I am in the classroom only 12 hours per week (and not at all during the three week holiday break), yet no one ever asks what I do with the rest of my time. Everyone, it seems, possesses sufficient manners and good sense to be polite.
Some academics (grad students and professors alike) work all the time. There is no on-off switch for the brain. If I am awake, I’m thinking about grand issues in accounting, and a few not so grand such as the U.S. fixation on IFRS.
I agree, it is time for all academics to get back to work.
To my co-author: Expect an e-mail, tomorrow.
To my Dean: I’m really working on research during this break. Honest. You can believe me this time.
To my undergrad students: Read the first three chapters of the textbook, and be ready for a quiz on the first day of class.
Debit and credit – – David Albrecht