Why are RNs scared of Fighting the Hospital Admin? - page 2

Just a questions why are so many Nurses here in Texas scared to stand with the 3 Fired Nurses in Mesquite and to stand up to the Hospital admin?... Read More

  1. by   Sheri257
    Quote from carachel2
    ... and an experienced RN can pull in around 30-40.00/hour.
    Apparently, that's not the norm. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Texas nurses make $26-$27 an hour on average.

    http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_tx.htm#b29-0000

    I'm sure there are some great deals on houses in Texas but with unreasonable patient loads and the constant threat of random firings ... not to mention Group One, which is the most outrageous scam I've ever heard of ...

    I'm not sure how great that cheap house will be if your choices are having to tolerate horrendous working conditions or ... getting blacklisted, shut out of the marketplace all together and not being able pay the mortgage.

    Personally, I'll take my chances on California. I bought my cheap desert house four years ago for $150K, my fixed mortgage payment is $1200 a month, including taxes and insurance. Now that housing prices are falling, you can pick up the same house for about $200-250K today.

    And, thanks to California unions ... I'm making $43 an hour, $63 an hour OT.

    More importantly... I can't be fired without cause. Needless to say ... us California nurses aren't scared of fighting management.

    I am forever grateful for California nursing unions.

    Last edit by Sheri257 on Oct 18, '07
  2. by   Conqueror+
    Quote from Sheri257
    Apparently, that's not the norm. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Texas nurses make $26-$27 an hour on average.

    http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_tx.htm#b29-0000

    I'm sure there are some great deals on houses in Texas but with unreasonable patient loads and the constant threat of random firings ... not to mention Group One, which is the most outrageous scam I've ever heard of ...

    I'm not sure how great that cheap house will be if your choices are having to tolerate horrendous working conditions or ... getting blacklisted, shut out of the marketplace all together and not being able pay the mortgage.

    Personally, I'll take my chances on California. I bought my cheap desert house four years ago for $150K, my fixed mortgage payment is $1200 a month, including taxes and insurance. Now that housing prices are falling, you can pick up the same house for about $200-250K today.

    And, thanks to California unions ... I'm making $43 an hour, $63 an hour OT.

    More importantly... I can't be fired without cause. Needless to say ... us California nurses aren't scared of fighting management.

    I am forever grateful for California nursing unions.

    WOW !! It ALMOST makes me wish I wasn't pursuing my RN through Excelsior. I don't care what anyone says. Unions Rock !! I belonged to one in PA and it was great. I don't belong to one now and miss it sorely

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