Friday, December 07, 2007


still looking for a regular stint. there are some per diem positions available, one of which i will be training for next week. finding 3-11 32hr/week is another story. a DON knows that she can get a foreign RN here for the same wage she must pay someone like me.. hence the 9 month wait for a real job. it's a darn good thing i'm pretty healthy for my age, and i don't need alot of presc. meds.


e said...

"she may well be competing with nurses from other countries i.e. the Phillipines etc. as it's a common practice to bring them here and give out our jobs."

Hi. I noticed your comment on Jenny Gordy's blog and just wanted to say I'm sorry that you're having a hard time finding a job in the nursing field. I also wanted to say that my mother (South Korean) immigrated here in the 70s as a nurse. This outsourcing of nursing jobs has been going on for a really long time. It's a much more complex issue than that of recruiting cheaper labor to take away jobs from Americans, and I hope you don't think too unkindly of these foreign nurses (who may or may not be future citizens).

*<* said...

firstly, my grandparents immigrated from Italy.

secondly, profit and loss isn't complex, it's a simple math concept.

thirdly, i stated the facts, which aren't always presented to students until after they graduate.

please don't make my comment into more than it was intended to be.

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During the past 46 years, I've lived in Connecticut. I've traveled up and around the U.S. and to Puerto Rico, and loved every minute. I've had 4 children who are now fantastically talented adult artists and comedians. I've been married and then divorced and then engaged and then single and finally *big sigh* content. I've grown into a darn good nurse, cook, seamstress, and Mom.

Maybe one of these days I'll get this 'writing' thing down, too.

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