Monday, June 27, 2011
I just got back from the most wonderful vacation with my family. The thought struck me whilst dipping my toes in the Gulf, that I used to dread vacation. I met some nice folks down there who were in other professions and I mentioned how I used to dread vacations and it puzzled them. It may puzzle you too. And for those of you thinking about a career in EM think about this.
If one takes a job with a standard ER group you are obligated to do a certain number of shifts per month. So when vacation comes along you either have to front-load your shifts before vacation, or back-load them and work a nightmare string of shifts upon your return.
So, if you do it before you go, it takes a couple or three days to come right, your vacation is almost over, you feel bad about wasting three days, and then you come home.
And, if you back-load them as the vacation approaches mid week you start to get the 'oh shit' feel in your stomach as you know what you are coming back to... No fun.
Not anymore. Not anymore.
Posted by 911DOC at Monday, June 27, 2011