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  • 2:04 pm

    Quote from xoemmylouox
    Wow! I've never heard of that before. I've heard of 3-12's and getting paid for 40, but not 2-12's and getting paid for 36. Don't mind me standing in the corner over here evil eyeing you because I'm VERY JEALOUS! ������
    Its called the Baylor plan. That nurse is a weekender but, I prefer to call them the weekend warriors

  • 12:59 pm

    Quote from Been there,done that
    "Day people still benefit regardless of the change. " The day shift VS: night shift attitude needs to go. It's a 24/7 job.
    My comment was not to be taken negatively as a day versus nights. This poll is not about that. Please refrain from taking this thread down that road. I was just simply stating Day shift still benefits working days. That is it. There is not hidden sarcastic message in that.

    I am actually a Day nurse not nights. I have worked nights to help out and once for a year. As a day RN. I would love working 5am-530pm. I think mothers and fathers who cook would like that as well.

  • 12:43 pm

    Now that I am working nights again. I can say for sure I would rather be going in at 10pm and getting off at 6am. I am only putting my time in until I get moved up to days.

  • Sep 21

    Quote from Argo
    Again, all negative retort. Not everyone is in this for the money, some actually enjoy the locations. I will note though that my specialty does pay well pretty much anywhere, not just the bay area....

    There have been a number of people ask how I do the RV travel thing just because I talk about it. If you want to make the extra cash and keep you housing stipend there are ways and I share those ways. I know my way of doing it is not for everyone and don't hate on people that it isn't for....

    Negotiating a contract is the primary thing you can do to increase your earnings. Every company is going to try to keep as much of their bill rate as they can. I negotiate to keep what I want and go into it knowing what the market rate is. I negotiate to get the high end of the market rate regardless of what the company is. I like to give my current company the ability to bring their pay up to meet it and not jump ship because of a low initial offer. I either end up getting what I want or I move on.

    My specialty doesn't matter. Every specialty has their market rates given any moment in time. They all fluctuate through time, supply/demand... I went into nursing knowing that I wanted to do OR after following the market for years within travelling. This was one of the most stable markets and I knew I wanted to work as a traveler ultimately. Making a smart choice up front makes a big difference. Complaining about it doesn't fix it although I guess if you run people off from wanting to travel it does drop off the supply of nurses by a very small percentage. Maybe I will start complaining about how much travelling sucks as an OR nurse to keep people from doing it....
    More are in it for the money. You seem to be because you constantly remind everyone how you get just as much or more than staff everywhere you go. You also have an RV to SAVE MORE MONEY..But you're not in it for the money. Oh OK.

    Agencies are hungry for certain specialities ultimately due to bill rates. Don't give advice to floor nurse looking for agency or travel because they are not treated or paid the same as OR. Your exp is different because of your specialty. You can make demands others will get laughed at or just denied.


    Quote from SweetHomeChicago
    I've been following the travel forum for quite a bit the last couple months and I completely agree with Ned & Argo. Wolf's glass is always half empty, if not already empty. While yes they talk about their pay specialities being higher I don't think they brag- they're informing those who are asking about their experience just as wolf does negatively.
    At this point I could care less. I am real giving real advice. If you feel voicing my opinion about an agency is negative don't go on facebook.
    I ran into a lot of bad things. Traveling derailed my life for a bit and just letting people know it is not easy. I won't write a book about it online as to what happened, it happened and I have moved on. Besides too many details and I am recognized. I am staff and happy and my glass It's FULL of LIFE once again. I would NEVER do travel nursing again.

  • Sep 21

    The director is a moron and I would fill out the incident report and squarely place her dumbass in the front of the fall.

  • Sep 20

    Quote from paramedic-RN
    End up loving it?

    I'm strongly considering CRNA school for many reasons but primarily the salary. My opinion toward anesthesia right now is that it's not a passion or anything, I don't love it, I don't hate it, I'm very content/neutral toward it. This is holding back my decision to move forward because the schooling is so intense. Is there anyone that initially felt the same way as me but ended up falling in love with it? Anyone feel the same as me and regret pursuing CRNA?
    I think you would have a tough time trying to do a program that you have zero passion for. If you are highly motivated by money and if that is all the motivation you need go, for it. I am motivated by money but, can't do something I have zero passion for at this time.

  • Sep 20

    dying is not accepted in America as an option.

  • Sep 19

    The director is a moron and I would fill out the incident report and squarely place her dumbass in the front of the fall.

  • Sep 17

    Yes, I know several companies that were paying high right for Houston. Mainly HCA but you already have to be in there system as staff or traveler with Healthtrust(formally known as Parallon). You needed ICU, NICU or ER exp. There was a lot of companies providing false info about having Houston relief jobs just to collect profiles. A few are on facebook doing the same thing for Florida. So lame of them.

  • Sep 13

    You gals are both right. My friend transferred from San Diego to Norcal recently and date of hire of course is the same but not on the higher pecking order as she found out after telling me that information. That is lame.

  • Sep 12

    Yes, I know several companies that were paying high right for Houston. Mainly HCA but you already have to be in there system as staff or traveler with Healthtrust(formally known as Parallon). You needed ICU, NICU or ER exp. There was a lot of companies providing false info about having Houston relief jobs just to collect profiles. A few are on facebook doing the same thing for Florida. So lame of them.

  • Sep 11

    I understand where you're coming from. I am not sure I would disclose my health issues, jobs will hold that against you. Reality is you are going to have to let bedside go for sure. You may want to focus on clinical work, case management, outpatient surgery (pacu, per op), informatics, insurance work, legal nursing, . My concern with you doing IR or Cath lab is your mobility and inability to stand for long periods. There is a lot of bed and stretcher pushing with IR and Cathlab along with getting people on and off the table.

  • Sep 11

    Yes, I know several companies that were paying high right for Houston. Mainly HCA but you already have to be in there system as staff or traveler with Healthtrust(formally known as Parallon). You needed ICU, NICU or ER exp. There was a lot of companies providing false info about having Houston relief jobs just to collect profiles. A few are on facebook doing the same thing for Florida. So lame of them.

  • Sep 7

    If you are going from a Kaiser North to another Kaiser North it's a seamless transfer . If you are going from North to south or vice versa benefits change and so does pay. Seniority does not change because your date of hire is still the same. You will bump somebody down.

  • Sep 1

    Plus you avoid family dynamics, hall buddies not wanting to help, being tripled in the ICU, constant favoritism assignments, I can go on and on.


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