19 min

What Happens When Your Employer Suddenly Changes the Rules Mid-Contract‪?‬ Simply Worth It: Physician Negotiations with Dr. Linda Street

    • Careers

Our employers are not past trying to change the rules of our contracts out of nowhere. It can feel like the rug has been pulled out from under us, but there is an opportunity to advocate to keep things the same, and show how that can benefit them. 
 
How do you find a solution that meets their goals but honors your values? If you find out that your employer has a unilateral ability to change things, can you still negotiate on your own terms?  
 
In this episode, we talk about dealing with changes in your contract when they don’t serve you.



Three Things You’ll Learn In This Episode 
 
- How to deal with a change the employer is allowed to make
Sometimes the employer's right to make a change is buried deep in your contract and seemingly innocuous. How do you make sure it doesn’t come back to bite you? 
 
- Two ways to deal with a proposed change 
If a proposed change to your job is not to your liking, should you try to negotiate to keep things the same or should you just walk? 
 
- How to advocate for yourself and your patients in a negotiation
Is it possible to align your employer’s goal while preserving what you’re comfortable with as the physician?

Our employers are not past trying to change the rules of our contracts out of nowhere. It can feel like the rug has been pulled out from under us, but there is an opportunity to advocate to keep things the same, and show how that can benefit them. 
 
How do you find a solution that meets their goals but honors your values? If you find out that your employer has a unilateral ability to change things, can you still negotiate on your own terms?  
 
In this episode, we talk about dealing with changes in your contract when they don’t serve you.



Three Things You’ll Learn In This Episode 
 
- How to deal with a change the employer is allowed to make
Sometimes the employer's right to make a change is buried deep in your contract and seemingly innocuous. How do you make sure it doesn’t come back to bite you? 
 
- Two ways to deal with a proposed change 
If a proposed change to your job is not to your liking, should you try to negotiate to keep things the same or should you just walk? 
 
- How to advocate for yourself and your patients in a negotiation
Is it possible to align your employer’s goal while preserving what you’re comfortable with as the physician?

19 min