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Old 04-16-2010, 03:34 PM
 
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You gotta admit, the amount of money made compared to how much post-HS education they usually have is astounding.

But at the same time, a doctor could more easily give their superiors the "finger" when it comes to overtime than a member of the CHP.
Same amount of money could be made in both paths, but I heard it's mandatory OT no matter how tired you are when a member of the CHP or any other LE agency.

Another reason I'll continue wanting to drive a truck more than stepping into that realm of occupation-land, drive the DOT-allowable max of 10-11hrs, take off 10-11hrs.
The Doctors I work with wouldn't be able to give the "finger" to their superiors... they are mostly contract employee's and as such, work when they are told without the benefit of overtime...

Many professionals, Doctors, Lawyers, Engineers, Architects, etc often find themselves in exempt positions...

Completely different story for Nurses... some of the Nurses make just as much as Docs and the reason is Nurses, by State law must be paid overtime except in cases where the Nurse meets the definition to be excluded or exempt.
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Old 04-16-2010, 03:46 PM
 
Location: Clovis Strong, NM
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The Doctors I work with wouldn't be able to give the "finger" to their superiors... they are mostly contract employee's and as such, work when they are told without the benefit of overtime...

Many professionals, Doctors, Lawyers, Engineers, Architects, etc often find themselves in exempt positions...

Completely different story for Nurses... some of the Nurses make just as much as Docs and the reason is Nurses, by State law must be paid overtime except in cases where the Nurse meets the definition to be excluded or exempt.
I'm just not a fan of working long hours, whether or not I am getting paid for it. 40/week and I'm happier than a dog that just took a cooked steak off the plate.
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