Please don't wake me up.......... - page 2

if this is a dream, i'm loving it!!!!! i was shown this am what my base pay is, after the raise that was effective july 1st. i got a 17% raise!!!!! "damn!!!", was the first thing out of my mouth... Read More

  1. by   tcolleen

    My guess is that you and your colleagues probably deserved that raise (and more) a long time ago, but better late than never! Hopefully this marks a trend that other hospitals in other parts of the country will follow. Maybe it shows that the word is getting out that retention is important, and retention improves when you have happy staff.

    I am happy to see you Chattanoogans are doing well. I visited there once, and loved it. Everyone was so darn nice. I think they should add another 10% on y'all for congeniality.:kiss
  2. by   SICU Queen
    I haven't had a raise in THREE years. (There's a freeze on them.)
  3. by   JailRN
    Good for you. However, you must have been terribly underpaid prior to this, as we know hospitaly aren't THAT generous to it's employees, they'd rather give it to the traveling nurses, the registries, etc and to the devil woth the loyal employees. So glad I'm a government employee with a union. We just have to have contract negotians every 2 years, but it's worth it. We're paid very well for the work we do.
  4. by   jayna
    Originally posted by Rustyhammer
    I just got 10%. At least thats what they told me..I haven't actually seen it yet.
    Where are you? Don't tell me youre living in my country.
    It's a similar story there.


  5. by   BadBird
    Good for you!!!!! I left my full time position after 4 years and a 5cent raise. Went agency and doubled my salary.
  6. by   BadBird
    I forgot to mention that nickle raise was a result of a market adjustment, some nurses got a little more, some nothing after 4 years. And they wonder why nurses leave.
  7. by   GPatty
    YEA!!!! How wonderful for you!!!
  8. by   traumaRUs
    Fantastic! Our hospital went to clincal ladders last October and I ended up getting 13% raise. Then, unexpectedly, got $.35/hr raise in April.

    On the other hand though, we use 50% traveler nurses on night shift now - what an outlay of money. We are also recruiting overseas.
  9. by   moni rn
    holy moly!!! way to go!!!

    i have to be honest. "damn" was the first word out of my mouth, too! :roll
    :hatparty: Congratulations Misti! It's about time for a pat on the pack for your hard work, dontcha think?

  11. by   mario_ragucci
    I'm still a "single digit midget" as I have not officially broke $10. an hour as a starting CNA. Still buiding (b-EYE-d) my time. I get flooded with benifits. The best benny I receive/d was the unlimited Metro bus/train pass. You can put your bike on any of the busses in portland, so now i jump on and off at will, free, whereit would normally cost abowda buck.
    The best would be affording my own property so I can grow my own food (veggies). If I can have a power garden, my life would be so cool :-) I crave