Nursing Salary Hall of Shame - page 5

Lets look at this salary situation another way, by taking a poll of who is working for the least amount of money, or has been offered the least in recent history. For example, in January, 2003, as... Read More

  1. by   nurseunderwater
    this whole topic makes me want to yak.....i can't stand the fact that nurses get so little $ for such a hard freakin job. waaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!

    I could go on and on about all the reasons why we deserve more $ but what about the basic right to "enough LIVING WAGES" to pay for (good)food, (good)shelter, clothing and a vacation occasionally? How about a new bra? NURSES DESERVE A LIVING WAGE! cna, lpn, rn, bsn, whatever. we all bust a$@ and do what others wouldn't want to do in a million years. WHY? Because we LOVE it! But hey, it would be nice to have a new bra :imbar
  2. by   CCU NRS
    guess this may qualify I was an LPN working agency for $21/hr finished my ADN and wnet to work for a facility starting at $18.75/hr $2.25 decrease from LPN to RN. After I get my initial year of experience under my belt I will probably start picking up some agency shifts for around $30/hr, I am going to keep my new job tho because the benefits are pretty god which in reality all figure in so the decrease proably isn't that significant because as agency I was without bene's.
    Last edit by CCU NRS on Mar 21, '04
  3. by   NursesRmofun
    [font=franklin gothic medium]they pay big bucks to people who sit and tell other people what to do in businesses, etc. but pay someone who has your life in their hands almost nothing....not a direct quote...but something like that. ha. he is a smart guy.
  4. by   TIFFANYLEE
    Quote from NursesRmofun
    I live in NY! I am happy our rates are better. I think the lowest I have been offered is $20.00/hr. The highest seems to be around $40-45/hr. The average is around $30/hr. However, cost of living accounts for something. The cost of housing in the south is at least half.
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    I currently live in PA but am moving to Florida this week . I can tell you the housing is cheaper but not the utilities nor the food are cheap .
    No ,,, Florida will continue to suck for wages ,
  5. by   NursesRmofun
    Quote from TIFFANYLEE
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    I currently live in PA but am moving to Florida this week . I can tell you the housing is cheaper but not the utilities nor the food are cheap .
    No ,,, Florida will continue to suck for wages ,
    You mean the food and utilities are higher or the same in FL? I know the pay is less. Is it is like $15-18/hr? I have some family in NC and they make 20-something an hr. Good luck in FL!
  6. by   eagleriver
    Quote from sjoe
    eagle writes: "i love florida nurses because they do not allow oppressive wages or counterproductive leadership attitudes to influence the quality of care or compassion they express to their patients. what an elegant statement of character!"

    yeah, well, their "character" also keeps wages down for everyone! they are undermining the profession.
    take another look at what you wrote here. i don't believe you really feel that way.

    i suspect that like the rest of us, you do your best for your patients, regardless of the crap you are putting up with from your administration.

    our strong ethics are exploited, and if there were no avenues of recourse besides compromising patient care, the exploitation would go on forever, while becoming increasingly more extreme.

    i believe we are advancing in strength and negotiation savvy, therefore, reducing exploitation.

    one of our greatest allies is public awareness - even in the form of a salary hall of shame.
    Last edit by eagleriver on Mar 21, '04
  7. by   chicagonurse
    I live in the southwest Chicago suburbs and make $23.50 with two years experience. Housing prices vary greatly. I just built a two bedroom ranch for 145K but I shopped around for builders. If I still lived in the city the same place would have been 100K more.
  8. by   eagleriver
    Quote from tiffanylee
    do you think all the responds for low wage in nursing can be sent to jeb bush and the florida board of nurisng , it is a election year !!!

    george was just in florida he needs the state i say lets get old geoge to looka the salaies of nursing in florida and push old brother jeb in a better direction to help us out !!
    very good idea!!
  9. by   eagleriver
    Quote from tiffanylee
    what a shame for us !! i guess when nurse's stop caring there will be change !! i don't see that happening too soon from some of the sorry saps of nurse's that have replied " i am in nursing to help " statement i have gotten .
    take care !
    i am one of those "sorry saps" and grateful for the honor!

    ethical prostitution or compassion for dollars is heading down the wrong road!
    Last edit by eagleriver on Mar 21, '04
  10. by   eagleriver
    Quote from nursesrmofun
    [font=franklin gothic medium]they pay big bucks to people who sit and tell other people what to do in businesses, etc. but pay someone who has your life in their hands almost nothing....not a direct quote...but something like that. ha. he is a smart guy.
    when i was a young 'un, i drove a school bus for a while. i was fascinated that the guys who hauled produce made 3x as much money as i did transporting "yuppy larvae." (terminology courtesy of dan ackroyd)
  11. by   NursesRmofun
    [font=franklin gothic medium]...yes. the thought is similar.
  12. by   TIFFANYLEE
    Quote from NursesRmofun
    You mean the food and utilities are higher or the same in FL? I know the pay is less. Is it is like $15-18/hr? I have some family in NC and they make 20-something an hr. Good luck in FL!
    That is right the food and utlities are just the same . My parents are living there for 6 years now so that is why I am going there but I have been monitoring those items and guess what BIG LIE Florida is not cheaper .
  13. by   TIFFANYLEE
    Quote from eagleriver
    i am one of those "sorry saps" and grateful for the honor!

    ethical prostitution or compassion for dollars is heading down the wrong road!
    and i thought when men got into the profession we would make the wages men demanded . i would never want to make the wages you do . i don't think this forum is a jerry spinger show but i do understand why some people think florida folks can be very backward . this can account for the fair to poor medical care florida still has in the state . nurse's who can make really good money tend to go to those facilities . i am not stating that nurse's are only into the position for $$$ but i need to make a desent living .

    be grateful if you want to be a sorry sap !!:hatparty: :chuckle

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