I'm a senior in school right now, graduating in December. I'm absolutely happy to say I have secured a job in the hospital after graduation. Thanks to AN, I realized that the job market was awful and would have to really start looking early.
I bugged all my loved ones, and kept asking them to keep their ears and eyes open for any opportunities. Anyhoo, after two to three months of networking, I've tentatively have a RN spot in the hospital waiting for me after graduation.
However the manager mentioned I would have to sign a contract, since they had issues with retention of nurses bc it's critical care and people use it as a stepping stone to CRNA school. I have zero intention or desire of leaving the area or becoming a CRNA, so I have no qualms about signing a contract.
My question : is there any room for negotiating salary or benefits with this contract? I feel like there should be some employee benefit other than employment (even though I'm over the moon about that) with a contract saying I have to stay with them for a specified number of years.
Insight? Thank you everyone.