Urgent question...Need answers quick!!! - page 2

I have a choice to make. My husband and I need money, so I went back to work as a CNA on the weekends to help make ends meet while I finish school. 1) a nursing home, here in town, paying me $9... Read More

  1. by   GPatty
    I have never over represented myself and have always been honest about my qualifications. That's why I usually post on the students board. I am proud of going to school, as I will be proud to be an LPN when I get my license. And, as I cannot change my username, I am Julielpn now, and I will be Julielpn when I am an RN also.
    Thank you for your reply to my question. I appreciate it.
  2. by   P_RN
    I'm sorry I did misread the salary. Sorry

    I used to consider the commute as 2 hours tacked onto either end of the already long shift I'd worked.

    No matter the pay....the distant place will be TEN hours/ including drive time..per day. Making that TWENTY hours a weekend. You already do 24 right?

    So the hospital would be 14.50 x 16=232 / 20 making a relative salary of $11.60 per hour before expenses.

    Just playing devil's advocate here.

  3. by   jmg1
    well Julie I would weigh my options and figure out if not (poss) enjoying my job would be worth more money and less hours therefore you could spend more time studying and seeing your family it's a hard choice but the idea of going per diem at your old job that another member offered would be a good option so that you could fall back on if the new place didn't work out
    good luck
  4. by   GPatty
    Thank you every one for your excellent advice. I think I am going to do what one of my instructors suggested. Drive to the hospital, see what it's like (how people act, and so on) and call the staffing agency to determine just how long I'd be needed there, so as not to lose out on my old job for a couple week deal.
    Will let you all know what's going on!
  5. by   GPatty
    Guess what I just found out? I called the agency to check on a few questions I had....
    They cannot offer me full weekend work. It's just a fill in type thing, so I told them to put my card away until I graduate, maybe we'll see what we can do then...maybe not.
    But I do wish to thank all of you again for your suggestions and wishes for me....

    Hugs and love to you all!:kiss
    (Happiest where I am!)