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5171 clicks; posted to Main » on 06 Oct 2022 at 7:30 AM (9 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-10-06 7:40:47 AM  
I worked at that hospital for 4 years.  It was hard work with little pay.
 
2022-10-06 7:41:56 AM  
A "slow and steady" ER doc... doesn't seem like the right department for someone like that.  Congratulations on his accomplishment, but I hope he doesn't bring the mechanic mentality of 'Not sure what's wrong.  Let's start replacing parts.'
 
2022-10-06 7:47:31 AM  
Kinda the opposite of the "performed engine repair through the exhaust-pipe" joke.
 
2022-10-06 7:48:17 AM  

focusthis: A "slow and steady" ER doc... doesn't seem like the right department for someone like that.  Congratulations on his accomplishment, but I hope he doesn't bring the mechanic mentality of 'Not sure what's wrong.  Let's start replacing parts.'


I am fully onboard with a total cyborg conversion.
 
2022-10-06 7:53:47 AM  
There might be only 2 base models, but they come with Endless customization, to the point that no two are alike.
 
2022-10-06 8:01:49 AM  
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Hello, I'm Doctor Mechanic. They sent me to fix the cable.
 
2022-10-06 8:20:51 AM  
and I take a hammer to the child proof caps on my pill bottles
 
2022-10-06 8:25:52 AM  
He got hired as a doc at 51? So he'll have his student loan debt paid off just before he retires.
 
2022-10-06 8:27:11 AM  
Ready for surgery!

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2022-10-06 8:27:21 AM  

dustman81: He got hired as a doc at 51? So he'll have his student loan debt paid off just before he retires.


Narrator: " His children inherited the debt."
 
2022-10-06 8:32:05 AM  

Private_Citizen: dustman81: He got hired as a doc at 51? So he'll have his student loan debt paid off just before he retires.

Narrator: " His children inherited the debt."


Sounds like he worked his way through college and incurred little debt.
 
2022-10-06 8:36:11 AM  
That's an awesome story.
 
2022-10-06 8:37:34 AM  
During his years in medical school, Allamby continued to run both of his auto service businesses

Congratulations, Doctor. I'd like to introduce you to some people. These are your children. Children, this man you've never seen before is your father.
 
2022-10-06 8:43:41 AM  
There was an episode of Emergency! When Dr. Early fixed the squad for Jon and Roy.

/got nothing
 
2022-10-06 8:44:51 AM  
Just don't get caught plugging your OBD into the wrong port.
 
2022-10-06 8:53:56 AM  

thealgorerhythm: [media.npr.org image 800x600]
Hello, I'm Doctor Mechanic. They sent me to fix the cable.


I lol'd really hard.

Really hard.
 
2022-10-06 8:58:21 AM  
If this guy thinks dealing with car insurance companies is bad, wait until he experiences the hell that are health insurance companies.
 
2022-10-06 9:15:49 AM  
Having a hard time reconciling the comments in this thread with this guy's accomplishment.

When I was a lad of about 27, I was an enginerd / product manager for a large orthopedic implant company. After making friends with a couple orthopedic surgeons and attending dozens of hip, knee and shoulder replacements, I convinced myself I wanted to do that.

27 years old. Get into med school at 28. Add four years, and about $400k debt. On to 4 years residency. Dept in limbo, another 4 years of life goes by. Oh, you wanted to be an ortho? Ok find a fellowship, continue making peanuts for another 2-4 years.

So at 28+12 years, I'd just start making real scratch at 40, with $400k of debt, assuming I kept up with interest.

Conversations with my doctor friends clued me in to the insurance company squeeze. I mean look at the macroeconomics: the profits at United, Kaiser, Aetna aren't out of thin air. They are skimmed from the doctor patient transactions writ large.

I decided not to do it. Maybe I should have. I give this guy props for having the passion and guts to follow his dream.
 
2022-10-06 9:19:27 AM  

Private_Citizen: There might be only 2 base models, but they come with Endless customization, to the point that no two are alike.


But they all operate under the same basic parameters, and the functional systems don't get completely redesigned every 20 years to meet government regulations.

The system doesn't change, and diagnostics just keep building on the past and getting better.
 
2022-10-06 9:51:55 AM  
That was a great story. Way to go guy.
 
2022-10-06 9:54:02 AM  
Funny thing is that owning two mechanics shops he was probably making just as much as he is now as a doctor maybe more.
 
2022-10-06 9:54:46 AM  

Private_Citizen: dustman81: He got hired as a doc at 51? So he'll have his student loan debt paid off just before he retires.

Narrator: " His children inherited the debt."


Just don't pay it. Anyone complains, give them your parents phone number. Ask them to tell him you love him.
 
2022-10-06 9:56:01 AM  

1funguy: Private_Citizen: dustman81: He got hired as a doc at 51? So he'll have his student loan debt paid off just before he retires.

Narrator: " His children inherited the debt."

Just don't pay it. Anyone complains, give them your parents phone number. Ask them to tell him you love him.


Narrator: "And then they garnished his wages."
 
2022-10-06 10:01:06 AM  
This may/not be relevant, but

Who is that YouTube creationist chemist who is now an auto mechanic and posts really, really, really stupid creationist content?

Can't think of his name-- John something maybe?

Could a Farker help me out, please?
 
2022-10-06 10:22:49 AM  
"Why is this doctor so obsessed with checking out my tailpipe?"


And props to him for realizing his pwn potential and actually doing the necessary things to live his dream.
 
2022-10-06 11:43:23 AM  
I personally worked with a guy who got fed up with the low pay and politics inside the world of auto repair. He was a great tech, went to nursing school and is now an RN.

Good on anyone who makes the effort to reach their dreams.
 
2022-10-06 1:08:41 PM  
The body is just a machine

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2022-10-06 1:13:44 PM  
Now this is a The Rookie i would watch.
 
2022-10-06 1:53:29 PM  
Just don't ask him to change your oil.
 
2022-10-06 6:19:40 PM  
This could be an 80s sitcom.
Coked up TV producer: So he's a mechanic by day, doctor by night .... brilliant! What are we calling it?
Pitch guy: Mechanic Doctor
*producer chokes down another line* Farking brilliant!
 
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