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ThePrincessBride, BSN, RN 35,577 Views

Joined Jun 13, '10 - from 'Somewhere'. She has '1 RN, 3 tech' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'Med-Surg, NICU'. Posts: 1,953 (60% Liked) Likes: 5,149

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  • Jul 18

    Quote from brandy1017
    Must be nice, not realistic for most people, is it union. Usually a good union hospital has a step system where your pay goes up substantially each year, rather than a clinical ladder where you are lucky to get a modest raise with the threat of demotion if you don't jump thru ever changing hoops. But the majority of hospitals in the country are non union so wage compression is more common.
    I work for the state and a large system with multiple facilities. My facility is not union but it benefits from being associated with a system that has a union in its other facilities, if that makes sense.

    I have never heard of the term wage compression until this thread. The most senior nurse at my system is making about 40k more than the new grads. But when I did work at a snf facility, I heard that the highest pay was not even 29 bucks...I was shock as they offered me 24. :/

    Some people like to talk bad about job hoppers, but that is really the only way to make big increases in pay.

  • Jul 16

    And I know it isn't glamorous, but people need to start thinking more about retirement. Defined benefit pensions are becoming a thing in the past and social security isn't very stable (and the average amount given is small). Americans have a horrible savings rate compared to other countries.

    People praise Dave Ramsey, and while I do like him (and think he has good advice for getting out of debt), I think he is very basic. Look into Mr. Money Mustache for investing and retirement savings advice. He and his wife retired by their early thirties and haven't held FT jobs in years.

  • Jul 16

    And I know it isn't glamorous, but people need to start thinking more about retirement. Defined benefit pensions are becoming a thing in the past and social security isn't very stable (and the average amount given is small). Americans have a horrible savings rate compared to other countries.

    People praise Dave Ramsey, and while I do like him (and think he has good advice for getting out of debt), I think he is very basic. Look into Mr. Money Mustache for investing and retirement savings advice. He and his wife retired by their early thirties and haven't held FT jobs in years.

  • Jul 13

    Quote from Wuzzie
    WHAT?!!! Ummm. She chose to have you and I'm sure she doesn't expect you to make reparations. My mom would kill me if I tried to do that. Well, once she stopped laughing at me. Maybe offering to pay your share of living expenses would be more appropriate.
    I live with my mom and feel that adult kids should be helping out financially if they are living under their parents' roof.

  • Jul 12

    Unfortunately, that is a problem that many Peds and NICU nurses have when they want to switch out...they are often boxed in by their very specialized experience. However, med/surg usually has a high turnover rate...have you applying to those kind of jobs or adult ICUs which are more competitive?

  • Jul 12

    Quote from Wuzzie
    WHAT?!!! Ummm. She chose to have you and I'm sure she doesn't expect you to make reparations. My mom would kill me if I tried to do that. Well, once she stopped laughing at me. Maybe offering to pay your share of living expenses would be more appropriate.
    I live with my mom and feel that adult kids should be helping out financially if they are living under their parents' roof.

  • Jul 11

    Quote from Wuzzie
    WHAT?!!! Ummm. She chose to have you and I'm sure she doesn't expect you to make reparations. My mom would kill me if I tried to do that. Well, once she stopped laughing at me. Maybe offering to pay your share of living expenses would be more appropriate.
    I live with my mom and feel that adult kids should be helping out financially if they are living under their parents' roof.

  • Jul 11

    Quote from Wuzzie
    WHAT?!!! Ummm. She chose to have you and I'm sure she doesn't expect you to make reparations. My mom would kill me if I tried to do that. Well, once she stopped laughing at me. Maybe offering to pay your share of living expenses would be more appropriate.
    I live with my mom and feel that adult kids should be helping out financially if they are living under their parents' roof.

  • Jul 11

    Quote from Wuzzie
    WHAT?!!! Ummm. She chose to have you and I'm sure she doesn't expect you to make reparations. My mom would kill me if I tried to do that. Well, once she stopped laughing at me. Maybe offering to pay your share of living expenses would be more appropriate.
    I live with my mom and feel that adult kids should be helping out financially if they are living under their parents' roof.

  • Jul 11

    Quote from Wuzzie
    WHAT?!!! Ummm. She chose to have you and I'm sure she doesn't expect you to make reparations. My mom would kill me if I tried to do that. Well, once she stopped laughing at me. Maybe offering to pay your share of living expenses would be more appropriate.
    I live with my mom and feel that adult kids should be helping out financially if they are living under their parents' roof.

  • Jul 11

    Quote from Wuzzie
    WHAT?!!! Ummm. She chose to have you and I'm sure she doesn't expect you to make reparations. My mom would kill me if I tried to do that. Well, once she stopped laughing at me. Maybe offering to pay your share of living expenses would be more appropriate.
    I live with my mom and feel that adult kids should be helping out financially if they are living under their parents' roof.

  • Jul 11

    Quote from Wuzzie
    WHAT?!!! Ummm. She chose to have you and I'm sure she doesn't expect you to make reparations. My mom would kill me if I tried to do that. Well, once she stopped laughing at me. Maybe offering to pay your share of living expenses would be more appropriate.
    I live with my mom and feel that adult kids should be helping out financially if they are living under their parents' roof.

  • Jul 10

    I just find that line of thinking much too westernized and ethnocentric. Billions of people live in mult-generational homes...there is something to be said about families sticking together. I highly doubt billions of young adults from other cultures are being stunted growth-wise.

    OP may choose to leave home, but if she doesn't, she shouldn't be shamed or pressured to leave.

    Quote from Horseshoe
    Is there something different about money saved by splitting living expenses with same age peers?

    I don't think the issue discussed is really about money, it's about what is gained or lost in terms of privacy, room to grow and make one's own mistakes, emotional as well as financial independence, etc. It's really hard to deny that the atmosphere within the home of parent and child is different than the atmosphere present when two unrelated, same aged peers live together. It's not necessarily all bad or all good, but the dynamic is definitely different.

    In any case, it's kind of a moot point for the OP; she has already stated that she has no desire to live with her mom indefinitely.

  • Jul 10

    Quote from springchick1
    So you can be an independent, functioning adult. You can't live with your mom forever.
    Why not? It is perfectly acceptable and even expected for multiple generations to live under the same roof. I plan to do the same with my mother (she is very excited about watching her future grandbabies!).

    Only in America is such a practice frown upon.

  • Jul 8

    I'm a little conflicted. On one hand, I would never want a limitation to when and how often parents can see their sick babies or spouses with their loved ones or children with their dying parent. My mother recently flew across the country to be with my very sick grandma. My grandma has seven kids and each one would stay at her bed side 24/7 and even sleep there so she wouldn't be alone. The prognosis was grim.

    If it were my children, my mom/grandparents, or siblings, I wouldn't want visitation restricted in an icu setting. However, being a healthcare worker, I do see the cons of unlimited visitation and feel that health care providers should be allowed to kick out disruptive visitors and the visitors should be respectful and step out when the nurse needs to provide care to his or her patient.


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