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I love my job, but it doesn't pay enough to survive.

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by RivetheadGirl RivetheadGirl (Member) Member

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I would appreciate any advice, if you have some.

I'm currently doing home health as an lvn in southern California with the same two patients for the last year. I love my job and my patients, but my company doesn't pay me enough. I only get 16.5 an hour, and they don't do raises. I'm routinely having to get help covering my bills. This month is especially difficult.

Because each patient only gets so many hours a month I usually end up shorted on hours. Some weeks I get 44, and some I get 16-20.

I've repeatedly let my office know to call me if I'm off and a shift opens up. But, it rarely happens.

I'm really conflicted about trying to find a job at a different company. Part of me feels like I would leave my patients and their families hanging.

Also im trying to get into my schools AP RN class in spring. I know it's a way off but im still thinking about time conflicts.

And overall what if I go to a new company and hard it??

Thanks again,

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LadyFree28 has 10 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Pediatrics, Rehab, Trauma.

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I would branch out to another office with a high volume and need for nurses; you may get some undesirable cases, however, you may be the nurse that has a great connection and have a solid case and be able to live comfortably.

When I did private duty home health, I worked at two different agencies or at least had another in order to not be subject to the unpredictability that can occur.

Best wishes.

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