Fantastic Benefits For Nurses - page 2

I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE INTERESTING TO HEAR OF THE DIFFERENT BENEFITS THAT SOME FACILITIES OFFER THEIR NURSING STAFF!(STUFF LIKE FREE CHILDCARE, HOUSKEEPING, FITNESS CLUB MEMBERSHIPS, ECT....)THESE ARE... Read More

  1. by   ucandoit
    Sally_ICURN, WHERE DO YOU WORK IN CALI? MY MOM LIVES IN SACRAMENTO, THATS WHERE IM FROM ORIGINALLY.I AM THINKING ABOUT RELOCATING BACK HOME TO BE CLOSE TO MY MOM, I HAVEN'T SEEN HER SINCE I WAS 12 (THAT WOULD BE 12 YEARS AGO) AND I THINK IT IS TIME TO DO SOME HEALING. WHAT IS THE ANNUAL SALARY AT YOUR FACILITY FOR A NEW GRAD?
  2. by   Sally_ICURN
    Originally posted by nursetl2002
    Sally_ICURN, WHERE DO YOU WORK IN CALI?
    WHAT IS THE ANNUAL SALARY AT YOUR FACILITY FOR A NEW GRAD?
    If you don't mind, I'd rather not mention my hospital here, see your pm's.

    Starting wage for new grads starting in April of this year will be $31.92 with a 16% night shift differential and 5% weekend diff. After six months a new grad makes $32.89 plus the diffs, six more months and it's $34.16, that is if you progress as they expect (and I personally don't know anyone who hasn't). After that you have yearly evaluations and at anytime in between you can ask for an eval and get a wage/staff level increase if you feel you have acheived that status and the evaluator agrees.

    nursetl - It takes courage to heal!

    The best to you!

    ~Sally
    Last edit by Sally_ICURN on Jan 13, '03
  3. by   moonrose2u
    we get the privledge of serving our patients according to the "ministry' of the hospital...

    we have had no layoffs..that is a plus..

    we are building a 8 story cardiac care tower...so therefore, we get to share in the absence of a " cost of living" raise this year...because we have the honor of serving the patients of this area.

    what a joke...
  4. by   RN from OZ
    Jack Squat !

    Not even a lunch for the staff who work on Christmas day !

    Ohhh I lied we get a single daisy on nurses day !
  5. by   RNFROG3
    $14.oo certificate for the grocery store for christmas. 401k matching program and some other stuff but ya really work your butt off for it.
  6. by   JNJ
    I get to choose the benefit package that works for me. I get to choose what shifts, hours, days, holidays I will and will not work. I choose what I wish to wear to work.

    What great job is this? . . . I'm an independent RN
  7. by   DIPLOMATICRN4HIRE
    I get to choose what I want, but I travel too which is fine but would enjoy sitting in one spot for awhile.I miss the closeness of a tight crew.
    Zoe
  8. by   ucandoit
    Thanks sally, maybe one day I will be joining you!!!
  9. by   Agnus
    did you know daisys are considered weeds?
  10. by   ucandoit
    A ROSE WOULD HAVE BEEN NICER! YOU KNOW WHAT MANAGMENT IS SAYING BY GIVING US NURSES WEEDS FOR NURSES DAY...THEY ARE SAYING THAT WE DIG OUR ROOTS IN AND SUCK THEM DRY, ALL WHILE LOOKING OH SO PRETTY ON THE OUTSIDE.
  11. by   nurse2b.com
    A ROSE WOULD HAVE BEEN NICER! YOU KNOW WHAT MANAGMENT IS SAYING BY GIVING US NURSES WEEDS FOR NURSES DAY...

    THEY ARE SAYING THAT WE DIG OUR ROOTS IN AND SUCK THEM DRY, ALL WHILE LOOKING OH SO PRETTY ON THE OUTSIDE.


    That was Toooooooo Funny .. LMAO !!!!!!!!!!

    Thanks for the laugh !

    nurse2b.com
  12. by   NotReady4PrimeTime
    Our benefits package isn't great, but it's better than the last place I worked. We have extended medical/dental/vision care plan, short- and long-term disability plan, life insurance, pension and RSP plans, all cost-shared. The facility has on-site day care (days only) and fitness centres that are user-pay. We pay a "reduced rate" for parking (when one can get it) and have lots of on-site and off-site fast food options. All employees of my unit were given calculators for Christmas (last year it was pens) and a meal on both Christmas Day and New Year's Day. Our pay ladder has nine rungs on it, with the highest earning $32.42 (CDN dollars, so about $21 US) an hour before differentials. BUT... we pay hefty income and sales taxes, plus employment insurance and Canada Pension Plan premiums out of that. Deductions are at least 1/3 of our gross pay. We have a very strong union, who as I type are preparing to negotiate a new collective agreement for the whole province. We've been told that management's opening offer contains roll-backs that would take us back 20 years. Can you spell strike?
  13. by   ethelbsnrn
    Sally_ICU RN

    Where do you work? I am looking for a hospital that has a good retirement package. We have one here that matches 250% of every dollar you put in. But the starting salary is $17.hr for a new grad.

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