Thanks! That's sort of what I figured....
I'm prepared for a pay cut. But the high end of what she quoted me would mean a 25% pay cut!
So I'm hoping to negotiate for a little more than that....
Which brings up another point - would you take a 25% pay cut for a good job, more relaxed lifestyle, better hours, no weekends, holidays etc?
I haven't been to the office yet to meet everyone so there's still a lot to learn about the job, but it sounds good!
And I calculated that by supplementing the office job by working a couple per diem shifts a month at my current hospital at their per diem rate, I could basically make my current salary.
So as long as I like the people, the job, the benefits etc, I'll probably take it if they offer it, no matter what the pay. But a few more dollars an hour would be nice