Joe Doakes from Como Park emails:
That’s two stories [recently] about doctors who see themselves as victims.
Do they realize they’re one percenters who have nothing to bitch about? Why aren’t they ashamed to be complaining?
They know they’re on the top rung of intelligence, we all do. We know they have as much perseverance as any Marine – they made it through college, medical school, internship and residency. They have enormous student loans but they also get paid a great deal of money (hard to get accurate figures but think about it, would you choose to practice a hugely in-demand trade in Worlds-End Minnesota for less than $200,000 a year?)
We know doctors are at the very top of the heap in every medical clinic; anything they say, goes. We know they are one of the very few professions that still have any respect from the general public.
And yet these two think they are victims. Persecuted. Unloved. Ground under the iron heel of injustice. Suffering at the hands of The Man. Precious snowflakes, unique but ever so delicate.
Makes me want to vomit. Maybe something I ate doesn’t agree with me? What do you think, doctor?