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  1. Yes, I remember the days working at a LTC. There was so much work to do and there was no time to do it all. I know what you are talking about. A doctor's office, home health, or maybe a prison/jail setting might be a slower pace.
  2. I heard that from 2004 to 2014, many schools in California opened up to train people to become LVNs/LPNs. I read the statistics and there are three times more LVN/LPN schools today in California since 2004. I feel the effect today. I applied for many open LVN/LPN positions and there has been zero callbacks for an interview. Back in 2006-2007, it was quite easy for me to find a job within a month and to get interviews.
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    Glut of Nurses in California

    Here are some facts that I researched in the internet about the glut: Some states are afflicted with a worse glut of nurses than others. More than four out of ten (43 percent) of California nurses, who were newly licensed as registered nurses in the previous 18 months, say they could not find a job, according to a recent survey paid for by the California Institute for Nursing & Health Care (CVBT, 2012). (December 2011) California has spent at least $95 million in federal, state and private funds in the past decade to double the number of nursing graduates by expanding college programs and grants. As recently as three years ago in 2008, hospitals were offering moving expenses, housing allowances and signing bonuses to recent graduates of nursing schools. Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2011/12/04/4097980/new-california-nursing-graduates.html#ixzz1faQeUaWd#storylink=cpy
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    Do private duty LVN/LPN ever get a pay raise?

    Yes it is an excuse. My coworkers, after 7 years working for the company without a raise is a red flag. Maybe the employer is showing them to the door or the system is set up that way in my state. They did not even get a 5 cent raise. A person should seek options elsewhere if this happens to them. That is very reasonable and people should agree.