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A coroner doesn't really require specialized medical knowledge. Anatomical/pathological cause of death is determined by a pathologist. The coroner coordinates investigations and writes up a paper documenting everything. My preceptor did it on the side, you can make good money by signing all the death certificates.

So you're saying a coroner does not determine cause of death? Not directly at least and just coordinates the investigation. News to me because I'm pretty sure every lay person in the country thinks a coroner is the doctor who examines the body.

 

In your area is there a separate fee paid for isgning a death certificate? Cause like I said the job I saw was paid hourly so not sure how you would make a lot of money on a 30 dollar an hour basis?

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So you're saying a coroner does not determine cause of death? Not directly at least and just coordinates the investigation. News to me because I'm pretty sure every lay person in the country thinks a coroner is the doctor who examines the body.

 

In your area is there a separate fee paid for isgning a death certificate? Cause like I said the job I saw was paid hourly so not sure how you would make a lot of money on a 30 dollar an hour basis?

 

Yes I had the same impression as well and was surprised this is not to find the case.

 

I am not fully confident in my answer about the remuneration, but my understanding is that coordinating the investigations doesn't pay well, but being able to sign for death certificates made it worthwhile.

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I moved out of my rented condo in downtown Toronto in May. Bought a townhouse.

 

I knew I was diving into the deep end re: responsibilities and expenses (bills, bills, bills, bills) but sometimes it just really piles up and I feel the weight of adulthood on me. That coupled with me now driving a car, practicing dentistry and a whole host of other types of insurances popping in and good lord, real life is expensive.

 

Sometimes I want to go back to student life, scraping by, renting and rooming. Not as luxurious, but far, far simpler.

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I moved out of my rented condo in downtown Toronto in May. Bought a townhouse.

 

I knew I was diving into the deep end re: responsibilities and expenses (bills, bills, bills, bills) but sometimes it just really piles up and I feel the weight of adulthood on me. That coupled with me now driving a car, practicing dentistry and a whole host of other types of insurances popping in and good lord, real life is expensive.

 

Sometimes I want to go back to student life, scraping by, renting and rooming. Not as luxurious, but far, far simpler.

 

Ha, almost sounds like you are an "adult" now!

 

not quite sure sometimes why people are rushing off mentally to the final steps in some of this :) The stuff in the middle is often much more interesting. 

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I moved out of my rented condo in downtown Toronto in May. Bought a townhouse.

 

I knew I was diving into the deep end re: responsibilities and expenses (bills, bills, bills, bills) but sometimes it just really piles up and I feel the weight of adulthood on me. That coupled with me now driving a car, practicing dentistry and a whole host of other types of insurances popping in and good lord, real life is expensive.

 

Sometimes I want to go back to student life, scraping by, renting and rooming. Not as luxurious, but far, far simpler.

 

Wait until you have kids (if you intend to. Don't want to assume...)

 

Daycare is basically a mortgage. 

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You're late for 1 minute? Pay a $1! Ridiculous...

 

trouble is if it isn't ridiculous then people would be late all the time. Even a dollar per minute - or 60 an hour - they aren't aren't really coming out that far ahead (probably base pay plus some form of overtime, blah, blah). 

 

we really do need a better national system for day care. 

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trouble is if it isn't ridiculous then people would be late all the time. Even a dollar per minute - or 60 an hour - they aren't aren't really coming out that far ahead (probably base pay plus some form of overtime, blah, blah). 

 

we really do need a better national system for day care. 

 

We really do. Finding care for kids under 18mos is nigh impossible and under 2 is very hard. I've known people who've had to delay their return to work because they couldn't find a space by the end of their 1 year maternity leave, despite having put their child on waitlists while still in utero. 

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Ha, almost sounds like you are an "adult" now!

 

not quite sure sometimes why people are rushing off mentally to the final steps in some of this :) The stuff in the middle is often much more interesting. 

 

Haha, it's an investment property; I don't plan on staying here forever. I'm a single guy and 4 bedrooms for me is a bit... much. I'm basically just furnishing it as a one bedroom condo and living pretty simply otherwise.

 

Wait until you have kids (if you intend to. Don't want to assume...)

 

Daycare is basically a mortgage. 

 

Been giving this a lot of thought lately. Playing with my niece melts my heart and makes me want kids. On the other hand, I only see the good side, being the uncle; I just go in, spoil her, play with her, and leave until next time.

 

I know if I have kids it won't be until much later--I'm a late bloomer in that way and am eager to stretch out my youth.

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Sometimes I think it is a good think that I can't have children (severe stage 4 endometriosis and I've basically been told it would be a miracle if I could ever conceive and carry a child to term). Then again, people with children have told me I'll regret not having children when I'm elderly. *shug*. I've worked with enough seniors to know that having children doesn't guarantee they'll be there when you are old and grey.

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I'm worried that I may be experiencing burnout in fourth year. I went from finishing third year, to taking a spring course and starting two new jobs, to studying for and writing the MCAT, to fourth year. I expected this year to be more relaxed, but my thesis has been more demanding than I expected it to be, and this semester was very stressful and busy. Studying for my last couple midterms and now finals, I've felt really tired and worn out. It's been hard to focus on studying. What's scaring me is that I did not do well (to my personal goals) on my last two exams. I would love to take the Christmas break to relax, but I will need to work on data analysis and manuscript writing before classes start again. I also wanted to start some interview prep in case I receive any interview invites. I'm nervous that this feeling of being worn out will continue into next semester, and will negatively affect my grades.

 

Has this happened to any of you? If so, how did you deal with it?

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Sometimes I think it is a good think that I can't have children (severe stage 4 endometriosis and I've basically been told it would be a miracle if I could ever conceive and carry a child to term). Then again, people with children have told me I'll regret not having children when I'm elderly. *shug*. I've worked with enough seniors to know that having children doesn't guarantee they'll be there when you are old and grey.

Sucks that you have the option of carrying your own biological children most likely unavailable to you (endo can be awful. I'm sorry you're dealing with it) but I'm sure if the desire to have children struck you, you'd find a way to build a family since there are other options. I think it's pretty telling of how you actually feel about having kids if you view probable infertility with relief or as an acceptable 'out' to a social expectation. If you really want kids, you'll find a way around it. I've definitely known elderly people who haven't regretted not having children. Some people also regret having children just because they were expected to. If you someday want to, you'll find a way. But don't have kids just because you'll be old someday and want someone to take care of you.

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Been feeling depressed recently. I had a large group of friends in undergrad but after going through a breakup, I don't talk to many of them. Seeing parties go on and pictures on FB/SC/Insta really makes me feel like I'm isolated from everything. I've been out of school for 8 months but not sure if this feeling will ever leave me. I get short-term happiness at times but seeing zero messages on my phone for days gives me an empty feeling. I'm stuck at home with literally no friends and my life has been work. I keep telling myself that going back to school will help me meet new people and start afresh but i don't know if it actually will. Not sure what to make of it or do tbh..i've kept it inside of me for a while and figured i needed to just let it out. 

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Been feeling depressed recently. I had a large group of friends in undergrad but after going through a breakup, I don't talk to many of them. Seeing parties go on and pictures on FB/SC/Insta really makes me feel like I'm isolated from everything. I've been out of school for 8 months but not sure if this feeling will ever leave me. I get short-term happiness at times but seeing zero messages on my phone for days gives me an empty feeling. I'm stuck at home with literally no friends and my life has been work. I keep telling myself that going back to school will help me meet new people and start afresh but i don't know if it actually will. Not sure what to make of it or do tbh..i've kept it inside of me for a while and figured i needed to just let it out. 

 

Yeah social media is just a highlight reel...I wouldn't put much stock into it and I'd take a break from all of that if I were you.

 

Not sure what your goals are, but this is a great time to focus on investing in yourself.

 

Focus on eating healthy, exercising regularly, meditation or other stress management techniques, sleeping better and socializing with who you can.

 

Try not to get so caught up on feeling miserable for yourself. It can help you get out of your head and maintain perspective by getting out there are volunteering for a cause that you believe in. 

 

This is time to self-reflect and learn from this experience. Also time to re-connect with your passions and interests that you have perhaps gotten away from for whatever reason.

 

This is a good thing for you. You can grow a lot from this.

 

Wishing you all the best.

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Been feeling depressed recently. I had a large group of friends in undergrad but after going through a breakup, I don't talk to many of them. Seeing parties go on and pictures on FB/SC/Insta really makes me feel like I'm isolated from everything. I've been out of school for 8 months but not sure if this feeling will ever leave me. I get short-term happiness at times but seeing zero messages on my phone for days gives me an empty feeling. I'm stuck at home with literally no friends and my life has been work. I keep telling myself that going back to school will help me meet new people and start afresh but i don't know if it actually will. Not sure what to make of it or do tbh..i've kept it inside of me for a while and figured i needed to just let it out. 

 

I've had similar feelings in the past and even some recently. I even went through something very similar after undergrad (breakup, lost a bunch of friends, felt angry at the world).

 

I know it may not sound helpful but I have found some solace in realizing that adult life indeed is inherently lonely. There aren't many environments like school where like-minded people come together in huge droves and have the mental, emotional and physical capibilities to be socializing on a near constant basis. 

 

One thing I have realized is that it is extremely difficult to maintain that many friends when you're an adult. Life begins to focus--you have to choose your priorities and what you enjoy spending your time on, whether that be your job, your family, friends, hobbies, your lovelife. Undoubtedly your friend circle will condense and even with your close friends you will see them less often. However I see this as a catalyst for making yourself comfortable with yourself, your circumstances and always realizing that life is too short to be unhappy. Take a moment to count your blessings, tell your closest friends (even if it may be awkward given your breakup) how much you appreciate them and that you guys should set up a date to hang out. Think about how you'd feel if someone reached out to you. Probably pretty darn good, and at least appreciated. They would feel the same.

 

Recently I have decided/realized (the fact that I use both of these terms is important) is that often enough, happiness CAN be a choice. When you're depressed and in that hole of feeling as though everything sucks, it's very difficult to break yourself out of that negative dissonance and listen to reason, but your perspective is important. When I'm stressed, down, feeling alone or unaccomplished, I just tell myself "Life is too short to be unhappy."

 

Get off of Facebook. Spend some time on yourself doing fulfilling things that YOU enjoy, for you. Contact your closest friends. And DECIDE to be happy. You'll feel better.

 

One last thing and this is important:

Expect nothing.

 

I don't want that to sound disheartening. But a big part of making your way through life is being able to brush off, learn from, and move on from disappointments & failures. You should care more about caring less. PM me if you need someone to talk to!

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