Quote from ladybella
I want to be paid for the hours I am putting in. ALL the hours I am putting in. ...
........I don't want to have to buy supplies to do my job. I have never heard of nurses having to buy needles to give patients injections.
As a fellow teacher who is pursuing a career change into nursing, may I just say HEAR, HEAR!
We teachers are very familiar with 12 hour shifts. Unlike nurses however, we only get paid for 7 or 8 hours of work on a 12 hour shift.
And, I am up to here with buying supplies for my classrooms. I don't want to figure out how much I've spent out of my own pocket on copy paper, ink cartridges, pencils, folders, file cabinets, books for the classroom library, literacy supplies, books on tape, etc. etc. etc. ad nauseum over the years. The answer would be depressing! :angryfire Someday when I leave teaching, I can probably put all of that stuff on E-bay and make a small fortune.
Although nursing surely has its share of challenges, at least nurses are getting paid to deal with their challenges. Personally, I am going to have to block out two or three days of my Christmas vacation to catch up on report cards, grade books and lessons. I don't know of any nurses who catch up on patient charting at home during their vacation time.
OK, getting off the soap box now! Happy holidays everyone! :icon_lol: