Attention unemployed RNs! Forbes is at it again.

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    some of you may remember a thread i started on here in response to an article published by forbes back in november of 2009 that described registered nurse as being the number one most recession proof job. the comments section of that article on forbes.com was saturated with scornful responses from chronically unemployed rns, many being new grads as well as a number of experienced nurses.

    fast forward two years.

    according to an article (see link below) published by forbes just a few days ago titled “who’s getting hired right now”, registered nurse tops the list.

    i guess forbes didn’t learn much on the topic over the last two years.

    here’s the link to the article:
    http://finance.yahoo.com/blogs/power-your-future/getting-hired-now-160244980.html
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    Forbes IS that 1 %, Just goes to show you- what kind of delusional world one gets to live in bilking money for personal gain for the 99% that sit in Zicottie Park and at other Occupy encampments around the world.
    Sitting on the balconies of the Wall Street stock houses toasting with champange high unemployment, lack of healthcare, homelessness, Makes a good argument for the right to abortion bill and one wonders why their mothers didn't have one but chose to raise such evil people.
    Love the intelligent interjection of the author of the article "another field that's hiring like crazy" She must have been the understudy for "Legally blonde"
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    It looks like they are plenty of RNs on the thread already telling em how it is!! Gotta love nurses...we never SHUT UP when it comes to advocating.
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    The only thing Forbes has to do with the linked piece is hosting the writer's blog. And the blog post hosted doesn't present any real claims other than to repeat statements made by an Exec at a job search website that claim they has lots of ads for nursing positions.

    The DoL's Bureau of Labor Statistics supports the idea that nursing is a promising field
    http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos083.htm#outlook and even points out that job growth in hospitals is slower than other areas of nursing.

    There are a lot of jobs out there, there are a lot of areas of critical shortage. That a nurse doesn't get hired because they lack the requisite level of education or experience doesn't mean there aren't jobs. The warm body approach to filling position always sounds good when you're the one who thinks you're entitled to a job, those who have to work along side those warm bodies may see it a whole lot differently.

    And I'm really tired of "99%ers" blindly parroting the party line without actually doing any research (or think) for themselves weaken the message.
    Last edit by kids on Nov 6, '11
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    The linked article merely reports which professions have the most job postings.
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    Alot of those jobs posted are bogus- they don't exist or have been filled by internal candidates. This has alos been reoprted on- do some google searchesinstead of bashing and blaming those of us who are in the 99%. Youmust be born with the silver spoon in your mouth. or up your nose
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    the statement “provided by forbes.com” is at the top of the article of which i provided a link to in the original post of this thread. forbes has the author of the article listed as “forbes staff” on their website. here is also another link to the article straight from forbes’s website: http://www.forbes.com/sites/jacquelynsmith/2011/11/02/whos-getting-hired-right-now/

    again, the article is titled “who’s getting hired right now” and as noted by another person here, the article does make the assertion that registered nurses are being hired like crazy, as are physical therapists and occupational therapists.
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    Quote from kcmylorn
    This has alos been reoprted on- do some google searchesinstead of bashing and blaming those of us who are in the 99%. Youmust be born with the silver spoon in your mouth. or up your nose
    That's an awfully broad brush stroke of name-calling rhetoric, don't you think?
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    Quote from Altra
    That's an awfully broad brush stroke of name-calling rhetoric, don't you think?
    To be fair to this poster so was the other poster who brought the 99%er thing into a discussion about nursing hiring. I think the whole thing was initially posted as a snarky commentary on the continued nursing craze while hiring has cooled off and here someone took us down the 99%er path. A response was due.
    UpstateNyDollCna and Fixit like this.


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