Archive for February, 2009

The Roster Monster

The roster monster… um… manger is an important figure. He (or she, you politically correct folks) holds the ultimate power of leave, call and ward/team allocation. The roster monster is usually nominated because it is a thankless job that nobody generally wants as inevitably he (or she, damn you PC folks) becomes the most unpopular chap around. Except for the rubbish house officer. However, because the roster monster holds such influence over the quality of life of everyone, the most responsibile, hardworking person is usually chosen.

So it was with J.’s surgical rotation, when everyone targeted BB (a pseudonym, if you haven’t figured that out) to be the house officer. After that, though, JustKidding stood up and said, “Actually I don’t mind being the roster monster.” Given that it’s a thankless job that no one volunteers for, who would deny him? So it was that we nominated both of them as co-rostermonsters.

Cynical fact #5: few people who volunteer for a thankless job do it out of the goodness of their heart. So it was that JustKidding (JK for short) has turned out to be, well, very much less-than-ideal.

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