Bay Area Nurses Begin 10-Day Walkout

There are 3 comments on the NBC 11 San Francisco Bay Area story from Mar 21, 2008, titled Bay Area Nurses Begin 10-Day Walkout. In it, NBC 11 San Francisco Bay Area reports that:

Thousands of nurses plan to walk off the job at hospitals across the Bay Area Friday for a 10-day strike.

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Bay area RN

Lafayette, CA

#24 Sep 9, 2010
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140K per year! This makes me sick. I guess I made terrible life choices, I've spent 8 years in school getting a Ph.D. in chemical physics from the #1 ranked university in the world... and I might make 100K when I graduate (that is, if I "drop out" and take an industrial R&D job) When my wife was in the hospital it was like pulling a stubborn mule trying to get the nurses to do ANYTHING.(for instance, giving scheduled pain meds, my wife would be crying in agony 2 hours past the time her pain meds were due before I could finally coax one of these lazy bums into bringing her meds in) In my opinion, this should be a 35K a year job based on schooling/difficulty.
ARE YOU KIDDING ME? 35k!!?? You are a dumb ass... For being so 'smart' you sure sound like an idiot. Garbage men get paid more than that...you don't think that having to wipe shit off your ass and a 4 year degree earns more than 35k? You should stay in school because you are an idiot. Your Phd means shit with an attitude like yours.
Bay area RN

Lafayette, CA

#25 Sep 9, 2010
Jack Shite wrote:
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Yeah yeah yeah it's a hard job and I didn't say it wasn't! Still $140,000 a year (and after that apparently the sky is the limit!) is ridiculous especially when you compare the salary of others in far more stressful and dangerous jobs! Let's face it...you have us (your patients as well as our health care system!) "by the balls" and you just don't care! It's legalized blackmail, pure and simple!
Don't be stupid. 140k in the bay area is "middle class". Houses around San Fran don't sell for less than 600k=4500/mo. mortgage= 55,000 just towards your home a year. Come on! Be realistic here. Sure 140k sounds like a lot when you live in the middle of no where.
BS Buster

Sunnyvale, CA

#26 Sep 18, 2010
Bay area RN wrote:
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Don't be stupid. 140k in the bay area is "middle class". Houses around San Fran don't sell for less than 600k=4500/mo. mortgage= 55,000 just towards your home a year. Come on! Be realistic here. Sure 140k sounds like a lot when you live in the middle of no where.
$140,000 is BIG BUCKS no matter where you live! Middle class my ass! Try whining about that to some teacher making a third of that or a cop or fireman making half that or maybe a single mom working at Walmart for minimum wage with no benefits! Got to keep buying all that expensive clothes and those gadgets, taking cruises, spending $4.50 for a cup of coffee at Starbucks though, don't you? Of course your credit cards are maxed out and who cares about saving anything for retirement! You could be making $500,000 a year and you still would be whining about being underpaid!

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