Academic stress?

I'm wondering how many small changes - by academics, and by institutions, could change this? And how much of it is self-driven? Academics are suffering from growing stress levels as a result of heavy workloads, management issues and a long-hours culture, a survey has found. Unachievable deadlines, acute time pressures and the need to work quickly were also common complaints identified by an occupational stress survey completed by more than 14,000 university employees. Staff were…

I feel like a marked man

This just rings SO true... Undergraduate examinations drive Tim Birkhead to the therapist's couch I hate to say it, but I really dislike marking examination scripts. I'm not sure if this is unusual, but I feel I need some help... Therapist: Lie down on the couch and tell me why you feel this way. Me: I've just been asked to mark 500 essays in 24 hours. In principle I could do it, but it gives…