In Loco Parentis, or Just Plain Loco?

April 30, 2012

Growing up in the 1970s, parents urged their children to go to school, get a degree, and then work for a great company. Even kids who went into factory jobs heard a similar version of this story. You’d be set for life — the security — or so the story went.

Then came “right sizing” mass layoffs, business failures, and the winds of creative destruction that drove jobs offshore.

My point in this is that there is no real security in depending upon a pseudo-parent employer.

So why are so many physicians falling for this same story in regard to hospital employment?

Wake up. They’re not fooling you; you’re fooling yourself.

Sorry, it’s tough love. And, I’m not your daddy.

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