I pretty much made the decision already, but come here to see how many people will say how stupid I am, maybe enough people will make me change my idea. Background, staff pharmacist working 4 days a week ($60/hr), per diem at a busy outpatient($85/hr, 6 day a month if no one takes vacation, I am the only per diem covers their vacation, they have 4 rphs take about 70-day PTO). New PIC wants me work 5 days a week. There will be schedule conflicts if I continue working on both, so I have to decide between quitting per diem or being staff. My goal is to get a career position in the hospital but it seems it's only possible when someone retires, probably in 3-4 years. It takes the last per diem 3 years to become a career). The reason I chose quitting staff is that I really don't want to work 5 days a week. I have been working too much that my kids both write: mom's favorite thing to do is WORK. which made me very sad. Husband has a good paid job right now, more than RPH, but may not be stable. Financially, we might be ok. I think 100-day of hospital per diem pay will get me through. It is a pity to give up a staff job, which is rarely opened up in our area now. The only full time job is PIC. It's very hard to jogging between two jobs, especially at the high season. Last Dec/Jan, I didn't show up at WAG for three weeks for covering the hospital, but the then-PIC was my good friend, so we worked out on the schedule. Now the new PIC will not allow me take many days off, so I have to choose staff or per diem+floater.