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Really Awful Occupations – Part 1

Grave-diggers and crop farming types are very down-to-earth,
And valuators tend to be your gentlemen of worth;
Your tightrope-walkers need to be well-balanced sort of chaps, 330 more words


Cogs in the Machine

Hi small band of readers,

It’s been a while since I’ve posted– I’ve been really busy and haven’t summoned the motivation to collect reasonable thoughts on some of the articles I’ve come across lately. 119 more words

Bursts Of Thought

Things I Have Done When Over-Tired

There’s been a lot of talk about working hours on this blog recently, as well as the risk that tired doctors pose to themselves and patients. 311 more words

Studying Medicine

The importance and difficulty of clocking out on time

I had a long chat the other night with a younger tech journalist about work/life balance. I suspect this person was hoping to learn that I had found this one weird trick to regain control of when the job can cede priority to the things that the job pays for, but I had to admit that I had not. 389 more words


Injury on Duty: What it's like to take PEP

This post follows on my previous post about Injuries on Duty.

There is no shortage of war stories from healthcare workers who have taken Post-Exposure Prophylaxis ARVs (the medication you take to prevent HIV after being exposed to it).Days and days and days of nausea and diarrhoea are just the beginning of it. 1,063 more words

Studying Medicine

Occupational Hazards No•9:Due

The single reason
I stand be4 you -

The single reason
I entertain you -

The single reason
I’m still glued -
Half unglued…

It’s Tuesday -
Rents’ due…

~ KaBoKi


My encounter with the Chinese mafia

In March 2013 we received a strange visit in our office. A group of gentlemen, looking like Chinese rednecks, knocked on our door and asked to see “the boss here”. 336 more words