This is how being a new doctor works. When you just graduate, you are an intern, receiving a small salary, then after internship you reapply to work.
For the past 5 months I have been job hunting. No steady income. I still used what little savings I had from my internship to help my parents.
I have been rehired now and working exactly one month. I decided to finally move out, get an apartment for myself ( since I have been primary caretaker, living with my parents the past 2 yrs now).
I also bought some new clothes for work...even if I am broke, I cant afford to "look broke" on the job. So far in my new job I havent been payed yet. My Mom has to go see a Doctor in another state, I have already volunteered to take her (since as "the medical son" its on me), all I am asking of my siblings is to help me with the cost of the ticket....and guess how they respond "you should have budgeted better"
Now mind you...I have budgeted. I have enough money to get support myself for another month without salary....but I can't possibly have enough money to buy plane tickets, I haven't been payed in 6 months !
Come'on man....they could be reasonable....there's only so much one can budget for if you are not getting regularly paid.