One of junior faculty got a great job offer. This one happens to be an MD. Going places. Did a real postdoc so he knows what science is. Doesn’t want to leave MRU, just wants some negotiating flexibility. Its not even about salary, but about how much call he has to do (did I mention he is damn near 100% on grant support, but call in my dept is communisitic – everyone has to do the same amount).
So when the chair hears about this offer he says, to others in the dept, when the jr fac is not there “I question his loyalty to the dept if he is out there looking for other jobs”.