okay-this is the situation-some of you may remember that i am an occupational health nurse at present, and sometimes i am frustrated because i am the only health provider at my site and the higher-ups don't follow recognized medical opion and advice, sometimes. well, recently i have been being micro-managed by my manager, who is the hr manager. she has zip medical experience. when i was on vacation 2 weeks ago, several people came into my office and just helped themselves to what ever they wanted out of the supply cabinet. my manager said it was okay because they were managers, and could go in any time. does that include my desk, and confidential medical stuff that was locked inside it? i don't think so!
so, today i had an interview at the hospital in town, which is actually the main campus of the 2 hospitals owned by the same company. bottom line, i have an interview next friday for a 7a-7p 3/12's/wk job at the smaller hospital of the two. this is where i worked er and cath labbefore my current job. the new job would be in the float pool, working med-surg, ccu, and icu. i would have training and orientation in all of those areas. i currently work 32hrs/wk, and make $18.72/hr. the nurse recruiter told me today that their new graduates begin at $16.51/hr, and that my pay would be "substantially higher." there is also a premium paid for being in the float pool. :d so, friends, what is your advice and experience? do i go with the new job? my current job is a sit-down job, 90% of the day. this other one would be on my feet about 95% of the day. i am 51-should i go back to the hospital? my husband and i have talked this over, and so have my daughter and i. i am leaning strongly toward the hospital, but want to be sure that i am making the best decision possible. i would really appreciate your all's input! :kiss