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janssens janssens at pharm.sunysb.edu
Wed Feb 27 03:59:24 EST 2002

But it is very diffult to rebel against the 80-hour work week, because of
the way academic research is judged; ie by publications, as we all know.
So, as long as the work is going well, there is no need to work that hard
(60 hours will do), but if you urgently need publications, well, the only
way you might get them is by working and working. There should be another
way to judge scientists. That would also enhance more creativity. You could
choose more risky projects if publications were not so important for your
personal career, and that could only help and broaden sciene, I think.

- Hilde

patricia bowne wrote:

> What needs to be done is for MEN to rebel against the 80-hour work week.
> As long as males are available to serve at them employer's pleasure, of
> course they will achieve more than women who are not willing to do this.
> However, many men (and some women) may feel that they want the rewards
> of working long hours, and they will fuel the 'race to the bottom'. So
> what's really needed is for the AAAS to get involved in a drive for a
> 40-hour work week for scientists. We need a union. (Well, you
> researchers do -- I'm in the small college teaching business, which is
> where you go if you want a life :-)  )
> Pat

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