The ...

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