If playing at the expense of one's parents and the taxpayers can be defined as "work", you would have a point,
but if working for four Fortune 500 companies, [ Philco/Ford, Burroughs, Bendix, Hewlett-Packard],
teaching at the military school, high school, college and seminar levels, and owning and operating some of the first personal computer operations is work,
the point is on your head.
No doubt the pursuit of pleasure like "parties in the Pump Room", "loud techno music, strobe-lighting, cheap booze", "dancing topless on a table", being "Village people wannabees", being "entertained <at> The Montreax Jazz Festival <and> loads of smaller festivals close by which students come back from looking bleary-eyed on a Monday morning.". and "hopping on a bus to the French Alps to tackle some high peaks including Mont Blanc. <and> white water rafting, bungee jumping and downhill mountain biking". etc. has its' place,
but I suggest that the taxpayers should not have to pay for this kind of "work",
nor should the taxpayers have to pay for expensive trips all over the world by "scientists" that never make a contribution to mankind.
In my travels, I have met many REAL "scientists" [ Most working in the private sector.] who worked hard to make the world a better place,
but none of them wasted their time and energy and the taxpayer's money,