Only certain departments in hospital got a pay increase? - page 3

Surgical, L&D, ER. Apparently they are the more 'lucrative' units, whatever the hell that means/matters. We're all out here working hard, we're all taking good care of our patients. What the hell? ... Read More

  1. by   LadysSolo
    The organization I work for has a lot of trouble recruiting employees. We have not had a pay raise in 3 years, and a competing company starts new grads at $25,000/year plus the same benefits. Guess why my employer has difficulty recruiting? I would leave but I am 3 years from retirement, I am just going to stick it out, it's not worth the trouble to change now.
  2. by   turtlesRcool
    Quote from brandy1017
    Isn't that the truth! LOL They do the same gimmicks where I work! One was we'd have a popcorn or ice cream party if we had no falls for 90 days. So ridiculous, with all the weak, unsteady and confused patients we can't be everywhere at once. No one lets patients fall, we simply can't prevent all the falls given the few staff on the floor! I will say they now use sitters more than ever so that does help prevent falls, obviously way more effective than a silly, stupid popcorn, ice cream or pizza party!
    That is so offensive! The point of incentives is to encourage people to try harder. Incentives to prevent falls means they think you're not motivated enough to keep people safe. Basically, they're treating you like 3rd graders who need more motivation to do their schoolwork. I would be boiling mad at those implications.
  3. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Ask HR---not us.
  4. by   jodispamodi
    Quote from RNingBSNing
    Surgical, L&D, ER. Apparently they are the more 'lucrative' units, whatever the hell that means/matters. We're all out here working hard, we're all taking good care of our patients. What the hell?


    Side note: Our employer does not give annual or merit-based raises so this is exceptional. I'm still making what I made four years ago.
    All I can say to that is what a punitive action by your employer. Sorry they are ******es
  5. by   Been there,done that
    Quote from LadysSolo
    The organization I work for has a lot of trouble recruiting employees. We have not had a pay raise in 3 years, and a competing company starts new grads at $25,000/year plus the same benefits. Guess why my employer has difficulty recruiting? I would leave but I am 3 years from retirement, I am just going to stick it out, it's not worth the trouble to change now.
    Oh yeah it's worth it. I found my dream job at 61... sitting on my tookas at home. They just gave me a year's salary to retire.

    Never sell yourself short.
  6. by   jodispamodi
    Quote from meanmaryjean
    That's whay day shift gets. Nights gets crumbs and the resultant mess to clean up.
    So true! when I worked nights they used to send us stale day old pastries while we had to clean up the pizza boxes from the other shifts, lol!
  7. by   AceOfHearts<3
    A certain department in my hospital received a substantial wage increase. Everyone was notified and given an explanation via email. Apparently we were spending a lot training for this department, but could not retain employees in it. Other area hospitals paid substantially more and the wage in that particular area was increased to be competitive. Maybe something like this happened at your facility. I appreciated the explanation for the increase.
  8. by   ~♪♫ in my ♥~
    Quote from brandy1017
    The MBA suits are driven to maximize profits and the easiest way to do this is to cut costs and nursing is a cost to them so they have no problem freezing pay or cutting raises. It keeps their profits up and ensures the yahoos at the top get their annual performance bonuses.
    As more and more newbies flood the job market, this will get worse and worse.
  9. by   not.done.yet
    It is pretty well established in the world of nursing that the only way to get decent wage increases is to change jobs every couple of years.
  10. by   Here.I.Stand
    Quote from brandy1017
    Isn't that the truth! LOL They do the same gimmicks where I work! One was we'd have a popcorn or ice cream party if we had no falls for 90 days. So ridiculous, with all the weak, unsteady and confused patients we can't be everywhere at once. No one lets patients fall, we simply can't prevent all the falls given the few staff on the floor! I will say they now use sitters more than ever so that does help prevent falls, obviously way more effective than a silly, stupid popcorn, ice cream or pizza party!
    Riiiiight... you won't try your best to prevent falls for pt safety, but you would for ice cream? That's insulting.
  11. by   SpankedInPittsburgh
    Yeah, these MBA suits are a crock full of badness. However, they are smart and aggressive. They are going to pay a nurse the absolute minimum it takes to keep them performing a function for the hospital. As a Nurse I'd say helping patients but that's not the mindset we are talking about. If these guys know they can mistreat you in anyway; wages, hours, benefits, working conditions and it will improve their bottom line they will not hesitate. The only way to combat this is to call BS on it and walk or better yet have about 10 nurses put in their 2 week notice the same day from the same unit. Maybe will get them to fork over some $$$ but maybe not. I wish you all good luck
  12. by   saskrn
    I used to work in an ICU that paid its RN's more than the other RN's in the hospital. We also received regular raises. No call or other requirements.
  13. by   SpankedInPittsburgh
    There are RN's somewhere working for $25K a year??? Really did I read that right?

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