Why did you become a nurse - page 2

As you look around, and see the familiar faces of your fellow nurses today, look past the image that you see everyday, look past any conflicts that you may have, and think about what defining moment... Read More

  1. by   Barb(Old Biddy)
    He was from a planet where $2-$3 an hour was "GOOD MONEY". I make significantly more than that now but I have been with this hospital for over 30 yrs., work nights and supervise and get pool premium. I should make more since I worked for years for nothing, you might say. I remember a $.05 raise one year and I never mentioned my salary because I didn't want to be the cause of the hospital going "in the red" I was a "good little employee". Now they are acting like the pool premiums are putting them in the red. I can't understand how that can be more expensive than paying benefits to a full time employee who doesn't work "full time".
  2. by   healingtouchRN
    Wow, 30 years of service! I dunno what I'll be doing, in that amount of time, I know I won't be in the hospital but hopefully teaching & having full time private practice (both PT now). yup, 3 jobs, makes for insomnia! & grumpy hubby! I admire ya'll that stay in so long. You always have the best stories!!! kudos to you huny!!!