CA nurse and overtime pay

  1. 2 Notice...throughout the article, there are numerous state employees that got huge pay....but they focused on a NURSE!

    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-1...ime-binge.html
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  3. Visit  ®Nurse profile page
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    You mean a lowly nurse dared to make that much money?

    That's an OUTRAGE!!

    When a nurse starts making that much money for doing....well....whatever a nurse does, (it surely doesn't warrant THAT much compensation), then it's just GOT to stop!!
  4. Visit  caliotter3 profile page
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    The father of one of my daughter's teenage friends made good money working overtime for the CDC. It was very tempting when I found out about it back then. However, I think he only got about half the compensation quoted in the article; he was an LVN.
  5. Visit  lindarn profile page
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    Quote from caliotter3
    The father of one of my daughter's teenage friends made good money working overtime for the CDC. It was very tempting when I found out about it back then. However, I think he only got about half the compensation quoted in the article; he was an LVN.
    We can say all we want, how the public loves and trusts nurses, and we come out on top every year when the public is polled on the most trustworthy profession.

    But the reality is, the public thinks we are a bunch of underedeucated, overpaid females, who get paid way too much to pass out pitchers of ice watere and fluff pillows. They have no concept of the important role that we play, and hospitals work VERY hard, to keep it that way. The public equates worth with education.

    That is one of the main reasons that I advocate increasing the entry into practice for nurses, and advocate that ALL nurse join the National Nurses Organizing Commitee. With union protection, nurses can educate the public, fight the deskillling of our profession, and have a voice.

    There is no better time than now to protect our professiona image and practice. I am seeing ads on buses for pharmacists, and how important they are to your health care, etc, blah blah blah.

    They are being proactive in the face of some form of health care reform with Obabacare. They are ensuring their piece of the pie. Nurses need to follow suit and start plugging ourselves to the public before we really are replaced by Medtechs.

    JMHO and my NY $0.02.

    LIndarn, RN,BSN,CCRN
    Somewhere in the PACNW
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  6. Visit  Conqueror+ profile page
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    I have worked corrections and will boldly say that she earned EVERY penny
  7. Visit  herring_RN profile page
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    Incompetent management creates the need for overtime. Why not hire enough nurses?
  8. Visit  tathmrn profile page
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    Don't blame the nurse, who was probably begging for help and a day off! She did not get the teacher's job or salary. She worked overtime because of all the cutbacks in her profession as well. Just like all the teachers that are still employed are having to do the work of those that were laid off.
  9. Visit  tathmrn profile page
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    I hope you were being fascetious. I sometimes think i make enough money, but not often. It has more to do with the economy than what i actually do. But i think nurses should make a lot more than they do.
    R.Rangel,LVN, herring_RN, IowaKaren, and 1 other like this.
  10. Visit  tathmrn profile page
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    I believe that it will get to the point that people will have their "primary care nurse" as well as their pcp. There is just too much to be done that is not being done and people are getting sicker instead of better.
    Skeletor, IowaKaren, lindarn, and 1 other like this.
  11. Visit  MelodyNelson profile page
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    As a proud CDCR nurse, I have to say that whatever money she made, she deserves at least double the amount.
  12. Visit  pale_pilsen profile page
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    I work in a med surg floor and I can say med surg nurses deserved every penny of their salary. I think we need a higher pay also. Those who disagree, volunteer to a med surg floor to see how crazy it is. Lets ee if you dont change the way you view us nurses.
  13. Visit  cacentralvalley profile page
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    Something that the angry teacher left out...

    He mentioned how he's out of work and boy is his blood boiling...well...I live in CA (central valley) and this poor out of work teacher left out the fact that HE could go work for the CDC as a teacher and make overtime money too. He has chosen not to (maybe cuz I don't know him personally).

    I am a retired educator (teacher for 7 years then administrator then retired) and I can work at the state prison (there's two about 25 min away) but chose not to and decided to go back to school for nursing.

    If he thinks its such a great deal then he, in my opinion, can go to work at the prison; they hire teachers too.
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  14. Visit  tothepointeLVN profile page
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    Quote from Conqueror+
    I have worked corrections and will boldly say that she earned EVERY penny
    Also they mention CA Central Coast. I've had plenty of offers for a travel contract to out in the boonies for corrections. They really are desperate. They'll even still take new grads. So I think that nurse racked up all that OT because there was no one else to take the shifts.

    Moral of the story? If you really really really want a job in nursing be willing to move out to the boonies and work corrections.
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