One of the best things about "academia" is the flexibility in the schedule.
It is finals week.
It is snowing -- a lot --
Instead of leaving an hour ago to get across town to some office so that I can answer a phone or file some TPS reports, I can sit here with the cats and do my work until things get better. I don't have to be at school until noonish...
Sure, we are generally underpaid for our level of education (PhDs making $48,000 -- most lawyers don't do that and they don't have to write a BOOK to graduate..). The payoff is that they don't have the level of freedom we do..
I guess I'm someone who trades money for time,
good choice on a day like today.