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Why the elders are the elders

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How come any message i read about general angst amongst psychiatrists is all limited to 2002.This is all so wrong.We are all pissed off and deflecting it into so many unsuccessful outlets(yeah right!that freudian sublimation of your sexual desires for one month is gong to help you how in an exam????!!!).No,lets get some sense of community back here.Some sense of spirit.I will campaign for this wonderful resource to turn back into the helpful tool it should be-helping us all to rethink our career strategies,that is...not encourage us in our fascination for the idiotic and unknowable..The ramones said it well..'HEY HO LETS GO!';the pistols said it better..'NO FUN!';but it would have to be the Dead Kennedys who are so worthy of and easy to paraphrase..'ROYAL COLLEGE UBER ALLES'.I think that sums up the feeling of the latest batch of poor sorry part1 and 2 attemptees...just remember-this is your site,gratefully received from a man in manchester('he's not the messiah..'...just a guy who lives in Didsbury)..now lets use it for its real purpse-----PSYCHIATRY IS THE MOST STRESSFUL JOB ALIVE (apart from dynamite-climbing and shark-flossing and being Robbie Savage's personal bodyguard..)AND WE NEED A PLACE TO MOAN.Forget your balint groups..the man(&wife)are IDIOTS!!All I want is a forum to moan uninhibited...a place to be manic for a bit..if you like...and some like minded semi-serious correspondents.Elvis..have you left he building?C'mon psychiatry don't fail me!!

A free 'stress day' to you all

Go get caught playing hookey!

That is my only definite rule

Be a sick man fraud...dont get caught

Fucking hell if they structured this job properly nobody would need to go off sick with stress!

The sickman

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Hey you sound all shook up. I have not left the building but am sat in a corner licking my wounds after the Part 2 written and lamenting the fact that I cant form a rapport with my aspergic consultant.

I find that a jolly good singsong helps my stress levels. If that doesnt float your boat, I understand some modern cats download pornography to unwind of a winter's night. If not, then working as a flexible trainee is a good alternative and has the added bonus of freeing up time to keep right on the button with pop idol as well as savour more traditional daytime viewing like judge judy and queen latifah. I have gone off john walsh.

Psychiatry is so the best specialty but destressing (in a non-academic way - you know who you are) is v important. In the words of al green echoed by Bryan ferry and then i suppose repeated by Ms Tina Turner - lets stick together.

Elvis ;)

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sage words indeed elvis.

they'll be always on my mind. has everyone seemingly forgotten the spiritual cleansing and healing powers of lager?

if it is destressing you need; captain artois is always close by to lend a helping hand to steady the good ship on its course back to dixie land.

if you find yourself incapacitated as a result of overindulging in its calming influence, you can always use day time tv to recharge.....

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Being served coffee in a nice little bistro by a good looking waiter whilst reading the Daily Mirror is also an oft overlooked source of pleasure. Not to do down the virtues of lager, Monkeyseed, just a little less gassy. What a good thread Sickman.

Elvis :lol:

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Indeed - I've not read an interesting post on this site for ages - I like this one and also the fight over at Part 11 clinicals-Autumn 2003 which will hopefully heat up a bit...

Have you noticed how problems on Home and Away and Neighbours can be resolved in one episode whereas East Enders seem incapable of resolving anything? I'm hoping Superego Cafe can offer something in between, please?

My tips for today on stress reduction are:

1. Pass the MRCPsych and get a job as an SpR in Old Age Psychiatry

2. Buy a BMW Convertible (may require prolonging Band 3 SHO-dom for a while, though...)

3. Arrange some home visits for this afternoon

4. Book some sunny weather in advance

See Ya!

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If i could achieve No 1 ,i don't mind spending the next 37 years of my life watcing east enders, listening to Ian Dunckan Smith or even watching Liverpool in an away game :)

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Oh LAwdy! Get the Clopixol! This guy has gone over the edge! NExt thing you know the Loch Ness Monsta will be coming over to your house asking for 'tree fif'y'.

My solution to staying sane in an insane world is downloading lots of southpark episodes (http://mrtwig.net/) and surfing cool sites like thespark.com. And thats just at work... :lol:

At home is waaaaaay more interesting but not a subject for discussion here. Let me just say that acquiring a gimp is a life changing experience. Isnt that right mr Slave?

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docmartin

How I smiled when I read your post.

I gave him a dollah.

Elvis :lol:

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Do what you must to get through the college quizes and the myriad effects they have on you- hair loss, impotence, divorce, suicidal gestures- for life on 'the other side' is worth it. I still use this site regularly as a registrar to keeep in touch with the masses (mainly for ideas for SHO teaching) and have noticed a reduction in psychotic raving recently, so welcome its return.

Keep in sight though, that nirvana of SpR which I can confirm is every bit as delicious as promised- special/social interest day a week (with very loose interpretations encouraged) research day a week (which can take at least the first 2 years to get fully orgainsed) participation on the consultant rotas (farewell 1:4, 1:5 hello 1:14, 1:21 (if you can bear to live in Cornwall)) , 30 day study leave a year (which seeing you only do 3 days clinical can equate to 10 weeks leave if stretched to its limit) and equal amounts of annual leave. Add in a bit of paternity leave, the odd compassionate leave day (we all have 4 grandparents funberals to attend) and you can really plan to never darken the halls of your unit again.

I always knew this job would be so much easier without the patients!!!

So put down the razor blades, book yourself into rehab dust off the texts and remember that a random 45% of those who try the part 2 shall pass through the golden gates to nirvana.

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