Hi, I am currently working in oncology at a private practice in Florida. I have worked here for a little over 4 years. Prior to that I worked in family medicine for 4 years.
I interviewed and was offered an oncology position at Mayo in Phoenix. They even paid for my travel out there for interview.
It is a full time position 8-4:30 M-F, no weekends or call. Usually see 10 patients a day. Salary I was offered was $109,500, 28 PTO days (this INCLUDES holidays), $4,000 for CME plus 7 days (but they don't cover any licensing fees), they offer a pension. They will pay moving expenses.
Currently I get paid 97k work usually 8:45-5:30 M-F work about 4 weekends a year in hospital. I get only like $1000 for CME & 3 days. Usually schedule is super busy and hectic.
I know this sounds like an excellent position, but it would be a huge move. Am I crazy not to just jump on this offer? I do have family in Arizona, but my husband is a lawyer and would need to take Arizona bar exam, so he would be unemployed for like 6 months (unless he found some other temporary job in meantime).
I have read that Mayo does not negotiate and I kind of got the same impression from the HR department. I asked for only 5K extra basically to just make up the difference in state income tax (Florida has no state income tax). I haven't heard back from HR yet because she is out on vacation. I need to make up my mind by Jan 3rd. That is the day HR contact will be back.
Help! I am having a hard time making a decision.