Guess no one from where I live must have responded to that survey!....too embarrassed at what we are paid despite living in a good sized city comparable to others, where pay is higher.......
I've been an RN for 7 years......we're talking 39,700 a year base pay. And it's not like the cost of living here is that cheap! Arg, talk about something that just burns me up.
oh well, we don't do it for the money though.....not me at least. I knew nursing was not a huge paying job. But it would be nice to be paid what I'm worth, and I think what I do is worth more than that. Our trash men get paid better than that (sure, they perform an important public service, but don't require specialized education, don't save lives, don't comfort people in there darkest hours, etc etc etc)
ok, I'll stop. I'm in a mood. I almost bust a gasket in compusa today, I am cleary in a pissy frame of mind!
(edited for stupid spelling