My brother in Dallas just called and said there was a story on the news tonight about how hospitals in Dallas are still desperate to hire/keep nurses. It said they are still paying big sign-on bonuses and even hiring concierges to do things like grocery shop and wait around your home for the cable guy. Is this for real?! I've been looking in a couple of markets and given the economy these days, some facilities aren't even hiring at all, let alone dishing out the perks that used to be standard. If anyone in Dallas could comment on this, I'm sure we'd all like to know if it's for real!