Quote from alem-tsahai
umm...you are an RN??! and they are only offering you $26/hr?! highly unacceptable, I work at NYP (not Columbia) and the CCTC travel nurses make upwards of $40-$50/hour. $26/hr is less than what a staff nurse makes, way less! You need to clarify your salary with them, and if that really is what they are offering, bail out. You are worth more than that!
Alem-Tsahai, I really appreciate this feedback! I have been having an absolutely TERRIBLE time finding some kind of baseline for what I should expect. I am SO grateful for any thoughts that you have!
Yes, I am a medsurg RN with 2 years experience (I'm Canadian).
CCTC also provides a free apartment (though it's going to be part of my taxable income). If they are providing an apartment like this, would this change your thoughts about the rate of pay? Are the CCTC nurse making 40-50 medsurg nurses, and are they NOT getting the free housing? And is it typical for a first-time traveller (like me) to be paid a lot lower wage...can I ask for/get a higher wage after a few assignments?
Also, do you have any idea of where I could find some solid info I could back myself up with when talking to the recruiter? I believe you 100%, but I would be like to say to the recruiter, "Look, nurses make more than that and I know because..." Things like payscale.com are useless. And, I've already said to the recruiter I expected it to be higher than that, and she said, "who told you that? I think they're lying to you." ??! If CCTC are lowballing me, I might go with another company. I'd really hate to be taken so much for a fool...I don't want to work at the hospital THAT much .:uhoh21:
I'm not trying to make the most money ever here. I just want to be paid a COMPETITIVE, FAIR wage.
Thanks so much again.