I work in academia and I'm spoiled, cause I work with really great people. I came from a soul-sucking job (sorry Laura) with a Troll Boss and a big boss who may very well have been Satan's personal ball waxer, so as long as they didn't throw hot butter knives at me I would have been satisfied - but I walked into a great position.
However, there are drawbacks to any job.
I work with a lot of PhDs. Here's my theory, and it keeps proving itself again & again - at a certain point you become so book-smart that there is just not room in your head leftover for common sense, so it gets pushed right out.
Take yesterday. None of my lovely PhD's showed up for a meeting that they were scheduled for. There reasoning was I had just sent them an email about it, and they couldn't be expected to read their email, I guess - ?
Then a visitor who I had been in communication with missed his shuttle to the airport, despite having a confirmation email of where the shuttle was picking him up, at what time, contact #, etc.
Just a few of the many, many incidents. They can solve problems I cannot even fathom, they just can't work a can opener - that sort of thing.
For their own good, so they don't end up wandering into open manhole covers or getting on a bus headed to Tucson because they think it's a rocket ship, I think it's best if my department invests in one of these, don't you?