Tuesday, February 20, 2007


Well, I had my job interview today. It went very well as far as I could tell. The doctor kept saying how qualified I am. He seemed to indicate that he thought I would be a good fit with the practice. He asked if I had any questions, and answered a few, but when I asked about health insurance and benefits, he referred me back to the practice administrator. I got back with her, has a tour of the facility and got all the pertinent info. I definitely got the impression that I would get the job, but they said they would call me.

I told my current boss yesterday that I planned on leaving and taking another job. I may have jumped the gun a little, since I don't have a concrete offer yet, but in my field I don't think I will have any trouble finding work. He pleaded with me to stay, offered me more money, made "promises", the whole 9 yards. He wasn't very happy when I told him I couldn't give him an answer on the spot.

I told him I had a meeting scheduled the next afternoon with this other doctor, and I wanted to meet with him and hear what he had to say. I commented, "I only think that's fair." Dr. Chaos looked me straight in the eye and said "Why is that fair?" I was almost speechless at that. I tried to explain that I had committed to an appointment and that this man had set aside time from his schedule to speak with me. Then I thought "Why am I trying to justify this?" and just said, "I'm keeping the appointment and I will let you know after. Thank you for giving me this time to make my decision."

Dr. Chaos' response to this was, "So you'll call me in the morning?" I said, "No. I will call you after the meeting and after I make a decision." He said nothing to that.

I can't see any reason for the new place not to offer me the job. It's perfect for me. The salary will be about the same, but the benefits are FAR superior to where I am now. I dread telling Dr. Chaos that I have decided to leave, because I know he will be unhappy and may pressure me. I am just trying to avoid contact with him until I know for sure that I have the job.

The suspense is killing me!!!



Peter said...

Go for it Christina, anything sounds better than Dr. Chaos.

Duke_of_Earle said...

All good writers use suspense to increase interest in the outcome. "Will the beleaguered heroine find happiness in a new job? Will she even get an offer? Will Dr. Chaos come after her with a chain saw when she tells him she's leaving? Tune in tomorrow and learn the horrible truth about Chaos Eye Institute!"

You should write a book.


Jack K. said...

I applaud your courage. You stuck to your plan regardless of any efforts at intimidation by the chaotic doc. I am proud to see you did that. Good for you.

Duke, I liked your comments and agree about the book. Good writers should write.

Margaret said...

Hi, I am very happy for you, and hope that all works out well .
Cheers Margaret

Hale McKay said...

Here's hoping you get the good news your expecting!