$39/hr Wound RN pay in Fort Worth, TX. Fair? or should I negotiate for more?

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dancediva234

dancediva234

16 Posts

Compared to living in California, Texas is much cheaper. I wouldn't worry about not being able to make ends meet on that salary, it sounds like a pretty good one. :)

Jujubee21

Jujubee21

9 Posts

I'm also a Filipina. Is there a good sized Filipino community out there? What are some issues that you find hard in TX? Someone said there's racism there and it's socially accepted. Have you experienced anything like that? How bout Filipino food and Asian markets?

MyPrnPleaseBSN

MyPrnPleaseBSN

Specializes in Psychiatry. 83 Posts

Take the darn offer but it sure doesn't hurt to pull a leg and an arm to negotiate, you never know.!!! LOL but I am trying to be as polite as possible but there are Filipinos everywhere and plenty of markets. Fort Worth is nice and diverse area, you will feel right at home :) enjoy!

TheCommuter, BSN, RN

Specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych. Has 16 years experience. 226 Articles; 27,608 Posts

I'm also a Filipina. Is there a good sized Filipino community out there? What are some issues that you find hard in TX? Someone said there's racism there and it's socially accepted. Have you experienced anything like that? How bout Filipino food and Asian markets?
I work with several Filipinas. I live in southwest Fort Worth and there are multiple Filipino families in this part of town, including my neighbors who live in the house behind me. If you wish, I can send you a PM with some Filipino contacts in this area.
Jujubee21

Jujubee21

9 Posts

I really wanted to be in the low $40's range and tried to negotiate. They just increased the offer to $39.50. LOL I guess that's better than nothing. I'm glad that I asked though, I had to find out before moving across the country. But from what everyone is saying, it is already a great offer and a great start with that company. I haven't accepted but will tell them my final answer tomorrow after talking it over with my fam. Thanks for all the advice everyone!

Karou

Karou

Specializes in Med-Surg. Has 1 years experience. 700 Posts

I'm also a Filipina. Is there a good sized Filipino community out there? What are some issues that you find hard in TX? Someone said there's racism there and it's socially accepted. Have you experienced anything like that? How bout Filipino food and Asian markets?

Congrats on the job offer! For DFW, that's great pay. We have a lot of nurses from the Philippines in the area. Do you know anyone who works in DFW? If so try to contact them because I know there are shopping centers and other businesses specific to that culture. A good percentage of my coworkers are from the Philippines and they really stick together and take care of each other.

Texas isn't physically beautiful but in general, it's a great state to live and work in. DFW in particular actually has a lot of diversity and fun activities/things to do. The weather in summer is smoldering hot, and our winters can be really unpredictable. Freezing one day, warm the next. We also get sleet and ice and no one knows how to drive on it.

Again, congrats!

PinayUSA

PinayUSA

505 Posts

I'm also a Filipina. Is there a good sized Filipino community out there? What are some issues that you find hard in TX? Someone said there's racism there and it's socially accepted. Have you experienced anything like that? How bout Filipino food and Asian markets?

There is not a good sized Filipino community in Dallas or Fort Worth. Very few Filipino foods, no Jollibees or Chow Kings here. A fair amount of Asian Markets.

Racism, I don't really see it here, Texas is conservative.

TheCommuter, BSN, RN

Specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych. Has 16 years experience. 226 Articles; 27,608 Posts

Racism, I don't really see it here, Texas is conservative.
You might not see the racism, but it's here in this state...

Patients leave questionable comments on the Press-Ganey patient satisfaction surveys such as "Too many Filipino nurses" or "the African nurses don't know how to speak English." I, as well as several of my coworkers, have been called racial slurs by patients. However, it doesn't occur more than a few times per year.

Jujubee21

Jujubee21

9 Posts

TheCommuter, can you tell me about the property taxes that you have to pay in Texas? People tell me it's way too high out there. How much property taxes do you pay for your house that you bought for $105,000?

TheCommuter, BSN, RN

Specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych. Has 16 years experience. 226 Articles; 27,608 Posts

TheCommuter, can you tell me about the property taxes that you have to pay in Texas? People tell me it's way too high out there. How much property taxes do you pay for your house that you bought for $105,000?
This year my property taxes are $2,800.
ShontaFutureBSN

ShontaFutureBSN

53 Posts

Good day,

I would take a few days and take a "vacation" during the week in the area. This would allow you to answer some of the questions that you have. You can explore markets relevant to your culture and neighborhoods that you would potentially live in. I would do this after doing my research which would point me to exactly where I would want to look into. Hoping for the best for you!

Shonta - Future BSN