I am, officially, a GP's assistant.
Now off to be a teacher... I'm not going to spend my entire working life in threats such as: "if you don't do what I tell you to do, I shall blow your brains out with my gun"... that person hopped by for a mosquito bite that had vanished over three weeks ago, but was afraid of malaria... come on folks, Malaria? In Holland? When you've never been further away than 10 miles from your home town? The past half year have been full of these threads, including at the weekend- and night-surgery where I had a parttime job. Not all threats were addressed to me, also to my colleagues... I can't stand it anymore. Drug addicts, pimps wanting their "goods" to be clean from STD's and pregnancies aborted, threatening at gunpoint, knives, other weaponry and verbally hurt so much, it's hard to sleep at night, et cetera.
The thing is: as a nurse or doctor, you're protected by law and all sorts of insurances given and made by law. So when I threaten you, as a nurse or doctor, with lots of pain and ouchies if I don't get it my way, you are protected by all sorts of laws and organisations you can hide behind. Eventually, you, as a healthcare professional, would be able to sue my ass for threatening you in the line of work.
As a GP's assistant, you're not protected. It still doesn't exist and it won't exist in the near future. You're an outlaw, on your own, if something happens, folks always make it look like it's your fault. Insurance is a real bitch and so is security by laws and organisations. Most assistants quit their job at age 30, or when suffering from a nervous breakdown. Plus the payment is really low. I don't want to get a small salary for threats, hands around my throat and folks waving knifes and guns around to stress their non-existent matter of urgency.
Subject: was supposed to be History, it's turned into Biology. Why? Because of my background, my own history and the fact I adore plants, nature, evolution and other stuff. There's no work as a history teacher, and let's face it: as a GP's assistant at where I'm from... for there are too many history teachers already and too many GP assistants...
Folks, over and out.