There is no task worse than doing the rota. It is painful and annoying and the only advantage is the ability to accommodate all my own plans and those of my family. Otherwise it is purgatory.
I’ve done the rota for the next 6 months and now the moaners are starting up. There must be a formula for working out the number of complaints and swaps that my colleagues make.
Generally the moaniest moaner is a postgraduate doctor (those who didn’t get in to med school straight after school) newly qualified, who has a boy or girlfriend who is a doctor and a parent who is a doctor. They moan like fuck.
The least moaniest are the oldest doctors, who are married with school age kids, and care about the service and their training.
Sweeping generalisations? Yes. Feel free to moan. Don’t expect me to care.