Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Just in case you thought I was exaggerating

This is a screen shot of my Google calendar for a TYPICAL week of work. There is a reoccurring event from 5-7 which I have blocked off for picking up and feeding my kids. The rest are honest-to-God contact hours or committee meetings (on weekends church and the gym, and I see a kid-related event Saturday).

This certainly approaches the workload requested by this article. And I can assure you, I am not doing a good enough job with this many contact hours.

This is overloaded according to our typical schedule- by probably 4-5 contact hours.

Next semester I am going 3/4 time, financial consequences be damned.


  1. Hope 3/4 time works out for you! I do 80% and it's made a huge difference - I have a full time job not a life-eating job.

  2. I am in exactly the same boat :( my Google calendar just has more colors. How do they expect anything to happen with all that work? I am having trouble organizing events, putting up homework on time, writing letters of rec....

  3. Good luck with next semester. Yes, that is quite a busy schedule! :(