What keeps you at your job??? - page 2
Hi all, would like to know what things about your job keep you there??? Seniority, pay, benefits, convenience, professionalism, experiences, working conditions, mentorships, etc.??? Let us know. ... Read More
Nov 13, '02Occupation: RN Joined: Oct '00; Posts: 2,662; Likes: 46the salary, free health benefits, & 12 hr day shifts - and the fact that I can work F/T all weekends only.
Nov 13, '02Joined: Aug '01; Posts: 3,725; Likes: 458I love my residents AND most of the people I work with...
I might go elewhere someday, but not for awhile...
Nov 13, '02Occupation: ER RN Specialty: ER,ICU,L&D,OR,ETC ; Joined: May '01; Posts: 5,588; Likes: 566howdy yall
from deep in the heart of texas
Money Money Money Money
Benefits are good also
I live ony 2 miles from work
And there are a lot of golf courses around me.
doo wah ditty
Nov 13, '02Joined: Oct '02; Posts: 60,384; Likes: 16,559Lots of reasons. I love the fact that we have a wide variety of ever changing patients. I enjoy my coworkers. I know have 10 years seniority, which in a hospital is quite a lot, so my pay and vacation time are quite good.
Nov 13, '02Occupation: Critical Care Joined: Aug '00; Posts: 2,629; Likes: 20I love working agency, I work in different ICU's in 2 different hospitals, I have been doing this long enough to feel comfortable at both places. It is amazing to see someone so sick that you think are at deaths door actually recover. I also love the flexibility of my schedule and I like the change from one unit to another, you never get bored. The money is great also.
Nov 13, '02Occupation: RN Joined: Nov '99; Posts: 2,950; Likes: 619I know the grass is NOT greener elsewhere.
Nov 13, '02Occupation: RN in Nursing Education; House Supervision; Editor RNdex Joined: Mar '02; Posts: 427; Likes: 9Ah, as a friend of mine said while I was bemoaning the horrors of my boss, "the grass may be greener, but it still has brown spots."
After wailing for a month and threatening to go become a librarian, I have to say it's for the vision that things just might get better in the world of nursing and the CNO seems to think I bring some value to the organization. Some days I don't think my boss thinks I bring any value but the CNO does, and that counts.
Nov 13, '02Joined: Jul '00; Posts: 11,351; Likes: 385I just changed jobs, and the thng that may just keep me here is the way managemnt supports nurses in their professional growth. I jut abut crapped myself when I was told I can go to conferences (free) and they will pay for me to take extra courses for my certification or to be trained in another area. They are even sounding like they will let me getonto an all night rotation and let another nurse do all days.
Nov 14, '02Joined: Jul '02; Posts: 3,872; Likes: 18Hmm, it's not the pay....
It's not the hours....
It's not all the holidays I get to spend with my coworkers....
For that matter, it's not the coworkers....
It's not the weekends upon weekends....
oh sh*t, I don't know why the he*l I'm here....
Oh well, may as well stay a little longer...
Nov 14, '02Occupation: Health Services Director for a 1100 bed county jail From: US ; Joined: Nov '02; Posts: 531; Likes: 4Working Monday - Friday with weekends and all holidays off. Took this job till my son graduates. Been here 8 1/2 years now. My son graduates in May 2003. May look at different options then. Oh yeah, they also pay my license renewal fees every year. They pay for all my CEU's yearly and pay me to attend. They have 100% tuition reimbursement, freeand a 75.00 twice yearly shoe allowance.
Hmmm?? maybe I'll stay awhile after next May
Nov 14, '02Occupation: Midwife Specialty: learning disabilities/midwifery ; Joined: Sep '02; Posts: 350; Likes: 54the only thing tha keeps me in my job is the inability, so far, to find another one!!!
Well, actually thats not entirely true, i love my residents, apart from that the rest of it sucks..
Nov 14, '02Joined: Oct '00; Posts: 8,729; Likes: 8,411Having Christmas off every year, but even that may not be worth it. I'm starting to have bad job dreams (and that is a bad sign).
Nov 15, '02Joined: Mar '01; Posts: 1,898; Likes: 37One kid in college and another soon to be there.