I'd like to get to the point and offer the PROS and CONS of where I live and work as an RN, in the San Francisco Bay Area. After this can someone post some info relative to this about the cities and suburbs of
BOSTON and NEW YORK ? Thank You !
PROS: work: (#) Great salaries here about $28/hr benefitted and $30 to 40/hr unbenefitted. (#) Lots and lots of work available if you're flexible.
(#) Quality of care is good, in my opinion. Patient to staff ratio, good and fair in most places (#) 8hr shifts in most places, I would say. This could be a pro or con.
PROS Living: (#) Weather's good most of the time (But it does rain in the winter). (#) Great place if you want to express your gay sexuality.
And now for the CONS: Job related: Apart from the mostly 8hr shifts offered and the only-2wk-a-year vacation offered, nursing is nursing and its OK. The pt/nurse ratio tends to be a bit high in some of the med-surg units.
CONS: Living Related: (This is a biggie for me. Thats why I want to travel) (#) Sky high living costs (ie.rent) in the city of S.F. Unless you live in the east bay. (#) Overcrowding and overpopulation; try driving somewhere on the weekend or any time for that matter. Forget it! (#) Relationships and friendships tend to be a bit shallow and temporary. (But this is my opinion).
Have I left anything out? Any opinions or facts to share?
So, anyone please post any relative info to the above about the cities and suburbs of NEW YORK, BOSTON or any Northeast city.
Thank You and much appreciated!