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SedRate last won the day on April 9 2020

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  1. Definitely rings true for me. The weather has been awesome lately, and every year I seem to miss it because I am working 50-60 hours per week. So I have been taking full advantage this year now that I have an alternate schedule that gives me more time off.
  2. I think Covid had an effect as well: a lot of things have changed for me and my family as I'm sure has happened with other folks as well. I found it difficult to want to pay attention to what's going on here, and when I would look, it seemed to be the same old subjects being posted: name change, difficulty finding a job, job unhappiness, etc. After a while, it gets boring talking about the same things, especially negative things and the same new grad dilemmas we've already tried to help with time and time again. I am also a member of other social media groups and they provide new things
  3. Agree with what's been said already. Get them to change it ASAP. If it's a hospital umbrella policy, sometimes they will just make it retroactive to your start date. Consult with someone if they can't make it retroactive.
  4. Things are still going here. Cases in the gen pop are up and schools are going online again but haven't quite seen a rise in hospitalizations yet. We shall see...
  5. Yes to all. The job climate is much different nowadays, and your observations are spot-on, at least in my opinion and recent experience. Congrats on getting through it all and adapting. Good luck to you.
  6. Keep it simple and to the point: thank her for her interest but you would like to be respectful of the current practice by not discussing stuff related to your new job. Don't feel bad about going into any more detail than that.
  7. Agree with the above. OP, since you already started the negotiation by revealing your current pay rate, I would wait until he comes back with his offer. If the offer comes in lower, you can then respond with a counter offer. I wouldn't use your current rate or potential raise as a main negotiation point unless the jobs are very similar; negotiate for what the position is and why you are wanting closer to "$30-40" for said position. Also, I recommend that you don't use a range. Just state your rate and negotiate from there. Learned that from this forum
  8. Agreed. I think the specialty also matters to some degree since certain personality types are drawn to certain specialties. I know of two old school heart surgeons who've gotten fired or lost privileges due to behavioral issues.
  9. Agreed. It's insane how common it is. And unfortunate to see it in kids and pregnant women.
  10. ...And also by preventing ovulation and thus fertilization. What should also be discussed is that unprotected sex can result in pregnancy, abstinence prevents pregnancy, and condoms prevent both pregnancy and STDs
  11. From your second article published in a Pharm journal in 2002 based off of articles collected from 1966-2001: "Although both methods sometimes stop ovulation, they may also act by reducing the probability of implantation, due to their adverse effect on the endometrium (a postfertilization effect)." So, no, the science didn't change. And yes, they actually did say it prevented fertilization by stopping ovulation from what they gathered from articles written between 1966-2001, just as they are reasserting in 2011-2012 in your post further above. Sadly, we're basing this off of poo
  12. Sure. Sadly, the evidence for implantation effect is limited to poor quality data and theory. The medication is intended for immediate use after unprotected intercourse up to 72h, which is to prevent fertilization and therefore implantation. Are you implying this medication shouldn't be prescribed after 72h?
  13. Not really. It can really help to see things done or explained in different ways. With that said, I did like working with just one surgeon because we had similar styles and personalities, and so it made things easy and fun. When you're working with a surgeon who is difficult to work with, inexperienced, or slow, it is nice to have others in your rotation so you're not just stuck with the one. I think if you're starting out and wanting to learn a lot, having multiple surgeons would probably be the best way to go so you're not just learning one style and one way things are done.
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