a few hours from now, i'm getting my very first paycheck as a resident. it's not much but i'm very excited. in fact, i've already spent most of it in my mind as i windowshopped in the mall earlier. just 3 things: a new pair of sandals that i don't really need, a blouse and a book. sadly, that's all my meager paycheck can afford.

for the past 2 months, i've been working without pay. i spent my first month as a pre-resident, it's like training before the real residency training. on my second month, i officially began my residency training but i didn't get my salary. it's the hospital's policy to keep the first month's salary as a cash bond, just in case i decide to quit. if i quit before the end of my training, i wouldn't be able to get it. i'll only be able to get it when i finish my training...which is going to be in 4 years time, but with interest, daw.

it's a misconception that by becoming a doctor, one automatically becomes financially rich. but that isn't the case, especially if one is still in training, like me. doctors do become rich, in other aspects, but not always monetary. we're just like most of the people out there: overstressed, overworked and underpaid...but always looking forward to payday.


Anonymous bugsybee said...

Overstressed, overworked and underpaid ... these are things (some) doctors have in common with (many) teachers. Blowout naman dyan o ... ooops, wala pala sa budget but I can take a raincheck. :)

Apr 12, 2006, 3:00:00 AM  
Blogger atticus said...

overworked. underpaid. underappreciated. laging may ganyang phase dito sa atin. pero may mga kilala akong doktor, natatawa ako pag naikukuwento nila na tumatanggap sila ng bayad na manok, itlog at baboy. akala ko kuwentong kutsero. but the story was repeated a hundred times, so i assume it's true.

hamo na, yayaman ka rin. pera o hindi.

Apr 13, 2006, 4:57:00 PM  
Blogger duke said...


Apr 16, 2006, 10:36:00 PM  
Blogger Rudy man said...

o nga di importante ang yumaman. kahit mga 20 million solve na. hehe sarap tlga ng sumusweldo!

Apr 18, 2006, 1:47:00 PM  
Blogger f.r.i.e.d.w.a.t.e.r. said...

sarap gastusin nyan. hehehe!

Apr 20, 2006, 9:21:00 AM  
Blogger fetus said...

hehehe. penge kahit limampiso. :)

May 9, 2006, 1:43:00 AM  

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