The Friday Funny: Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Here’s a contribution from one of our readers (who wishes to remain anon for now) to kick off the funnies for 2011.

We’d like to dedicate this to all those evaluators in ‘soft money’ jobs whose livelihoods depend on submitting successful proposals. Happy New Year!

Should I Stay or Should I Go?

C’mon you’ve got to let me know
Should I stay or should I go?
If you give me tenure line
I’ll be here till the end of time
Grant funded cash just will not flow
Should I stay or should I go?

It’s always tease, tease, tease
The high stress high stakes RFPs
Right now we’re barely in the black
I’ll look elsewhere for tenure track
Not such a stress-free option, though —
Should I stay or should I go?

Should I stay or should I go now?
Should I stay or should I go now?
If I go there will be trouble
But if I stay it will be double
Is this a chance I shouldn’t blow?
Should I stay or should I go?

Another school is calling me
We’ll sell our house for next to free
Publish or perish drudgery
Or stay with grant-based poverty
After 8 years what’s there to show?
Should I stay or should I go?

Should I stay or should I go now?
Should I stay or should I go now?
If I go there will be trouble
But if I stay it will be double
Is this a chance I shouldn’t blow?
Should I stay or should I go?

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