Why do you need a job if your husband has one?

After my medical specialty training, my PhD and my fellowship in North America, I came back to Belgium to talk about possibilities for an academic medical career at the university hospital. My husband, who has the exact same qualifications in another medical specialty, already had been accepted for a job at the university hospital. For me, there was no opening, which of course is possible. Instead, I got the following suggestion: why do you worry so much, your husband does have a job, doesn’t he?

Story signed by: Dr. housewife?

The story happened to me as a PhD in the year 2005-2009 at an academic institution in Flanders

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