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Lives of Doctor Wives: Follow Up to "Hours" Post...

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Follow Up to "Hours" Post...

So I thought I would follow up with what happened yesterday. Yesterday, my husband got an upset call from his Program Director because he had gone over his hours on his timesheet.

My husband was really upset because he really didn't work >80 hours and thought there must be mistake. I encouraged him to go in and talk to his Director, so he did over lunch.

As it turns out, the secretaries were calculating it wrong!! They had summed all his hours over last month and divided by four to get a weekly hour amount. Obviously, there are more than 4 weeks, or 28 days in October!!

His Program Director apologized and my husband thought he sincerely felt badly about getting upset. The Director did remind him to let his attending know IF he was getting close on hours.

We had a discussion last night about the responses to my previous post. I guess every program handles the 80-Hour-Rule differently and it SOOO depends on the speciality. After his meeting yesterday, my husband did get the impression the program wants to honestly keep the residents at under 80 (rather than "fibbing" on your timecard, although I think everyone does this at some point during a long week).

Thank you so much for your comments yesterday. I was really inspired with the strength and patience you show with the crazy schedules our husbands have!!!

1 Comments:

Blogger Alexandra said...

That's great to hear! I wonder how many people do things in life because they THINK that is what is wanted or expected of them. I'm so glad that your director is one of the good guys that sees the benefits of the 80 hour rule and tries to follow it. Thanks for updating us!!

November 9, 2009 at 2:47 PM  

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