Nurses get raw deal again - page 2

Another nail in the coffin for nurses, makes me glad I am leaving just wish visas would start moving. After 20 years experience I am sure worth more than I am currently getting, just feels like a... Read More

  1. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from english_nurse
    heres a picture, feel free to print it out and attach to your local pubs dartboard
    would be fun but don't have a local
  2. by   english_nurse
    pmsl
    fancy a pint at mine then, im on two weeks holiday from work refusing to do extras cos they wont pay me so im bored
  3. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from english_nurse
    pmsl
    fancy a pint at mine then, im on two weeks holiday from work refusing to do extras cos they wont pay me so im bored
    if was a bit nearer would take you up on it
  4. by   RGN1
    I think I'll stick that picture over my dh's dart board & let the kids all have a go!! Nothing like training them young about politics is there? Well they all say the young aren't interested this should be a good start for mine!
  5. by   english_nurse
    maybe we could start a range of pat acessories
    dart boards, printed toilet paper etc?
  6. by   RGN1
    Quote from english_nurse
    maybe we could start a range of pat acessories
    dart boards, printed toilet paper etc?
    OOH wiping my butt on a politician's pic now there's a thought!

    What about other such accessories - inco pads, tena pants & cardboard unrinals/bedpans - all delightfully decorated to show just what we think of how we're treated!!
  7. by   ZippyGBR
    Quote from RGN1
    Me too! It just sucks!! You know there's a thread in the general section asking if an RN would work for $11 per hour basic. Everyone's saying things like "no-way" etc etc. I just had to post that that is pretty much what every entry level nurse in the UK is working for!

    So here's another prayer for the end of retrogression!
    using last years (2006- 2007) pay rates

    entry level salary for band 5 staff is 19166 basic (i.e. excluding unsocial hours) this is for a 37.5 hour week

    37.5 * 52 = 1950 hours

    19166 /1950 = 9.83 gbp / hr approx

    using the currency exchange rate thingy on google = 18.98 USD

    EXCLUDING unsocial hours ... quite where you got that the entry levle RN in the UK is working for 11usd/ hour i don't kbow, given that those who work rotating shift patterns will average out at over 20 USD/ hour

    top increment band 5 is 24803 gbp BASIC

    24803 /1950 = 12.72 gbp and according to google 24.56 usd again excluding unsocial hours ...

    i'm currently on 21985 (transitional point on band6) and despite not doing any nights for most of last year and working in a 12 hour shift environment where there is no unsocial hours on weekday day shifts will still have earned
    about 25500 gbp come the end of the FY which according to google is 49245.60 usd ...

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