Any Thoughts On Yuma?

  1. Does anyone have experience with the hospital in Yuma, especially seasonal employment? My current contract - 2 year M-S - ends in August and I'm thinking a move away from hell might be in order.

    Yuma has certain attraction because of the close proximity to Algodones and inexpensive dental care. Currently exploring some long-term options that will require several trips over a few months and driving several hours each way is a drag. A seasonal arrangement might fit the bill while the wife and I decide on longer term plans and get some other things out of the way.

    Ayrman
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  2. 13 Comments

  3. by   cardiacRN2006
    Quote from Ayrman
    I'm thinking a move away from hell might be in order.


    Haha, have you ever been to Yuma?

    You're thinking of going in August? Good Luck.
  4. by   Hoozdo
    Quote from cardiacRN2006
    Haha, have you ever been to Yuma?

    You're thinking of going in August? Good Luck.

    Out of the frying pan and into the fire!
  5. by   sassiebaz
    Seriously though, where are you living right now? Are you saying that where you currently live is "hell"? Yuma, in my opinion would be moving TO hell from here in Phoenix. Im not sure what sparked your interest in Yuma, and I am really not trying to be rude! It is desolate, small town, dirty and boring in my opinion. Sorry if I offened anyone that likes living there! For cheap dental work, I would never consider it a trade off. (hope I wasn't too harsh)
  6. by   Multicollinearity
    Ok, so I laughed out loud when I read the first post. Move away from hell to Yuma? Doncha mean move to hell in Yuma?

    Ok, I know I'm probably making happy Yuma residents mad. But this is my opinion, and I have family that lives there so I know the place!
  7. by   prmenrs
    I was there on Sept 23rd a few years ago--the sign said 114 degrees!

    I'm not sure there's enough $$ or other incentives to get me to go there!!
  8. by   Kabin
    Don't your health care benefits adequately cover dental care? I would work in Yuma only as a last resort or education loans forgiveness.
  9. by   cardiacRN2006
    I guess I would move to Yuma if I was trying to hide out from a crazed ex-boyfriend or something...
  10. by   Ayrman
    Quote from cardiacRN2006
    Haha, have you ever been to Yuma?

    You're thinking of going in August? Good Luck.
    Have I ever been there? A few times, nothing lengthy. August any worse in Yuma than in Mohave County? I doubt it. I've seen 130's here and the mid-120's pretty much run mid-June to mid-August.

    Ayrman
  11. by   cardiacRN2006
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/yuma,_arizona

    "yuma is one of the hottest cities of any size in the united states, with average july high temperatures of 107 degrees fahrenheit. average january highs are around 69 degrees. according to the guiness book of world records, yuma is the sunniest place on earth. of the possible 4,456 hours of daylight each year, the sun shines in yuma for roughly 4,050 hours, or about 90% of the time.
    [font='times new roman']on july 28th, 1995 yuma reached its all-time high at 124 degrees"
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    [font='times new roman']yuma average annual rainfall is 2.94 inches per year
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    [font='times new roman']enjoy your time in yuma...
  12. by   Hoozdo
    Quote from Ayrman
    Have I ever been there? A few times, nothing lengthy. August any worse in Yuma than in Mohave County? I doubt it. I've seen 130's here and the mid-120's pretty much run mid-June to mid-August.

    Ayrman
    Ok, now you are gonna have to spill the beans on Mohave County! You must live around Bullhead City, right? I have always thought Kingman might be a good place to live.

    I think in a few years I am going to escape the city, (Phx). I grew up here in the early 60s and this is not the Phoenix I know anymore. :trout: So much air pollution it is disgusting, horrible traffic, too many people, city too large.....

    I have a strong urge to move to the Verde Valley
  13. by   Imissthefall
    Hello
    you might want to try this website:
    www.city-data.com

    and click on Arizona. There a few posts on Yuma, Arizona! I lived there for three years and ******* and moaned the whole time ( I was raised in the mid-west) about the hot ass summer! Luckily we did have a pool and that was great! Yuma is a small town, but is really growing. They don't have a big nightlife scene since it's a smaller town, but a lot of people like to go boating on the Colorado river and going quading is huge here. I hated living there but now we live in Maine and the snow won't go away. It's funny...maybe I got to used to the sun because now I miss it!!!
    Good luck on whatever you decide!
  14. by   Ayrman
    Nothing like resurrecting an old thread but what the heck, no sense in covering old discussion points.

    For those raving about the temps in Yuma the temps here in BHC exceed Yuma's by a couple degrees on almost any given day, so that isn't a factor.

    As far as being a "small" town in my view Yuma has the amenities I seek - Red Lobster, Olive Gardens, Famous Dave's BBQ, and Kohl's, Circuit City and others - while having a few million fewer drivers on the streets thereabouts. If you've never been stuck with one main north-south road filled (depending on the season) with either Geritol-lacking snowbirds or drunken week-enders towing boats bigger than their houses you aren't missing anything.

    A traveler I worked with here - he now works another floor but is still here owing to a "family" situation - described Yuma Med Center as perhaps the best place he's ever worked as far as people, equipment, etc. I asked why he ever left and he could only say that his rule of thumb is x-number of contract periods before moving on (since pattern broken owing to the "family" situation).

    Yeah, verifly I am still here begrudgingly. Contract is ended as of last year but my beautiful bride wanted another year with her employer since it is her first position in the education field. But school ends in a few months and then....

    Ayrman

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