1. Spending a salary on a position that really isn't a full-time position
2. After 2 office managers from hell, I am a little trepidatious going down that road again
3. My position is very well established and works well for me. I don't want someone new coming in and trying to run my department the way others have tried in the past
We had our MD meeting tonight and at the end, one of the physicians brought up the topic...the office staff needs someone to be accountable to, blah, blah, blah and then I realized he was looking at me and said, "would you consider doing this" I literally zoned back in and said, "Are you talking to me?!!!" a la Dinero!! I told them that I really didn't know. I love my position in research (it's my baby; I started the dept from the ground up). But on the other hand, I would be challenged by running things in the main office. But on the other hand, I would miss my patients. But on the other hand, I don't want anyone coming in and rocking the boat. But on the other hand I would miss my freedom being in a satellite office; able to escape whenever I wanted. But on the other hand, there are some yucky jobs I have to do in research that I would gladly bequeath.....so there you have it - a big ball of indecision.
After the meeting the MD that brought up the idea spoke with me privately and told me that he didn't mean to put me on the spot like that to which I told him that I was just caught off guard, and I didn't really know what I should do. He told me to think about it over the next few weeks and we could carve out a position that I would still be able to be involved in both arenas.
Hubby is supportive in whatever move I make...the advice I am getting all around is to take my time, create a pros/cons list, and plot out what my dream position would be....
Any one have a crystal ball that can point me in the right direction?! How 'bout a Magic 8 ball?