what pay raise??

  1. I have been an RN on a med surg floor since October. I have been employed by the same hospital for 2 yrs. I went in for my yearly evaluation, and come to find out that I got zilch for a pay raise. The reason stating my attendance. The last summer I was going through a divorce and relied on my ex to watch the kids. He was messing with me and would make me minutes late for work and this went on JUly and August last year. I never called in sick or was late by any huge amount of time. I was also working as a nurse tech at that time. As soon as I started working as an RN I went to days and put the kids into latch key andthat was in October. I have not been late once, nor have I called in sick. Also they brought up documentation, I hade to fix 6 bedside charts when the pt was discharged. It didn't matter that I would float to other units when needed, or came in when all roads were closed, or I would come in when needed. I am really pissed and hurt and feel very unappreciated. Thank you for listening. I am about ready to tell them to kiss my ass!!!!! Pardon my French!
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  2. 7 Comments

  3. by   meownsmile
    I know personel policies differ, but in most instances when you change titles/positions, and there is that drastic of responsibility change I would think they would have used the "new" start date of when you changed positions. Actual employment date should only be referred to for seniority/vacation/time accrual and changes in staffing schedules when openings have people moving around in the schedule.
    Why did they feel they needed to give you your annual review before you had finished a year in your new position? You might ask about the policy in the personel office. I would think they would have a schedule of pay steps for RN's also.
  4. by   Rapheal
    So sorry for the lack of a raise. It seems that all the good work went unnoticed. When will management learn that all criticism and no praise makes for an unhappy, unmotivated work staff? Meownsmile raises a good question.

    Anyways, good luck in the futue and in your new career.
  5. by   laurakoko
    Our hospital just lowered everyone's raises from 3% to 2%.....new managment. Labor is too expensive, I guess. :angryfire
  6. by   fergus51
    One of the many reasons I like my unionized environment. Too often "merit based raises" really mean "the nurse manager will find any nitpicky detail to keep from spending any more budget money on staff nurses' salaries".
  7. by   bsnecu99
    Quote from fergus51
    One of the many reasons I like my unionized environment. Too often "merit based raises" really mean "the nurse manager will find any nitpicky detail to keep from spending any more budget money on staff nurses' salaries".
    So what the hell is the money supposed to be used for? Raises for incompetent nurse managers like I had? :angryfire
  8. by   barefootlady
    You have been handed a load of manure, now is the time to determine if you want to fertalize new ground or remain in a fallow field. I have been exactly where you are now, I wish I would of had to good sense to say, (in my mind) I am as good a nurse as any on this unit, I will not stay and be treated this way, now I need to get off my butt and move on. Good luck and good hunting.
  9. by   Hellllllo Nurse
    Quote from fergus51
    One of the many reasons I like my unionized environment. Too often "merit based raises" really mean "the nurse manager will find any nitpicky detail to keep from spending any more budget money on staff nurses' salaries".

    I agree with your assessment of "merit" based raises, fergus!

    I find that the biggest raises often go to those who neglect pt care, and spend a lot of time smoozing and kissing butt.


    I like barefootlady's advice.


    Hope you find greener pastures, janleb.

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