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Old 2008-09-23, 14:12   #3
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Originally Posted by jinydu View Post
I can't agree with the "low-stress" part. As an undergrad, I had to deal with severe sleep deprivation (routinely less than 6 hours of sleep a day) to finish homework. And there was a continual fear of getting an unacceptable grade.

Having said that, being a professor is probably a very different experience...
IANAM, but I imagine there is still stress from getting grants and writing papers, for example, on top of staying current with an ever evolving field. Fear of failure doesn't go away once you get your piece of paper, for most people.
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