WOW! My in-laws live in MI. Maybe I should shack up with them!
After further investigation, I still have no solid #'s to work with as far as salary but I found out a little more about benefits etc. Much of the benefits package looks typical for our area school systems, except this particular system doesn't offer short-term/long-term disability like the others. This is a big thing for me as we are trying to get pregnant and we really can't afford no income for 6+ weeks. I am looking into AFLAC prices just in case but if we get pregnant right away (or if I am already :wink2
, I may not be covered as I think you have to be on the plan for 10 months prior to delivery. And I wouldn't qualify for FMLA leave.
However, if I should get pregnant in June/July, I'd be ok and get 5-6 months off between FMLA and summer!
The other kicker...
In regards to vacation/personal/sick leave...it seems standard around here that for a 10 month contract, you don't get vacation because of the schedule and you get 12 sick days, 3 of which can be used as "personal" time. So...I wouldn't have any vacation to back up maternity leave during the school year, and I am going back to school in May for FNP. Clinicals won't start until fall of 2009, but I don't know what kind of hours I'll have to do yet.
I should just stick with the job I have but I have been here 11 years and I am itching to do something different if I can afford it! This job would be great having with a school age child and a baby!