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    I don't know how difficult it will be to get a job, but just know that for most (or all, not sure) employers, you have to work for a year in order to have your job protected under the Family Medical Leave Act. I live in the Bay Area too and it wasn't too difficult to get a job after school, so there still seems to be a big shortage, so you probably wouldn't have a problem keeping your job while on leave, but your employer can replace you if your job isn't protected. Hope this makes sense.

    --icesk8ie

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    Hi!

    My future in-laws are moving to the Grants Pass area and are trying to entice us to move with the prospect of free rent and our own house on their property (pretty nice, eh?). The only problem I can see is the pay cut I would recieve from moving from Northern California to Oregon. The research I have done found the average starting hourly is $23-25/hour. Is this correct? Also, what is the average differential for nights? Trying to see if this is a feasible move.

    Thanks in advance for your help!
    icesk8ie

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    Actually, according to my doc, the high weight limit for the patch is 198 lbs, as it also says in the information packet. She doesn't recommend being over 190 or so, but it's okay according to her, as long as you're not over the limit. The OP was asking a simple question, no need to take a harsh tone.

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    Your period will continue as usual, as has been my experience with the patch.

    --icesk8ie

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    I don't know if you've considered it, but UCSF Master's Entry Program is very good. Their nursing school is #1 in the nation, I believe.

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    I graduated from LBCC last May. If you want any info on them, PM me.

    --icesk8ie

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    Oakland isn't so bad, if you live in the right area. I live in Berkeley, which is just north of Oakland, and I love it, but there are bad parts too. I just moved up here in July of this year and I love it. I don't know how Children's is, although I just accepted a position there, so we'll see how it goes.

    --icesk8ie

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    I thank you both for your advice. It is very difficult to be upfront with her as she is very set in her ways and doesn't listen to anyone. I also want to clarify that I am not leaving my job because of her, I'm planning on leaving because I don't want to work in that particular area. I try to let what she says roll off my back, but I feel like she is constantly snooping around on me, and I can't work with people who are constantly questioning me. I know my limits and am frequently clarifying things with others. It is just really frustrating to have this going on. Thanks for letting me vent.

    --icesk8ie

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    I am a new grad and have worked at my facility for approximately 6 months now. One of my coworkers I feel is just gunning for me to do something wrong. She is constantly telling me things that I "should" have done, meanwhile offering no constructive criticism and absolutely no help when she is in charge. She is considered one of our resource nurses and is frequently in charge, which puts her in a somewhat supervisory position. I feel like I am constantly defending myself in front of her and I don't work well when she's working. She tends to see things in a "linear" dimension, and not so much as a "dynamic" dimension. "Things are as they are and should be done as such, leaving no room for variables" seems to be her motto. I realize that I have a lot to learn, but I don't learn in this type of "hostile" environment. Meanwhile, many of her practices are questionable by many of the other nurses I have talked to. I am considering finding another position at another hospital anyway as I feel like this unit is not what I'm looking for in my career, but it sucks to leave because I like most of the people I work with. I need to deal with her for at least another month or so until I can find another job, as I do not want to leave my unit during the holidays as that would screw with other people's holiday schedules. I really do not want to strangle her and want to be as diplomatic as possible. Any advice would be helpful. Thanks in advance!

    --icesk8ie

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    I honestly think this is perfectly normal. I always felt lightheaded everytime I saw a new invasive procedure, but the second time I was fine. I never was able to dissect animals, I always let my lab partner do the cutting. You will be fine, especially since you care so much to be worried.

    Good luck,
    icesk8ie

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    ChrisA,

    I work at UCSF right now as a new grad. If you have any questions, feel free to PM me.

    --Autumn

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    Moondancer,

    Just PM'ed you a reply.

    --icesk8ie

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    I've never worked at either, but when I was applying for jobs, I applied at Alta Bates. I was disgusted at how I was treated by the recruiter. She gave me the run-around, wouldn't answer certain questions, and was all-around rude (especially when she called me to see "how things were going" in the beginning of July after I indicated that I was moving to the area a month previous to that...and at 7:30 am!, I was still asleep). Needless to say, with the nursing shortage and plenty of good jobs around, I took a position at UCSF Medical Center and am really happy.

    --icesk8ie

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    I want to wish you good luck too. You're lucky you get to find out so soon. I took it on June 11th and don't get to find out for a while since the BRN doesn't have my transcripts and CA doesn't participate in quick results. I am jealous . Sending good thoughts your way...

    --icesk8ie

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    Rainbows,

    I don't know how it's going to work since I don't start for another month. I'm kind of wary about it, but I hope it will work. I like nights, but flip-flopping kinda sucks...

    --icesk8ie


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