"Is that brain goop we're laying in?"
@SimonPetrikov, *slurping sounds*
I cant help but notice the sandles one of them is wearing.
@Finndogs, nothing says ewwww like brain tumor between the toes
@Firefighter95, brain tumor flying into your open mouth seems worse
@A Deformed Penis, you mean meaty pre chewed bubble gum
The real MVPS
well professional athletes are entertainers soooo...no. That’s called capitalism.
@csortof , yeah, for some reason people don't understand sports teams are a business
@csortof , exactly. And let’s face it, surgeons aren’t exactly pinching pennies to get by. They still make bank.
@Fuggles, plus they don't have to worry about getting trampled while they operate. A small bonus I'm sure
@theshadosnipe, how to get surgeons paid more? turn it into a TV program the entire united states watches every sunday monday and thursday
@csortof , Well maybe capitalism, or at least the form of capitalism that's prevalent today, needs to be done away with
@Fuggles, $250,000 a year with $400,000 in student loans.
@Audiodacity, ummm no.
@NameyMcNameFace, so it’s a couple of years of financial struggle followed by decades of luxurious living. Not a terrible deal.
@Fuggles, depends we’re you@live too. But yeah. Brain surgeons make good money. Football players make multi millions a season though.
@This Guy Fvcks, we can have competitive brain surgeoning.
@J3ster, i would watch that show
@Fuggles, yup, besides the average general surgeon makes as much, if not more than the average professional football player.
@Audiodacity, we’ll see if you still think that after you leave school
@Audiodacity, we’ll see if you still think that after you leave school and get settled into life
@Pvt BB Ghanoush, A lot of people seem to think the government decides how much athletes make based on their worth to society. I don’t understand how they don’t realize that they get paid based on viewer ship and such. It’s frustrating.
@Audiodacity, Why? Do you not like movies making billions of dollars either?
@csortof , I graduated school 8 years ago
@Weird Porn Stash, Of course, I love going to the movies. I just think instead of those companies making x amount of profit, some of those billions should go to teachers for example..a job that actually matters and has an impact on our kids
@Audiodacity, but what kind of incentive does that put out there for teachers to truly better themselves? I understand they are overworked and underpaid, but there are definitely teachers out there mooching off the system and doing the bare minimum as well. An across-the-board raise/bonus will only reinforce the same teachers to do the same lazy work, while the good teachers are still left with the burden of teaching the kids what they lack from bad teachers. I don’t think the money needs to go to the teachers, I think teachers could be incentivized by performance. Also, it’s not like those billions just get lost into a black hole. It all goes back into the economy in some fashion, therefore driving businesses across the globe.
@EnteiLord, Well first we should definitely raise the bar for the standard of teachers, add a few more years of schooling as well as throw in some general psychology. Made it hard enough where people who aren't serious will fail, and those who do succeed will be teachers we can be proud of.
Changing one thing won't make a difference in this country, a lot of thinks need to be rethought about how we do things
@Pvt BB Ghanoush, run by non-profits like the nfl. But health insurance companies are non profits too, so my point is... where? Idk
I feel like brain surgeons still get paid plenty, with the added bonus of not having to retire by 40 because of various debilitating injuries
@theshadosnipe, yup. After people get that quarter million dollar bill in the mail I’m sure nobody will think the doctor is underpaid
@theshadosnipe, just dealing with potentially killing someone or saving their life. Not stressful at all compared with kicking/throwing a ball
@Albatraous, ok give them your money then. Nut up or shut up. Find a surgeon, and give them your wages. Oh of course not though, you just want others to give them money, you don’t want to do it yourself.
@Albatraous, don't get me wrong, they do great work. Just saying they aren't exactly hurting for money either. Besides, as someone with a buddy who's on his 6th year of med school, they go through basically desensativity training so that the constant death doesn't do as much to them psychologically. If they didn't most wouldn't make it more then a few years
@Fuggles, I do, through taxes.
@Albatraous, so do they. Through taxes. And they pay way more taxes than you. So why do people complain that they make so much?
@Fuggles, the level of skill for their job versus the rate of pay they get is disproportionate to that of the people whose jobs are more important to society. I get that it is capitalism, but find it strange as a society we would rather pay large sums of money to those who entertain us, rather than to those who look after us and keep is alive. For example, a carer gets paid basically minimum wage, but without them, the elderly/vulnerable would unlikely have people to look after them, yet someone who plays sport gets paid a proportionately higher amount. Dont get me wrong, there are athletes who work hard and spend years developing their skills, but why is the best surgeon in the world, who is able to save numerous amounts of lives, paid less than someone who can kick a ball for entertainment?
Tldr: society pays unfairly to those who save our lives, compared with those who entertain us
@Albatraous, life isn’t fair, I can definitely agree with you on that; but without establishing an economic system dangerously resembling communism there’s no way to take a majority of the money given to athletes and give it to teachers, surgeons, carers, etc. And like theshadosnipe said, in the case of people like American football players, they walk out the other side with debilitating brain damage from the several concussions they receive. So they make the crazy money they do so that they can retire at the age of 35
@Albatraous, part of it is the up-front cost. For sports it's maybe a $50 Jersey, $90 ticket, ect that adds up from thousands of fans. For a surgeon it's "congrats on barely surviving. As a welcome back to life here's a $300,000 bill".
As an added bonus, many surgeons leaving medicine because of ACA. Thanks Obama.
Many of these “overpaid athletes” donate large sums of money to hospitals and charities that allow procedures like this one to be done for people who otherwise wouldn’t be able to pay for it.
Yeah, nah. Floor is damn gross after an operation, ain’t no one laying on that. Gloves and gowns are clean af too. And usually, the first thing they’re going to do after a long op is piss and then drink.
With who’s money you fückin idiot.
I miss Steve
Wearing flip flops on an OR?
Can we take moment to let it sink in on how long 32 hours is...
A guy I work with had a brain tumor removed. He was never the same again.