Please don't wake me up..........

  1. 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 (after i picked my jaw up off the floor).
    Last edit by misti_z on Jul 7, '02
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  3. by   ERNurse752
    The first thing out of my mouth was "DAMN!!!" as well!
    What sparked this kind of raise, and why am I not working there? hehe
  4. by   susanmary
    who/what/where/when/why.............good for you............
  5. by   hoolahan
    Wow!!! That is awesome, talk about retention, I would hestitate to leave there now!!! The best I ever got was in the mid-eighties, when we were having the first (of my era) nursing shortage, we got 12% and I was happy as a clam about that, so I can imagine how great this is for you!!!

  6. by   kewlnurse
  7. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Congratulations and Good for YOU! You earned it, I have no doubt. Enjoy the fruit of your labor!
  8. by   nursejws
  9. by   live4today

    Uhhhh...your hospital wouldn't be in need of a hard working nurse, would they?
  10. by   Rustyhammer
    I just got 10%. At least thats what they told me..I haven't actually seen it yet.
  11. by   NRSKarenRN
    Gee, 25 years experience and got .70 cent/hr raise....more than others due to committee work I'm on. MAX was 3 1/2% due to skyrocketing malpratice in area wiping out ANY profit for health system.
  12. by   bandaidexpert
    Way to go! I just received 10% as our facility received the Governor's Gold Seal award. Bask in the fruits of your labor!!!!
  13. by   ernurse728
    Congratulations...don't you just love the word raise, especially when it is followed by the words 17%. But I have to be completely nosey now.....what does that make your base rate now?:hatparty:
    Last edit by ernurse728 on Jul 8, '02
  14. by   fedupnurse
    Congrats, it is a step in the right direction. Hospitals should be giving 20 to 40% raises to their staff because this is far cheaper then:
    1. paying agency nurses and their agency.
    2. training nurses who quit to go work agency after a year or two because they can make more money.
    3. Think of what they would save in advertising fees if they actually did something about RETENTION!!!!! A word foreign to most suits!
    Childrens in DC got something like 48% over three years and it is still cheaper than paying agency rates!!