05 October 2010

Hospital Staff

Doctors are a hardworking bunch. So are nurses.

They work shifts. (I for one cannot bear the thought of working shifts. It messes up the body clock.)

They work weekends. (Weekends are for rest, for play, no?)

They work long hours. (My jaw dropped the first time I heard that ICU nurses worked 12 hours at a stretch.)

They are prepared to be recalled for critical cases. (Imagine being interrupted in the middle of your rest day with a 'back-to-work' call.

For the above reasons, I conclude that you must really really want to be doctor or nurse. This ain't some 'close-eyes-and-get-by' kinda job.