Thursday, June 7, 2012

Your salary. Your life.

I'm sure most of us met quite a few burnt-out, disenchanted and disinterested docs. All that makes them go through their clinical routine is their paycheck.
They (and a lot of their more cheerful colleagues) are trapped in what we can call a high wage trap: despite of being utterly dissatisfied with their current situation they make a decent salary, and to start something new and (possibly) exciting, which may or may not lead to a higher income, is outright scary, since we all developed a high dependency of this paycheck. Most of us would never go for it, because the more you earn, the more you have to loose. However, in a great scheme of things it's your life experience that matters (or should matter).

It's much easier to start something new when you really have nothing...