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Thank you for your reply. That is great news because I know in general on "this side of the bridge" the pay is generally lower. Thank you, Jules
I actually loved it at AAMC. From what I have read it does not sound like others liked it as much. I can only speak for the department in which I worked, ICU. I loved it there. We did self scheduling and we did rotate to nights when needed, but it did not happen that often. And if there is a day that your scheduled and you need a switch, it was not hard to find, majority of the time, they were easy to find. The staff in the ICU were excellent and big team players. Now I cannot say that they were all that way, but 99% of them were. All the ICU intensivists were great, except one, but one day I broke the silence and spoke my views with him and after that he did whatever I needed of him with his patients. I did not experience they Nurse Eating Their Young. But I am not easily intimadated either. And if someone tried to do that with me I would give it right back. You cannot let others control you and make you feel lesser of a nurse. You worked just as hard and you passed the state boards just as they did. Always let that be known. I had to preceptors in the ICU when I first started, one of the older nurses and one of the younger ones. Suprisingly enough, the older one was more laid back and the younger one was more challenging. But they were both great preceptors and I liked to see their different viewpoints on things and the way they provided care. Very different, but good in what they did.
If you know what unit you want to work in, maybe, ask if about the specific unit to find out. The units are like families and they are all different and same goes for the doctors. Good Luck.