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  • 14

    My pay has increased through job-hopping, not via merit raises.

    Every time I've gotten a merit raise, the end result was a whopping $0.50 to $1.25 added to my hourly pay rate. Whoop-de-doo! However, quitting to go work elsewhere resulted in a pay increase of up to $4.00 hourly.

  • 13

    It's illegal per federal law to fire or penalize staff for discussing compensation amongst themselves.

  • 11

    Per our contract I get roughly 4% every year, plus an additional 2.5% every 5 years. Union hospitals, people. They're the bomb.

  • 9

    I read this article on CNN yesterday. Ok, if it is correct, what do we do about it? It sure gets the public up in arms, but changes need to come from the top and the article I read gave very little advice related to solving this problem (well except for recommending patients question their Dr or nurse). I work in acute care and give the best and safest care I can possibly give. I give everything I have for my patients. I also have spoken out to administration concerning staffing, acuity ratios, unsafe conditions, etc. I critically think and prioritize. What else can I, and other hard working nurses possibly do?? Nurses are human, physicians are human.

    If the public wants to solve some of this issue, maybe they need to support nurse ratios. Perhaps they could fight Press-Ganey and let the nurses handle real issues, instead of harping on getting ice or a warm blanket quickly. Maybe some of the customer service BS could go bye-bye.

  • 8

    I'm so showered with affection, respect, and love at work that every day is school nurses day for me.

  • 8

    Typical annual raises in my area are 1-3%, so yours would be right in line with expectations.

    Do not give up this job, or even your committee assignments, without exploring what is typical. It is possible your expectations were out of line.


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