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Today 12:23 PM
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Oh sorry A&E not ICU
Healthcare you dealing on frontline with people who are unhappy. Sick. In pain. Suffering. It is not a happy place to work. Many frustrated customers who have unrealistic expectations.

Think of it as working in the department of bank that deals only with people who have lost money on stock market. Lost their jobs. Lost income. Bankrupt. And you have to help them restructure their debts and help them financially meanwhile they dont want to pay anything either.

Like previous poster wrote you can help people in other ways. Healthcare is largely a thankless industry
Today 12:10 PM
Unregistered Oh sorry A&E not ICU
Today 11:52 AM
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Thank you for writing up a reply!

I'm looking to switch careers to OT or speech, leaning more to speech, not a student yet. I used to work in banking and now I'm still in the corp world but another industry. The thing about corp world is that it's not that easy to survive (like everywhere). Treating colleagues well in corp world is lol.. its because u r nice and not because u expect the same unless being nice is the culture in the company. The term is politically correct.

If by any chance u r thinking to go into corp work.. a satisfied person is one who is either very interested in the area that they do (say accounting or engineering or auditing or finance, coding) or the industry itself (say shipping, banking, aerospace) because at the end of the day, the goal of every corp worker is to increase the revenue of the company. Nothing is more important than that. Ur very existence is tied to the kpi, to deal w ur boss or bosses, the people in the other dept and then hope to get promoted.

Then there r those who r engaged in the operational aspects of a company which sometimes can just be mind numbing and meaningless unless u really love the company so much. I think many people have other things in their life which they associate meaning to and work is just a way to earn money. But... haha I cannot.

I guess so yes there could b a bias in forums because rhe happy ones will not b looking at forums to express themselves.

When i went to the ICU, I had a lot of thoughts. ' Oh no why r they alone. R they in pain. R they bored. Will I be like that, how do ppl work in here for so many years, will I b able to, I might be depressed if I have to - being trapped in a room w no sunlight and dim lighting, how do they enjoy this, they must b really kind, must be tiring for them, will I be able to do it. ' these thoughts r actually very exhausting for me lol. Is it normal? Do u all have these thoughts too?
You are crazy. Ok lah. Go do healthcare. Then come back and share which is better banking o healthcare ok?
Today 11:36 AM
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I also forgot to add.
You can also make a difference in many other jobs.
Not just healthcare.

Be an entrepreneur.
Do finance and banking, earn lots of money and use it to bless others.
Do a corporate job in an organization with good values, rise up the ranks and treat your colleagues right.
Many other avenues for you to make a difference without having to kill yourself in the process.
But if you have already started your course of study then itís too late I guess for now.
Thank you for writing up a reply!

I'm looking to switch careers to OT or speech, leaning more to speech, not a student yet. I used to work in banking and now I'm still in the corp world but another industry. The thing about corp world is that it's not that easy to survive (like everywhere). Treating colleagues well in corp world is lol.. its because u r nice and not because u expect the same unless being nice is the culture in the company. The term is politically correct.

If by any chance u r thinking to go into corp work.. a satisfied person is one who is either very interested in the area that they do (say accounting or engineering or auditing or finance, coding) or the industry itself (say shipping, banking, aerospace) because at the end of the day, the goal of every corp worker is to increase the revenue of the company. Nothing is more important than that. Ur very existence is tied to the kpi, to deal w ur boss or bosses, the people in the other dept and then hope to get promoted.

Then there r those who r engaged in the operational aspects of a company which sometimes can just be mind numbing and meaningless unless u really love the company so much. I think many people have other things in their life which they associate meaning to and work is just a way to earn money. But... haha I cannot.

I guess so yes there could b a bias in forums because rhe happy ones will not b looking at forums to express themselves.

When i went to the ICU, I had a lot of thoughts. ' Oh no why r they alone. R they in pain. R they bored. Will I be like that, how do ppl work in here for so many years, will I b able to, I might be depressed if I have to - being trapped in a room w no sunlight and dim lighting, how do they enjoy this, they must b really kind, must be tiring for them, will I be able to do it. ' these thoughts r actually very exhausting for me lol. Is it normal? Do u all have these thoughts too?
Today 11:35 AM
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Haha I have been a doctor for 11 years and I am a specialist.
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You young boy. I have been Dr for 22 years and Senior consultant. Be more humble.
As a neutral online reader, I'll just like to point out that both of you sound like some JC students dreaming about going med school, but pretending otherwise online.
Today 11:16 AM
Unregistered i'm an outsider -- not a doctor -- but just curious, why do doctors always marry other doctors? why are you guys generally so resistant to dating outside the medical field? i for one would love to date outside of my own field (industry is way too small, and if we have a bad break up, it makes for awkward encounters when we inevitably work on the same/opposite side). i've always thought of doctors being the ideal boyfriend/husband because it's as challenging/demanding as my own work (so there's the mutual understanding) without the above-mentioned potential awkwardness.
Today 09:19 AM
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hi all.. any doctors or people in healthcare here? seeking advice about working in healthcare / hospital setting. i am considering to switch careers and pursue studies in Allied Health.

what are ur thoughts or emotions that come to ur mind while working in healthcare facing people who have taken ill?

background:

so i was a sickly child until i turned 18 when i decided to stop falling sick. because of all this meds and doctor visits and my desire to not fall ill again, i try my best to dissociate myself with illness and being ill. i visited an icu not long ago and i felt really really depressed

but the motivation comes from wanting to be of some use to the society and to other people in my lifetime.

so i wonder whats the train of thought for people who have been in healthcare for long.

thank you~
Dont. Please just dont.

Remember this post of mine. If you did. I told you so.
Better to do something else and provide the resources and back support for healthcare as a volunteer and leave the actual work for the frontline suckers.
Today 07:09 AM
Unregistered I also forgot to add.
You can also make a difference in many other jobs.
Not just healthcare.

Be an entrepreneur.
Do finance and banking, earn lots of money and use it to bless others.
Do a corporate job in an organization with good values, rise up the ranks and treat your colleagues right.
Many other avenues for you to make a difference without having to kill yourself in the process.
But if you have already started your course of study then itís too late I guess for now.
Today 07:05 AM
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hi all.. any doctors or people in healthcare here? seeking advice about working in healthcare / hospital setting. i am considering to switch careers and pursue studies in Allied Health.

what are ur thoughts or emotions that come to ur mind while working in healthcare facing people who have taken ill?

background:

so i was a sickly child until i turned 18 when i decided to stop falling sick. because of all this meds and doctor visits and my desire to not fall ill again, i try my best to dissociate myself with illness and being ill. i visited an icu not long ago and i felt really really depressed

but the motivation comes from wanting to be of some use to the society and to other people in my lifetime.

so i wonder whats the train of thought for people who have been in healthcare for long.

thank you~
If you read all the posts before this, you will notice a lot of jaded and overworked individuals.
Of course there is some sort of publishing bias here because those who truly enjoy their work prolly wonít be posting about it on a forum.
Healthcare (esp public healthcare) can be especially draining.
You will have good and appreciate patients, and you will have plain idiots who think you owe them the world when they are paying peanuts and you are earning peanuts.
And then of course you will have plain sociopaths who are just demanding, illogical and unreasonable. You might see decent patients all day and all you need is one sociopath to ruin your day.
At the end of the day this is a service industry. People expect to be served.
You do the work one patient at a time.

What do you mean you got depressed by going to the ICU?
Because you canít deal with sickness or what?
Do make sure you work out all your inner fears, turmoil etc before you start work.
See a psychologist / counselor if you need to.
If you arenít ready for the work you might crash and burn early.

What area of allied health are you studying?
Generally for physio OT you can move on to private sector where you can treat relatively well (physically and financially well off) patients.
Sportsmen, athletes, work injuries. Generally patients who are not ďsickĒ like in the acute hospitals.
Yesterday 05:55 PM
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You young boy. I have been Dr for 22 years and Senior consultant. Be more humble.

Hahah hopefully I would have retired before I hit 22 years of work lol enjoy!
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