So..I was offered a promotion today within my dept..which I'm not insane about (we've had it rough for the last year or so...I was actually thinking about transferring out), but the thing is, they offered me the part-time position (I applied for full-time), so I will still have to be working my regular staff nursing job as well to make up the hours. The problem is the promotional job is days, I work nights. I crunched the numbers (actually Jim did), and found that between the two different pay scales (I would lose my night differential if I switched totally to days), I need a little bit of a raise. My manager (she's brand new, very nice and supportive) is going to ask her boss tomorrow. I'm not holding my breath. Thing is, I CAN'T take any paycuts. Period. We are scraping along as it is. The other thing I COULD do it rotate shifts...so I would work my promotional position on days 1 1/2 days a week, and still work 2 nights a week. (I demanded my nights be 12 hour shifts so I have more tunaround time. No way could I handle 3 night shifts and then turn back to days). Of course, I would much rather go back to days so I can feel human again...
Then today, of course, we find out that Jim's hospital is under a wage freeze (he works for the VA Hospital). AAHH! We were really counting on his increase coming up. He hasn't been able to find a nursing job in two years, so he's been working as a CNA with a nursing license. He does have an interview tomorrow in a different dept. for a nursing position. So even with this stupid wage freeze, he'd be making more, which we really need since his student loans are about to hit us anytime.
SO, tomorrow is a big day for both of us. He has his interview, and I get to wait to see if I can take this new position. And, BREATHE.
"The best thing about loving and being hurt is that you get to know what true love really is. For as gold is tested in fire, and so will love be perfected in pain."