- 3 years ago
- Wedding: December 2013
I don’t want to be insensitive to DH, but I’m still employed with my original employer out of college so I’ve been out of the “new job” loop for a while.
DH is a physician assistant. The physician group he worked for merged with a larger physician group, some of the doctors left – including the main one he worked for – so his position was eliminated in June 2013. The doctor he worked for – who is also a good friend of his (yes, kind of a weird situation) started a new job in July 2013 and brought DH aboard with him.
So DH has been with this new group since July. He’s basically doing the same thing as his old job, but the people are new and he’s working at a different hospital than before.
DH *hates* the new place. He had to take a pay cut to begin with because it’s a smaller practice and he puts in a lot more hours than he previously did. It’s mainly the people he works with that he doesn’t like. He said there’s a lot of stupid office politics stuff and backstabbing that he never encountered before. He tries to stay out of it but he’s been dragged in on a lot of things that don’t involve him. He has to get up a lot earlier and works later so he’s crabby a lot when he comes home. THe one thing keeping him there was his boss who he really likes.
He was blindsided a few days ago when his physician boss told him he’s leaving the practice to take a faculty position at a very prestigious medical school on the west coast. DH knew he applied for the job but he’s surprised he got it only because there were so many applicants. He really is happy for him though.
DH wants to look for another job because with his boss leaving and him hating his co-workers so much, there’s nothing keeping him there. One of DH’s best friends, who is also a PA, said there is an opening at his practice and would be willing to put in a good word for DH. It’s in a different field of medicine and DH would have to take yet another paycut, but his friend really likes the practice because it is a bit more slow paced to what DH is used to, plus they don’t have to work so many crazy extra hours. In other words, it sounds like a much better quality of life.
I should say that my first concern is that I want DH to be happy. However, does it look really bad if he just took this job last July and is already looking for another one?
Most of our friends think it’s fine that so many people are looking for jobs that employers may not even care that you’ve only been at a job for 7 months. His previous job he was at for 5 years (and it was his first job out of PA school) so it’s not like DH is a serial job-hopper.
As I said, I don’t want to sound insensitive and want to support whatever he wants, but to me – maybe I’m wrong – but it seems like if I was an employer looking at his resume, I would question why he wants to leave a job after only 7 months.
What do you think?