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  • isdaby
    July 02, 2010 - 13:34

    Doctors are starting to behave like teachers & nurses. True professionals dont take planned sick leave. What are pathologist anyway. Seems to my there just glorfied lab tecs & not very good ones at that.

  • Susan
    July 02, 2010 - 13:30

    What's the big deal about a pathologist's salary being made public?? If I recall correctly, when the NLNU were negotiating, full page ads were in this very paper with all salaries published. Is this any different or are, once again, physicians being held to a different standard than the rest of us????

  • the rams
    July 02, 2010 - 13:30

    Soldier of Danny your mom called, your Kraft Dinner is ready. Oh yeah and a big glass of Kool aid. Nerds. :(

  • Geoff
    July 02, 2010 - 13:26

    Excellent column, Peter. You nailed it.

  • John Doe
    July 02, 2010 - 13:25

    So let's get this right. Williams government...bad...Doctors...good...Oh my. The telegram is now practicing WWF tag team spin doctoring. I can see Peter and Russell now, who's gonna bash the gov. today Russ? Me or you? Well I guess Peter is right. The doctors can do know wrong. We should just keep on giving them whatever they want, right. They deserve it. Besides if we don't they will all go to the mainland.

  • mom
    July 02, 2010 - 13:24

    Excellent column. The external review found a toxic environment in local laboratories - could this have been caused by too much work for too few staff? If you are going to be publishing the doctors salaries, shouldn't you include the salaries they would receive in other provinces for comparison? I do agree with the need for an apology by the premier.

  • Darrell
    July 02, 2010 - 13:23

    Excellent column Peter. Coming from someone who doesn't attack Danny for the sake of doing so, it adds that much more cred to your argument.

  • Polly
    July 02, 2010 - 13:22

    Jackson's article, true to form, has captured the essence of the leadership in this province . Williams' behaviour has to change drastically . During his tenure as premier Williams' outbursts have become all too predictable . No one person ---- Justice Cameron or organization -- Eastern Health , NLMA , is exempt from his critical attacks . The old adage that you can't teach an old dog new tricks rings true in this case . Williams , sad to say is not about to change his tactics , and because his actions are so anticipated and rigid , he will be the architect of his own undoing .

  • Soldier of Danny
    July 02, 2010 - 13:19

    Its a shame that the same person who directed the greatest movie trilogy of all time has to share the same name as this tool of a writer.

  • Jerry
    July 02, 2010 - 13:15

    Thank you for writing such a clear, well-argued, and timely column. It's the best statement I've read on this story.

  • Peter (Reader)
    July 02, 2010 - 13:14

    The column displays a little of a Dicken's mentality - Oliver Twist - the work house boys fear say ....please sir, may I have some more(gruel).... for fear of getting less gruel.

    Lawyers are (supposed to be) trained to stand up to hospitals and Doctors and Nurses in their client's interest. Perhaps that is the difference between US and CDN health care - fear of litigation. Whether this deters bad medicine or intimates good medicine - who knows??

    To paraphrase DW - it's your health, your life, your decision - hurt feelings by any other party is secondary and childish.

    (Still a good column, though!)

  • Taxpayer
    July 02, 2010 - 13:12

    This is just one in many examples that the government just doesn't know how to govern. You would think that being able to interact with people would be a skill that these people had learned, but it is just not so. In the case of the doctors also they have picked a fight with a group they cannot win again. Boys resign and let some one capable takeover.

  • isdaby
    July 01, 2010 - 20:23

    Doctors are starting to behave like teachers & nurses. True professionals dont take planned sick leave. What are pathologist anyway. Seems to my there just glorfied lab tecs & not very good ones at that.

  • Susan
    July 01, 2010 - 20:18

    What's the big deal about a pathologist's salary being made public?? If I recall correctly, when the NLNU were negotiating, full page ads were in this very paper with all salaries published. Is this any different or are, once again, physicians being held to a different standard than the rest of us????

  • the rams
    July 01, 2010 - 20:18

    Soldier of Danny your mom called, your Kraft Dinner is ready. Oh yeah and a big glass of Kool aid. Nerds. :(

  • Geoff
    July 01, 2010 - 20:13

    Excellent column, Peter. You nailed it.

  • John Doe
    July 01, 2010 - 20:11

    So let's get this right. Williams government...bad...Doctors...good...Oh my. The telegram is now practicing WWF tag team spin doctoring. I can see Peter and Russell now, who's gonna bash the gov. today Russ? Me or you? Well I guess Peter is right. The doctors can do know wrong. We should just keep on giving them whatever they want, right. They deserve it. Besides if we don't they will all go to the mainland.

  • mom
    July 01, 2010 - 20:09

    Excellent column. The external review found a toxic environment in local laboratories - could this have been caused by too much work for too few staff? If you are going to be publishing the doctors salaries, shouldn't you include the salaries they would receive in other provinces for comparison? I do agree with the need for an apology by the premier.

  • Darrell
    July 01, 2010 - 20:08

    Excellent column Peter. Coming from someone who doesn't attack Danny for the sake of doing so, it adds that much more cred to your argument.

  • Polly
    July 01, 2010 - 20:07

    Jackson's article, true to form, has captured the essence of the leadership in this province . Williams' behaviour has to change drastically . During his tenure as premier Williams' outbursts have become all too predictable . No one person ---- Justice Cameron or organization -- Eastern Health , NLMA , is exempt from his critical attacks . The old adage that you can't teach an old dog new tricks rings true in this case . Williams , sad to say is not about to change his tactics , and because his actions are so anticipated and rigid , he will be the architect of his own undoing .

  • Soldier of Danny
    July 01, 2010 - 20:01

    Its a shame that the same person who directed the greatest movie trilogy of all time has to share the same name as this tool of a writer.

  • Jerry
    July 01, 2010 - 19:54

    Thank you for writing such a clear, well-argued, and timely column. It's the best statement I've read on this story.

  • Peter (Reader)
    July 01, 2010 - 19:52

    The column displays a little of a Dicken's mentality - Oliver Twist - the work house boys fear say ....please sir, may I have some more(gruel).... for fear of getting less gruel.

    Lawyers are (supposed to be) trained to stand up to hospitals and Doctors and Nurses in their client's interest. Perhaps that is the difference between US and CDN health care - fear of litigation. Whether this deters bad medicine or intimates good medicine - who knows??

    To paraphrase DW - it's your health, your life, your decision - hurt feelings by any other party is secondary and childish.

    (Still a good column, though!)

  • Taxpayer
    July 01, 2010 - 19:49

    This is just one in many examples that the government just doesn't know how to govern. You would think that being able to interact with people would be a skill that these people had learned, but it is just not so. In the case of the doctors also they have picked a fight with a group they cannot win again. Boys resign and let some one capable takeover.