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mgriffiths last won the day on November 7 2020

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  1. In the state I was in that specifically is (or at least was at the time) against the law, and is specifically prohibited by many states. It is similar to states where non-competes are unenforceable. Signing one does not overrule that law. While it would be annoying and delay the income, it would also be a simple report to the labor board.
  2. I was initially concerned about that, but learned that in the state I worked it is illegal to withhold paychecks to cover things like that...and that is true in many states.
  3. This is the real point...the VAST majority of non-competes are purely scare tactics. Of course there are exceptions, but most employers aren't going to spend the time checking up on you or the money on legal fees. In a similar vein, my first job had a sign-on bonus that I had to repay if I was no longer their employee within 1 year - didn't matter whether they terminated me or I left. The employer was AWFUL, and the surgeon I was teamed with was even worse. The result was that 5 months in I was looking for a new job and they fired me when they found out. The HR lady contacted
  4. I would...but it would simply be for the interaction and the stimulation. I'm FAR too young to retire completely and have essentially zero responsibility outside of being a husband a father. But, I certainly wouldn't work as much as I do now...
  5. I would disagree with sentiment. Achieving independence in the first state will ALWAYS be the hardest. So, getting it done helps everyone else down the line. Doesn't mean one shouldn't contribute to their state PAC though.
  6. In reviewing OP's post, I would say this is the best course of action, assuming your personal statement and letters of recommendation are actually as good as you say.
  7. It's always been a business...it's just that profits and bottom lines weren't the key. Since we allowed bean counters to take control who don't care that the numbers they look at are people (and I mean the patients...not the employees) we have been in an ugly business.
  8. I would agree about being pigeon-holed and agree about working in primary care for minimum 1 year, ideally 2+, right out of school. But, no reason you couldn't do this job while also doing per diem at an UC or something. This helps solidify the broad education of a PA, but at the same time gives you a job within a specialty that many enjoy working in and a job during a pandemic...
  9. From those I have spoken with both personally and online these are BY FAR the top two reasons. Obviously over the last 10 months COVID has played a significant role as well, but in the past it was lack of flexibility by the candidates. Can't comment on nursing as I've never been one, and have no interest in being one. But, having been a teacher, we are having a teacher shortage because it has a ~$35-40k starting salary requiring at minimum a bachelors degree and every day is straight abuse from students, parents, and admin. We think we have it bad in medicine...teachers laugh
  10. Have a friend who works in HIV/AIDs counselling in some fashion doing purely telehealth from South Africa. She is required to travel back to the states a few times per year for admin stuff by her employer, but she just syncs those trips with visiting family and so forth.
  11. With some of the horror stories I've read here and elsewhere...honestly I wouldn't consider a job "secured" until I walk in on day 1. In other words, continue to apply to other positions.
  12. I am not up to date on all of the latest guidelines...but was all(told)owed to continue working after being diagnosed with asymptomatic covid. Admin contacted me to get tested...at the end of a LONG day of surgery. About an hour later I received the positive result. Within minutes I was called by our occ health nurse and told that since I didn't have symptoms I could continue working and if I didn't I was making a "choice" and therefore wouldn't qualify for workman's comp (our governor executive ordered COVID into workman's comp many months ago). So I either use 10+ days of PTO or work...th
  13. Bonus would be on top of base salary, so a total income would be the sum of these.
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