The Acceptance

Acceptance Letter

I thought long and hard about which employment offer to choose but ultimately went with the larger company. Both companies would have been excellent but Company B just seems more adequately resourced to train me and offer the types of assignments that will be most beneficial at this point in my career (not to mention I talked them into a generous sign-on bonus to sweeten the deal).

I took a little vacation between jobs to visit with my family and ended up stranded in an airport on the East Coast for most of the day yesterday. I thought, “here I am, ready to begin a job that requires me to travel 80% of the time, am I going to regret this?” I took a shuttle bus home from the airport and the lady sitting next to me was also a CRA but she is an independent consultant and runs her own company. Right now she is working on an HIV study that has been going on for 5 years and the protocol has been amended 7 times. I don’t know what study my new company might assign me to, but I hope it will be a quick one so I can learn the ropes and then move on to a new one. I have been guaranteed that I will not work on more than 2 protocols at a time but we’ll see.

Orientation with my new company is on November 5th so I am working to finish up loose ends for my current employer and wrapping up some study monitoring at one of my sites in Tacoma, WA for the next couple of days.

About The Author

The Lead CRA

Nadia started The Lead CRA blog in 2007. She is now lead author for ClinOps Toolkit. Nadia is currently working as a Clinical Program Manager at a small specialty pharmaceutical company in the San Francisco Bay Area. You can reach Nadia via email at [email protected] anytime.

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