University lecturers may strike *again*Watch
I understand no one wants to feel exploited. However, being an academic is such an enormous honour and privilege, I struggle to fully sympathise. At least within the physical sciences, every academic knows they can leave and get paid way more in industry (with better hours, less admin, and fewer students!!!). In physics especially, the hop to finance / tech is pretty simple. People do it because it's a labour of love and, as mentioned before, a huge honour and privilege. Frankly, if there was a lecturer in my field who didn't want to continue, I would ecstatically take over - alas, I will have to make do with the fact I will probably never be an academic.
So, I want to hear what others have to say.