Dear members, I am new to this thread and recently switched into anesthesia from another field. I have a question for the practicing residents and anesthesiologists out there. I am doing an anesthesia rotation right now in a transitional year program and all the anesthesiologists out here at this hospital are just bitter, mean, and totally unhappy with their work. They complain constantly and this is so very disheartening before I enter into the field. Maybe its just the group out here but they are very discouraging I chose anesthesia out of interest and because it is total applied medicine--pharm, cardio, phys, anatomy. Does the work really get brutal and unappreciative after a while of practicing? Why are so many of them so very sad?