Tag: registered nurses

CEO works one day and makes $44 million

Bill Johnson, the CEO of Progress Energy ,was going to be the Co-CEO of the combined Duke-Progress Energy company, but things didn’t work out and poor Bill will have to pocket $44 million for being CEO for one day. That’s pretty good work if you can get it.  I put in a full month as a trauma surgeon and I don’t get $44 million. If I put in a full year, I’m still not getting $44 million for my troubles. As a matter of fact, I can get over 100 trauma surgeons to work for a year and still have money

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The Five Fastest Growing Occupations Leave Me Nauseated

Median income according to latest statistics is approximately $50,000 per year. (This statistic can vary depending upon how the data is collected and analyzed.) No matter how you slice up the information, the five fastest growing occupations are barely enough to put food on the table, gas in your car and keep the lights on. Only one occupation, registered nurse, has an average starting salary that is anywhere near the median income (about $60,000 by my calculations). The rest of these are far below the median. From EPI: While a lack of jobs is arguably the biggest problem facing the labor

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The Economy, Capitalism and the Candidates

There’s been a lot of speculation on who Senator John McCain then Senator Barack Obama would choose as their running mates. Almost everyone with a computer has speculated on who could be a possible running mate. Thomas Friedman, from the New York Times, has thrown his hat into the ring. Friedman presents some good evidence to show that our economy is in significant trouble. I think anyone with a couple brain cells that are firing should be able to see the decline of the American economy. We manufacture almost nothing in this country anymore. Our banking industry is in shambles. The

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.


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