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Hated it, couldn't wait to leave 4 7.55%
Tolerated it but had little satisfaction or desire to stay 17 32.08%
Adequate - not horrible but uninspiring 10 18.87%
Liked it mostly, got some satisfaction but not enough to postpone FIRE 14 26.42%
So good that I really wonder if I should FIRE even if/when I could 8 15.09%
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Old 04-07-2007, 12:23 PM   #21
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My current job has plenty of frustrations, but overall is very interesting and fulfilling. The problem is that it is high hours and high stress, and there basically no such thing as a part time job in my profession. So at some point I will be doing something else or FIREd simply because of the burnout factor. As it is now, I don't have time for much besides work, chasing the kids for a couple hours every weeknight, and collapsing into bed, which makes for a badly unbalanced life.
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Re: Like your job?
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No question, I'll semi-retire when circumstances permit. But when I look at the joy, rewards, tears and laughter of my job, I am ambivalent about giving it up. In fact, the main reason I'll part-time is not the money (though that won't hurt) but rather the pleasures of the profession. Main negatives are the job's hours, emotional demands, and on-call (it's a high adrenaline health care career).

I get the distinct impression I'm in a small minority here, so... a poll.
Rich, I agree completely. Medicine can be very satisfying at an individual patient level. I also find my part time leadership role highly satisfying because I am helping populations of patients (which many of my colleagues find difficult to understand). The "feelgood" aspect of medicine keeps many MDs practicing much longer than is good for them, or for their patients. Most MDs are programmed to spend lavishly for the sake of image (present company excepted). Without pensions, this leads to postponing retirement for many. I am holding firm on my RE plans because I have recently realized that otherwise my profession will kill me.
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My current job has plenty of frustrations, but overall is very interesting and fulfilling. The problem is that it is high hours and high stress, and there basically no such thing as a part time job in my profession. So at some point I will be doing something else or FIREd simply because of the burnout factor. As it is now, I don't have time for much besides work, chasing the kids for a couple hours every weeknight, and collapsing into bed, which makes for a badly unbalanced life.
Brew, this guy runs a long-short fund from his home in my neighborhood:



Seems like a pretty relaxing gig. His workday ends at 1pm....
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