Die Hard Nurse

  1. 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.
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  2. 22 Comments

  3. by   mmsparkle
    I would if the money was to be spent on more staff or training!
  4. by   empress04
    me!! well, the salary is still enough for me...
  5. by   caliotter3
    When my employer was being besieged by an attempt to unionize, I was willing to take a pay cut to keep my job and bring down the overall wage scale before the union moved in, if they won. However, the union lost the vote so I never had to go that route. A former supervisor told me that her employer cut her pay three times since they took over the home care case she was working on. She only stayed because she liked the client and family so much. Three pay cuts. Ouch.
  6. by   911fltrn
    Well Im not a die hard, but i do like my job most days. I have taken a pay cut from 50/hr down to 48/hr. It was supposed to be a temporary thing however after 1.5yrs its permanent now. I will probably never take a pay cut again.

    If you chose to live like a poor man, you dont need to work as much :-)
  7. by   Scrubby
    I don't get any penalty rates as i work mon to fri with no nights. I struggle as it is, i would probably not work where i am for less pay. I do love my job but i have to earn a decent living.
  8. by   Lorie P.
    Only if it meant more staffing to help us other wise NO!!!! Our facility is spending 97 million to build a new out patient surgery/physician's building, a parking garage that has to be shared with the university right down the street and a new 5 story cardiac center.

    By the way I just got a letter saying " I am pleased to inform you of a new pay raise, $.25 per hour," what an insult. It cost more in postage and man power to type, sign seal and mail it for pete's sake!!.
  9. by   TazziRN
    I've taken pay cuts when changing jobs, once a drastic one. I felt that my sanity was worth it, and we did fine.
  10. by   Tweety
    I've taken pay cuts before. For the right reason I wouldn't leave nursing over $1.00/hour.
  11. by   OC_An Khe
    Only under the most dire of circumstances. And I would have to be convinced that the money wasn't going to additional profits for the owners or to pay for some big bonus for the exec that reduced costs. The more I think about it... NO.
  12. by   Spidey's mom
    Sorta related . . . the rural hospital up here pays considerably less than the bigger hospitals 70 miles down the road . . but nurses stay because of the convenience and small-town feel . . plus there is a lot more autonomy here.

    I like Tweety's answer.


    steph
  13. by   BookwormRN
    If I HAD to take a $1/hr paycut at my present facility, I would stay and take the cut. It is a small, rural hospital, but pays dollars more an hour than the closest, larger hospital (45 miles away).
  14. by   ohmeowzer RN
    well the paycut of one dallor an hour won't make a difference in my paycheck, i probably wouldn't notice the money missing. but... if i did have to have that pay cut i would want it to go to better staffing or education. i would want it to go somewhere to make work a better place for all .

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