Nurses are underpaid in WV - page 3

by Nutty RN 8,580 Views | 28 Comments

OK, let me vent a little. I live in Parkersburg, and around here, they don't want to pay RN's squat. It is unfair. I took a paycut to go work private practice, but to me that was worth not working holidays or weekends. But... Read More


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    [PHP]that kind of money[/PHP]
    Quote from wv_nurse 2003
    WOW!! Where are they paying that much?? Have you looked at facilities just across the river in Ohio? I can't believe that anyone is making that kind of money--unless the cost of living is significantly higher.
    probably cost of living higher/
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    We just hired two nurses who moved to Ohio from West Virginia and I could not believe how low their pay scales were. Come to Columbus!

    renerian
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    IT all depends on teh cost of living what you make. As a new grad, I make $22/hour, which is good for the area I live in.
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    the subject of our low wages has been discussed to death. with the medicaid cuts we will be paying the hospitals to work for them. I am so over this. I'm out of here,
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    Quote from barefootlady
    the subject of our low wages has been discussed to death. with the medicaid cuts we will be paying the hospitals to work for them. I am so over this. I'm out of here,
    I just had an interview at a hospital in Huntington, WV and the starting pay quoted to me for all new grads was 19.80/Hr. SOUNDS GOOD TO ME!!!!!WHOOT! :hatparty:
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    I use to work in Moundsville,WV as an LPN. The low pay wasn't the worst part. The worst part was the way nurses were disrespected by their employers.
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    I understand that the pay in Huntington is better than many other places in WV. It really stinks in Charleston. I understand that CAMC is also cutting bennies.
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    Golly, moving from San Francisco to Elkins, I must admit the cost of living is SIGNIFICANTLY lower here.

    I mean...stoopid-affordable. Our house payment (on 2 1/2 acres) is less than a new car payment!

    Unheard of back home!
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    Wanted to add...our property taxes are 78.00 per yr! Is that just...I dunnooo...what is that??? Incredible??!!


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