This is sort of symposium-related, though I won’t tag it as such because it’s mostly of a personal nature.
The interview process for physicians is slow. It involves many moving parts and requires a significant investment on the part of employers to make sure they get the right person. Where My wife Clancy is working on a one-year contract and both she and the employer(s) wish to make it ongoing. This has been the case for several months. The job is peculiar in that it involves a state university, two county hospitals, and a private practice. So with that in mind, as well as the fact that it wouldn’t start until her current contract expires, it’s not surprising that it’s taken a while. Months, even.
But today, they have announced that they have the contract ready!
The thing is… we have never once heard anything about what compensation they’re offering. The only vague estimates we’ve heard range from “I don’t think we could pay off her student loans with that” to something that would have us dancing in the streets and buying a house (the second figure being a full 75% higher than the first). We have also heard no indication of what hours she might be expected to work.
The process, as extensive as it has been, forgot a few steps.