You don’t have to be happy to do your job well, writes Joe who is the ‘world’s most popular blogging anesthesiologist’:
“I got through medical school only by riding a combination of fear, uncertainty and well-Â–concealed rage at the whole process.
I left general practice after two years because I was bored to tears and devastated each night when I got home, a combination of emotional fatigue and (short-Â–term, I hope) brain damage resulting from listening to 30 depressed people a day tell me the somatic manifestations of their misery.
But guess what?
Every single practice I worked at during that two-Â–year run-Â–up to beginning my anesthesiology residency (which I absolutely loved every minute of, by the way) begged me to stay and become full-Â–time.
They loved me.”