Why the high pay in Texas? - page 7

I am not yet even a nursing student but I think I will purse a CRNA degree. I was scanning a nursing job site and it seems that Texas has a very high pay scale. Any ideas as to why?... Read More

  1. by   alansmith52
    if threads could have personalities.
    this one has all the charteristics of an oppressed group, who having felt betrayed by god decided to go on its own "plane" (as far as moral resposiblity goes). so it went up to the mountains to "find itself". and swore it would never go back down to civilization. if this thread came to work in my former ICU it would be the nurse comming to tell me to empty my folley before it "explodes" (as if). whilst he/she went out for a smoke.
    and if any of this makes sense I'd say your reading the best thread for you.



    addition: id just like to add that I am not left of center. although I wont vote for george either. but only because of what he has/hasn't done for my profession.
    Last edit by alansmith52 on Apr 22, '04
  2. by   Hodge
    Hmm. The higher pay must be to offset the stigma of having to reside in the same state that George W. Bush calls home!
  3. by   tylerlvn
    Texas is beautiful. Just today while driving I was amazed at the fields of bluebonnets as far as the eye could see. The people are really nice and friendly. I love it here and cannot imagine ever wanting to leave. It is humid in the summer but, we have great mild winters. I see the northern states on the news shoving their cars out of the snow - no thanks! I am still a student so I really cannot say about the pay.
  4. by   Roland
    Quote from alansmith52
    if threads could have personalities.
    this one has all the charteristics of an oppressed group, who having felt betrayed by god decided to go on its own "plane" (as far as moral resposiblity goes). so it went up to the mountains to "find itself". and swore it would never go back down to civilization. if this thread came to work in my former ICU it would be the nurse comming to tell me to empty my folley before it "explodes" (as if). whilst he/she went out for a smoke.
    and if any of this makes sense I'd say your reading the best thread for you.



    addition: id just like to add that I am not left of center. although I wont vote for george either. but only because of what he has/hasn't done for my profession.
    That is some weird wild stuff which would probably require great introspection to grasp (or perhaps some LSD and a Stanley Kubrick film).
  5. by   mariessas_mom
    Quote from BadBird
    I visited Dallas once many years ago, I loved the people and the city but I just could not take the heat and humidity, it is so oppressive. I lived in S. FL at the time and thought that was bad until I went to TX. If it wasn't for the heat and humidity I would love to live there.
    That's funny. I live in Dallas and the humidity does not bother me. On a trip to Disneyworld a couple of years ago, in December, no less I was sweating bullets from the humidity.

    Texas Born
    Texas Bred
    When I'm Gone,
    I'll Be Texas Dead!
  6. by   zenman
    Posted by psychrn03: Although I'll be the first to admit the heat and humidity is dreadful.

    Oh, you're nuts! Texas is not humid...Louisiana and Mississippi...now that's humidity!
  7. by   gaspassah
    i can attest to that zenman. born and raised mississippi, lived the last 12 years in louisiana.
  8. by   nurseunderwater
    bah...come and visit mid july through sept.....if the humidity doesn't wipe you out, the mosquitos will carry you away. ugh!
  9. by   teeituptom
    It doesnt keep me off the Golf course
  10. by   SnowymtnRN
    haven't read all the responses, but i left TX cuz the pay sucked so bad. Yes housing is a great commodity there, real estate is very reasonable, but that doesn't help put food on the table. My mom has worked as a RN for 21 years and is MAXED out making $26 an hour. Sound like a lot to you? not me. When i was a LVN my first job WITH shift diff was $8.74. And this is in East Texas.......SUCKY pay there.
  11. by   SnowymtnRN
    BUT i miss the food terribly there. lol ESPECIALLY Tex Mex!!!!!
  12. by   Cherish
    Sorry to hear that. East Texas is just the suburbs-outskirts of New Mexico anyways, LOL. You wouldn't catch me there or southern Texas (brownsville) EVER! If the city doesn't have more than a million (i.e. San Antonio, Dallas, etc) I will NOT live there (ok ok, exception is Austin). I'm a city girl (east coast) can't STAND living in the boonies!
  13. by   teeituptom
    Quote from SnowymtnRN
    BUT i miss the food terribly there. lol ESPECIALLY Tex Mex!!!!!

    Be carefull with my homemade chili

    Burns ya twice

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