Tough crowd, tough crowd
I'm not a CRNA, and upon second look maybe I should have been more reserved in posting within the CRNA forum. It was just a joke and no offense was meant. However, the joke probably rises from a bit of annoyance with statements like, "think about money last" when you're considering a career path. I don't know about you, but I work for
money. Yes I get some intrinsic joy out of what I do, which is a bonus, but the fact is, if they didn't pay me, I wouldn't do it, which I would venture a guess that many CRNAs hold the same thought. I get annoyed seeing CRNA's dissuading everyone and anyone who mentions anything about the money they make from going into that career path, as if the current CRNA thought nothing of the salary and wanted nothing more than to pursue their career for the fuzzy feeling it gave their heart.
On the flip side, I believe I can see where the CRNAs are coming from when they get annoyed with anyone who's ever Googled fastest way to become a CRNA
or online CRNA programs
or accelerated CNA to CRNA
. I get it. There's a lot of flaky people out there that see dollar signs and don't have a clue what a CRNA does let alone what a nurse does.
My only point is that if I didn't consider the money, I would still be broke, in a rock band, eating Kraft every night. So I have an appreciation for people that say, "I want a better life, how can I make that happen?" I've seen too many people with stars in their eyes and dreams in their heads not do a thing with their life because they're still wondering, "Would I make it? Would I be good at that?" I say just do it.