Cook County Cutting Nurses - page 2
Cook County cutting nurses Two hospitals getting hit with nursing layoffs Chicagotribune.com WGN News Good luck with that. There is a glut of nurses already in Chicagoland. Just... Read More
1Feb 21, '11 by NoimanurseSouthern Illinois is still hiring nurses and housing is 1/2 the cost! I'm not talking peoria or springfield...I'm talking SOUTHern Illinois. Come on down and join the real world.
1Feb 21, '11 by netglowI have heard that wages are quite substandard in Southern Illinois. Are we talking like 18 and hour? I made that during the summer as a kid in highschool about 30 years ago. Can a person even pay for gas and a bag of chips with that?
1Feb 21, '11 by NoimanurseI support a family 8 and we do fine. Did you read the part where housing is 1/2 the cost? Do you make $36 or more an hour? I have a 1 mile/4 minute "commute" to work, no gang graffiti or gang activity seen on my way to work, during decent weather I can ride my bike to work, leave it unchained and it will still be there when I get back. I know my kids' teachers often by first names, I see them at Wal-mart, I know my kids are generally safe...whats that worth? I went to a HS basketball game tonight, left my doors unlocked, and guess what? Everything in my car was not bothered. Whats that I hear? oh wait, nevermind, I thought I heard countless sirens and alarms, but we don't have to worry about that. My bills are paid, I enjoy my job, I have a nice amount of family time, and I have peace of mind.
You really made $18 an hour in 1981 as a kid in high school? Minimum wage was just increased to $3.35 in 1981, that would be like a high school kid making around $45 an hour today, must be some good unions up there in 1981. Good luck with your upcoming thief election...I mean mayoral election.
0Feb 22, '11 by netglowI don't live in Chicago. However what happens there contributes to the entire area, and has ramifications for the entire state. I can't really say much to your unhappiness about my earnings as a teenager. I was talented and a hard worker and I sought out and got a good paying job. Mommy and daddy didn't put me through college for my first degree, or this second one for that matter. I don't belong to a union, never have. If I had the opportunity to join one, I'd look at the pros and cons of that job/union. If I thought there was enough in it that would directly benefit me, I'd take that job/join. If not, I'd pass it up.