Being an Adjunct
I’m not a real prof… I’m an adjunct: Academic Pond Scum. I teach for hire. I love to teach. The upside is I don’t have all those pesky meetings and advising to do. The bad part is I have to teach a lot more to make the same money, no benefits, and no respect. On top of that, I do online classes. So I’m lower than pond scum. No one in the department ever sees me. Out of sight, out of mind.
Actually, I’m in reality a llama herder. I just pretend to be an adjunct professor somewhere.