Quote from jackson145
In my area, nurses make a better salary than most.
With the economy & the job market as it is, we all ought to be grateful to have a job. Period.
I think this attitude is one of the areas Nurses need to reassess the way we look at ourselves. We are not lucky to have jobs. Our employers are lucky to have us.
Jobs are out there, and they have difficulty filling positions in many cases. otherwise, there would be no need for Nursing pools.
I truly feel we need to market ourselves as being more than "lucky to have a job".
i've been hearing it more and more often. we're not auto workers or janitors. we are professionals. They can't just train someone to do our jobs in a couple weeks.
I am grateful to have a job. but it's because it's a job I love. not because of the economy, or job market. if I decided to move on, there is no doubt in my mind I could have a new job within a day or two.
(I think this may be my first post, so please don't think I'm always this militant)