Is being a professor the most relaxed job in the world?
The question was originally posted in Quora and I could not resist writing a response (seen below). I believe the perspective of a professor’s job being relaxed comes from the fact that most people only interact with their professors during lectures, i.e. at most 3 hours per week. So, it would seem like the professor just has to show up to class for the lecture, talk about something (which they repeat every year since they are teaching the same course again), and then do noth