1) What happened to the previous associate?If an optometrist wants to hire you as an associate, what are some good questions to ask before considering the position?
Will I be paid as an independent contractor (will have more taxes, less benefits) or an employee?1) What happened to the previous associate?
2) What do you expect from me as a new associate?
3) Do you see this possibly leading into a partnership or is this strictly employee contract?
I think you're sitting in a great position!Well, he wants me to join his practice as an associate. I'm not done with school yet, but would like to hire me in the future and is trying to persuade me now. The practice is successful and I would very much like the position. I'm just not sure how I should "play the game" if I even need to at all. Are there certain things I should request or questions that would show i'm partner material. Perhaps I just shouldn't worry about those things at all and concentrate on graduating. Then when the time comes, take the job and see where it goes. Thank you all for your help. i do have a lunch meeting with him and the partner that will be retiring (the one i'm taking the place of). If you guys have any thoughts on this process or words of caution or advise, i'd love to hear them. Thank you to those who have already responded. Your suggestions will definitely be used.