Job Offer. Should I take it????????????

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Was offered a job with a starting salary of $30.00/hr in Arlington. There is a 5 grand sign on bonus along with 3 grand for moving expenses. Should I be worried about the working conditions at the hospital (Medical Center of Arlington)? Thanks for any advice!

Specializes in ED, Cardiac Medicine, Retail Health.

It is a cardiac stepdown floor and I would have 4 patient. Is this the norm for Texas????

on yahoo? wow

Specializes in Cardiology/Telemetry.

I was thinking the same.....on yahoo? Wow. Where did you post it and how and just wow.....very interested in knowing?

Specializes in Dialysis.

I am a nursing student in the DFW area. I don't know much about the hospital but Arlington is one of the best places to live in the area. Sounds like a great hourly wage and with only 4 patients, I would take it.

But you know what I found out with all the nursing jobs I had. They sound so good, but in reality things change.

Specializes in Oncology.

Four patients sounds right on target for cardiac floor. At out hospital, 4 is ideal and 5 is the max.

I use to work with 4 patients for day shift and 6 patients for night shift.

Specializes in Telemetry.

I hate to be the voice of decent, but I haven't heard many good things about Arlington Memorial (if that's the hospital to which you're referring). In fact, I work with an accomplished nurse who was offered a very large salary in conjunction with a sizable bonus to work there. She ended up working less than six months before she quit. Granted, this was a couple of years ago, so maybe the problems she encountered were solved, but still. . . In this economy, I would question a hospital that would offer such a large sign-on bonus to work there. There are so many nurses without a job that an employment bonus would scream, to me, "dangerous working environment; do not work here!"

Regardless of your decision; I hope you find an awesome place to work, and welcome to Texas!! :yeah:

Specializes in ED, Cardiac Medicine, Retail Health.
I hate to be the voice of decent, but I haven't heard many good things about Arlington Memorial (if that's the hospital to which you're referring). In fact, I work with an accomplished nurse who was offered a very large salary in conjunction with a sizable bonus to work there. She ended up working less than six months before she quit. Granted, this was a couple of years ago, so maybe the problems she encountered were solved, but still. . . In this economy, I would question a hospital that would offer such a large sign-on bonus to work there. There are so many nurses without a job that an employment bonus would scream, to me, "dangerous working environment; do not work here!"

Regardless of your decision; I hope you find an awesome place to work, and welcome to Texas!! :yeah:

Actually the hospital is Medical Center of Arlington. But I hear what your saying about offering a large sign on bonus when I am sure there are plenty of nurses in Texas who are need of a job, specially in this economy.

Specializes in Med/Surg/Pedi/Tele.

I would say with this economy, escpecially in MA, it is a good offer. If can take it and get the experience it would be great. I'm sure anything is tolerable for only 1 year? Good luck to you!

I would jump at that offer.

$30/hr would go a long way in Texas. No state or city tax. Arlington is one of the best places to live in Texas. I have no idea what the hospital is like. Bonuses are usually given because they are having problems attracting nurses. Bonuses are however, not paid in one go. They are usually handed out,prorated, quarterly, so you keep what you earn. Ask them what their terms are. Specially, the time period when the bonus is yours to keep.

P.S. All hospital jobs are high stress and difficult. You just have to determine, what will make you stay/walk.

Specializes in NICU Level III.

All of it (starting wage and bonus) sounds waaaay too good to be true.

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