Fight for 18? Really?

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What I have attached is an advertisement looking for advance degree prepared nurses, with teaching experienced, well versed in the APA style, to tutor nursing students at all levels. They are offering $15-17 hourly.

Which means, they are looking for highly qualified nurses, with extensive clinical and teaching experience, to help nursing students succeed, by picking up from where the nursing schools drop them off. The candidate is expected to dedicate two hours of part-time work weekly for this gig without any extra benefits.

The advertiser is a leading publisher of nursing related literature. Every nursing student spends hundreds of dollars each semester buying books and software packages from this company. It is noble of them to take the initiative to help nursing students succeed. They are, however, not helping the nursing profession by offering highly qualified nurses a salary below what is customarily offered to beginng nurses.

Driving home from my Thanksgiving day trip today, I stopped by at a rural McDonalds to get some breakfast. I could not help noticing the banner advertising $14 plus benefits being advertised. It was comforting to know that finally, corporations were willing to pay workers what is owed to them.

This euphoric feeling did not last long after seeing this ad. It is a shame that people who have jumped through so many hoops should be offered $15-17 to teach future nurses. Even more disturbing s the fact that were two applicants.

 

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AtomicNurse

Has 10 years experience. 115 Posts

... and it's not eligible to participate in the incentive program either (sarcasm) wow. I didn't know professionals were expected to work for entry level minimum wage. 

feelix, RN

279 Posts

A lot of nurses actually work for that kind of wage in remote positions in roles such as health coach and triage nurse. On top of that they have to maintain multi-state licenses. Any time they quit, the license fees are deducted from their wages. It is a rip-off, and we keep allowing it to happen.

Daisy4RN

Specializes in Travel, Home Health, Med-Surg. Has 20 years experience. 1 Article; 2,038 Posts

This is just pathetic! My granddaughter just got her first job at chik-fil-a and started at $15/hr, worked a few months and is now at $16/hr. She is 16yo with no work experience. 
 

feelix, RN

279 Posts

17 hours ago, Daisy4RN said:

This is just pathetic! My granddaughter just got her first job at chik-fil-a and started at $15/hr, worked a few months and is now at $16/hr. She is 16yo with no work experience. 
 

Does not have to correct APA style either.