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  • mary
    November 07, 2010 - 18:22

    Someone noted that it was not a coincidence so many Drs. submitted their resignations on the one day and that this is just a bargaining ploy. I tend to agree. This was a planned move and it will backfire. Didn't one of those specialists who got the previous hefty wage increase end up resigning anyway. Demand a increase, threaten to leave, get a wonderful big bonus salary increase for screwing up and, then, leave anyway. We aren't talking a couple of hundred bucks here. No, it is a lot more than that. It is a dam game to these people and the citizens of NL are being played. I agree with the gov't on this one. My experiences with a couple of drs over the past year, including a specialist, has left me disgusted. Incompetence and arrogance. The Drs. do not have my support.

  • CHARLIE
    November 07, 2010 - 16:48

    Bonnie you really should understand the facts before writing. A Specialist's work load depends on the Speciality. How many times does a Pathologist get out of bed at 3.0. am compared with an Obstetrician or Internist. The money is to attract more people so that the workload can be spread out, not to line the pockets of existing Physicians.

  • K.D
    November 06, 2010 - 20:38

    Hey you guys what happened to the code you swore by on the day you graduated it seems these days everything is for sale a once proud profession is taken over by greed, to hell with the patients and the few of us who pay through the nose to help the sick recover while doctors and specialsts whine and groan, everyone knows the workload is heavy that`s the nature of sickness it knows no bounds

    • Unbelievable
      November 08, 2010 - 13:03

      It really is too much. What has the world become. A once respected position has fallen so low in my eyes over the years...and this is a whole new low. I have watched mistake after mistake by "Specialists" over the years and at the end of the day realize they are only human. But to realize what matters most is the bottom dollar is really disturbing. Do not be fooled folks. It is not about the work load, not about equity, not about patient care or recruitment and retention. It is because the doctors are upset and disappointed that one group of salaried specialists are making more than they are. It never seizes to amaze me really. The people we are forced to trust are thinking about their millions and how they are not earning a couple of extra bucks like their friends while we are on the operating tables. Do you trust your mechanic with your vehicle like you trust a doctor with your life or loved ones life. Think about that the next time it matters I would definitely recommend people to educate themselves before seeing any doctor these days. It has become a position of upper status and not a window to help those in need of help. Shame on you doctors!!

  • Gerry
    November 06, 2010 - 11:29

    Without knowing the annual salaries paid to the resigning physician specialists (or their earnings for the past one or two years) how can one make any objective comment on this subject. Are the salaries or earnings public information? Where can I view, so I (and many others) can make rational comment.

  • stann
    November 06, 2010 - 10:47

    It is clear that the Bully (AKA Danny) has just sent out Jerome, the clone, to throw stones at the medical specialists who want fair treatment from this goverment. Where in the h... do the Bully and the clone expect to find replacements in 3 months when there is a shortage across this country. Nflders are the losers with these bully tactics once again.

  • BONNIE
    November 06, 2010 - 09:32

    GOD GAVE YE A GIFT, TO HEAL, WHEN IS ENOUGH, ENOUGH, WHEN IT COMES DOWN TO THE ALMIGHTY DOLLAR, THE MONEY WINS OUT, AND YOU KNOW WHAT THEY SAY, MONEY IS THE ROOT OF ALL EVIL, PAY THE SPECIALISTS ALL THE SAME, FOR THERE WORK LOAD IS ALL THE SAME, AS FOR DR. TRAHEY'S DREAMS,.. MONEY GONNA EASE THEM?...... WHAT A LOAD OF CRAP,

  • Steve
    November 06, 2010 - 09:09

    If anyone does not want to believe that this is nothing more than a bargaining ploy by the union you are sadly mistaken. We are to believe that by some fluke of nature that not 1, 2 or 3 but 13 Doctors decide to resign on the same day. Come on give us all a break we are not all that gullible. Yes there have been mistakes made by both sides in these negotiations but the attitude by some of the Doctors that they are going to take all of their marbles and run home just doesn't cut it with me. Unfortunately the provincial government is partially to blame, they should have realized that once they gave a significant raise to one group of Doctors that would be certainly held over their heads with the remaining groups of Doctors. Let them resign, give across the board raises and hire new Doctors, please DO NOT rehire the Doctors that resigned!

  • Dave
    November 06, 2010 - 08:32

    Get with it jerome, these 13 doctors are quitting because they are intelligent and intelligent people know enough that they don't have to take being kicked in the teeth by the likes of you. You're letting 13 highly trained specialists quit and you think you're gonna replace them as easy as that. For all the people who are thinking hard on this one jerome, they'd rather see you leave than one of those doctors. You better get this mess straightened out before election time.