Throughout the past few months, I have been updating the blogging public about my ongoing quest for a job once I finish my Anesthesiology residency in June 2009. I had really struck out here in our home state of Ohio and had been looking to go as far west as Bremerton, WA and as far east as Baltimore, MD. I was forced to weigh out the cost of moving (possibly to someplace we’d never been), selling our house, new schools for the kids, the possibility of PhD program options for Linda, new docs and vets, etc. We had settled on the likelihood that we were most likely relocating to State College, PA for me to take a job there with a private practice group.
Then, something totally unexpected happened.
I got a call from a recruiter about a position in Springfield, OH…which is about 30 miles west of where we live in Columbus. This was a position that I had been interested in a few months ago, but there was a lot of organizational issues going on there and the group didn’t seem ready to move forward with recruiting as I had hoped. So, I put that option on the scrapheap of jobs that weren’t going to pan out until
I heard from this recruiter. Most recruiters aren’t worth their weight in human feces, so that didn’t fuel my enthusiasm either.
Suffice to say, one thing has led to another and I now have agreed in principle to a job with this group in Springfield. I’m now waiting for the official contract to arrive so that I can have my attorney sign it so that I can return it and be officially an employee as of the end of June. What this means for us is positively mammoth: no packing, no moving, no new schools, etc. We get to stay right where we are for as long as I want to make this commute to work. So, we’ll be here in Columbus for the next few years at least.
That means we’ll still be fixtures at the Jungle Jim’s Weekend of Fire shows, local events like the North Market shows, and any other industry events we will soon afford to be able to attend. It’s so nice to be able to stay here where we’re fairly comfortable, so yay for us!!
(the above picture was a painting of what general anesthesia looked like in the 1840′s, or what it may look like if the HMO’s decide how it’s to be done)