So, I'm starting to get calls from recruiters, and I'm looking around for jobs, and the job market is super good. I like the numbers I'm hearing, and I'm learning all about how to negotiate a contract. One thing I'm really not sure about is who to figure out how hard I'll have to work in a given job. As an example, I know of a hospital in my area that hires locum hospitalists as "admitters" for various shifts, and when you work there, most of the time you admit only two or three patients for the shift, and spend the majority of time drinking coffee in the doctor's lounge. People like to pick up those shifts because its an easy $1,300 and you can catch up on some novels or write papers or whatever. When I'm evaluating a job, I'm very interested in the ratio of work:sitting on my ass. So if two places offer me the same salary, but one place will let me sit on my ass more than another place, well, I'm lazy, so yeah. But I can't just come out and ask: hey, how much of my shift can I spend in the doctor's lounge watching netflix on my laptop? But I really want to know *exactly* this. I'd even take less money if it means more time doing nothing. If I say this, they'll think I'm lazy and they won't want to hire me. So, what's a lazy doc to do!?! Anyone have some tips on finding this out?