SHould I move? - page 2

Never been so lost..... I have had the chance to work with fantastic colleegue in the best environnement possible for me to grow as an individual and a nurse. I have always showed interest into... Read More

  1. by   renerian
    Pollux I got the job and I am hoping your decisions get easier........I am getting away from the holidays, weekends, on call and off shift stuff after doing it for 16 pager YIPPEEEEEEEEE

  2. by   Dr. Kate
    No advice, only a story.
    Several years ago I got the job of my dreams: utilized all my favorite skills, days (I'd been working 3-11), Monday to Friday, no weekends, great area to work in, but with a 30% pay decrease. I played with the numbers, adjusted my exemptions and found a way to make it work. The division was shut down 4 months after I started and I was scrambling. It was the best thing I have ever done for myself.
    I am a devout coward, I remained per diem at the job I was leaving working one weekend a month as house sup. I also worked one day a month in ICU. I do believe in keeping my options open and viable.

    I am again considering a job/career change and a 30-40% pay decrease. I know I can do it because of my former experience. I learned, you can follow your heart if you're prudent and plan well.

    I am learning that it is as good to work 5 days a week at a job you love as it is to work 3 days a week. It's horrible to work 5 days a week at a job you're not happy in.

    We forget that a job is not a marriage, you didn't promise to work for better or worse, till death do you part. There are always options if you're willing to look fro and at them.

    Pros and cons lists never work for me as I always skew them to the decision I want to make.
  3. by   renerian
    Good way to look at it. I am taking a huge pay cut to try case management. Am looking at possibly doing per diem at an agency. Kinda chicken LLLLOOOOLLL buck buck

  4. by   pollux
    Alright then, Job is important but money too I guess. I would loose 4000 to 5000$ /year ( canandian lollllll) if I stay in that new position. Not to mention that I am the main salary in the house :-( Well got to try it out first... BUt I am still mixed up . What a wimp I am ........
  5. by   renerian
    Kate I accepted a case management job making 10k less. I am hoping we will be okay. WE have worked out a budget. With kids, five of the seven in my family in college, our money was already tight. Not sure if it will work but I am willing to try it.....

  6. by   MomNRN
    I left the hospital for a school nurse job. Yes the money was less, but the hours are sooooooooo much better! Plus, the kids are happy. I feel as if I have lost some of my technical skills, but I have gained in other ways. A job is what you make it.