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I have ONE year experience as staff CRNA .I recently got an offer from a group in Midwest for 280k per year.But basically this is almost 60 hour work with call almost every other night.I am in dilemma whether to take that offer or not.Any senior member please give me advice about that.Does that many hours deserve that much salary?

You're already over your head. 280K what? 1099? W-2? Retirement? Pension? Buy in for a partnership? Paid time off? Post call days? Profit sharing? These are basic questions and reducing a decision like this to "280K" betrays an inexperience that will be taken to the cleaner. They'll see you coming, believe me.

Stay right where you are until you talk to someone personally about the business of anesthesia. The most expensive impulse there is is a bad job.

Bluebolt

Has 6 years experience.

Wow, working almost 60 hours every week and call every other day. The pay sounds great but I'm not sure if that kind of schedule is sustainable. I would try to negotiate doing that schedule for about 3 months while they hire in another CRNA to split call and work hours with you then take a little pay cut when they add on the 2nd CRNA.

m1lkofamnesia

Specializes in ICU. Has 2 years experience.

So for $90/hr you get an insane work schedule plus all that call? Is this somewhere you could see yourself living (but not really having a life due to all those hours!?). What other benefits do they offer--vacation, health insurance, etc?

I'd run, but that's just me...

It is W2 position with 5 weeks vacation and 10% 401k match.Well what you guys think even if I do second job with a regularr no call job,Will i be able to earn that much ?

Apple-Core, ASN, BSN, RN

Has 1 years experience.

Personally I can live very frugally, so what I would do is go for 2-3 years, and save everything I earned apart from the bare minimum to live off, plus a little extra for social stuff, then leave after the 2-3 years with a healthy bank balance.

Any other senior member like WTABCRNA who can tell me how much is reasonable for like 60 hour work.?It is because I think I can work those many hours.

Any other senior member like WTABCRNA who can tell me how much is reasonable for like 60 hour work.?It is because I think I can work those many hours.

Can't hang with the big dawgs so a NURSES forum is where validation is found? Ha. Pitiful.

loveanesthesia

Specializes in CRNA.

Do they cover OB? How many deliverys a month? Is there a surgeon in town who does emergency cases? If the answer is No, then your call may not be very busy. Those are the first questions I would ask. Not that unusual of an arrangement for a rural hospital that doesn't do many after hours cases. It does tie you down even though you may actually 'work' less than 40 hours/week.