Med-Surg floor sucks, and nursing unions - page 4

I went back to a Med-Surg floor after a long time, I had previously worked on a med-surg unit once years ago and dont remember it being this bad. There are no unions in this part of the country and... Read More

  1. by   RN315
    I really don't know what to do I don't like med surg and I work on such a crazy unit where there is no team work no nothing. I got offered a part time day position at detox pay is 31/hr. however the med surg position is 42/hr. I don't know what to do
  2. by   lynds80
    Quote from RN315
    I really don't know what to do I don't like med surg and I work on such a crazy unit where there is no team work no nothing. I got offered a part time day position at detox pay is 31/hr. however the med surg position is 42/hr. I don't know what to do
    Take the detox position why be unhappy in med surg! Good luck
  3. by   RN315
    Thanks lynds!! I did take the detox position I finally feel so relieved
  4. by   chi1099
    $21.40 for new grads in Iowa w/$3/hr. shift diff. On busy nights I've had 8 or 9 patients...that's a lot for a new grad. To get everything done on time with that many patients, there are no breaks............period! Since I'm new and need the experience, I just tell myself to keep my head down and motor through it and don't complain......
  5. by   Luvsthesnow
    The San Francisco Bay area is where it's at! Competitive pay and Staffing Laws (max of 5:1) make it much nicer. I have 5+ years experience and am working at a magnet hospital making 65/hr with benefits. Still on night shift which is a bummer, but I love the facility and my co-workers. Good luck in your endeavors!
  6. by   SnowboardRN
    Quote from Charlie10
    I'm in Indiana. You are so right! $18 hr is insane for all our responsibilty!
    I KNEW you had to be from Indiana when you posted your pay. I'm in Indiana and it's exactly the same at my hospital.
  7. by   bendyprissy
    Quote from nvsmom
    wow, several nursing grads shared with a nursing program I was in that they are starting out at $46 per hour plus shift differential, etc. This is in Cali.

    A lot of RNs with ADNs are making almost 100k a year! Many in their first year!
    How much do you pay per month in rent/mortgage, utilities, groceries, gas per gallon, entertainment, car maintenance, ect. $46/hr sounds a lot more than $23 but if it costs half as much to live where you're paid $23 then you're technically making the exact same amount.
  8. by   waiverrn
    You said there are more nurses than jobs? Is that right? I thought it was a shortage long ago and still one and would always be one. What do others say on this?
  9. by   loriangel14
    Quote from waiverrn
    You said there are more nurses than jobs? Is that right? I thought it was a shortage long ago and still one and would always be one. What do others say on this?
    Shortage of nurses? Ha that's a good one.
  10. by   SnowboardRN
    Quote from loriangel14

    Shortage of nurses? Ha that's a good one.
    It goes back and forth here. When I graduated two years ago no one was hiring. Now, at least at my two employers plus another hospital, they are practically begging people to apply... Or it could be no one wants to work at these places, haha. But really, there is once again a shortage here. They recently bumped up pay.
  11. by   hope3456
    Quote from SnowboardRN

    It goes back and forth here. When I graduated two years ago no one was hiring. Now, at least at my two employers plus another hospital, they are practically begging people to apply... Or it could be no one wants to work at these places, haha. But really, there is once again a shortage here. They recently bumped up pay.
    Where are you located snowboard RN??
  12. by   gcupid
    Quote from SnowboardRN
    I KNEW you had to be from Indiana when you posted your pay. I'm in Indiana and it's exactly the same at my hospital.

    This should be illegal.
  13. by   TBlase
    Quote from Luvsthesnow
    The San Francisco Bay area is where it's at! Competitive pay and Staffing Laws (max of 5:1) make it much nicer. I have 5+ years experience and am working at a magnet hospital making 65/hr with benefits. Still on night shift which is a bummer, but I love the facility and my co-workers. Good luck in your endeavors!
    So at $65 an hour, you CAN afford a studio apartment, and pass on the BART, in San Francisco? That's encouraging.

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