Paying Your Dues at Work


Dr. Atul Gawnde
* Resident in Surgery in Boston, MA
* Author, Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science (Metropolitan Books, 2002)
* Staff Writer, The New Yorker

Scott Turow
* Author of several books including, One L: The Turbulent True Story of a First Year at Harvard Law School (Warner, 1997) and Presumed Innocent (Warner, 1993)
* Author of the forthcoming book, Reversible Errors (Farrar Strauss and Giroux, 2002)

Esme Raji Codell
* Author, Diary of a Teacher's First Year (Algonquin, 2001)

Richard Nelson Bolles
* Author, What Color is Your Parachute (Ten Speed Press, 2002)

Allen Barra
* Sports Columnist, The Wall Street Journal's Weekend Journal &
* Author of several books most recently, Clearing the Bases: The Greatest Baseball Debates of the Last Century (Dunne, 2002)

The nation's teaching hospitals have new limits on how many hours medical residents can work per week. But, medicine isn't the only profession where newcomers face long hours and low pay to learn a skill and earn the respect of colleagues. So, how did you get the your foot in the door? How did you learn what you do? And at what cost? Paying your dues at work.



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