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    Oh, and since I paid off my mortgage my credit is in the toilet. It is because I now have no long term debt according to my bank branch manager.

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    I believe this is a complete invasion of privacy. Your credit report will reveal your mortgage payments. Also your car note. I paid my home off last year and I do not think it is any business of an employer. As technology increases, I see employers even more involved in our lives. Not good, IMO!

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    This is exactly what happened to me. I had to drop out of my program because I couldn't afford mandatory health insurance. I had a 4.0.

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    I also have noticed new dialysis centers opening in my neighborhood (Atlanta). Also a physical therapy center in every strip mall!!

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    BSNbeDONE, WKShadowRN, Cola89, and 2 others like this.

    I have left the hospital employment game due to all the ridiculous demands of patients. Honestly, it is not the fault of the patient. It is when hospital administration brings in Disney Corporation to ensure that they receive an amazing experience. I was a traveler for years and it was just getting worse and worse.

    I went to see my primary care doc yesterday who is now owned by a large hospital corporation here in Georgia. He told me it is "misery". I already knew this. They have to see a patient every 5 to 10 minutes. The demands are getting greater and people think that since medical care is so expensive they are entitled to an almost vacation experience. When I get older (I am already old!) I will have to leave the USA or check out permanently.

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    The oldest in my class was 54 when she started and she works in mental health in a top hospital on the east coast. Myself, I was 50 when I went back and I am happy with my choice.

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    tallielassie, Nurse Beth, aok7, and 3 others like this.

    Please do not worry excessively about this. I am a newer NP and I am 56 years old. I went back to school ten years ago for a BSN so I would have been 46. I have been fired, laid off, you name it and it has happened to me. I am in the process of opening my own practice (so no one can fire me again as I reach age 60!) We are very valuable due to our life skills and our listening abilities. Find your own niche and you will be just fine!!!

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    Totally regional here. In rural Georgia many speak like this. I am in metro Atlanta now but it is mostly northern transplants (like me) and we do not talk like that.

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    sevensonnets and brownbook like this.

    The best or worse case I ever saw was at Barnes and Nobles. I was in line and their was one cashier and customers backed up for a mile. The cashier just kept going on and on about signing up for their card or whatever they were selling. She was almost robotic and showed no emotion. The lady at the counter finally told her to "shut up" and walked out. Do these companies realize that some people do not want to hear this!

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    Just because a job is posted does NOT mean it exists. This has been going on since the last recession. I do not understand the benefit to the hospitals of doing this but there must be a financial incentive to them. I was a traveler RN for years and I heard the same thing over and over.

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    Same situation here. And they want me to run ads in the local newsletter introduce This, and the owner is not even in healthcare. i think it is becoming the norm for this area. I keep hearing i could get an lpn for what you do.

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    i was fired from a hospital corporation for asking for a raise. Of course, this hospital owned EVERYTHING medical in a 200 mile radius. I went traveling and they encouraged me to get my NP, which I did. Went to work in Atlanta for a small clinic and was told after a very busy Friday at the end of the day "your services are no longer needed. Grab your stuff." Went on to another clinic early this year. Told last week that unless you bring in 100 new patients to this practice, you are out. He told me to go "cold calling for patients at Starbucks."' He said he should let me go that day but because i am a single mom, he would pay me through the month. He claims people do not visit their provider much anymore because after paying taxes and premiums they have nothing left.

    My point is that you can be let go for ANY reason. Doesn't matter if you made a mistake or not. I will also emphasize that this all took place in an at will state. Employees have zero rights. i would like my own very small practice but this is a collaborative state and the overseer wants about 15k. I am ready to move.

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    bama,

    Found myself in your place a few years ago. Got fired from the only hospital in my area (they own everything). I was fired for asking for a raise (really!) Anyway, it was the best thing ever. I instantly doubled my pay as I went travel nursing. It was terrifying at first but I really enjoyed the people I met. I KNEW that I was good at what I did. I also NEVER cared about administration and as soon as the gig was over, I was out. Plus, alot of hospitals asked me to resign on. I see you are in AL. I was in rural GA. Traveling made alot of sense. Then I went back to get my NP. That is another set of challenges, at best!

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    If I had not gone back to school when I did (2006) there is no way that I could pull this off today. I have a kid in college as well and its near impossible to afford today. Totally unsustainable. $ 70k way too much, imo.


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