Prolapse wrote: Dermo wrote:
i seriously wouldn't want to be a Dr. of any medical persuasion. Worked into the floor and a life of sleep deprivation and hardly any social life. Got two friends in that industry, ones a surgeon the other an ER Dr. Both look like death and never have the time to do fucking anything and work to the point they are like zombies.
A lot of GPs (not locums) spend half their week on the golf course. It's a desperately boring job but massively overpaid compared to hospital and specialist doctors.
What a load of absolute cock. It's a really fucking hard job. I work on intensive care (sometimes) and its really easy. They're all ill as fuck and generally I use about 10 strategies to keep them alive. Not really that hard. Stressful sometimes. Really sad sometimes, but generally I find it relatively easy to pick those who need my input from those that don't.
GPs see hundreds of patients a week. They have to decide if that blood coming out of your arse is piles or if they need to refer you for expensive incestigations to check you haven't got cancer. Refer too many people and the NHS crumbles under the costs, miss cancer and your career is potentially ducked.
Picking the actual ill one out of the hundred every week. That is a skill.
And they get paid about £80k for doing it.
Not poor. But not super rich.
Their pay has gone down as they have given year in year cost of living wage increase to their staff, each practice is like a small independent business, whilst they have taken pay cuts themselves.
As for the golf course. Yeah right.