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    Hard to negotiate with what your colleagues have received in their contracts.  You would be better off having another offer of your own in hand with a signing bonus.  Your best leverage is being willing to walk away from an offer as this will allow you to negotiate more.  If you have decided you want this job but negotiate too strongly, you may lose the position.  One employer may feel like their overall compensation package is adequate without a signing bonus.

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      Hard to negotiate with what your colleagues have received in their contracts.  You would be better off having another offer of your own in hand with a signing bonus.  Your best leverage is being willing to walk away from an offer as this will allow you to negotiate more.  If you have decided you want this job but negotiate too strongly, you may lose the position.  One employer may feel like their overall compensation package is adequate without a signing bonus.
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      especially in a ten person group.  you have to work with these guys afterwards, remember, and you need to balance being perceived as a good negotiator with greedy and entitled newby.  be prepared to justify your request with more than just someone else got more.  be prepared to ask for other alternatives-more vacation, different or times, whatever.   lots of stuff happens in the real world, especially as groups begin to get to double digit partners.  significantly different opinions in how to best develop the practice.  cherry picking patients.  people get sick, they get divorces, they have family emergencies.  be prepared as the new guy to be asked to cover a lot of emergencies, because "your schedule is easiest to adjust".

      remember every penny they give you in a signing bonus is a penny they are not paying themselves, that they have already earned with their work.  it's not some faceless corporation collecting billions from the surrounding communities.

      anyhoo, good luck.

       

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