This is for the attending types- I have a crack at getting a chief spot in my 3rd year. The job is appealing in the service to the program/improve on great training kind of aesthetic. I would also like to see that line on my CV. My job goal is to land a spot with a democratic group in a busy community center possibly with an off site residency rotation. Moonlighting has its own appealing characteristics-My family could really use the money and I feel like I need the practice experience before I look at a new job. At our place, the chief job is a time sucker. Our current gurus clock insane hours for the residency. They have both assured me that moonlighting is not possible with the role as currently designed. When looking at an applicant, what trumps? Would you rather have a prior chief or someone with independent work experience?