What are you worth? - page 2

How do your wages compare with other states? Do you get benefits? What are you really worth? If you're an LPN, the median wage in the USA in 2000 was $14.15 per hour, with a low of $10.34 to a... Read More

  1. by   Youda
    I guess this was my way of responding to Hillary Clinton saying nurses are over-paid. If the average pay for an air traffic controller is $36/hr, with as high of stress, involved with human life, and not required to have an associates degree or a bachelors degree, then I have to disagree with Hillary vehemently.

    As for the nontangibles like what I do for others? That's priceless. Why do I suddenly feel like a credit card commercial?
  2. by   canoehead
    Thanks Rusty, I like the way you look at it.
  3. by   aus nurse
    Originally posted by Youda
    I guess this was my way of responding to Hillary Clinton saying nurses are over-paid. If the average pay for an air traffic controller is $36/hr, with as high of stress, involved with human life, and not required to have an associates degree or a bachelors degree, then I have to disagree with Hillary vehemently.

    As for the nontangibles like what I do for others? That's priceless. Why do I suddenly feel like a credit card commercial?


    :chuckle on the commercial

    Well said on the Hilary comment...hope she reads this board!

    I make about $22/hour as a 20 year experienced RN...now factor into that the aussie exchange rate........

    As Don said...."much more than I am paid"
  4. by   live4today
    Originally posted by Youda
    I guess this was my way of responding to Hillary Clinton saying nurses are over-paid......................
    She said WHAT!!!!
    Oh no she didn't!!! Hillary actually said that?
    Vegas.......where's Vegas.......somebody needs an azz whoopin' with THE BRICK LADEN BAG!!! :angryfire
  5. by   Youda
    I have been looking for the quote, but I can't find it. That makes me believe that I have bad information. I haven't been able to find any statement from Hillary about anything concerning health care. So, I will have to back-up for now. If I find the quote, I'll post it.
  6. by   abrenrn
    Youda, you come up with the greatest stuff.

    To all those who feel corrupted by this talk of money, think about it a second. None of us go into this profession expecting to be millionaires, not gonna happen. Sadly, employers tend to take advantage of that and pay the least amount they can get away with.

    So, no, I don't exect to be rich. I do expect some form of fair compensation. And, Youda, if Hillary didn't say it (though it wouldn't surprise me) a lot of other people do.

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