oinch97 1,983 Views
Joined Sep 10, '08.
Posts: 24 (25% Liked)
Wow, I wish we could use Posey beds where I work now. Our facility only uses them in psych areas
Were you called by the ARC to assist with the disaster? I understand due to your previous work as a firefighter, you felt the need to help out, and I do commend you for your willingness to help, but I have to agree with the other posters here. Not knowing the attendance policy of your facility, or your personal attendance history, I couldn't really make a judgement whether you should have actually been written up or not. I am sure you are not being disciplined FOR helping with the disaster, but for laying aside one responsibility (your job) for another (your skills and personal desire to help in a time of need).
Last I heard MSHA (the company operating Johnson City Med Center) starts new grads at $18/hr. This is low compared to some other areas, but the cost of living is very fair here. I'm not sure what the other systems in the area pay though.
Never heard of it...can you elaborate a bit on what's involved?
As far as actually improving your credit (which is what I have started to work on), you can try getting a "secured" credit card, where you pay a deposit which would then relate to your credit limit for the card. Only use it once every 1-2 months for something minor like gas or something else maybe $40 or less, and pay it off as soon as you get each bill. Keep an eye on your credit report and slowly you will notice things beginning to improve.
As for the old debts.... follow your conscience as you consider making payment on them. If you do pay, make sure you have documentation of payment, especially if you have paid in full or take a "settlement" offer. Ask them to provide something in writing that the debt is paid in full. Oh, and some collection agencies can be, shall we say less than honest, so never provide them with bank account info or anything that could give them access to your paycheck. Be sure of what the laws are in your state as far as debt collection and the statute of limitations for the type of debt you have.
It can be a really rough road, but regaining your financial integrity can be nearly priceless.
Cindy, the website is http://www.thirtyonegifts.com/
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