From a forum member: "Please help pick between these two jobs in highly competitive major US city: Job 1: Private group, 2 year partner track, no buy-in, equal pay as partners but no voting rights or profit sharing. Everyone makes partner. Q10 home main OR call. Q10 OB call in house. They have been super busy and thus working some post call days, but that should stop hopefully with the new hires. Fair democratic group, equal access to cases and OB. MD only. Blended $34/unit, 1000-1200 units/month, stipends worth about $70k a year. 1099, no benefits. Can anyone enlighten me on how hard I would work at this job? I can't get a clear sense of how many hours a week this amounts to be. Job 2: Multi-specialty group, also 2 year partner track, not everyone has made partner and its clear there is some internal political turmoil, not just in the anesthesia group but in the multi-specialty group as a whole. Corporate environment, bureaucracy, even partners don't have much say. Partners can not be fired though. For a 55 hour work week, year 1 is $365k, year 2 is $385 and then $400k as partner with a 1-2% increase yearly thereafter. 8 weeks paid vacation, 2 weeks sick leave. By year 10, its 10 weeks vacation and 2 weeks sick leave. Easy cases, bread and butter, half CRNA medical supervision, lots of time out of rooms, very "kushy", partners out of rooms hanging out a lot, nice surgeons and staff. 3-5 in house 12 hour calls a month. Benefits are health, dental, vision, disability, medical, crazy pension, no 401k match (18k as associate, 53k at partner). No major write offs as a W2 or K1. "