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Low salaries, no influence is a major factor

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Submitted by Reuven Magal, Phd (United States), Nov 14, 2002 at 23:41

As a professor I must agree wholeheartedly with the article. Some of my colleages are frustrated individuals. The gifted ones go to the private sector. Losers teach. Low salaries and lack of influence is a major factor, as well as boredom. Burnout factor: Try to stay sane year after year, repeating the same course, hearing the same questions from students....
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