I give 100% on my days when I locum, and work 3-4 days just enough so I can enjoy it. I have on occasion bought the spectacles for the patient out of my own pocket. Now accepting a lower rate from what I had previously ( 33% reduction ), at the same regular practices I had worked for years is a NO. Protect your reputation if you see yourself great at what you do. I will let ‘others’ take up my days happily. There is only so much you are willing to give if you feel valued at £200 per day.