Don't want a full time job, but wait..,

  1. After 8 years working full time, I quit to work per diem and on call. I work at least 23-36 hours a week. I just got a job offer with full benefits for 95000 year, desk job. I am a NP who adjunct faculty and work on the floor and one day at the clinic. I have enough to do, but don't know if I should give it all up for this full time job as a manager? I think I work harder now, but I have a lot of freedom and flexibility. I think I bring in about 75-80 a year now. Thoughts?
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  2. 24 Comments

  3. by   prnqday
    You can't put a price on freedom and flexibility. A 9-5 may not be your best fit.
  4. by   OCRN3
    Thanks PRN, it makes sense in my head but when I talk to others about it, they seem to think I'm crazy to stay on the floor with no benefits and give up a cush, well paying desk job.
    I applied because I thought salary managers have flexibility, but they are saying no, you have to be at the job from 10-7 Monday thru Friday.
  5. by   Not_A_Hat_Person
    Money isn't everything. Which is more important to you, freedom or money?
  6. by   ~PedsRN~
    10 -7, horrible hours! YUCK!!! It's not even 9-5!
  7. by   Caffeine_IV
    I don't like those hours at all. I would want it to be 4 10s or hours like 645-3pm if 5 days a week.

    Write out the pros and cons.

    Management "seems" stressful to me. Will you have to bring work home?
  8. by   zahryia
    Will you be happy at the desk job? Will the extra 15k dramatically change your lifestyle? If no, don't do it.

    You stopped working full time for a reason.
  9. by   OCRN3
    They said I would be on call 24hrs, they also said something along the lines of "this job is more important than your family" but not in those words.
  10. by   RunBabyRN
    Quote from OCRN3
    They said I would be on call 24hrs, they also said something along the lines of "this job is more important than your family" but not in those words.
    Wow, sounds like a dream for an extra $15K.
    *sarcasm*
    Only you can decide what's right. How are you managing your health benefits? Have you factored that in to your pay raise?

    How would you feel losing that flexibility, and being expected to be available 24/7? For some, that's great, for others, not so much. Also, it doesn't sound like a lot of hands-on patient care, which is appealing for some, and a turn-off for others.
  11. by   OCRN3
    I don't have benefits now, but as a provider I have friends who prescribe to me for free and vice versa. I think more about hospital stays and things like that.

    The flexibility has me torn. I really like that part of the way I work.

    But money and stability wise the full-time seems more responsible. I am the sole bread winner for my family.
  12. by   tytkhat
    Freedom and flexibility VS responsibility (24/7) and accountability, plus 15K. For some of us the choice would be cut and dry, but for you, a real evaluation of where you want to get out of the next few years is in play. I agree with PP, map it out with the pros and cons, and take the plunge (or sit poolside)!
  13. by   OCRN3
    Final decision: not taking the job! I hope I don't live to regret it! Thanks guys!!!
  14. by   toomuchbaloney
    I am thankful that the ACA has made it easier for people to make these sort of personal choices without sacrificing the ability to obtain affordable and meaningful health insurance. Pre-ACA you pretty much had to have FT employment to have a decent health insurance policy affordable to the middle class.

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