Originally posted by Dplear
Not true....Every year my income has gone up more than 10% some years even more than that. Last year alone I went up 16% this year should be about 11%. I do not trust the department of Labor and their statistics. Anyone can skew the numbers any way they want. There is a good chance that this year I will break 120,000 with out working much overtime at all.
how many days a week is that on average?
I'll take my salary versus days/week...
here's my skewing:
I work 2 days/week and earn 60,000
I left a job working 3 - 12s and made 58,000
2 days/week = 104 days worked/year...261 days off
3 days/week = 156 days worked/year...209 days off
either situation (without overtime -- I've done ZERO overtime this AND last year) leaves me laughing all the way home...
Don't get me wrong, as we all are motivated differently, but I'll wager your 120,000 left you no less hungry and no happier...just a bigger house, bigger bills, and most importantly, more time away from family!
From my perspective, being at home w/ daily naps is where it's at...
Flame me if you will, but ONLY his wages have increased 10+%/year (he doesn't mention days off)...
I've been a nurse 7 years...Here are my improvements:
year one: 5 jobs , 1 day off/week - 32,000
year two: 6 jobs, 1 day off/week - 40,000
year three: 4 jobs, 2 days off/week - 43,000
year four: 3 jobs, 2 days off/week - 47,000
year five: 3 jobs, 3 days off/week - 52,000
year six: 2 jobs, 4 days off/week - 58,000
year seven: 1 job, 5 days off/week - 60,000
Monday thru Thursday I wake up w/ my boys, and we spend all day together...
M-F I have dinner ready for my wife and kids (when she comes home; She works Mon & Tues 7-6, Wed & Th 7-noon)...
One Friday each month I go out on my boat for the day...
You do the math!
I like my "direction"
Do we all have the luxury of the "Baylor" plan?
Can most of us work 3-12s?
I believe so...
We all have different motivations...
BUT, over that last 7 years I've learned some things:
I'm no less hungry now, then when I was making $7/ hour
Sleep is UNDERRATED, we need 7-8 hours/ day
Overtime just puts you in a bigger tax bracket - the take home pay isn't that much more
I can still take my wife out for a $150 meal once in a while
NOT watching your kids grow up would suck
Having someone else raise your kids would also suck
WE as nurses are lucky for our schedules!