$3.85 dollars an hour. I may cry

by Nickc58 Nickc58 Member

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myoglobin, ASN, BSN, MSN

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15 minutes ago, BSNbound21 said:

The way he's paying you as well as the rate that he's paying you is illegal. Quit that job now and report him. $3.85 is not a livable or fair wage for anyone, and this guy sounds like a cheapskate. Dishwashers should at the very least make minimum wage, which in NY is significantly higher than $3.85.

Edited to add that I just now read your reply- you should still quit and work somewhere that's "on the books"

Whatever you do, do NOT give this guy your SS#.

Well Walt Disney World down the street from me basically does the same thing they just call it a paid (should be barely paid) internship.

Gennaver, MSN

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On 6/20/2019 at 7:56 PM, Nickc58 said:

Hey guys, just wanted to share my frustrations with everyone on this wonderful Thursday night. So the title of my post is true. I just made $3.85 an hour for twenty hours worth of work for a whopping 77 dollars! NOW, this is not a nursing job. I am a new graduate and have signed on for a hospital in North Carolina (which I am EXTREMELY excited for). I don’t start until August however. So for the meantime I moved in with my father in a massively redneck town in upstate NY (which I love, I’ll always have redneck blood in me!). He set me up at the local restaurant washing dishes. The owner told me he was going to pay me under the table. I thought I had it made. I’d make a decent amount of money, not pay any rent, and hang out with my dad for the summer before I moved. A week and 20 hours later I received my first pay envelope....with 77 dollars. I wanted to cry. I have no bills to pay, and I’m honestly kind of grateful just to kill time, but $3.85 an hour, especially when I’ve already signed on for a job in the mid 20’s, is one of the worst feelings ever. I’m going to approach the owner in a respectful way and ask if this is correct, and if it is I’m going to ask for something a little more realistic. I am counting down the seconds till I start making a realistic wage again. It’s been far too long. This waiting period before I start my first nursing job may be worse than actual nursing school

Have you asked the boss about this? If you do not ask him or her then they cannot fix the pay.


JBudd, MSN

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On 6/21/2019 at 9:39 PM, KarenMS said:

Kind of lol-ing at the idea that anyone from the BON is trolling this site for untrustworthy new grads with anonymous user names ?

I don't think the BON is trolling, no. I do think if any problems in the future come up, and her background gets looked at in depth, there is the possibility of this coming up. All it takes is one slip of the tongue about posting things.

CrunchRN, ADN, RN

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The OP came back on and said the boss made a mistake and they got paid more so not really an issue any longer...................................



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On 6/21/2019 at 11:39 PM, KarenMS said:

Kind of lol-ing at the idea that anyone from the BON is trolling this site for untrustworthy new grads with anonymous user names ?

I thought that was funny too. I sure there are some grads out there babysitting and getting paid under the table. I mean, in all fairness they should get regular paychecks with taxes taken out.?