soorg

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Aside from the obvious, how in the hell is dancing more stressful than being an OB/GYN?!
 

Random Anesthesiologist

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There's quite a few on that list that call us when SHTF. Especially #2.
 

bashwell

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Leçon du jour: It's way more stressful answering phone calls all day, dancing with the stars, and organizing costumes for theatrical performers than it is keeping ruptured AAA, multi-organ failure, or end-stage cancer patients alive enough to undergo surgery. The latter merely involves life or death, whereas the former may involve ego-bruising embarrassment on stage or in public!
 

Mad Jack

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What I don't get is why are CRNAs on the list but anesthesiologists aren't? Does incompetence make the job that much more stressful?
 

pgg

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The public loves hearing about how hardworking, underappreciated, and dedicated nurses are.

If they only knew.


Articles about stressful professions are oblique hero worship fluff pieces. 98% of Internet "journalism" is ad-driven clickbait. Authors aren't judged by the accuracy or insightfulness of their work, just by the eyeball count. Doesn't matter if the eyeballs are interested or outraged. Don't let your feelings be hurt by these useless people pandering to bored egos.
 

waterbottle10

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now AANA will quote this article saying they do the second most stressful job in the world and don't get paid more than anesthesiologists and win all the sympathy votes from teh public
 

chfo

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Obviously when you have no idea what the hell you are doing, and you're "responsible" for the patient, you're going to be stressed out of your mind. Hence, CRNAs #2 on the list.