I just received an email from a recruiter that said the following:
The promises made to you during your initial recruitment aren't quite coming to fruition. The call schedule is way more severe than you thought. The productivity incentive bonus you thought you were going to get didn't really amount to much or didn't appear at all. The type of practice you do on a daily basis isn't what you were told and isn't what you went to medical school for. You took the position out of training because you were nearing graduation and it sounded decent at the time. Does this sound familiar?
To be honest, not really. But ending up with a horrible job was one of my big fears. Horrible meaning Internship 2. I had been waiting through my entire residency to spend more time with my daughter, so the last thing I wanted was some nightmare job to take me away from her.
One of my first job interviews was for an academic attending position at a large rehab facility. Through the entire interview, I got this bad vibe that was making me almost ill. I remember the following exchange:
Me: "Do the attendings come in to round on weekends?"
Interviewer: "No, but we're trying to start that up."
I talked to an attending at my program who had been a resident there, and he told me that my bad vibe had been correct. The job was open because nobody wanted it.
I wonder how many people end up in truly horrible jobs because they were duped during the interview process?