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  • Jun 25

    Quote from Emergent
    At one of my jobs I've been contacted four or five times regarding an empty shift tomorrow night. The latest contact was demanding that I call back whether I wanted to work or not. I've already told them several times that I can't work due to a previous commitment.


    I decided to ignore the call and go on with my life.

    I use an app called "Mr.Number" It allows me to block or unblock numbers effortlessly. When I block a number I have the option of sending it to voicemail, or simply blocking it leaving the caller no opportunity to leave me any message. It also blocks text messages. When blocked the person texting me gets a message that "message could not be sent".
    Stop dealing with unprofessional behavior and let technology do it for you.

  • Jun 25

    I would just shut my phone off.

  • Jun 25

    At one of my jobs I've been contacted four or five times regarding an empty shift tomorrow night. The latest contact was demanding that I call back whether I wanted to work or not. I've already told them several times that I can't work due to a previous commitment.


    I decided to ignore the call and go on with my life.

  • Jun 25

    I question this list's accuracy in regards to some of these cities.

  • Jun 23

    I also bristle a bit when the term baby nurse is used to refer to an inexperienced nurse. Words are important, and using a term that essentially infantilizes an adult healthcare professional is a no-go (in my humble opinion). Plus, I always think of baby nurses as nurses who take care of babies.

  • Jun 23

    Just wondering, what do you all think constitutes someone being a "baby nurse"? I get offended when I am called this and don't really care for the term.

    I was an LPN for 6 years and have been an RN now for almost a year, for a total of about 7 years as a nurse. When speaking with other RNs at work, I got referred to as a baby nurse yesterday and found it offensive. I was getting report from a nurse who has been an RN for 5 years who was complaining about a patient. I said that the patient didn't bother me and I didn't mind that she called often to be toilette. The other nurse said "that's because you're still a baby nurse. Give it time and you will."

    Anyway, just wondering if you would find this offensive. Also wondering if RNs in general overlook the years of experience of an LPN? Would you consider me a baby nurse still?

  • Jun 23

    Really not as a married person either....we were barely scraping by down there....

  • Jun 19

    Im pretty sure the contract for Kaiser is posted online and you can look it up.

  • Jun 19

    Quote from emtpbill
    Is that penn amount a typo? 13 dollar raise after a year and a half?
    Nope, not a typo. My friend just got hired at HUP. They start pretty low compared to other hospitals, but there is a clinical ladder, and I guess when you get bumped up to Clinical Nurse II you get a pretty steep raise. Kinda nice if you are happy enough in your first position to stay that long.

  • Jun 19

    OK I found out more...

    - Penn $27.25 (something like that), IDK about diff, but automatic $13 raise at 18 months
    - Temple $33 as of last year, automatic raise for going off orientation and yearly increase means $3-4 raise within first year, raises go in effect in October

  • Jun 14

    always wanted to live in SF
    AMN treated me very poorly. Maybe they have changed since you were a traveler, but the more time with them, the worse my treatment was.

  • Jun 13

    Hi All,

    I am thinking about doing travel nursing for the first time. Does anyone have any advice on how I should think about compensation: per hour rate, whether housing is covered, pre- and post-tax rates, etc.? I am totally confused. If anyone can point me in the right direction on how I can compare rates, I would be very appreciative.

    Thanks,
    KC

  • Jun 13

    Quote from Wolf at the Door
    Did you get your license?
    Yes, it ended up only taking 1 week before I recieved an email saying I had received my license. Much quicker than expected!

  • Jun 3

    Quote from CHELE54
    Any of you guys know how travel nurses are treated in Kaiser hospital?
    Like garbage

  • May 30

    if you are a veteran, apply to the VA Hospital in San Diego. They give preference to Veterans over civilian applicants. Also, if you are currently a reservist, think about the Navy Nurse Corp. Also look into the Naval Medical Center as well. I have co workers who are reservists work there during their military time. The VA does pay for military time, and you get paid for your reservist time as well - double dipping.


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