Day 1 Work Log

What is a week in the life of a slappy tenured professor like? Here’s Day 1, Monday. Kids home from school because of Martin Luther King Holiday so was able to sleep in:

8:00am: Wake up, coffee, shower, dress

8:45am: Quick check of emails and pack up computer and work stuff

9:00am: Drive to indoor tennis center and drop off rackets strung over the weekend

9:30am: Arrive at office

To 10:30am: Review documents for and email correspondence with class I am teaching, honors student I am advising, independent study student I am working with, and miscellaneous chair related business.

To noon: Review on-line submission system being developed for the journal I edit, prepare for meeting with editorial interns, and prep for chairs’ meeting with dean tomorrow.

Noon – 2pm: Train interns on on-line submission system for journal I edit

To 2:30pm: Check mail in office, do scheduling

2:30-4:40pm: Eat lunch in dining hall, bring laptop to write up evaluation of on-line submission system testing, 10 minute phone conversation with friend

To 5:30pm: Meet son back at office, make dinner for him, lay down in break room and watch Australian Open tennis

5:30-7:45pm: Work on documents for evaluation of department faculty for salary review (as chair), intermittantly check email and do scheduling

7:45pm-9:45pm: Show movie to intro. class (“Hoop Dreams”)

To 10:00pm: Log assignments completed by students during the movie, follow-up with intro. class on enrollment issues by email, reschedule meeting with student for tomorrow

10:00-10:20pm: Check eBay auctions, email tennis coach, close down computer, wash dishes, straighten office to get ready for tomorrow

10:35pm: Home

To 11:15pm: Unpack from work, eat muffin, drink scotch, finalize eBay auctions, update blog

To 11:30pm: Change clothes, get clothes ready for tomorrow, pack tennis bag

11:30pm: Bed (hopefully)

Total hours worked: c.12

Published by David Yamane

Sociologist at Wake Forest U, student of gun culture, tennis player, racket stringer (MRT), whisk(e)y drinker, bow-tie wearer, father, husband. Not necessarily in that order.

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