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  1. eagleriver

    Nursing Salary Hall of Shame

    when i was a young 'un, i drove a school bus for a while. i was fascinated that the guys who hauled produce made 3x as much money as i did transporting "yuppy larvae." (terminology courtesy of dan ackroyd)
  2. eagleriver

    Nursing Salary Hall of Shame

    i am one of those "sorry saps" and grateful for the honor! ethical prostitution or compassion for dollars is heading down the wrong road!
  3. eagleriver

    Nursing Salary Hall of Shame

    very good idea!!
  4. eagleriver

    Nursing Salary Hall of Shame

    take another look at what you wrote here. i don't believe you really feel that way. i suspect that like the rest of us, you do your best for your patients, regardless of the crap you are putting up with from your administration. our strong ethics are exploited, and if there were no avenues of recourse besides compromising patient care, the exploitation would go on forever, while becoming increasingly more extreme. i believe we are advancing in strength and negotiation savvy, therefore, reducing exploitation. one of our greatest allies is public awareness - even in the form of a salary hall of shame.
  5. eagleriver

    Nursing Salary Hall of Shame

    thanks for your perspective. i do admire those who come from other countries, learn our language, listen to our crap (or remove it), care for our bedridden and are usually pleasant about it. it's becoming quite a revalation, that most entries for the salary hall of shame are coming from florida! i thought there'd be a few other states out there competing! i am thinking about sharing the percentage of salary hall of shame (shos) entries to lawmakers and other interested parties, but only as an "aggregate," so nobody can ever discover who individual respondents are. somehow, i think florida institutions will come out the winner by a landslide! what is the political implication in having the number one retirement state also be the one with the most embarrassing nursing salary statistics? i love florida nurses because they do not allow oppressive wages or counterproductive leadership attitudes to influence the quality of care or compassion they express to their patients. what an elegant statement of character!
  6. eagleriver

    Nursing Salary Hall of Shame

    The American Chambers of Commerce Researcher's Association has most of Florida in the 96-98% range of the national cost of living index. Tallahassee is .1% higher than the national average. Major cities like Miami and West Palm are at about 104.5% of the national average. Another "calculator" indicates that if you make $100,000 in Decatur Georgia, you'd need to make $132,185 in Jacksonville to maintain the same standard of living. By the way, Jacksonville's cost of living is 5% lower than in Tallahassee! In Florida we have the SMALL bucks and the BIG cost of living!
  7. eagleriver

    Nursing Salary Hall of Shame

    The American Chambers of Commerce Researcher's Association has most of Florida in the 96-98% range of the national cost of living index. Tallahassee is .1% higher than the national average. Major cities like Miami and West Palm are at about 104.5% of the national average. Another "calculator" indicates that if you make $100,000 in Decatur Georgia, you'd need to make $132,185 in Jacksonville to maintain the same standard of living. By the way, Jacksonville's cost of living is 5% lower than in Tallahassee! In Florida we have the SMALL bucks and the BIG cost of living!
  8. eagleriver

    Nursing Salary Hall of Shame

    If you are the only one willing to require decent treatment from the doctors, you may not succeed in changing things. Also, to what extent will your supervisors support you? There is no status disparity among any category of worker that justifies "ass kissing." Anyone who is expecting that kind of treatment is exposing their immaturity and insecurity. Therefore, don't take it personally. Consider also that doctors, like all of us can become cranky and stressed. They may not realize how much of an ass they are being, especially if nobody "calls them" on it.
  9. eagleriver

    Nursing Salary Hall of Shame

    If you are the only one willing to require decent treatment from the doctors, you may not succeed in changing things. Also, to what extent will your supervisors support you? There is no status disparity among any category of worker that justifies "ass kissing." Anyone who is expecting that kind of treatment is exposing their immaturity and insecurity. Therefore, don't take it personally. Consider also that doctors, like all of us can become cranky and stressed. They may not realize how much of an ass they are being, especially if nobody "calls them" on it.
  10. eagleriver

    Nursing Salary Hall of Shame

    I grew up in and around Detroit. Tell me something, if you become snowbound at your facility, or others can't come in to relieve you, do you get paid for as long as you're there?
  11. eagleriver

    Nursing Salary Hall of Shame

    I grew up in and around Detroit. Tell me something, if you become snowbound at your facility, or others can't come in to relieve you, do you get paid for as long as you're there?
  12. eagleriver

    Nursing Salary Hall of Shame

    Lets look at this salary situation another way, by taking a poll of who is working for the least amount of money, or has been offered the least in recent history. For example, in January, 2003, as an RN,BSN, I was offered $15.35 per hour base at a "large local facility." Who can beat that for a sucky offer?
  13. eagleriver

    Consequences of Bad Choices

    I agree, we need to be careful, but not excessively fearful. With the millions of "case studies" that exist, a person could make up anything or report anything and have SEVERAL individuals whose situations resemble that which is presented. Case studies are the primary medium through which ethical standards evolve. They are essential.
  14. eagleriver

    Seminoles unite!

    Yes, Dr. Flannery is still there and is the director of the Graduate Program, so she's still directing me! :uhoh21:
  15. eagleriver

    Tallahassee

    Well, you posted in November and it is now March, so you probably have seen me at the Nursing School once in a while. I'm the young looking guy with lots of grey hair. :chuckle If you have any questions, feel free to ask. eagleriver@excite.com
  16. eagleriver

    ANY Independent Home Health Providers?????

    I have never looked at the possibility of practicing home health nursing independently, but this state is steeped in bureaucratic red tape, so make sure you have all the bases covered before attempting it. The pay sounds comparable here though.