Yahoo Story Mentions Nurse Getting Laid Off

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    I am sure that yahoo will miss the irony of this story. I don't know how many stories I have read on yahoo calling nursing a "recesion proof" career but it's more than a few. Now they post a story about the declining US birth rate and mention that David Garrick of Columbus Ohio has been laid off from his "nursing" job twice.

    http://news.yahoo.com/economy-best-b...213808194.html
    CloudySky, NJMike, nurse15dc, and 4 others like this.

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    We just had all our floats laid off. I do see the irony.
    lindarn likes this.
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    Ouch!

    Sorry to hear this. I hope it turns around in the near future.
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    I've considered having my tubes tied for good, because no child deserves to be born in these times. And I don't believe things will get better in this world.
    crazysin, Skeletor, whereslilly, and 5 others like this.
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    TONS of RN layoffs and staff cuts in this part of the continent too.
    NJMike, nurse15dc, and lindarn like this.
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    About time the truth comes out.

    All of these schools opening up to spit out nurses are going to continue their lies about the great pay and recession proof job. Eventually, if it isn't already, the market will be flooded with nurses and some of us will be finding non-nursing jobs.
    Bella'sMyBaby, NJMike, nurse15dc, and 6 others like this.
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    Quote from SDALPN
    About time the truth comes out.

    All of these schools opening up to spit out nurses are going to continue their lies about the great pay and recession proof job. Eventually, if it isn't already, the market will be flooded with nurses and some of us will be finding non-nursing jobs.
    This is already happening, the future is now. As soon as my loans are paid I am out of nursing.
    Bella'sMyBaby, CloudySky, NJMike, and 5 others like this.
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    i just just mentioned in an unrelated thread that i am thinking about going into occupational therapy! i graduated in dec '10 (licensed jan '11) and of course not much luck. i am working in a non-nursing field, but at least i am working! i am so disappointed b/c i really loved my ICU experience during school and was actually 'hired' by a major county facility to work in their ICU, but they havent called me in near 3 mts b/c of budget constraints!!! the OT field currently is the way nursing used to be: they r desperate. i should know, my wife is one and she is contacted regularly by recruiters. the only thing u need a masters. i have a bachelors from an unrealted field so i thot i mite take advantage of that and see about OT b/c the way it is going, i wont see the inside of a medical facility except as a patient!! anyway, good luck to all...
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    Quote from whichone'spink
    I've considered having my tubes tied for good, because no child deserves to be born in these times. And I don't believe things will get better in this world.


    We need a paradigm shift.
    crazysin and DizzyLizzyNurse like this.
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    Quote from myownboss
    i just just mentioned in an unrelated thread that i am thinking about going into occupational therapy! i graduated in dec '10 (licensed jan '11) and of course not much luck. i am working in a non-nursing field, but at least i am working! i am so disappointed b/c i really loved my ICU experience during school and was actually 'hired' by a major county facility to work in their ICU, but they havent called me in near 3 mts b/c of budget constraints!!! the OT field currently is the way nursing used to be: they r desperate. i should know, my wife is one and she is contacted regularly by recruiters. the only thing u need a masters. i have a bachelors from an unrealted field so i thot i mite take advantage of that and see about OT b/c the way it is going, i wont see the inside of a medical facility except as a patient!! anyway, good luck to all...
    That really is not a bad idea. I would suggest other nurses who have not been able to find employment, seek out other fields in the health care industry. If you have a BSN, OT would be a good field, and it is a Masters. PT would be a Doctorate, but you already have a Bachelors degree.

    For the nurses who only have an ADN or Diploma, I would suggest PT Assistant. It is a two year Associates Degree, and you probably have alot of the classes from nursing. You could start to work as a PT Aide, and work in a PT office to get experience.

    I would not sit around and wait for a nursing job to come up if you have loans to pay back. And if some of you do take that route, after I was in the program, I would start to hang around schools of nursing, and talk to the nursing students about the REAL prospects of the nursing, and how you had to change careers because you could not get a job.

    What do you have to lose? Inquire now about the requirements of the programs, and you could at least start them while you are trying to get a job. This way, if you don't get one, you have a head start into the programs. Good luck!

    JMHO and my NY $0.02.
    Lindarn, RN, BSN, CCRN
    Somewhere in the PACNW
    mystory, chuckster, wecan11, and 5 others like this.


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