Die Hard Nurse - page 2

How many of you nurses out there, love your job so Much, That you would take a dollar pay cut. And do the same job.:devil:... Read More

  1. by   Selke
    Why do nurses always get asked this question, but never physicians?
  2. by   RNDreamer
    ooops, meant to hit "quote" and hit "thanks" instead....what I wanted to ask is, is this normal for nurses to be asked to get a pay cut? I only ask because of the question you asked...thanks in advance.


    Quote from Selke
    Why do nurses always get asked this question, but never physicians?
  3. by   Zookeeper3
    If my facility viewed my professional practice as a valuable and respected member of the team to improve care and held this as a true value and commitment and more than a simple mission statement....

    then came to nursing, asked us to take a pay cut for these reasons... and they were valid, were not detrimental to quality patient care but provided ways to enhance it.... I would take the cut. provided the explanation had value to it for my patients.

    ((cough, cough, cough)) when anyone finds this, e-mail me.... I'll take the cut, move and work my arse off for you. Promise

    Otherwise... older, smarter and wiser... patients never benefit from these cuts, and my family looses in the process too.
  4. by   caliotter3
    Quote from Zookeeper3
    If my facility viewed my professional practice as a valuable and respected member of the team to improve care and held this as a true value and commitment and more than a simple mission statement....

    then came to nursing, asked us to take a pay cut for these reasons... and they were valid, were not detrimental to quality patient care but provided ways to enhance it.... I would take the cut. provided the explanation had value to it for my patients.

    ((cough, cough, cough)) when anyone finds this, e-mail me.... I'll take the cut, move and work my arse off for you. Promise

    Otherwise... older, smarter and wiser... patients never benefit from these cuts, and my family looses in the process too.
    That's right. When you take a paycut, your family loses. The only thing worse is to get laid off or fired outright. Many people leave employers when paycuts are announced. It is common sense.
  5. by   TrudyRN
    not real willingly but would have to consider the whole situation
  6. by   Susan9608
    I took a three dollar an hour pay cut to leave my cushy, boring little job in order to move to a very high stress PICU job. I'm glad I did, though I miss the extra money. whomever said that their sanity was worth it is right on. My sanity was worth it, too.What I find more irritating than taking a pay cut is the merit raise system. My last "merit" raise was a whopping 18 cents a hour. That bumped up my taxes just enough so that I now have more tax money taken out of my pay check, so I take home less money every pay period. How's that for getting screwed as your reward?
  7. by   MAISY, RN-ER
    Would not take a pay cut, in fact, I think my department is overdue for a payraise! When you go to work in an environment that has you dancing a jig on the head of a pin....you deserve to be paid for it! Lately ER has been a danger zone...sick....sicker....sickest! Fearing for my license and sanity daily!
    Think my OR and specials friends are in the right field!
    Maisy
  8. by   MedicalLPN
    Would I leave my current job over a pay cut? Possibly depending on the circumstances and how big the pay cut was, would I leave nursing as a profession if salaries plummeted for some reason, no I wouldn't.
  9. by   showbizrn
    PAY CUT??

    Business is business.

    Don't expect bad business decisions from me JUST BECAUSE I'M A NURSE.

    Pay cuts are bad business and an insult.

    No thanks!

    showbizrn
    Last edit by showbizrn on Nov 27, '07
  10. by   sharlynn
    Count me in. I love my job and always have (with a few bad days thrown in here and there!).

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