By working faithfully
By working faithfully eight hours a day, you may eventually get to be a boss and work twelve hours a day (Robert Frost).
The saying above by the famous American poet is, certainly, a joke. However, there is a share of truth in every joke. Specifically, this joke underlines that with the growth of one’s position the time that one has to spend on his/her job is also increasing. Practically any management position involves a lot of responsibilities and considerable time expenditure, but who said one cannot enjoy it? A student who wishes to become a Professor may expect solid investment of time in the profession. If the student enjoys his/her work, why not? Moreover, every job has days off and holidays which one can spend as s/he pleases. Therefore, it is not necessarily a bad idea to become a boss. If one approaches his/her work responsibly and enjoys it, it can be a very rewarding experience. It is particularly so with professorship or any other teaching position. Yes, it does take time to plan and prepare each class, but how rewarding it is to see a spark of interest in the aspiring eyes of your students!