Academic working hours

Recognising that I'm incredibly fortunate to be doing work that I (mostly) enjoy, I'm also seeking to find a better balance, ensuring I have time for friends, etc... The truism is true: nobody on their deathbed wishes they had spent more time at the office. What was once vaguely containable in a 9-to-5 regime has expanded, so we must work evenings and weekends. We are trapped in a structurally embedded "long hours culture", where hours…