How much for sign on bonus in your area? - page 2

Just wondering what amount are the hospitals and facilities offering as a sign on bonus? I will be getting $3000.00 after three months at a rehab hospital! I've seen other offers for $3000 and up to... Read More

  1. by   -jt
    <offering an $8,000 sign on bonus. It doesn't matter because no one will work there.>

    Right. thats why sign-on bonuses do not work. Not many places here are offering them. A few that cant get nurses to work there are offering $3000 - $5000 for a 1 - 2 yr committment. Most others are putting their resources to increasing the starting salaries for new nurses, increasing the longevity/experience differentials for experienced nurses, improving the benefits package & pension plans, etc. - with a focus on retention. Sign on bonuses do nothing for for retention.

    We do not get paid extra for working weekends & thats because thats how we want it. Doing it that way makes the w/e like any other day of the week - not a premimum day - so if we arent restricted to how many Mondays we can have off, we cant be restricted to how many Saturdays we can have off. If we accepted extra pay for w/e, that would make w/e special & we could be prevented from taking vacations, holidays, etc due to having too many w/e.