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Where are the nursing discounts?

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Kitiger has 40 years experience as a RN and specializes in Private Duty Pediatrics.

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Nurse's discounts... don't care. Senior discounts... people on here have said they don't want them. My mother and father in law couldn't WAIT to start getting their senior discounts, went to Senior Day at Kroger, etc. etc.. but my father in law is uber cheap, so....

I'm with your father. :yes: I'll use whatever discounts they want to offer. If I can save 10%, why wouldn't I want to do so?

I don't know of any nurse's discounts, but if I did, I would use them. Do I "deserve" them? I don't know. Police/fire/and EMS risk their lives. Yes, nursing can be dangerous, but not at the same level.

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I was thinking about this more. Possibly what I'm doing in comparing teaching and nursing, is realizing the outrageous extra cost that nursing "charges" for a female to become a mother. I'm not sure how to eloquently put this, but when I had problems in pregnancies, I had to quit my Nursing Jobs every time. There is some protection from FMLA but if other nurses don't think you are "pulling your weight" you are basically forced out in so many little ways. I have not seen this in teaching. There are always subs, long term subs, and the job is protected for a returning mother after childbirth. I have also had problems pumping milk, getting breaks etc after having babies and ended up quitting jobs due to this sort of thing. What about the heavy manual lifting required of nurses? In my comparison I am only really thinking of the teachers vs. nurses comparison. Police work is in a world of it's own, but nursing is by no means safe. I know personally a nurse with permanent brain injury from an assault by a patient, and countless nurses with "messed up backs, shoulders"- all of which are uncompensated by workmen's comp. I just haven't seen these sorts of injuries in the teaching community. We all are different but I have not experienced much care or humanity in nursing with regards to having my three children.

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Serhilda is a ADN, RN and specializes in Cardiac telemetry.

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I suppose I should be grateful for living in the area I do then. I've usually gotten lumped into the first responder discount (not by request...), or I've gotten a discount for the company I work for. Like when I moved to a new apartment, this complex has a preferred employers list and I got $200 off the first month. We also have a perksatwork hookup for all sorts of discounts there. So technically not all of it is strictly the public giving me a discount for being a nurse, but it's still pretty sweet if you ask me.

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Ddestiny has 7 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in ICU, Post-Surg, Oncology, Psych, Family.

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I'm a self-proclaimed cheapskate that loves discounts and buying things on sale. But I will spend a LOT of money to not have to deal with other people's kids, nonetheless a whole room of them for 8 hours per day. Along with heights that's up there with nightmare fuel for me.

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Ruas61 has 35 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in MDS/ UR.

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Put out tip jar....

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DowntheRiver has 5 years experience and specializes in Urgent Care, Oncology.

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This is naïve thinking.

Also, doctors make more than we do. So...

How so?

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Kallie3006 has 7 years experience as a ADN and specializes in Surgical, Home Infusions, HVU, PCU, Neuro.

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Put out tip jar....

That would make a great "unknown" project for micro.....:scrying:

I work full time from home, get to set my own hours and not miss my kids' activity, and have 2 prn jobs, again set my own hours or times to work. My hourly is more than most full timers or part timers and I make my own schedule. I'll take that over discounts any day.

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I totally agree with you!!...we supposedly fall into the 'public servant' role...with no pension or benefits as those of other public servant positions....

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booter512 has 22 years experience and specializes in Diabetes, Transplant, CCU, Neurology.

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I do have a small pension. I hired in on the 2nd to last year pensions were part of the benefits. Even then, they tried to get me (and everyone else) to switch to a "2% matching 403B plan). I didn't count on that. I put the maximum ($24,000/year) into my 403B plan. My wife did the same. Do your math. 24,000/yr for 10 years is 240,000 + the dividends your mutual funds make. Should have doubled every 5 years in this market. Really, you should probably put the max in a Roth IRA first. Roths grow tax free, and you don't have to pay taxes when you retire on your withdrawal. Can you imagine what your retirement funds would look like if you started putting the max in a Roth and in your 403B, starting at the age of say 25 would be. You wouldn't be worried about pensions etc. Now, lifetime health benefits would be something I would worry about. Fight for all you deserve. If you are mobil, go to places that offer these things.

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ClaraRedheart has 5 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Med-Surg.

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I think it's because they're public sector and notoriously underpaid for the most part. We can't say the same about nursing, for now (at least it pays well in my neck of the woods). When universal healthcare is in place in the USA, I think we'll have wages worthy of discounts, I might complain about not getting discounts then.

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LadyFree28 has 10 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Pediatrics, Rehab, Trauma.

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Nurse's USA has discounts for nurses if you join their membership: NursesUSA:.Member Benefits

I've received discounts for my local Zoo membership, to sports events, etc.

They're out there.

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What city do you work in that police, fire and EMS work multiple jobs. In Chicago where I live starting salary is more than what some nurses make. Also some nurses work in nonprofit and dont make alot due budget cuts. But it would be nice to have a discount for nurses.

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