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09-02-2014 02:47 PM
Snow Hound I've had a couple of great days in Scotland, it's not to be sniffed at if you can get there fairly quickly and much better mid week as weekends can be busy if conditions are good. Look up UCPA and book yourself a week in Chamonix, Agentiere or Tignes. You don't need anyone to go with it's perfect for guys just like you. Once you've got that to look forward to start negotiating a four month break for next season. Explain that you need to get this out of your system and I'm sure that you will be met with more understanding than you imagine. Get a bum job, preferably working evenings in a bar or restaurant somewhere like Portes du Soliel or Paradaski. You don't need great french to work in a bar that's full of Brits. DO IT!

Edit: are the UK agents of UCPA.
09-02-2014 10:22 AM
Originally Posted by td.1000 View Post
quick fix: get a longboard and ride it to and from work. works for me and I never liked skateboarding (still don't).
I was initially going to piggy back on the vacation statement, but this jogged my memory.

BUY A LONGBOARD. Ride it. Study it. Master it.

It should fix any problems that you have.

Vacations work too, as everyone else said. taking up longboarding as a hobby would be much cheaper
09-02-2014 10:07 AM
td.1000 quick fix: get a longboard and ride it to and from work. works for me and I never liked skateboarding (still don't).
08-31-2014 02:26 PM
wrathfuldeity OP just to give you some ideas....
Outpatient dermatologist in Florida with a wife and 2 kids….loves to sail, has 3 sail boats at the dock 50’ from his house, works 4 days per week 9-4pm, takes 3-4 weeks off at a time, no weekends, no emergency….FUCKIN Brilliant!

Psychiatrist outpatient, loves to whitewater kayak in andes and amazon basin, covers vacations in pnw during June, July, August…stays in his van in the parking lot of the clinic. Kayaks South America the rest of the year.

Ski bum docs (doc and wife who is doc), working the snow carney life as ski patrol/medic first aid doc. Sets up working a hill for a week-month at 4 days/wk, e.g., fri, sat, sun mon. (has the hill to himself midweek), then moves to the next hill. Lives in small rv in the lot or condo arrangement provided by the hill. Does bc skiing in am and after the hill closes.
During summer works as a “traveler docs.”

These folks have managed to keep very low debt or none, have managed not to be tied down to 1 place due to being mortgaged/leveraged to their eyeballs. Nor are they ego invested in being the “DOCTOR”. They have a skill set that is in demand, they work a triage/evaluation/temp gig and have avoided providing/being in a long-term “treatment” relationship/environment.
08-31-2014 12:14 AM
snowklinger 2 words:


year round sport best without "mates".

get some.
08-30-2014 10:21 PM
ridinbend So if you have an md then can't you take PA jobs without doing hours?
08-30-2014 10:10 PM
F1EA Not patronising you at all, or at least not in a bad way

Sure you wont be able to skate/snowboard any time you want...... but you can definitely work out a balance.

If you like a new place to leave... go! that's one of the good things about med; you're welcome everywhere hehehehe

No need to learn french either... you could move to BC or Calgary, or even the States (Canada is way cooler though). Being a Dr and from the UK you wouln't find Vancouver that expensive :hehe:
08-30-2014 08:23 PM
Argo Interesting observation wrath, a major detractor for me when hiring someone into my dept is if they eat breath and live their jobs/profession. You have to find balance, if not you should do some rethinking of how you live your life.
08-30-2014 07:16 PM
wrathfuldeity I agree with Slyder, Argo and Neni. No disrespect, but it has been my professional experience that a kid at 23 barely knows his ass from his dick and his frontal lobe/executive functioning is not yet fully developed until age 27 or 28. I'm not talking about academic or street smarts but about managing their life. That is, knowing who they are what are their passions, skills and direction in life. I've worked with and been around docs, nurses and medical professionals over 30 years in my career. A few really have it together, a few are fucked up and most are average...having their life together. The ones that have impressed are the ones committed to their profession however are not determined by it. They understand what they have chosen however they have many other interest and passions that they pursue. They understand that being a doctor and making money allows them to do other things. Things that these folks do well, is manage there life so that there is time and money for the stuff they love. So the point is, you are 23 years old you have your life ahead of you, relax and have fun, fuck up and learn something from it, get laid hard and play harder!
08-30-2014 06:08 PM
pzimm373 [QUOTE=Decade190;1795506]
So... What are your guys thoughts on packing it all in and going out for a snow season? I have no one to go with and limited finances. How much money do I realistically need and how's best to find some buddies?
I could potentially work up until December and save some and then go out and board every day... but I wouldn't meet anyone at work or anything.

A friend of my uncles just decided one day he was going to pack everything up and move down to Colorado, No job lined up or anything. He now successfully has a job and can spend all his free time in the mountains. I'm not saying abandon everything you have and just risk it, but this proves following what you love, and taking risks wont always leave you in the shitter.
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