Quote from puravidaLV
See that's the thing. Everyone sings like angles are coming down from the heavens for me. The red sea of tape has parted and now I am one of the chosen.
I keep hearing retirement, yet again I am in school to be a NP.
I am one of the lucky ones that never get called off as well. I am wondering salary versus hourly. Right now my wage is not "determined" till after the process. I make a good 32/hr OT a plentiful when I want it. Yet, I don't get any health insurance due to my wife getting amazing benefits from her company.
And as long as your boss doesn't decide to trim expenses by cutting your overtime, or cutting your job out completely, then that's fine. But unless you have a great union backing you....you're always expendable. While people are wrong to think that Federal employees don't get fired (they do) they aren't let go on a whim, or just because the CEO/owner of the practice needs another house.
Insurance through your wife is great, unless and until she finds herself on the losing end of the economy as well, and finds her benefits cut...or her job cut. Just something to think about.
Bottom line is you have to want to do this. If not, you won't stay long and will have wasted everyone's time, including your own. If you don't want the job, you should let someone else who wants that opportunity grab it. But don't say we didn't warn ya!