Just wanted some extra opinions on a situation -
I'm still what some would consider a "new" nurse with less than 5 years experience. I've been employed at a primary and urgent care clinic for over a year and my boss has begun opening a second clinic in a town about 30 mins away. She told me that she was promoting me to "clinical director" over both locations and that I would be salaried at --$20,000 a year.
My initial reaction was one of perplexity. She said "promotion", but I heard "more responsibility" and "less pay." I did the math and on an hourly figure, I would be making around $9.25 /hour which is much less than the medical assistants. I brought this up and she countered that with this position came a job in a clinic, with benefits, and I wouldn't have to work nights in a hospital, and that the salary was one she'd be comfortable paying her own mother, and that we live in Mississippi and $20,000 was reasonable.
I don't agree. I feel like I'm getting shafted and I'm a little offended she thinks she can pull one over on me. I'm good at my job and she has on many occasions told others how I do the work of 3 nurses rather than one.
My next goal is FNP and in MS we have to have a preceptor, which is hard to come by as I understand it (and she has agreed to do this for me) for a certain amt of hours before we can practice independently (with a collaborating physician of course) and so I'm trying to decide if this is something I should overlook or if I need to stand my ground and find another job if need be.
I like clinic work and I'm not above working in a hospital, but it just seems like a clinic is the best place for me given my career goals. I've gotten a lot of advice - some saying dump the job and others saying I'm stupid for being picky about something like a clinic position - most people would kill for that. Any thoughts?