Well, I wish you well, and I hope you have a good, supportive team and objective leadership. I would have even taken a pay cut to have those things. Interestingly, one of the places where I worked, where I feel we had the best intensive care team, we were paid fairly well compared with other teaching hospitals in the city. Unfortunately, the upper nursing administration was not as cool as the team with which I worked. But they couldn't screw us as much, b/c mostly our team worked well together. I think this ****** upper mgt off. Divide and conquer with certain administrations is all about divide and control. So if the teams are tight and supportive of each other, it's a lot harder to incorporate the sabotage and other underhanded junk. I am not at all bitter. I know leadership is a hard job, but there are just too many that either learn how to do it poorly (b/c it is what they uppers really want), or they just don't give a crap about their people. Yes, I know you can't please everyone, and there are things that must be done that are mandated; but it doesn't have to be about screwing people over. Makes you wonder if this is an unspoken course that is given when folks go into management. Hey, as long as it looks good on the surface, forget what's real, right?
So, again, here's hoping your team and leadership is really balanced and top-notched. If you get to work in a place like that, CHERISH IT, b/c sadly you will not find it everywhere.