A doc in Canada gives up – and lets us know all about it
“You start to realize some patients don’t give a s—.They don’t
appreciate you or what you have to go through. I’m busting my butt, working all hours and getting called at 4 a.m. I have people crying on my shoulder and I have to stick my finger up people’s butts — and for what? . . .
. . . McCarthy knows there are many who will say, ‘Suck it up. You make a lot of money and there are plenty of people trying to get by on a lot less.’ He knows it’s a hard sell.
‘It’s a lot more money than the average guy makes, that’s why I can’t complain. But ask your dentist how much they make, or your veterinarian, accountant or lawyer.’
Neither of those jobs come with the same responsibility or the life-and-death decisions that a family practice does, but they’re far better compensated.”