At this point the only thing I can do to level the playing field is work as little as possible (minimal surgery, no call, no weekends) while still being in that 150k range and then go find other avenues in life to generate income to eventually transition out of podiatry entirely. Seeing some nurses annihilate us in compensation is honestly so humiliating and I'm not even someone who cares about money all that much. It's just a hard pill to swallow to see how all that time and effort didn't really pay off in a gratifying way.Just saw a CRNA open position on LinkedIn, 200-250k salary with 500k retention bonus. LOL wut. Meanwhile our PP pods are paying associates 80-100k to perform surgery, take trauma call, work 7 days a week, cover 4 satellite offices, etc for 80-100k + possible bonus.. No way man. Had I known all of this I would have become a nurse/PA and basked in the 3-4 day work week. We don't deserve this kind of headache for the amount of stuff we provide for the hospital/community. Our leadership is lacking 100%.