Ugh! I find myself really frustrated with old school attendings who are sarcastic and rude to the nurses and office staff, snarky towards med students and residents because they believe us to be slackers, and then spend hours complaining about being a doctor.
A fable was told to us about how old school surgery residents would move into the call room of the hospital they worked at. When asked why, the response was that they spent 1 day on and 1 day off. And you know what? They were extremely upset that they had to miss half the cases.
But you know what? When I'm told by my clerkship director to leave at 2pm on Friday, and given the opportunity to go spend the weekend with my long-distance girlfriend and to get there before shabbos begins, that is exactly what I am going to do! And I am not going to let these old school attendings make me feel guilty about it... (or at least try not to.)