Refuse to tell (Former Employee) – Refuse to tell – November 18, 2012
Beware of following Contract. When you will get the contract, you will find out that everything written below is true and applies on you. Get it corrected before signing it or you will regret later both professionally and financially, Big Time.
1. They make you wait for 5 to 7 months from the date you sign the contract: Lets say Doctor signed the contract in February, the contract says "Doctor will be starting the job on or later than 5 of April" Doctor thinks that she will be joining the practice in April. The management tells the doctor in april that the doctor has to wait till credentials are complete. It takes six or more months for credentials to be completed. And Doctor kept sitting home wasting six months of his professional career.
Solution: Tell them "First get the credential completed and then I will join the company" Otherwise, expect unemployment for 5 to 7 months.
2. Three months notice before resign without base pay or otherwise 25, 000 dollars penalty: Lets say, the doctor wants to resign. The contract says, doctor has to give three months notice and he will not be compensated daily rates in that three months. The office staff is not obligated to give new patients to the doctor who has already given resignation. Instead, they are giving more patients to the other doctors to compensate their base pay. Huge cut in pay check since you are not seeing enough patients and being used by the office as a backup doctor if they need to.
Solution: Agree with three months resignation With Base Pay. Otherwise, be ready to be exploited in those three months.
3. No sickmore... time, no personal time and if their contract says "After six months of employment, you are eligible for two weeks vacation WITHOUT PAY" This is not a benefit.
Solution Ask them to give you 1. Paid National Holidays. This is your right 2. Paid sick leave 3. Ask for Paid two weeks vacation.less