My husband had an easy rotation last month, an ambulatory month they call it, where they go from clinic to clinic filling in here and there seeing if they want to possibly do a fellowship in any of the specialties. It felt like he was home all the time. He went to enter his hours yesterday and it turns out he was working about 50 hours a week. That's right folks, 50 hour weeks feel like a vacation :)
He's now moved on to pediatric hem-onc. He is working both day and night shifts and he gets one day off a week. Today is that day. He slept in until 7:30 and then after taking Captain E to school headed off to work. Turns out he's a little behind on his dictation. As he was getting ready to walk out the door I said, "You do realize you are working on your one day off this week." And he said, "Welcome to the real world?" Haha doctor husband, what is this "real world" you speak of. The stay at home real world where even a vacation is your job? Yes there is job security in medicine, but there is also a whole lot of work to be done!