Should I get a nice car as a new LPN/LVN? - page 5

by NursingBro

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I have a long story but I will cut it short. I have been a web designer/programmer since I was 14. I am 30 years old now. I have been saving my money for a very long time. Now over 15 years later I am driving a cheap car. ... Read More


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    Quote from That Guy
    Get whatever the **** you want. Its the first thing I did when I graduated.
    Kind of like what I'm going to do when I hit the millionaire lottery!

    Going to buy a full-length blue fox fur!!!!
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    I recall working as a CNA in a SNF and several nurses were sitting at the station gossiping about how this other nurse thinks that she is "all that" one of the things they talked about was the fact that she drove some sort of luxury car -- Beamer, Lexus, something.

    I like the nurse. She communicated professionally. She Dressed professionally. I want to be just like her when I become a nurse. I also see that having nice things will get me hated on.

    So be it. I'm not going to buy a new luxury car when I graduate because I have other bills and will continue to be a student working her way thru school.

    But if I was going to work full time as an LVN I'd strongly *consider* buying a new car.
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    Quote from vintagemother
    I recall working as a CNA in a SNF and several nurses were sitting at the station gossiping about how this other nurse thinks that she is "all that" one of the things they talked about was the fact that she drove some sort of luxury car -- Beamer, Lexus, something.

    I like the nurse. She communicated professionally. She Dressed professionally. I want to be just like her when I become a nurse. I also see that having nice things will get me hated on.

    So be it. I'm not going to buy a new luxury car when I graduate because I have other bills and will continue to be a student working her way thru school.

    But if I was going to work full time as an LVN I'd strongly *consider* buying a new car.
    Women are very jealous creatures, especially nurses (from my experience). If you have something they want but can't have, they tend to use relationship violence to retaliate.
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    Quote from NursingBro
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    Now over 15 years later I am driving a cheap car. I have money saved up to buy a new bmw and it wont really hurt me economically at all. Would it look bad as a newly graduate LPN?
    Since you are undecided about whether or not to stick with LPN and your online biz isn't established and proven, keep your money and continue to drive the old car. Cash in the bank is power. There are lots of placed to rent, and there is always a car out there. My sweet spot for "new" vehicles is one that came off of a 2 or 3 year lease, because the thing has depreciated to almost half of it's sticker but is still new enough. Seriously, losing HALF to depreciation is like flushing money down the drain. If you know you have the money in the bank, you can quit nursing later if that's what you decide to do.

    re. the stress: Stress is what you do to yourself. Give it up. Go see a counselor and learn how to talk yourself down before you burn out. Taking care of patients is always "vague." That, at root, is what I didn't like about it. Computers and engineering and science are my thing, not nursing. Plus, as a female, everyone kind of expected me to be maternal and fuss over them and baby them. I decided med lab work was a better fit.
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    The only BMW worth buying is the M6 convertible. Now that is a beautiful machine. The rest of them, meh, wannabes.

    For fun, I went to the sight and built mine. Ruby black metallic with champagne top and champagne leather interior. $146,600. Vroom vroom.
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    Quote from IcySageNurse
    Women are very jealous creatures, especially nurses (from my experience). If you have something they want but can't have, they tend to use relationship violence to retaliate.
    I don't think women have a corner on that train of thought/behavior.

    I think isolating behavior to a specific gender isn't a realistic statement of the facts for all instances of mean/hurtful behavior........for those who are insecure, regardless of sex, are the one's that feel it necessary to make themselves feel better by being hurtful to other people.
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    Get the Audi A8... since they fixed the problem with it wanting to get sideways @ ~150 MPH.
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    Hell yes! Who cares what anyone says.. As Gwen Steffani sings..... It's my life, don't you forget!!
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    Heck yeah! We deserve a new ride all new nurses. Once get that job go to the dealer. I got myself a Mazda CX-7 lol!
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    this post got the second highest number of responses (incl. mine) of recent posts
    outclassed only by the $$$
    there you have it
    this is what we're about


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