I worked in NHS for 28 years, not in a direct clinical role but often working alongside nurses and doctors in theatres and on the wards. I can only admire them for what they did even in the quiet times. What they have done recently is beyond praise as they all faced the known dangers of Covid and put the patients first. I thank you for your contribution.I thought my days on the wards were well and truly over when I hung up my stethoscope a few years back. The plan was to spend the rest of our days touring Europe, if only I were to know what was ahead. I spent a number of years working the Air Ambulance, then moved onto Medic One in a number of major cities, as my career progressed I was part of Gold Command Incident Management Teams and had the misfortune to be involved in a number of tragedies, throw in running inner city ED's along the way! But nothing, and I mean nothing, has been like the hell of the last 12 months, instead of driving around Europe I have been back working the wards and doing what I can to support the amazing, and by God do I mean amazing NHS family. Anyone not involved do not appreciate a fraction of what these teams have gone through it has been complete and utter hell. But as we move back out of lockdown the politicians and public quickly start to forget the sacrifice the teams have made. But don't worry their dedication, passion and commitment means they shall still be there to do it all over again even if it is the result of peoples foolish irresponsible actions.
I had it easy I was only "helping" but what these team have done is nothing short of a miracle.
So to get back to the OP, no Doctors never retire
Stay safe everyone and please follow the rules.
Ditto, and diagnose and put right over the phone!As an ex computer programmer / analyst / manager I apparently can diagnose and fix any PC in the world. O and can determine the ideal PC / Printer etc etc for someone just by them saying "I want one"
There's a joke in there somewhere about deciding to stop soliciting, if I could but find it ...I turned down requests to carry on working when I decided to retire. Over 40 years fighting other peoples' battles is enough. Burnt my bridges by taking voluntary removal from the Roll so I am no longer qualified. I still get bad dreams where I am in a large office. PTSD, possibly.
The legal method training is permanently ingrained. I find myself helping family members with their legal problems. That's life. You can't get rid of them as informal "clients". In fact there are 3 solicitors (including former ones) in the extended family but I'm the one everyone goes to for advice.
When I had my 2nd hip replacement, the anaesthetist was bored during the operation, and asked me if I liked travel. He then went on a travelogue of his adventures in his Merc m/home ['could sell it for more than I paid for it 3 years ago'], claiming that he had driven to all accessible points North, South & West; and was planning on getting as far East as it was safe to do, in the then late Summer of 2015. Took my mind off the hammering to fit the new hip, and gave a hint of the possibilities of motorhome travel!And they say motorhomeing is the poor man's holidays what wide spectrum of members are on here who the man in the street would never think
I’m a Building Control Surveyor and regularly get asked for advice, which I don’t mind too much. However I’m due to retire at the beginning of August and since announcing it to all and sundry I have been inundated with offers (some quite lucrative). Even the LA I work for want me to stay on part time. I’ve been planning this for sometime and have ferreted away extra funds into my pensions ready for the great escape but am now having to rethink the whole deal!
I don't understand the problem with this; mainly because I've never had any, despite being readily available and charging very reasonable rates ...Go careful Mel, you don’t want to get accused of sexual harassment!