Yes. No. Maybe.
7+ Year Member
- Mar 11, 2010
Dude you are annoying. You don't seem to be a team player. You need to get over yourself.Please don't compare the job of a CEO to an RN. Hardly comparable. Both "education" and "type of work" must be considered.
Here is an example. If an Alaskan crab fisherman, like the crazy bastards on TV, make tons of cash without so much as a high school diploma, who the hell cares?! They're out of their minds, crazy, and do dangerous work.
My point, a doctors salary is much more fair than it is unfair when comared to that of an RN. Not only do physicians work more hours under the same "hospital conditions" (again, we're not in 30ft, freezing surf here), but they've also got a much longer (3-4x), and much more intense education (probably another 4-5x) than many nurses couldn't even complete if they were paid to do it! All that for a $10-20/hr or so difference in pay between an RN and a FP.
I just can't stand it when people start whining about how physicians should just take whatever money they're given because there is some sweatshop worker somewhere in the world that makes less while working more. Let's be realistic here folks.
There is some cross over between what nurses and physicians do but nurses are not "little doctors" or wannabe doctors. Don't sit there and tell me I could not be a doctor if I wanted to. I didn't and I don't want to be a doctor. Not interested. But my RN board scores in 1986 were in the top 1% of the USA so I bet if I really wanted to be a physician I have the smarts. What I don't have is the motivation. I like being a nurse. I like knowing I am making a difference in the world. I like taking the sickest patient in the unit that is circling the drain and creating an environment for them to survive. No I am not freaking supergenius and I am not going to find the cure to cancer but I earn every little penny of my paycheck because I am a damn good nurse and I do not have to apologize to you because you think I am overpaid.
I respect the physicians I work with and they respect me. How's it working out for you?