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Pay check??

  1. 0 What was your reaction to your first check?
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  3. Visit  Nurseadam profile page
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    Quote from All Star_Pre Nurse
    What was your reaction to your first check?
    happiness!
  4. Visit  All Star_Pre Nurse profile page
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    Quote from Nurseadam

    happiness!
    Lol was it a big check?
  5. Visit  lagalanurse profile page
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    Much happiness! I get paid every 2 weeks and my first check was $300 less than what I used to make in a full month at my previous job as a marketing coordinator. And I'm not even at my full rate, I get $4 less an hour while in orientation!
  6. Visit  All Star_Pre Nurse profile page
    #4 0
    Did you get a new car? House?? Shop how was it.?
  7. Visit  All Star_Pre Nurse profile page
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    Quote from lagalanurse
    Much happiness! I get paid every 2 weeks and my first check was $300 less than what I used to make in a full month at my previous job as a marketing coordinator. And I'm not even at my full rate, I get $4 less an hour while in orientation!
    Wow sounds like alot!!!!
  8. Visit  KelRN215 profile page
    #6 2
    Ha, your first pay check in nursing will be nowhere near enough to buy a new car or a house.

    I paid my rent, bought groceries and probably my student loans. After that, nothing was left. It took four years of working full time to save up enough money to make a down payment on a house... and even then, I had to cash a ton of old bonds to do it. You don't make a lot of money in your first years as a nurse... not in the least, especially with the economy how it is now and Medicare/Medicaid reimbursements down... raises are stagnant because of that but the dollar is worth less and less every year.
  9. Visit  Akeos profile page
    #7 3
    Hahahaha, A New car or house...good joke! I paid my bills, just like i've done with all my pay checks.
    Last edit by Akeos on Feb 2, '13
  10. Visit  Racer15 profile page
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    I put a third of it into savings, so I can start saving for a new car. It's going to take me at least five or six months of doing that to get a good down payment on a new car. I know people that ran out and bought a new car the day they graduated but that just seems stupid to me. To each their own I guess!
  11. Visit  Racer15 profile page
    #9 4
    Slight disappointment, when I saw how much was taken out for taxes in all honesty.
  12. Visit  tdarden profile page
    #10 0
    In order to make more you have to specializ and gain experience first.
  13. Visit  dah doh profile page
    #11 0
    Nice dinner out with hubby. Start to pay down student loans. Savings. Pay bills.
  14. Visit  RNewbie profile page
    #12 4
    I was bummed. I never had a full time job before. Didn't realize the amount of taxes that would be taken out being single w no dependents. Also, got really depressed realizing that I made more working part time as a server and cocktail waitress than as a nurse.

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