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    there are lots of things to grumble about in medicine, but to actually waste emotional energy being upset that woman have the audacity to makes babies because it is inconvenient to others working with them just seems like navel gazing self absorption.

     


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    Jane and Joe are riding up to the CCU in an elevator. Jane turns to Joe:


    “Joe, I’ve decided to do something that will greatly enrich my life. It won’t benefit you in the least and you have no say in the decision, but — and this is the really great part  — you will have to pay for it.”


    Joe: “Huh. What?!”


    Jane: “I don’t want to hear any complaining, Joe. I’ve already decided that this is a trivial inconvenience for you. More importantly, this is my right. I am entitled to impose this on you. If you were a decent human being you would just bend over and take this.”  


     


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    I mean dude, that's kind of the least charitable characterization of what is happening possible...


    We're not talking about a smoke break.


    It's just one of those things where in reality there probably isn't an amazing solution. Personally I tried to be as helpful as I can with my colleagues when I had no kids and they did (worked 4 Christmases in a row). 


    If you want to look at it from the standpoint of the woman, she's starting her family and to be honest if you're a professional there's never a good time.


    If you want to characterize it from the standpoint of her most aggrieved male colleague, yeah it kind of sucks.


    Fortunately: first world problems.

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