How does one know when it’s time to leave the academy and begin The Next Chapter? Some will have the luxury of planning their transition months or even years in advance. Others will reach a point where work conditions become intolerable. Still others may be rudely sacked with little or no notice, perhaps through no fault of their own. Some participants believed physical and mental health issues are motivating factors. For others, taking advantage of a university early retirement was an incentive. Some viewed moving to the next chapter as a natural progression. And for a few, it may be a way to end the misery; they’ve left angry. Categories discussed in this chapter include fear, timing, planning, recognizing when the thrill is gone, burnout, and reduced energy.
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