How Long Would You Wait for the Best Offer? - page 2

So, right now I'm actively seeking to change my status from working two jobs to only working one job. It has gotten to the point where I cannot give my all to both jobs, so this change really needs... Read More

  1. by   blackmamba123
    I agree with most of the posters. However, I started out as a nursing assistant, became an LPN, then BSN RN. I have the utmost respect for what every hardworking caring caregiver brings to the table. But there's no way I'm working at a facility that pays me the same rate as they pay their ADN nurses (with one caveat, if they have years of experience under their belt). It has nothing to do with what I feel their talent, knowledge base, or ability is. They are nurses just like me. But I invested money, time, and effort to have more options AND make more money. Please know that it is OK to NEGOTIATE YOUR RATE OF PAY/SALARY. I wrote that in caps, because I feel like if we continue to accept what's offered without negotiating, employers try that with the next nurse applicant, and then the next, until it becomes the standard rate offered across the board. Wherever you get offers from, KNOW YOUR WORTH, and negotiate accordingly. Best wishes in your search.
  2. by   Orca
    Quote from saskrn
    Just a quick note about what I highlighted with bold. Do NOT let this attitude come out during an interview.

    It's just a thought.
    As an ADN who is an upper level administrator, I wholeheartedly agree. I am in my position because of knowledge and experience.
  3. by   Ben_Dover
    For some reason, whenever I see Purplegal starting a thread, I get really excited!
    29-30 days of working jesh! LOL

    Best wishes!

    BTW:
    is it Purp Legal
    or
    is its Purple gal...
  4. by   purplegal
    Quote from Ben_Dover
    For some reason, whenever I see Purplegal starting a thread, I get really excited!
    29-30 days of working jesh! LOL

    Best wishes!

    BTW:
    is it Purp Legal
    or
    is its Purple gal...
    Lol, that's funny.

    Supposed to be Purple Gal
  5. by   purplegal
    A family member had suggested that I possibly go full time at the rehab center and decrease my hours significantly working as an ECG Tech, with the reason being to "give me an edge" at the place at which I am employed at as an ECG Tech. However, I am not sure about this solution because it doesn't eliminate the two job scenario which I am really wanting. Also, it doesn't seem like being an internal applicant is helping me any; I seem to have just as good of a chance as if I were to apply externally.
  6. by   beekee
    Quote from purplegal
    A family member had suggested that I possibly go full time at the rehab center and decrease my hours significantly working as an ECG Tech, with the reason being to "give me an edge" at the place at which I am employed at as an ECG Tech. However, I am not sure about this solution because it doesn't eliminate the two job scenario which I am really wanting. Also, it doesn't seem like being an internal applicant is helping me any; I seem to have just as good of a chance as if I were to apply externally.
    Is the ECG tech position at the same hospital (or network) that you left? If so, I would suspect that you will not get rehired there as a nurse. Focus your efforts at other places.

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