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Old 01-17-2008, 10:34 PM   #1
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Which job would you choose?

Some of you know I have been holding a few part times jobs to make ends meet. This week I have been offered 2 full time jobs. I have to weigh the pros and cons of each job and decide - fairly quickly. Thought I would get some of my HM buddies to weigh in with their opinions.
(Mostly because I have nothing better to do with my life.)


Pay is same at both jobs and therefor not a factor. At job #1 I asked for higher hourly wage because we already have insurance with G-Man's job. Job #2 insurance is included with the higher pay.

Job #1 - LEAD TECH - 20 minute commute

Hours are 3 Nights (Any 3 ~ Mon-Sat) per week and one half Day (any day) per week. No paid sick leave or paid vacation has been negotiated.

Duties include (But are not limited to)
* Modified 10/20 - 4 lead hook up
* One Tech per 2 Patients
* Standard patient care and treatment (3 nights)
* Tech Shift Scheduling
* Supply Orders
* Tech Training - Cajoling, harrassing, etc.

Basically I would be in charge of getting the lab ready for accredidation and getting all the techs on the same page. (The Mini-Boss)



Job #2 - Pediatric Tech - 1 hour commute

3 - 12 hour shifts (Sun-Tue), 40 hours paid PTO per year (Starting the 1st year) 40 hours paid vacation (1st year) 403b, 401k, and health insurance from day 1.

Duties include:
* Full 10/20 EEG hook-up
* 1 to 1 patient load
* Extra patient care and special treatment
* Study Staging and Scoring

I have to learn the full EEG hook-up and deal with children under 4 and their parents - 3 nights a week - After training and testing I can/will be double certified EEG/RPSGT. I must also learn to score a study which is another job unto itself.


Job #1 same money, no bennies, closer commute, all the responsibility.

Job #2 same money, + bennies, longer drive, fewer responsibilities, learning new skills, new certifications necessary.


What would you choose and why?
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Old 01-17-2008, 10:39 PM   #2
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I would say job #1... think of how big a pain it will be to deal with over protective parents and un co-opretive kid patients.
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#2......something new and more of a challenge.
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I would say job #1... think of how big a pain it will be to deal with over protective parents and un co-opretive kid patients.

Yes, but then I think of how BORED I am working with adults right now and consider I would have to babysit 6 other adults who call themselves techs...
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ok... job 2 then... is that what you wanted to hear?
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+2 - love working with kids, plus you pick up some new skills, so it's an hour commute? If you LOVE what you're doing, the commute doesn't matter.

PLUS you get paid time off and a 401k. I already have close to $8k in my 401k, nothing like starting early for retirement!

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2, less work, the longer drive may help you relX after work, it does for me, unless rush hour of course, plus it looks like you will be going places with the new certs. gl
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ok... job 2 then... is that what you wanted to hear?
lol i think so
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2, less work, the longer drive may help you relX after work, it does for me, unless rush hour of course, plus it looks like you will be going places with the new certs. gl
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ok... job 2 then... is that what you wanted to hear?
No doubt.

I would pick the one that feels right to you. Pen and paper can't necessarily make you happy.
If it were my decision, I would drive less. Period. Unless you can moto commute.
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# 2 **** the drive, drink redbull or starbucks or something. Besides it's only 3 times out of the week and 12 hours. I could see if it was 8 then i would want a shorter commute but 12 hours makes it ok.
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ok... job 2 then... is that what you wanted to hear?

Nope, just wanted to harrass you...
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i say #2, it looks like you may get more out of that one
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same money, + bennies, longer drive, fewer responsibilities, learning new skills, new certifications necessary.
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I think #2 is the best. Even though that commute will be a bish after the third shift on the way home. Also no more stunting on sunday nights but we can just move it to saturday nights. But seriously, overall the second job is better. With getting more certs through job #2 and after whats happening in 2010 you will be even more valuable which is very very good for you in the long run.

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I'd pick #2 for the new skills and stuff, but negative on the kids and longer commute.

I'd definitely negotiate a higher salary for #1 if there is not PTO or vacation pay AND if you're not getting any bennies.


As listed #2 has more pay when considering the overall compensation package.


Tough call, but a nice position to be in I think.
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