So I guess I'm going to be a fricking dentist.
Joel Lee
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So i just made a lifechanging decision.
I recently graduated from Dentistry in Australia and I am pretty good at it but there was one problem.

I hated it i had no interest in any part of dentistry except oral surgery. Recently I had been offered a medical placement at a pretty prestigious university and that would open up the door to become an oral surgeon.

Problem:
I have a very good job and good boss atm
it would mean i have to move interstate and leave my partner who is currently still studying.
It would mean another 4 years of being poor

After having talked to a lot of doctors and oral surgeon registrars The dream of becoming an oral surgeon has been shattered as the industry grows to become more saturated and the light at the end of the tunnel that exists today would not be there in 10 years (which is how long it would take before i become a qualified oral surgeon)
what does that mean? it means im stuck as a dentist
the good news?

RETAIL THERAPY WITH GAMES YEEEEEEEEAH laugh
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I have been hesitant about pulling the trigger on this one as one of my friends (ironically an oral surgeon registrar) has this and after playing it i really enjoyed it but i don't know how often it would hit the table in my house but now im a dentist YEEEEEEEEEAH
 
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Another game i learnt from my oral surgeon friend - i bought agricola not too long ago and discovered the wonderful world of worker placement but this one seems like a better gateway style one and who doesn't like giving D*** quests to other people!
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watched review - definitely getting it its like agricola combined with nexus ops!!! and super giant miniatures and a spiderish looking thing to scare my partner?! WHY NOT!!! what else is that med school savings going to do sitting in my account?!
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Thought it was a quick 'take that game' which would grow tedious quickly but hey i've committed myself to a job i hate woooo so whatevs...!!
 
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didn't pull the trigger on the kickstarter... but once the retail version is out definitely pulling the trigger on this one... life is too short to be playing settlers of catan all the time -.-
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Was a game which i thought i could be happy not having it but i wouldn't mind it but hey in my current mood retail therapy is what its all about getting this for sure at some point
 
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not sure about pulling the trigger on this one it still is quite expensive for a mechanic that is paper scissors rock
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Finally i guess the bright side is i'll have time to settle down have a family and enjoy my time with friends whereas if i had committed myself to becoming an oral surgeon my free time would be almost non existant. I apologise if this sounds like an arrogant ooo my job is shit even though i get paid kinda geeklist but i needed one way to vent because i really do not enjoy my job.... But at least i do enjoy the rest of my life =)
 
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