Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Guest post written by my buddy Keith Kramer
I have been working so much lately, that I don’t have time for anything. I estimate that I have been working about 80 hours a week, and it has been terrible. When I get home all I have energy to do is turn on my direct tv and fall asleep. I used to love my job, but working so much has made me start hating it. I knew that becoming a doctor would be a huge commitment, but I hardly ever get to see my friends, and I am not getting enough sleep. I worry that my lack of energy will affect the quality of my work, and that is unacceptable when you are dealing with people’s lives. I am also starting to worry that my health will suffer if I keep on running myself ragged like this. I know the hospital needs me, but I think I am getting to the point where if I don’t take a day off, I won’t be able to go on for much longer. I have to figure out a better work life balance before I end up miserable.