Originally posted by fah0436
reply to post by Destinyone
He'd have a far more decant and easier lifestyle as an ER physician than trying to get people to cough up money to see UFO's.
So there goes your theory.
That's YOUR theory and, indeed, I suspect most people would agree with you. But is it really true? Imagine for a minute what life in the ER would be
like. Sure, you make a lot of money, but does that afford you a decent life, really? The ER is manned 24x7. You're unlikely to have a 9-5 job at the
ER. Your stress level has to be high. You're dealing with death every day, injuries, trauma, heartache, a lot of it intentionally caused. You must be
"on" at all times. You can't make a mistake. You must be fast. You make life and death decisions. If you screw up, people die. You're in the midst
of blood, vomit, other bodily fluids, pain and grief. If you are in a supervisory position, as apparently Greer was, you have management issues with
personnel, hospital politics. and inevitable committee meetings. The whole place is a pressure cooker.
Sure, you make a lot of money, and from our standpoint, most of us are not really rich. We see someone making $200K and we think that is so much money
that we can't even imagine it. It isn't, really. You can own a home and drive whatever kind of car you want. You won't be worrying if you have
enough to buy groceries, but you won't be buying yachts with that kind of money either. Unless you are single and frugal, it's not enough. So I
challenge the idea that being an ER physician affords you an "easy" lifestyle.
And it begs the question.
What if Greer already has money? He'll tell you that he has had to scrape and sacrifice by quitting the ER, but, frankly, I don't believe anything
he says is credible. Others will tell you he did well in real estate. Having money, a good deal of it, is not that unusual. A death of a parent can
make someone a multi-millionaire overnight. We don't know, of course, but given the absence of evidence, one theory is just as good as another. It
is entirely possible that to Greer, doing the ER/MD thing did NOT afford him a decent lifestyle and he may not have needed such a job at all.
So I wouldn't be so quick to say "There goes your theory." just because you have another one. It may be yours that is gone. None of us know for