Sorry to hear your father is an alcoholic.
Shouldn't he be away on therapy? Can he deliver proper work, whe he's intoxicated?
it seems like there's a standard mindset among doctors as being greedy, narcissistic workaholics.
Selfless workaholics fits many a lot better. To help suffering people, even when they are not feeling well themselves.
Doctors had the lowest life expectancy due to the stress, last time I looked.
Think of it...Many sick people demand to be treated as soon as possible, often too many to handle. Look at the full waiting rooms, and how long each patient has to wait to get treated.
Not because the doctors are napping or having a coffee break, but because somebody else is an emergency, is bleeding, allergic, in pain, or collapsing, and doctors have all hands full to do to figure out why,and that he doesn't die.
This causes enourmous stress.
Often a hospital doctor will have to work a whole day, and the following night, without a break, because of shifts.
You expect have a doctor present on weekends. So he's not at home to have time for his OWN children that weekend, or for his own recuperation, because he will have to work 14 days in a row.
My father was a doctor and died shortly after retirement from cardiac arrest..
My brother, after devoting his whole life to others, may not live long enough to enjoy his retired days as well...
But of course you have jerks as well, like everywhere. Just don't think that all are, please.