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It sounded like a great job. You saw the ad in the back of JUCM and contacted the person listed at the bottom. He seemed pleasant enough on the phone and the pay was what you thought was the market rate for the area.

The next day, you drove over for the interview, which consisted of only four questions (the first being “If you were a tree…” and the last being “When can you start?”), toured the center, and signed the employment contract over lunch at the Arby’s with the retail clinic inside.

Test the Waters Before Signing an Employment Contract

John Shufeldt, MD, JD, MBA, FACEP

Chief Executive Officer at MeMD, LLC, Mentor and Author at Outliers Publishing, Principal at Shufeldt Consulting, Founding Partner of Shufeldt Law Firm