I’ve been the Interim Head of the Department of Mathematics now for about a month, and one of the biggest changes has been to my email inbox, the management of which now feels like a Herculean Labor.

Specifically, it seems as though every time I answer an email in my inbox, THREE NEW EMAILS appear. Thus, first I thought it was like the slaying of the Lernaean Hydra.

However, after several weeks’ reflection on the fact that most of my emails involve me shoveling bureaucratic crap from my supervisors down to my supervisees (or vice versa), I now understand that it’s really the cleaning of the Augean Stables.

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