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vacation time?

Discussion in 'Pathology' started by cozmopak, Aug 6, 2009.

  1. cozmopak

    cozmopak Member 5+ Year Member

    May 6, 2005
    What's the average vacation time for pathologists?
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  3. Pingu

    Pingu The Imelda Marcos of Path 10+ Year Member

    When I was interviewing, I heard everywhere from 4 weeks to 13 weeks. I would say a good average would be 6 to 8 weeks.
  4. cozmopak

    cozmopak Member 5+ Year Member

    May 6, 2005
    Thanks! Is that in the private setting or also in academics?
  5. Pingu

    Pingu The Imelda Marcos of Path 10+ Year Member

    That's private practice. I don't know how much academics get but really, how much vacation do you really need when you are reaping the intangible joys of working with medical students and residents?:rolleyes:
  6. LADoc00

    LADoc00 There is no substitute for victory. 10+ Year Member

    Sep 9, 2004
    I would never hire you...A piker is
    someone who walks at the bell. A piker
    asks how much vacation time he gets in
    the first year. See, people work here
    to become filthy rich. No other
    reason. That's it. You want vacation
    time? Go teach third grade public
  7. KeratinPearls

    KeratinPearls 10+ Year Member

    Apr 2, 2007
    I'm sorry cozmopak, but.....................

  8. cozmopak

    cozmopak Member 5+ Year Member

    May 6, 2005
    Oh darn.
  9. lipomas

    lipomas 2+ Year Member

    Aug 4, 2009
    How much vacation time do you think is reasonable? Pam on "The Office" gets 2 weeks a year. I get 30 days, but it's 35 including CME stuff. I can take more time off but my pay is incrementally reduced.

    I would always recommend not picking a job because of ancillary benefits. If you are picking a job because of the vacation time (or even because of the salary) you're probably going to get ****ed over. A colleague of mine had a job offer with 12 weeks of vacation time, starting salary $350 I think. Turned it down for one with less starting pay and about half the vacation time.

    Picking a job because of these things is like picking a med school because of the student lounge or because of the patient-doctor class.
  10. djmd

    djmd an Antediluvian 7+ Year Member

    Oct 2, 2001

    You want vacation time? F you!
    Vacation time is for signers...
    Always be signing...

    (quote from Glen Garry Glen Ross pathology)
  11. 2121115

    2121115 7+ Year Member

    Jan 23, 2007

    You know what it takes to practice pathology? Brass balls.
  12. raspberry009

    raspberry009 Beam me up Scotty 2+ Year Member

    Oct 15, 2007
    Money does make a difference... but not in the Obama world. You loose half your money before you get your paycheck, and then get wacked with the 21% decrease in money payed out for your work by the government. Heck go for the small things in life.... like vacation time!!
  13. MasterThespian

    MasterThespian 2+ Year Member

    Oct 10, 2007
    From previous LADOC post-

    "If I did offer a position here is what it would be:
    Starting salary of 130-150K, rocking socking hours like maybe 30 hours/week, awesome location and job site (because, well you would be working with me!), full benefits, max'd out 401K. 2-3 years to partner with 5% COLA raises with a buyin of about 150K that would be deducted out of your partner distribution.

    I would sell it with guaranteed 2x4-day weekends at the beach per month starting day one, parties/social gatherings 2x/week with optional 9-10am start times the day after (now who does that??). Perhaps even throwing in weekend stays for you and romantic partner at the Ritz in Maui (corporate suite owned by us) once a year.etc.

    Or how about this: working mom non-partner track, 15 hours a week (!!), 80K/year, full benefits for you and babies, bring the baby to work ability, lots of baby friendly perks etc.

    what you all think? "

    Umm, I hate to say it but both sounded pretty good to me and it wasn't because there was big bank to be made.

    Working Mom Piker
  14. Sean2tall

    Sean2tall Pathology Resident 10+ Year Member

    Jul 30, 2003
    As you all know, first prize is a partnership job.
    Anyone want to see second prize? Second prize's a box of scalpel blades.
    Third prize is you're fired.
  15. 2121115

    2121115 7+ Year Member

    Jan 23, 2007
    Attention, interest decision, action. AIDA.

    Are you interested? I know you are because its [email protected]#k or walk. Decision. HAVE YOU MADE YOUR DECISION FOR CHRIST?

    The urologists are out there waiting to give you their biopsies. Are you going to take them from them? (pause) Are you man enough to take them?

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