Wilcox ER and Kauai!!!! Opinions???

  1. 0 Hey fellow Nurses,

    I am considering a job in the ER deptment @ Wilcox memorial hospital. I have never been to this island. So I would like some input from others mostly about the island. Be honest good or bad!!!
    Thanks

    HeatherDL:spin:
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    About HeatherDL

    From 'Toronto-- Hawaii soon'; 33 Years Old; Joined Oct '06; Posts: 12.

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  3. Visit  WindwardOahuRN profile page
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    Quote from HeatherDL
    Hey fellow Nurses,

    I am considering a job in the ER deptment @ Wilcox memorial hospital. I have never been to this island. So I would like some input from others mostly about the island. Be honest good or bad!!!
    Thanks

    HeatherDL:spin:
    Right now? Crossing the picket line?
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    Yea in a month or so......
  5. Visit  pomaikai profile page
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    Take it! Kauai is one of the most beautiful places on earth. MANY movies are filmed here because it's sooo pretty. The people are very down-to-earth and friendly. Technically, the strike is still on, but they're at an impasse and the only ones who don't know it's over are the dozen or so nurses still striking. Hawaii is a little more expensive place to live, but worth it if you like outdoor sports and activities. And beaches! :-)
  6. Visit  WindwardOahuRN profile page
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    Quote from pomaikai
    take it! kauai is one of the most beautiful places on earth. many movies are filmed here because it's sooo pretty. the people are very down-to-earth and friendly. technically, the strike is still on, but they're at an impasse and the only ones who don't know it's over are the dozen or so nurses still striking. hawaii is a little more expensive place to live, but worth it if you like outdoor sports and activities. and beaches! :-)
    "technically"?

    try educating yourself on what is really going on---check out the articles and especially the "letters to the editor" sections, scanning back over the last few months:

    kauai garden island news

    if your a selfish opportunist who doesn't gve a crap about how these nurses have struggled against hph for the last few months just come on over---you'll have plenty of company.
  7. Visit  HeatherDL profile page
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    THanks for the info......

    What do you think about needing a car???

    HeatherDL:wink2:
  8. Visit  WindwardOahuRN profile page
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    Quote from HeatherDL
    THanks for the info......

    What do you think about needing a car???

    HeatherDL:wink2:
    No car needed!!! They have great train and bus systems on Kauai!!!! :wink2: :wink2: :wink2:
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    Thanks so much for the information...... thats awesome!!!!! The nurse manager that I had the interview with said that it would a very good idea if I had a car. And I really do not think thats possible, especially if I 'd only be there for 6 months.

    HeatherDL
  10. Visit  prmenrs profile page
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    I would rethink this whole plan if I were you. You really should look @ the Hawaii BON site about the strike, and check out the Kaua'i newspaper as well, before jumping into that situation. JMHO.

    http://www.hawaiinurses.org/

    http://allnurses.com/forums/f143/wil...ll-176864.html

    No, I don't live there, and so don't know everything about it, I'm just advising caution.
    Last edit by prmenrs on Oct 14, '06
  11. Visit  cardiacRN2006 profile page
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  12. Visit  LaniK profile page
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    It's too bad your fellow nurses feel the need to steer you wrong on this -- there is no train on Kauai. It would be best if you had transportation, but the agency and hospital will help you arrange that. Kauai is a BEAUTIFUL island with lots of fun outdoor activities. There are only a few nurses still on strike, and their momentum is fading. They're bitter and loud, but everyone else has moved on. Don't let them keep you from taking this great assigment!
  13. Visit  WindwardOahuRN profile page
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    Quote from lanik
    it's too bad your fellow nurses feel the need to steer you wrong on this -- there is no train on kauai. it would be best if you had transportation, but the agency and hospital will help you arrange that. kauai is a beautiful island with lots of fun outdoor activities. there are only a few nurses still on strike, and their momentum is fading. they're bitter and loud, but everyone else has moved on. don't let them keep you from taking this great assigment!
    yes---by all means, come and join the other mercenary nurses in spitting on the nurses of kauai! earn big money at their expense! wheeee!

    after all, there are all those fun outdoor activities! and kauai is beautiful!

    for the truth go to this site:

    hawaii nurses' association
    Last edit by WindwardOahuRN on Oct 18, '06
  14. Visit  prmenrs profile page
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    I would again urge caution in accepting this assignment. People in Hawaii take labor issues very seriously. Know what you are getting into.

    If you really want to go to Hawaii, there are a lot of hospitals you could choose that are not on strike. Granted, they won't give you an enormous payday, but you might enjoy your off-duty time a whole lot more.

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