What did you have to endure exactly?
I left the Navy with zero knowledge of PP. Signed with a group that gave partnership on Day 1. The group starts operations on the day I start.
Projected revenue should yield w-2 pay of around 400,000 per year.
All sounds good, but I didn't ask any of the right questions or meet all the "partners"....so this is my first 2 years.
Day one...meet first fat fuc k partner who's first words to me was "who the hell are you?"
After I introduce myself...this was followed by "how the hell are we going to pay you?"
This is followed by getting paid around 60,000 for 6 months of work....with 20,000 being loans that I had to pay back.
All of my partners were either locums, FMGs, DO's who couldn't get board certified, or women who manipulate the schedule to go home at 2 pm and leave me holding the bag.
Lots of folks got sick on mondays and fridays.
I had one fmg tell me on Monday that she was going to be sick on friday.
I had another fmg who would consistly get sick on the am of work when she found out that she had an ASA 3 case to do.
Group meetings consisted of me and the guy who hired me because everyone else was "busy" 24/7.
Everyone tried to make everyone else look bad by backstabbing and bad talking the other guy to the surgeons and admin.
For 18 months I struggled through (10 to 12 hour days) keeping the OR's running with the CRNAs' and one slacker female (who's turned around some) until I could get everyone fired and hire REAL partners.
MY group is awesome now, and I
built it.....a 3 year partnership track would have been a cakewalk compared to my first 2 years.