You are absolutely right about not having a price for the work and care you give, I get that completely. But it also helps to have a basic idea where I am going to be at financially by changing jobs. I have a husband and 2 children to feed, keep a roof over our heads, and be the only income provider for my family (my husband hasn't been able to find work where we live in almost a year). I also don't want to give them a too high salary figure when they ask me in the interview for my salary requirement, I don't want to scare them off (I have a friend who asked for $60,000/yr minimum with 5 year acute care experience and she never got a call back).
So yes, I have a strong passion to work in Hospice and to care for my patients the way the Hospice nurse cared for my Mom. "It takes someone special to work in Hospice, it is a calling."...A family member of a patient at the hospital where I work at now told me just this same thing the other day and my heart skipped a beat when she said it because I knew I was one of those special people...like you!
I hope everything works out in the end. I have the interview on Thursday and I plan to pray on it during these next few days. Thank you all for your info and wonderful words of encouragement. That person was right, each and every one of you are very special, THANK YOU!!!:hug: