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Not really a collective bargain question but didn't know where to put this question

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Specializes in Long term care. Has 2 years experience.

So I got a job offer. It is definitely not the job of my dreams, but hey its a job and I have been thinking about taking it while looking for something more desirable. And since I am moving to a new area of the country, I thought okay this makes things easy.

So I get a hold of the benefits package after fighting with HR (already not a good sign), and I get a list of the health insurance policies my new employer will offer. I glanced at it and on first impression was like "yes! kaiser, such a good plan". But then, upon reading the fine print, realize how expensive this plan actually was.. Im talking 1100-1800 a month for a family plan. So I do some research. And I go on Kaiser's website to see how much this plan might cost me if I went to Kaiser directly. All of kaisers plans were cheaper. EVERY SINGLE ONE.

So basically this new job offers no benefits. Nothing. No health insurance, no dental, no vision, no 401K match, no paid holidays, no overtime, no life insurance, no pay differential, no PT.... NOTHING. I am so discouraged, and have even considered scrapping nursing all together. This was the only job offer I had. I had a couple other interviews, all of which have lead to nothing. I'm in a weird place, I have 7 months of experience, and have to move across the country to be closer to family.

Am I wrong to feel this way? To feel super wronged and deceived by this potential employer?

TriciaJ, RN

Specializes in Psych, Corrections, Med-Surg, Ambulatory. Has 40 years experience.

This sounds like a per diem job. I'm a bit curious about the "no overtime". You'd want to check the labour laws in that state.

Otherwise, you're having the same dilemma as so many. Take the crap job on offer or hold out for something better. Good luck.

On 6/23/2020 at 1:01 PM, MichelleMacRN2017 said:

So basically this new job offers no benefits. Nothing. No health insurance, no dental, no vision, no 401K match, no paid holidays, no overtime, no life insurance, no pay differential, no PT.... NOTHING.

On 6/24/2020 at 2:27 AM, TriciaJ said:

This sounds like a per diem job.

Agree. OP, is this supposed to be a full-time, regular staff position?

Grande_latte04

Specializes in Long term care. Has 2 years experience.

This is suppose to be a regular, full time job... 40 hrs a week.