A few of my friends have joined overseas missions and can tell you firsthand what that feels like. The rest of us may have a different story in treating patients here stateside.
Civilization has its costs and following certain rules, regulations, and standards—for better or for worse—are mandated. Prior to receiving my first job offer to work in a hospital, I’ll never forget the words uttered by my soon-to-be boss: “You will need to get a haircut and lose the beard. The revolution is over.” Gulp!
Needless to say, I did just that and so began my long career in health care. I also found that in the decades that proceeded “work casual,” that the expectation was that I would wear a sport coat or suit and…
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