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LindseyLou+2 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Washington 6606 posts
28th Jan '13
Quoting Squeaky McGee [13 wks]:" 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."


He's getting there!

DJ Tanner 1 child; 5016 posts
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. "


Seriously? Woah. I'm a new grad and I only make 20.32. I just took a pay cut to come closer to home and only work PT though. But still, 31.15?! Insane.

LindseyLou+2 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Washington 6606 posts
28th Jan '13
Quoting DJ Tanner:" Seriously? Woah. I'm a new grad and I only make 20.32. I just took a pay cut to come closer to home and only work PT though. But still, 31.15?! Insane. "


I've heard that RNs in the pacific northwest (especially the Portland metro area) make more than any other area. Also, I started out as relief at the hospital in hopes of becoming full time and not laid off... I just got a full time position last month :)

(*Melly*) 1 child; 2 angel babies; California 2230 posts
status 28th Jan '13
Quoting Squeaky McGee [13 wks]:" Yeah, it f**king sucks. Mind you, I didn't get my license until late February, but it's still pathetic."



Is that what they pay all RNs in Indiana? My sister graduated recently as an RN and she started at 30/hr.

Squeaky McGee 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 65151 posts
28th Jan '13
Quoting (*Melly*):" Is that what they pay all RNs in Indiana? My sister graduated recently as an RN and she started at 30/hr."


Not all over the state, just in my town.

(*Melly*) 1 child; 2 angel babies; California 2230 posts
status 28th Jan '13
Quoting Squeaky McGee [13 wks]:" Not all over the state, just in my town."



That sucks....thats too little for all the work and responsibility you have.

MinnesotaMommy2One 1 child; Minnesota 2477 posts
28th Jan '13
Quoting nurselindsey:" I've heard that RNs in the pacific northwest (especially the Portland metro area) make more than any ... [snip!] ... out as relief at the hospital in hopes of becoming full time and not laid off... I just got a full time position last month :)"

Your cost of living is probably higher too, but still 18 an hour is way too little for a nurse. then again, I am getting my teaching license, and I will not be making anywhere near that even. poop teachers need a pay raise ha

Squeaky McGee 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 65151 posts
28th Jan '13
Quoting Tasha Norman:" Your cost of living is probably higher too, but still 18 an hour is way too little for a nurse. then ... [snip!] ... again, I am getting my teaching license, and I will not be making anywhere near that even. poop teachers need a pay raise ha"


Yes, they do.

LindseyLou+2 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Washington 6606 posts
28th Jan '13
Quoting Tasha Norman:" Your cost of living is probably higher too, but still 18 an hour is way too little for a nurse. then ... [snip!] ... again, I am getting my teaching license, and I will not be making anywhere near that even. poop teachers need a pay raise ha"


Not really. In fact, I'm doing a community assessment paper as we speak. The index of this area is 95 and 100 is the "normal"

MinnesotaMommy2One 1 child; Minnesota 2477 posts
28th Jan '13
Quoting nurselindsey:" Not really. In fact, I'm doing a community assessment paper as we speak. The index of this area is 95 and 100 is the "normal" "

dang! I need to move out there lol. I have a lot of family around Tacoma, but I've never even visited. do all jobs around there pay especially well or just nursing ones?

ILOVEWINE Due April 24; 2 kids; Sweden 10814 posts
28th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Tasha Norman:</b>" dang! I need to move out there lol. I have a lot of family around Tacoma, but I've never even visited. do all jobs around there pay especially well or just nursing ones?"</blockquote>




Most jobs pay well, and if you don't have any education min wage is almost 10$ an hour.

MinnesotaMommy2One 1 child; Minnesota 2477 posts
28th Jan '13
Quoting ILOVEWINE:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Tasha Norman:</b>" dang! I need to move out there lol. I have ... [snip!] ... nursing ones?"</blockquote> Most jobs pay well, and if you don't have any education min wage is almost 10$ an hour."

I wonder what the teaching market is like. I'll have my teaching license and my hubby has an associates degree in mechanics, so we both have an education. I really want to visit there-my family owns a zoo with kangaroos and camels,etc there!

ILOVEWINE Due April 24; 2 kids; Sweden 10814 posts
28th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Tasha Norman:</b>" I wonder what the teaching market is like. I'll have my teaching license and my hubby has an associates ... [snip!] ... mechanics, so we both have an education. I really want to visit there-my family owns a zoo with kangaroos and camels,etc there!"</blockquote>




I'm a teacher, they are lots openings it just depends what your certified for. I love it, I would never live anywhere else.

LindseyLou+2 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Washington 6606 posts
28th Jan '13
Quoting Tasha Norman:" dang! I need to move out there lol. I have a lot of family around Tacoma, but I've never even visited. do all jobs around there pay especially well or just nursing ones?"


DH works for the gas company and makes $23/hour - no college education. I don't know about up in Tacoma. We live in southwest Washington, in Vancouver.