Some people have a so-called doctorate degree can have a degree of stupidity not much less than your uneducated, ignorant individuals. They are fresh out of grad school and drive a BMW, Mercedes, and live in a 2 story house that is twice their students debt. How you spend your money is your problem, and if it makes you happy, you can have a 1 million dollar mansion for all I care. But it’s their attitude that pisses me off.
No, no one cares if you’re a “doctor” of pharmacy (Pharm D). Maybe it impresses desperate undergrad students who are trying to get into pharmacy school, or those uninformed Asian parents, but it doesn’t impress me. I will think of you and treat you as anyone else.
People look at you like you’re having a nice life with your LVs and your picture-perfect home. If only they can peek inside a little part of your day. It involves people yelling at your on the phone, you ringing up customers at drive through, and trying to get that $25 Viagra coupon to work. Not exactly glamorous as you’d like to portray yourself, eh?
There is absolutely nothing wrong with the job description I just described above. I am more than happy to find a coupon for you through my phone or ringing up your tampons and condoms along with your prescriptions at the register. But, unlike some of my peers, I don’t like to portray my lifestyle as fancy or fascinating. It’s not.
Pharmacists are financially stable. We make more than the average person (especially where I live), but we are not rich. For god’s sake, get out of this city. People out there can afford a 3000/mo apartment in Paris and London and don’t call themselves rich. Your 3000/mo mortgage does not impress me. Some surgeons and doctors out there don’t call themselves rich or demand for you to call them doctors outside of their work place.
Do us a favor and stop flashing your average life. It’s laughable.
Unless you have no debts, no credit card bills, paid off your house, car, etc, and still have 6 figure digit in savings in your bank, you are not rich.
You are not a real doctor. You have a DOCTORATE degree.
Still, please pat yourself on the back for your accomplishments. It is still a major achievement.
Just don’t be stupid because others out there are laughing at you.
It bugs me so much to read random comments/statuses when people whine and rant about money. It also bugs me when others belittle someone to make themselves feel better.
When I make comments “I don’t make enough”, I immediately get attack by others. How I feel is how I feel. They tell me stuff like, you don’t know how lucky you are, you are in the top 10%, blah blah.
I’m sorry….what? I’m lucky? Sure, I’m pretty sure luck has something to do with it, but I am a regular person just like you. I wasn’t born into a rich family, my parents didn’t buy me into college, I am now paying for my 6-figure students loan myself, and last time I checked, no one took the board exam or go to 20 years of school for me.
Don’t tell me I’m lucky when I happened to work really hard for my “success”.. And don’t make me feel bad when you are not willing to work hard for what you want.
I don’t get pregnant because I know I want to be financially stable first. I still live at home because I know that’s the smarter choice for me. I don’t drive a BMW because the Camry my parents gave me are in perfect condition.
So, before you belittle me because I am now living the life I want, blame yourself first. Money doesn’t fly off the sky for me. I happened to work really hard for what I want, and my money that I spent happened to be my hard earned labor, 40 hours a week.