I'm going to pose a hypothetical situation - Lets say a person was offered a position at a major hospital system in the emergency dept, where they want to work. The benefits are pretty good, the pay is the lowest out of all the local hospital systems, but the employee satisfaction is pretty high and it's the largest employer in the city.
This same person gets offered a med/surg job at a local academic teaching university. Not the job that they want per-se, but the benefits are excellent - pension, multiple health plans, vision, tons of holidays and sick days, etc...did I say pension?
Which one would you choose? Start in the place you want and get the ED experience and then try to move over to the other company that has the pension/benefits, or start in the place with the excellent benefits and hope to move out of med surg into the ED?
Sep 8, '13
Most of life's choices are influenced by how much baggage we carry along with us. Husband, children, dogs, mortgage,.............
When I graduated, I already had all of the above. The luxury of choosing a job simply because it's what I wanted wasn't an option.
I would have chosen the job with the better benefits, over the job that provided the most personal satisfaction. Actually, I took the first job I could get.
If I'd been a single new grad, responsible for only myself, I might have held out for the job of my dreams. But then the job of my dreams definitely includes a pension.
Last edit by imintrouble on Sep 8, '13