I think that I shared some things on this topic in a PM to you. I0mnot sure how relevant my complaints would be to you. Much of the problem was that the deal was changing. It wasn't the deal I had agreed to, which was that I would give everything I had to my work - 100 hour work weeks as an intern and resident, study continuously thereafter to keep current, be available by beeper or phone when I was out to dinner with my wife, and be ready to drive in to the ER from there if necessary, take telephone calls in my sleep, assume huge dent and liability.<quoted text>
You said earlier that you are a 50 something white male(the white male part being superfluous to my questions).
Why did you quit your profession?
I ask because I'm thinking of joining that profession.
Did you quit because of the profession?
You also said I could ask you questions.
In return, I expected autonomy, authority, respect, job satisfaction, and to be well paid. They eroded away at all of that, gave me a huge infusion of new bureaucracy and liability. They welched on the deal, and I decided that I didn't want to play any more. What else could I do except accept those terms or get out? I could afford to, so I moved on.
I don't know if any of that is relevant to you. You'll get the new deal, and maybe feel better about it than I did, the way somebody being hired for $60,000 out of college feels better about that job than somebody already in it that took a pay cut from $100,000.
And your personality is very different from mine. You are gentler, I think.
Anyway, if you're still interested, here is an opinion I shared with boooots regarding his young physician son
And here is a laundry list of the kind of problems I had been facing at the end :