Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Life Changing Decisions

Dilemma #1. To go to fellowship or start working.


DUH! Tinatanong pa ba yun? Aba, bahala na sila magpakatalino! Gusto ko na kumita ng totoong pera! Now na!


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Dilemma #2.To stay or to go.

The agreement was to go back to my beloved country and serve for two years...

or... the waiver,

be a physician in an underserved area the United States for three years...

The ingrate that i am, i chose the latter. You can't blame me, well, actually you can. But please, don't.

Don't worry, mahal ko pa din kayong mga kababayan ko. Except si boy abunda.

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Dillemma #3. Easy life with big moolah or hard life with bigger moolah or hardest life with biggest moolah!

As soon as recruiters knew i was about to finish training, i would get at least 10 phone calls a day. My email was also full of offers that i had to put some of them in the spam folder.

4 day work week, strictly out patient, no calls, no pagers, no hospital duties. Enough moolah. Panalo.

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So last December, i flew in to this place, and told them, I'll think about it. Pakipot.

March, i was on vacation in California when they sent me the contract which was approved by my lawyer (nux! may lawyer lawyer pang nalalaman. parang tutuo. feelingero.)

I signed.

Contract signing by Fedex. Picture taken by good friend, Mrs. Eya Dee. buwahaha.

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Life changing decisions. I hate doing them.

More to come.

12 Comments:

Anonymous jo said...

ahh, growing up... :) God's choicest blessings be upon you on your new career. o sya, magpayaman at huwag kalimutan ang mga kaibigan. hehe. hope to see you next year.

4:50 PM  
Blogger atticus said...

wow. winner. teka, iyan ba iyong option 3(a)? easy life, big moolah?

congrats!

regards nga raw pala sabi ni boy abunda. padadalhan ka raw niya ng salamin.

2:31 PM  
Blogger jho said...

gusto ko easiest life, biggest moolah. meron ba na ganun? dun ka na lang doc.

congrats on those decisions that you have made.

sushal ka may lawyer lawyer ka pa ha.

4:04 PM  
Anonymous totobear said...

bakit wala ako sa credits eh sinamahan kitang mag fedex (actually ups) ng requirements mo nung nagbakasyon ka sa California. hmmph! hihihi :)

kasi naman habang mini-mail mo yung package mo yung kinukunan kong litrato ay yung mga p.o. boxes sa mail station. remember? hahaha.

7:43 PM  
Blogger pilimon said...

amft!

natawa ko sa boy abunda..
gusto ko naman sya!
si kris ayaw ko!
hehehe..

sarap ng buhay..
ikaw ang hinahabol!
pogi na magaling pa!
mayaman pa!
pag nagpasex change ba ko papasa ko sayo?

5:19 AM  
Blogger Ely said...

At least may choices! hehe. If given the chance, pipiliin ko din ung biggest moolah! Kaso wala pa ako ganung choice eh.

5:04 PM  
Blogger eyamacavinta said...

totobear, wag magtampo... vain lang si duke kaya pichure nya nilalagay nya dito, not the mailboxes. lol
easiest life talaga...complaining of boredom sa trabaho samantalang mga duktor sa pinas bago yumaman, 6x a week dapat nagduduty!...tsk tsk tsk

1:38 PM  
Blogger duke said...

Jo. growing up ba? ayoko mag grow up. lol. musta na ang baby? hope to see your next year!! miss you.

atticus. easy life, ok lang moolah. hahahaah. paki sabi kay tito boy sa kanya na lang salamin nya. mas kelangan nya kamo.

jho. meron siguro kung ikaw si paris hilton. lol. akchuli kelangan ng lawyer kahit ang mahal ng bayad sa kanila. lol. kainis.

totobear. akchuli, nakalimutan kita. hahahah! oo nga pala, sinamahan mo ako magmail sa may Daly city. kahit madami kang reklamo! hemingway, after that naman eh kumain tayo ng sa masarap mong fish and chips place. o ha!

Pilimon. Pilimon, basta long hair ok na! at gusto mo pala si boy abunda ha. sige, iuwi mo na sya. kaya mo ba yun? ang ingay ni kris eh. masaket sa tenga. kahit nung burol ng nanay nya sya yung bida. sayo na lang.

Ely. Hindi ko pinili ang biggest moolah. kse tamad akong tao. hihihi.

mrs. dee. point and shoot na nga lang ang gamit mong kamera eh naka 3 shots ka pa dito at blurred pa yung iba. tsk tsk tsk. ang labo mo mrs. dee.

12:23 PM  
Anonymous miwa said...

di lahat ng pinoy na nasa pinas ay mahal ang pinas.
at di lahat ng pinoy sa abroad ay tumalikod na sa pagiging pilipino.
etc. etc.

by being a doctor, you serve. que si hoda pilipino or kano ang natutulungan mo. At nga pala, why feel guilt for getting something you deserve?

2:22 PM  
Blogger Sonia said...

cool blog you have here. I'll be following! :-) How does the work atmosphere differ from here, though? Super tough?

11:21 AM  
Anonymous chasingkitestrings said...

So you left?! Did you pay?! :))
(...did it involve a lot of self-recrimination?)

No judgement or anything! You probly deserve it, and, hey, life is tough enough without being responsible for the fate of the third world.

10:23 AM  
Blogger duke said...

sonia. thanks for following. work atmosphere? i guess it differs. patients here are really demanding.

chasingkitestrings. i left in 2006. No, i did not pay.

3:52 PM  

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