So you want to be a university lecturer?

I came across an interesting article while trying to find out what it is that people think we (university lecturers) do. This doesn’t tell me that, but much of it sounds very familiar. It’s more about what we actually do, than what people think of us. Small parts of it are quite different to my experiences of teaching highly motivated, interesting graduate students.
“I have become convinced that the continued existence of universities is predicated on this simple fact: lecturers would rather work themselves into the an early grave, rather than fail to meet their perceived obligations to their students or to scholarship. The entire system hinges on this being true; if it weren’t, then university education would cease.”
Full article link.