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- Jan 15, '03 by MrsK1223pay stinks...work is good
- Jan 31, '03 by jaxnRNI worked in an OB/GYN office for over 12 years. Yes, the pay is pretty bad. Everyone used to ask me why I didn't go to a hospital and "make the big bucks"!!$$$
Well, after 12 years in the same office with the same Dr. (who I never have had any problems with) I decided to take a weekend position at the hospital.
I now work two 12-hour shifts. and they pay me for 36 hours. So, it's like time and a half per hour BUT I have to work EVERY weekend, (50 out of 52 weekends!) HOWEVER, I make MORE money now , almost twice as much and have 5 whole days OFF during the week , and get full time benefits.
Also, office work CAN get monotonous (sp??) In an acute care setting, there are more diverse patient situations.
AND!!! My hours were SUPPOSED to be 8-5 BUT with one doctor, and sometimes a delivey in OB during the day, I would miss lunch, and not get out of there until after 7pm.
- Apr 23, '03 by Jenn CLPNI would never make it in the office im at now, without my five years on a med-surg floor at the hospital. It may be hard work but it pays off when you want to go to different areas.
- undefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedQuote from tsgarmanwell,what i can say about that is:i posted this question in another forum by mistake. i am now posting this question here. i was wanting to know which is better to work for a doc or a hospital? i am a first year nursing student and have heard that a doc's office is better and the pay is better. let me know what you think. i would like to here both sides of this issue.
the hospital is better to work for than working for a doc because working for an hospital will make you more enlightened than you think.
also,better still,you know what you want,i guess.
Working with an hospital is almost the same as working with a doc because there is no way you will work with doctor that both of you are not working with the hospital.
- If one day you are walking on the beach and you see your footprints being erased by the waves of the sea.
What will you do to imprint them back?.
- May 15, '12 by Hushi05I know this is an old thread, but I had to chime in. I have worked weekend option in L&D at a hospital for the past 6.5 years. I'll tell you, answering phones and doing paperwork and occasional vital signs sounds heavenly to me. I guess you could say I am BURNT OUT!
- May 15, '12 by ExAirBagRNI used to work week-end option LDRP and now work at a Plastic Surgeon's practice.......Ummmmm, the switch to office atmosphere is nothing short of FABULOUS---- No vitals, no report, no call lights, 8 hour work day, on and on! It's the best decision I've made! Plastics offers free perks like Botox, fillers, peels, and one surgery per year.......Not everyone's priority, but I LOVE the benes!!!!!
- May 16, '12 by overtonisI am amazed at how old some of these threads are. Has the lure of being a nurse died down? Where has everyone gone
- Jun 8, '12 by JZ_RNI cannot wait to leave LTC to work in the clinic. No alzheimer's patients who try to hit you, you stool-filled depends, no angry families who want to know why mom or grandma can't walk anymore (well they're stage 6 dementia now...) or rude doctors who won't take on-call for patients who are very acute, families who want everything done for 100+ year olds with no quality of life, constant falls and neuro-assessments, chasing people with their walkers or begging them to use call lights so they don't fall. then the ones who think pain pills are tic tacs. -sigh- I am so ready to go to the office and have a+o patients who after the visit- GO HOME lol.