Monday, March 5, 2012

A new future?

Ok, so anyone who reads this stuff I blog about knows from last friday's post I'm none to happy with my current job situation.  But, I think I found an opportunity I can get behind.

A past co-worker suggested that I sign up with a traveling nurse agency, instead of trying to apply to our local hospitals.  So I checked it out.

Apparently, I can work as needed when local hospitals need shifts filled for almost twice as much as I make now!  Of course, there's no benefits, but Husband takes care of those.  I can work when I want, as much or as little as I want.  And I figured it out, if I work 6-7 shifts a month, I can make the same as I am now.

Let me say that again. 6-7 shifts a month.  I'm working 5 days a week, one day being Saturday, and taking call during the month at night, and I only make $27/hour, (which btw is the lowest pay I've had since becoming a nurse).  This place I found I'd be making $40/hr.



Jeez, let me think about this....Sounds awesome to me!

So, even though I'm a little nervous about travel nursing because I've never done it, I think I'm going to go for it.  Truely, it can't be worse than what's going on right now.

Remember, it's just a ride.


  1. So I stepped on my ankle wrong and it's a little tender, will you travel here and prescribe me pain killers? Assuming of course the $40/hr is coming from the hospital and not from me.

    Oh, and you absolutely should do it! Keep us posted!

    1. $40 for me to make sympathetic noise and tell you that what I'm going to do won't hurt me a bit! bwahahaha!

  2. Still a lot better in either scenario than what I'm making as a student (which is next to nothing). :P

    1. Ah true, I guess I have been job whining a lot lately...I need something better to talk about! lol