Academics drowning in paperwork are doubtless grateful to the DFES for devising a lengthy careers questionnaire for them to complete in their "spare time". Sources suggest that the shoestring project is running into trouble. An email from the research firm undertaking the survey reveals that one poor employee is struggling with a backlog of "hundreds of emails" from academics who can't work the online form. The questionnaire aims to find out what factors are affecting career satisfaction. Dealing with government departments perhaps?