how come you couldn't use 'em? I'm just curious as to the conditions behind the pto "bonus".
I agree completely, though. These corporations will find that during this shortage, they can find its even worse than they believe -when they have no choice but to use the higher-priced agency staffing, while their competition has the 'local' help. Not that I'm beefing against agencies, -I expect to be an agency nurse (eventually, when I'm ready) since I wish to travel.
I hear ya about the age. Tough to keep up with the 20-something crowd. I don't considder 41 to be old by any stretch of the imagination, but its been a hard bunch of years, and even >I< have to admit I'm not as durable or quick as I used to be. On the other hand, the 'hard knocks' give me plenty to talk about over a few beers, that my younger brethren cannot yet have experienced
-the downside is all the "war wounds" (motorcycle-related injuries, among others) DO make you see things a little differently than you might have once seen 'em