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  • Mar 15

    Lately, it is so hard getting references that I am tempted to start a business called 'Rent-A-Reference' to overcome the problem many of us are having. What do you think about my idea?

  • Dec 31 '15

    Lately, it is so hard getting references that I am tempted to start a business called 'Rent-A-Reference' to overcome the problem many of us are having. What do you think about my idea?

  • Dec 3 '15

    Quote from ann945n
    Personally I would not listen to advice that says you are stuck with a lower end pay. Nurses are in demand and remind them of that when you negoiate your salary. It doesnt matter if its union or not, you still can, I have at union jobs. Union jobs also should pay better then non union jobs since there is mass barganing that can take place. Tell them you would love to work there but you cant live off of 21 an hour and would like them to take you on at 24 an hour, shoot higher then what you really want so when they counter offer you actually get what you wanted. I once told my facility that was always bringing in agency workers that they pay agency more then me and I found that unacceptable since i was a full timer. I told them that I would have to leave and go to agency since my pay was too low unless they could meet me at a higher pay. I also reminded them that they were getting a deal on me even with a pay raise since i was still a good 10 dollars cheaper then agency. My father taught me to always spin it in your employers favor, has never failed me. Its very uncomfortable of course to ask for more money BUT YOU ARE WORTH IT. Work it in your favor. If you are in demand it is foolish not to bargin every penny you can. This is smart business, Nursing as a profession does not do this enough and its sad, nurses are worth twice what they make or more. Good luck!
    Fine advice for someone who has experience trying to negotiate a salary. Experienced nurses are in demand. This nurse will be fresh out of school, dependent on the employer for additional education (at the employer's expense); and, will not be fully productive for at least 12 weeks (depending on the specialty). Also, most good agencies won't hire without at least a year of experience, so the hospital would be sure to know that.

    The best thing for the OP to do would be to find out what the geographic area pay range is for NEW GRADS and negotiate with that. For instance, so & so hospital is paying $24.00/hour to its new grads/GNs, I'll sign on if you can match that. The first review is where the OP would have some room to negotiate further. Now, having been trained, the hospital would not want to lose the nurse to another hospital and would be more apt to compensate better if they were given the impression that the nurse would have to leave because of insufficient wages.

  • Jul 15 '15

    Quote from suzanne4
    Were you aware that there were any issues with the facility in the first place? Did you do your research on the facility before you signed the contract?
    Could you provide some details on how to go about researching the specific unit of the proposed assignment? I only get a brief phone call/interview with the manager; and, it wouldn't be cost effective to fly into a place to take a look around (even if they would let me). For a staff position, you can at least get a tour of the unit while everyone is on their best behavior, only to find out that the place is a pit. For a travel position, I just can't figure out how to do the type of research you are referring to.