Couldn't take the job.....Instinct - page 2
Hi everyone, I was so psyched last week because I found out I got accepted into a program at a facility where they will train you to be a CNA and then once you pass you get hired on at the... Read More
Aug 19, '02Occupation: pre-nursing student, secretary - non-medical Joined: Jan '01; Posts: 1,761; Likes: 46Hi Shaboo,
Glad that I am not the only one! I know exactly how you feel.
I have learned by working for and with some rather unscrupulous people that no matter what profession you are in, and no matter who you work for, you should always treat yourself like you are a consultant for them and work for yourself. I have seen this type of theme expressed in other messages on this board. Some have even said that nurses should be like Doctors or anathesiologists that are "affiliated" with hospitals and are not necessarily "employees" of them.
Negotiate with your potential employer. Everyone else in other career fields do it. They negotiate hours, wages, vacation, etc. And by all means get everything in writing! Never let an employer "promise" you something. If they can promise it to you then they shouldn't have any problem putting it down in writing for you.
These are kind of extreme examples but I think you catch my drift. Treta yourself not like you are an employee but a business partner. You provide a service and they provide money for those services.