How low would you go? - page 4

So, an acquaintance of mine who lives in Florida's Space Coast area, a newly minted psych NP, e-mailed to ask for my thoughts about a full-time psych position that she is considering applying for. ... Read More

  1. by   secondlifenurse
    As so many others have said, H3ll$-to-the-no. I know new grad RNs who are making this without any call or overtime pay. Just exactly how "part time" is this part-time job anyway?
  2. by   Sabadudu
    It looks like the $65k was part time. That's probably pretty good for part time work, right?
  3. by   PG2018
    It does say part time.
  4. by   PG2018
    Quote from Sabadudu
    It looks like the $65k was part time. That's probably pretty good for part time work, right?
    I think so. Most NPs won't make 130 sadly. I'd love to have it for 16 hours a week. I could slide close to 300 then.
  5. by   Goldenfox
    The ad was edited. It had some typos and inconsistencies, and it didn't say 'part-time' initially.
  6. by   kkit
    Well it says part-time so I guess it would depend how many hours a week we are talking.
  7. by   gettingbsn2msn
    Right now I work in rural GA and that is far more than I receive. In fact, my employer told me last week that I am not even worth that much! He (owner, not even a MD) told me that since reimbursements are so low my salary may be cut in half. Yea, 25k for part time. No thanks. Sadly, the PA agreed to it. Its close to her home and she wants to concentrate on family so she is cool with it. I can't make ends meet now so it would be impossible on 25k. I work another NP job that pays $45 an hour. My total earnings though is below 70k with no benefits. Remember, this is a low cost of living area that is highly saturated with retiring NP's wanting to work part time.
  8. by   gettingbsn2msn
    Oh and 25k per year is approximately 12 hours per day/2 days per week.
  9. by   Aromatic
    Quote from gettingbsn2msn
    Oh and 25k per year is approximately 12 hours per day/2 days per week.
    So that's like 22 bucks an hour maybe? Didn't do the math but I think it's close.

    Lol that pa is getting reamed. People are so ignorant jeez
  10. by   Jules A
    Quote from Aromatic
    So that's like 22 bucks an hour maybe? Didn't do the math but I think it's close.

    Lol that pa is getting reamed. People are so ignorant jeez
    My math = $20 an hour. Your statement about ignorant people might sound harsh but I can not believe the number of NPs I have encountered who never did the math and actually have no clue how much they make, or should I say don't make?, on an hourly basis. Its embarrassing and yet the schools keep cranking out under experienced, under educated candidates. Yippee.
  11. by   Aromatic
    Quote from Jules A
    My math = $20 an hour. Your statement about ignorant people might sound harsh but I can not believe the number of NPs I have encountered who never did the math and actually have no clue how much they make, or should I say don't make?, on an hourly basis. Its embarrassing and yet the schools keep cranking out under experienced, under educated candidates. Yippee.
    They must get sucked up into the altruism bag or something Florence nightingfail came up with back in the day. Employers feed on altruistic people
  12. by   Jules A
    Quote from Aromatic
    Employers feed on altruistic people
    They love it! I cringe every time I hear or read someone expressing concern that a prospective employer will think they are greedy or overly concerned about salary. To me that is an open door to take advantage and it won't stop at the employment contract. These are also the NPs still doing RN or CNA duties, answering phones, completing their own prior auths etc. to "help out" or show they are a "team player". I make it very clear from the beginning what my salary requirements are and after I'm hired I don't ever do anything a MD wouldn't do.

    Its worked so far although as more and more naive NPs are graduating I'm planning on either retiring early or working at McDonalds because the money will be similar and the responsibility much less. That nurses mock the physicians' strategic plan to preserve their foothold and high quality by limiting any Tom, Dick or Harriet from becoming a doctor is laughable and yet another indication of the lack of business sense that runs rampant in nursing. We are our own worst enemy many times.
  13. by   Goldenfox
    Quote from Jules A
    They love it! I cringe every time I hear or read someone expressing concern that a prospective employer will think they are greedy or overly concerned about salary. To me that is an open door to take advantage and it won't stop at the employment contract. These are also the NPs still doing RN or CNA duties, answering phones, completing their own prior auths etc. to "help out" or show they are a "team player". I make it very clear from the beginning what my salary requirements are and after I'm hired I don't ever do anything a MD wouldn't do.

    Its worked so far although as more and more naive NPs are graduating I'm planning on either retiring early or working at McDonalds because the money will be similar and the responsibility much less. That nurses mock the physicians' strategic plan to preserve their foothold and high quality by limiting any Tom, Dick or Harriet from becoming a doctor is laughable and yet another indication of the lack of business sense that runs rampant in nursing. We are our own worst enemy many times.

    Jules A, you are a person after my own heart. I follow your posts and just love your mind. I wish I were as good as you. But, the more that I travel and talk to people the less faith I have in the future of humanity on the whole. There is so much self-depreciative rhetoric out there now....willingness to be subjugated and underpaid by those who purposefully seek to berate and exploit us for their own gain.

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