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What about the PERKS????

Puffle

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I am a soon to PGIV, married to fellow physician that has a few more years to complete before we have to relocate for his fellowship. So I'll have two years to work as an area locums. For those of you who have done this or know someone who has, what kind of perks can I ask for? Two years is not long, but not short. I plan on working full time, in a rural, underserved area where they have a helluva time finding psychiatrists.

Also, what are people paying in consulting fees to have a lawyer go over contracts? We've got referral for lawyer whose husband is a doc, so she does a resident rate of half price, so it's $300 an hour.
 

notdeadyet

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Also, what are people paying in consulting fees to have a lawyer go over contracts? We've got referral for lawyer whose husband is a doc, so she does a resident rate of half price, so it's $300 an hour.
Her regular rate for looking over a contract is $600/hour? Wow. That's expensive by a lot of yardsticks.
 

michaelrack

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You should be able to find a decent lawyer who charges $150/hr (regular rate).

the standard pay for locums work, for a short term assignment, is $75 per hour (1099 income, not W2, so you have to pay the "self-employment tax") without benefits. If I were you, I would sign the standard contract - for a period of 1-2 months, and then renegotiate for a higher salary- $100/month (possibly W2) plus benefits.

Also, is there a state hospital in your area? Plenty of them would be happy to have someone for 2 years, you could probably get $75 per hour (W2) plus benefits for easy work (plenty of downtime).
 
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