Wilcox ER and Kauai!!!! Opinions??? - page 2

by HeatherDL | 4,424 Views | 19 Comments

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 ... Read More


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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!
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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
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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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    .....
    Last edit by cardiacRN2006 on Feb 22, '09
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    lol

    So far she's ignored all posts regarding the strike...

    I think there's a BOAT LOAD of money in her eyes... Oh well, you can't buy karma...
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    Well, we tried.
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    Hi,

    My wife and I are both RNs and our son and daughter-in-law (native) are living in Kauai. They pester us constantly about making "the move" so I have been semi-following the Wilcox situation. It doesn't sound pretty and it doesn't sound like it's over, either. It is so like so many other places where healthcare administrators are in the business strictly for profit and couldn't care less about patient care. It is my understanding that Wilcox is apart of a larger system that spans (controls) all the islands. I would leave nursing before I would work again for such an entity. It just isn't worth it.
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    Didn't the strike end on October 28th? According to the news anyhow.
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    I now endorse getting a job at Wilcox now that the strike is over...

    Oh course, the salary you'd be expecting just got cut in half, or even more.... so i'm not quite sure you're interested any more... =)


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