When I hired in to the facility I work in now, I was told I would receive a raise after I graduated and then again when I received my nursing license. I was told I would make $14.50 an hour as a nurse.
I started work then as a CNA making $9.50 an hour.
Now I have graduated, they didn't want to give me my GPN raise. Had to fight for it with the administrator yesterday. She said since I had signed a paper in the beginning, it said I would only receive a raise AFTER I was licensed.
We re-read the paper which was typed up when my DON was going to quit, so I would still have a position as a nurse after I was licensed. It DID say that I would receive a raise after I was licensed.
But, in the paper, which I KNEW was a catch 22 when I signed it, it said I would start at new nurses wages. Hindsight is 20/20 they say...(it didn't say $14.50, like I was quoted)
Now, my GPN wage is $11.50 and my nursing wage will be somewhere around $13, they say...
Excuse being...we were just bought by a new company and they don't have the new budget yet. I may start at $13 or it may go up to $14...who knows? :angryfire
I'm thinking about giving them a couple of weeks, and telling them that I need to know how much I will be paid since I am going to other interviews and I need to weigh my options....
What do you all think?