input needed...

  1. OK...I know this belongs in the occupational health forum...but i have a sneaking suspicion i may get a better response here....
    i have been a nurse for overa decade...have been where i am now for 4 3/4 yrs...i love what i do...i like/love my coworkers and clients...also like the autonomy and the respect i get from my coworkers, even the RNs frequently ask my advice and go with it...i know that they trust/respect me, and know they are comfortable that i will do what needs to be done...
    i have good health insurance, which is very important, as my monthly maint. meds are <$225. also because i am a gov't emp, i have state retirement. however..the pay sux. we do 35 hour weeks...so we have to do 5 hrs of straight time before we hit OT... there is only opportunity for extra time on weekends....
    honey tells me they are hiring for emp health/occ health where he works...starting he estimates to be waaaay more than where i am now....i need more info from him, which he needs to check on ....and obviously need to work on my resume, etc........
    but....
    any occ health nurses wanna share opinions????





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  3. by   Jenny P
    Gees, Sunnygirl, I'm not occ. health, but have you thought of trying it out and NOT resigning from your current job? Just cutting your hours back far enough that you still get benefits while you try the other one? Health benies are great if you have to pay that much in maint. meds. Weigh out the pros and cons here carefully; my Hubby works for the federal goverment, and though he'd be earning more in the private sector, with his MS and the price of his meds and health care, he can't afford to change jobs because of the retirement stuff. If you just want more $$$ and experience, consider working per diem somewhere.
  4. by   sunnygirl272
    don't know if that would be possible, to cut back hours...also if i do cut back my hours, i'd hafta start paying a large portion of my health ins....i think if i asked to have ny hours cut back, they would claim there is no PT position, that it's all or resign...doubt i'd be granted a LOA either...they have been stingy with these in the past...

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