What an interesting article at Vox: https://www.vox.com/2016/7/14/12016710/science-challeges-research-funding-peer-review-process.
Science has pros and cons. And like any other career, a scientist faces multiple challenges, among them to acquire funding for research in a competitive world of limited funding, juggle work and life, and meet expectations to teach, advise, mentor, coach, write proposals, papers, books …., design and conduct innovative research, analyze data, develop models, and create new ideas that advance science. In addition, professional service and hundreds of others little managerial and coordination tasks are demanding. It’s a 24/7 job.