Wage compression - page 2

I am curious about how big a problem wage compression is throuhout the country. By wage comprssion I mean the difference between the lowest pay for a staff RN and the highest pay for a staff RN in... Read More

  1. by   Hardknox
    Key words--"IT"S THE NURSES WHO DEMANDED IT AT THE TABLE"!!!!

    Wage compression and all the other problems we have in nursing will still be there until the day I die because nurses are for the most part like sheep, can never seem to get together and talk with one voice. And don't ask what I've done about it because I helped unionize our hospital, served on the nurses commitees, bargaining unit and still nothing changes. Administration doesn't realize that Abe Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation to free the slaves included nurses. And sadly, many nurses are so worried about loosing their jobs they continue to knuckle under to unsafe staffing, deplorable conditions and crappy incentives to stay even with a severe nursing shortage where a nurse should gain some power. Many people work hard to change things, but as for the rank and file--we ARE our own worst enemy.
    Last edit by Hardknox on Jun 3, '02
  2. by   Teshiee
    Frustrating! Wage compression=work compression they wouldn't like that very much. They do what we allow them to do.

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