I've been in nursing since 1993...(in Texas until August 2006)
I recently accepted a clinic position in the Redmond/Kirkland/Bellevue area.
Upon interviewing for the position, the hiring authority offered me " $ xx.xx/ hr." based on my resume & relevant experience. She forwarded the offer letter to HR...I signed off on it / received a copy from HR on "new hire day"
Well...2nd day on the job, the hiring authority calls me into the office to inform me that "something had happened in HR" and I would not be making "$xx.xx/hr." ......but making $1.76/hr. LESS.
The explanation I was given was that HR categorized less
of my work experience relevant to the position than previously...and the change was non-negotiable.
No point in crying over spilled milk...
Given the fact that I'm a 'new-hire', the offer letter, stating the wage initially agreed upon is kind of useless. There is nothing to be gained by referencing it at all.
What I'm needing to know from you long-time WA nurses is: What is considered "fair" wage for LPN's ? (so I can gauge whether or not the "revised wage" is at/above/below average.)
I worked agency back in Texas...and the pay rate was good. It was appropriate in regards to experience, clinical setting, shift, etc.
I appreciate any input WA LPN's can provide.:icon_hug: