I have a couple of job leads. No telling if either will amount to anything, but they're interesting contrasts. One is for a prestigious hospital here on the Island. The pay is okay but not great, but the environment at the job may be very good. Also, they're likely to have good employee relations, etc. The level of the job is comparable to my old job.
The other possibility is at a hospital that's further away. In fact, it's far enough (35+ miles each way) that I'd owe a pile of money at the end of my new car's lease (70 miles a day x 5 days a week x 52 weeks=18,200 miles a year, not counting leisure trips with Marc. The lease only includes 12,000/year), but owing some money on a car lease is no reason for passing up a job. As for the job itself, a colleague whose opinion I respect tells me that the hospital isn't the nicest of places, "but it's a VP job." And a VP job should pay more and have better benefits than a Director job, too.
Breaking into the VP ranks would be nice. The future opportunities would get more interesting and possibly more lucrative.
Perhaps I won't have to worry about any of this. Nothing says either of these places will even want to interview me, let alone offering me a job!