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  1. by   FutureUSRN
    Well, the catch is I have to pay for all the immigration processing, etc and have to look for a good immigration lawyer.

    I think it's worth the money, isn't it?
  2. by   suzanne4
    Which hospital is it? There are few offering rates like that right now, but I would not even go to that area in daylight hours, too scary.

    And I grew up working inner city ERs all over the country, but would not even consider some places there.
    Last edit by suzanne4 on Aug 31, '06
  3. by   TheCommuter
    Quote from FutureUSRN
    If it is true, then I better grab it now. I don't mind the stardard of living; all I want is having the right compensation for what I'll be doing and to think, it's Los Angeles.

    US$32 is just a starting. I heard from friends that as one gets more experience, it can go as high as US$50.
    Only the San Francisco Bay area pays rates up to $50 hourly. You won't earn $50 hourly in Los Angeles, even with experience. Your friends are giving you incorrect information.
  4. by   suzanne4
    Yes, definitely not $50 in LA area................as a staff nurse.
  5. by   pickledpepperRN
    This is "landmark salaries"
    I don't know how many years seniority. Many are for years as an RN often giving half credit for experience outside the United States.
    Pay is on page 3.

    http://www.calnurses.org/assets/pdf/cna101.pdf

    I think LA area Kaiser and other hospitals pay as much too.
  6. by   suzanne4
    Most facilities are not currently accepting the work in the Philippines towards the extra pay for years worked. They are doing it for Canadians and Europeans due to the major differences in work practices in SE Asia.
  7. by   mercyteapot
    In a sense, the answer to both questions is yes.

    Yes, many hospitals in and around LA start nurses within that range.

    Yes, in a way, it is still too good to be true, because given the COL, that money doesn't go very far. So the feeling that this might be a lot of money is also too good to be true.
  8. by   llg
    Quote from mercyteapot
    In a sense, the answer to both questions is yes.

    Yes, many hospitals in and around LA start nurses within that range.

    Yes, in a way, it is still too good to be true, because given the COL, that money doesn't go very far. So the feeling that this might be a lot of money is also too good to be true.
    What a good way to put it!

    llg
  9. by   Geena
    It cannot be worse than up here... USD 14/hr - tax 35-38%, 52% if you do overtime... get ready for the good part... one bedroom apartment give or take USD 700+ plus amenities... litre of gas USD 1.5 that would make a gallon, being 3.7 litres, very expensive?
    It gets better - we are financing free medical care for all, which is great. Universities are free and maternity leave long.
    Why do I still feel like I'm losing out.
    Please don't talk to me about cost of living.
    :lol_hitti lol geena just had a bad day
  10. by   mercyteapot
    I'm not sure... certainly, the gasis certainly worse there, and given the pay rate, the rent probably works out being more, too. I don't think you're likely to find a nice 1 bedroom in a safe area for less than $1000 in LA. Our medical care is far from free, and many of us spend several hundreds of dollars a month on coverage premiums and co-pays. Our universities cost thousands upon thousands of dollars a year, but some of us get scholarships and grants. IMHO, where you really might be losing out is the weather. That's just me, though, north=cold=bad!
  11. by   FutureUSRN
    Quote from suzanne4
    Most facilities are not currently accepting the work in the Philippines towards the extra pay for years worked. They are doing it for Canadians and Europeans due to the major differences in work practices in SE Asia.
    Will experience also play an important factor when being considered for hiring except towards extra pay? I just can't tie it up.
  12. by   Geena
    Hi! What do you mean? Is experience a factor when the empoyer decides to hire you over another applicant? Experience, how you come across in the interview etc. I'm not sure if I got what you were referring to?
  13. by   suzanne4
    Quote from Geena
    Hi! What do you mean? Is experience a factor when the empoyer decides to hire you over another applicant? Experience, how you come across in the interview etc. I'm not sure if I got what you were referring to?
    Some hospitals will start a nurse out at a higher rate if they have experrience in their home country, or another country. Nursing in the Philippines is so very different from the US, that most will not get the extra when they start if from there.

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