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LindseyLou+2 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Washington 6606 posts
28th Jan '13

I'm a full time RN, DH works for the local gas company and makes really good money... we way under guessed our gross income. We have to pay $2300 between state and federal. I feel like I'm being punished for finishing school and getting a good job. This was my first year as an RN.... and last year we got like $5k back.

LindseyLou+2 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Washington 6606 posts
28th Jan '13

Not that it's any of my business, but I'm really curious to know what you make an hour... You're getting ripped.

MinnesotaMommy2One 1 child; Minnesota 2580 posts
28th Jan '13
Quoting nurselindsey:" Not that it's any of my business, but I'm really curious to know what you make an hour... You're getting ripped."


I agree! with that much education and such a high stress job carrying so many responsibilities, they should be paying you way more. Girl it's time to look for a new company to work for lol. I get jealous too when I hear people getting like huge amounts of money back :cry:

whitney ♥ ainsley 1 child; New Hampshire 16454 posts
28th Jan '13

I made about 2k less than you, and I'm getting only about half of what I paid in back. Peter is claiming Ainsley, so since I made "so much" I'm in a higher bracket.

LindseyLou+2 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Washington 6606 posts
28th Jan '13
Quoting Tasha Norman:" I agree! with that much education and such a high stress job carrying so many responsibilities, they ... [snip!] ... to look for a new company to work for lol. I get jealous too when I hear people getting like huge amounts of money back :cry:"


:!:



Nursing is super stressful... I feel like I'm compensated pretty fairly. Even though you're a new grad and still learning they should still pay you what your worth. Of course they'll just tax you more :wink:

Squeaky McGee [17 wks] Due May 7; 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 65932 posts
status 28th Jan '13
Quoting nurselindsey:" I'm a full time RN, DH works for the local gas company and makes really good money... we way under guessed ... [snip!] ... punished for finishing school and getting a good job. This was my first year as an RN.... and last year we got like $5k back. "


Oh, damn! I should count my blessings that we don't have to pay. If we did, we wouldn't have anything left to buy baby items with. And I know just how you feel. :(

Squeaky McGee [17 wks] Due May 7; 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 65932 posts
status 28th Jan '13
Quoting nurselindsey:" Not that it's any of my business, but I'm really curious to know what you make an hour... You're getting ripped."


I make $18.03/hour. I had several years of experience as a CNA/QMA, so I make more than a new grad without any experience. The starting base pay at my hospital is $16.50/hour. It's a slap in the face.

LindseyLou+2 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Washington 6606 posts
28th Jan '13
Quoting Squeaky McGee [13 wks]:" I make $18.03/hour. I had several years of experience as a CNA/QMA, so I make more than a new grad without ... [snip!] ... make more than a new grad without any experience. The starting base pay at my hospital is $16.50/hour. It's a slap in the face."


That's awful! I started making $31.15/hour. I just got a 2% raise and I'll get a $1/hour raise when I complete my BSN in 3 months.

LindseyLou+2 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Washington 6606 posts
28th Jan '13
Quoting Squeaky McGee [13 wks]:" Oh, damn! I should count my blessings that we don't have to pay. If we did, we wouldn't have anything left to buy baby items with. And I know just how you feel. :("


Very true! Have you thought about contributing to a 401K to decrease your adjusted gross income? I just started (the minute we found out we have to pay) contributing. Luckily you'll have another one to claim next year... DS is not DH's kid... we have to switch off every other year who claims him. Unluckily for us, it was not our year.

Squeaky McGee [17 wks] Due May 7; 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 65932 posts
status 28th Jan '13
Quoting nurselindsey:" That's awful! I started making $31.15/hour. I just got a 2% raise and I'll get a $1/hour raise when I complete my BSN in 3 months. "


Holy shit! :shock:



Just 3 hours from here (Chicago), new grads start at $32.00. I definitely feel cheated. I don't think our hospitals pay more for BSN. If they do, it's only like a 50 cent difference.

LindseyLou+2 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Washington 6606 posts
28th Jan '13
Quoting Squeaky McGee [13 wks]:" Holy shit! :shock: Just 3 hours from here (Chicago), new grads start at $32.00. I definitely feel cheated. ... [snip!] ... I definitely feel cheated. I don't think our hospitals pay more for BSN. If they do, it's only like a 50 cent difference."


Move :) You're getting seriously ripped off... or at least get some experience and go somewhere else.

Squeaky McGee [17 wks] Due May 7; 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 65932 posts
status 28th Jan '13
Quoting nurselindsey:" Move :) You're getting seriously ripped off... or at least get some experience and go somewhere else. "


We're planning on moving, but we have to wait for DH to finish his degree. Once he becomes an electrical engineer, we'll be set. I figured we'd be set after I got my RN, but I was terribly wrong.

LindseyLou+2 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Washington 6606 posts
28th Jan '13
Quoting Squeaky McGee [13 wks]:" We're planning on moving, but we have to wait for DH to finish his degree. Once he becomes an electrical engineer, we'll be set. I figured we'd be set after I got my RN, but I was terribly wrong."


How much longer until he's done?

user banned Lesbos, Greece 95211 posts
28th Jan '13
Quoting loser mom:" They don't work :) I rarely get more than a few hundred back for federal, and I've always had to pay state taxes. The one year Kansas owed me a refund.... 4 dollars. Woohoo. :roll:"


You can't really file taxes if you don't have some sort of income to claim.

Squeaky McGee [17 wks] Due May 7; 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 65932 posts
status 28th Jan '13
Quoting nurselindsey:" How much longer until he's done? "


It will be awhile. He's changed his major 3 times. He started off doing graphic design, then sound engineering, now electrical engineering. He'll have his Associate's in a year.