hi everyone,I've been working as an RN on a med/surg unit for almost 2 years. Since then I have gotten two raises, but it was a hospital wide raise that occurs every year. However, along with everyone else getting a raise, the starting salary of new RNs increased as well. Which means that currently I'm only making a couple cents (about 20 cents) more an hour than a new nurse, and frankly it's frustrating! It really pisses me off because I'm forced to join committees and have been "strongly encouraged" to take on additional leadership roles (which I do) and get certified in things I really don't feel comfortable doing. I know my managers like me and I think I do a good job, I just feel like I should be making more. However on the other hand I know how horrible the economy is and I guess I should feel lucky to have a job. How do raises work at your hospital? My thing is if they're going to pay me like a new nurse then I want to be treated like a new nurse (meaning less responsibilities!) Thank you!