Post # 1
So I have applied to two different jobs. One of the jobs is very interested in me. Starting out it would be about half of what I currently make. Then I have a chance to work as my role as opening up a clinic with myself calling the shots(with the Dr. being present), once I have another certification. I also have applied to the hospital in a critical care position that I hope to expand my career. However the current hospital system I work with is EXTREMELY slow on setting up interviews. It was close to two months before I heard back about the job and the HR department accidentally sent numerous people who got the job rejection emails (oh dear that was a mess). I’m working as needed right now at my current hospital. I went as needed simply due to being burnt out from working every single weekend (not my choice). Thoughts?
Post # 2
Could you still live comfortably making half your pay? Personally, I don’t think I’d ever switch to a job making half the pay, that’s a huge blow. There’s also the risk you don’t know how long it’ll take to get your next certification and be able to open a clinic – what if you get sick, hurt, etc., and that gets delayed? And even if you got your next cert and opened the clinic, would you be making double your salary again? It seems really risky and not worth it in IMO.
Post # 3
I could never take a pay cut of half my salary unless I had some extraordinary financial blessings coming from elsewhere where I didn’t have to worry about bills. I’m a believer in doing something you love or at least like for a living, but I’m also a firm believer in being stable. If taking home half the pay makes your life unstable financially then you probably won’t end up happy. So there’s that.
Post # 4
Can you still pick up PRN shifts if you get the job that is half the pay? That way it helps make up some of the difference? I would take a slight pay cut to have a better career option but half your income is a lot. Does it have benefits? Most prn jobs I know don’t qualify for any so that might help mitigate some of the income loss?