Hi everyone. Wanted to hear some opinions about a recent pay cut I received. I was hired a couple of months ago (in September) as an RN for a residential rehab facility (12 beds). I did not have any addiction experience so I was happy to have the opportunity to get into the field, and therefore didn't mind taking a pay cut to get the job--was making $31/hr at previous job, and hired at this rehab facility for $25/hr (or $52,000/yr). It's a 40 hour work week, but I put in way more than 40 hours but never put more than 40 down on my time sheet--I know many of you will say I'm wrong to do that but the facility is non-profit and they don't have a lot of money (I think).In the meantime, my boss, the director, is constantly telling me what a great job I'm doing, how happy she is I'm there, blah, blah, blah, in other words, I've heard nothing negative or any complaints.My boss pulled me aside the other day in the parking lot, telling me once again what a great job I'm doing, and that she is going to make me a salary employee. She stated that it is mostly for bookkeeping purposes but that I should still fill out a timesheet. I thanked her (what a fool I must have looked like) because at the time I wasn't sure what the perks were to being a salaried employee but I was sure there must be something good about it. On Friday, I got my first paycheck as a salaried employee and boy was I shocked to see that I actually got a PAY CUT. I am now salaried making $50,000, a $2000 pay cut! I called the bookkeeper to see if maybe there was a mistake. She said "no, I thought they talked to you about this." I asked her how many hours a week it is based on, and she said "40 but salaried employees always work a lot more."I still like my job a lot, but now I feel like a such a sucker. Plus, my husband is giving me a hard time because I took two pay cuts since my last job and now I'm working longer hours, taking time away from my kids. He also believes that when I was first hired, I should have asked for something in lieu of not needing medical insurance (i.e. more pay or vacation time) but I didn't. I probably have no other choice except to accept this if I want to work there, but I'm upset because they weren't truthful in the salary when I was hired. I know the economy sucks and I should just be happy I have a job, but isn't it crummy of them to change the terms of the agreement. Guess I just felt like venting. Thanks for listening.