I CAN beat that!! A staffing agency, no strike involved, no bennies, but I have worked for them at least one day a week doing time in ICU/CCU's, called today and offered me $63/hr to work in a CT ICU 7pm to 7am. I had to commit to at least one day a week. I said YES, to any Monday, Tues, or Wed, since I work q F-S-S for my HH agency. This is b/c all the night staff have resigned, various reasons, I know them all, so I'm not going in blind, I have worked as staff in this unit in the past. I personally left d/t the verbal abuse of a doc there.
I am not looking forward to going back, but for that $$ I think I can afford to suffer a little. They have promised we won't be pulled, and even if the census in their unit is zero, we cannot be cancelled!! They must be desperate to agree to that!!
Why would any hospital agree? Simple, without staff in the CT unit, they can't do surgery. No CT surgery, no $$!! So they NEED us....bad!!! I plan to ride this gravy train all the way to the station!