I'm just a fresh graduate almost out of school and I have a question about the pension plan. As we all know hospitals across all provinces are cutting down budgets and finding full-time jobs are getting harder and harder, I'm interested to learn more from other nurses that what are some LONG-TERM benefits and pros of working full-time and having that pension after 65 years old?
I know I'm worrying too much now but I have seen a lot patients struggling to pay medical bills because they don't have insurance or pension. I'd love to work part-time or causal after graduation but I think I'm too naive not to consider the consequences of not having a pension later on in life? So in short, my question is how important is pension for nurses?
Thanks a bunch!