A kid gets terminated at work...

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Is can lead to interesting discussions when a friend retires at 52 with 180k city pension and lifetime medical and goes to work for another agency starting at 139k base…

Yep - especially when no private company provides nowhere near the same compensation levels.
 

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My government employed friends get really annoyed to see their name and pay published in the newspaper… it’s been a few years so maybe it has changed but online public safety pay info is readily available.

Same when they publish name and address for every concealed carry permit holder except politicians, public safety and court personnel..
They still publish those payroll lists once a year in our local paper.

I recall someone wanting to publish the name and address of all of the concealed carry permit holders here. I don't recall what happened, other than it didn't get published.
 

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I'm glad for my varied work experiences at a young age...

What I found is a good attitude and a little initiative goes along way...
 

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I really believed it so… at least here in the city.

It was a pleasant surprise to see teens in a semi rural area working at my brothers Christmas Tree Farm Thanksgiving to Christmas.

All legit with time cards, withholding, etc.

The guys and gals almost without exception are a pleasure to work with…

Some work at the local feed store and happy to pick up extra hours… cold and rain made no difference and tips often lucrative… and don’t underestimate 4H kids!
 

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Is can lead to interesting discussions when a friend retires at 52 with 180k city pension and lifetime medical and goes to work for another agency starting at 139k base…
now that's being a good american. no offense to your buddy, who wouldn't take it?
 

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He was not the brightest but timing was perfect... 12 of my friends went right into Oakland Police right from 2 year Admin of Justice degrees at the community college...

I know often heard is young people have little chance at a well paying job with retirement but know quite a few Registered Nurses and Public Safety in their 20's and doing well... same for plumbers...
 

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He was not the brightest but timing was perfect... 12 of my friends went right into Oakland Police right from 2 year Admin of Justice degrees at the community college...

I know often heard is young people have little chance at a well paying job with retirement but know quite a few Registered Nurses and Public Safety in their 20's and doing well... same for plumbers...
Probably half a dozen women my oldest daughter went to grade school and high school with went into nursing. They're all under 30 and doing very well for themselves. However, several said the politics off hospitals is stressful, so they're switching to being traveling nurses (whatever that means). They said they aren't tied to the hospital and can move around a lot. They just do their job and get paid.

One of them became a trauma nurse. She said it's fast paced, and not to be cold, but you don't have time to get attached to the patients, so it's easier to deal with the ones that don't make it. She's now studying to be a nurse practitioner, so she'll have to gain some tools to be less detached from the patients.

All-in-all, pretty much every one of the kids she went to K-12 with are doing well now that they're 28-29 years old.
 

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They still publish those payroll lists once a year in our local paper.

I recall someone wanting to publish the name and address of all of the concealed carry permit holders here. I don't recall what happened, other than it didn't get published.
Not even close to the same argument.

When people's salaries are paid by my taxes I have very right to know how much they make.

My CHL is no one's business but my own.
 

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That would be the SF Bay Area newspapers listing name and city of all CCW holders with exemption for law enforcement judges.
 

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.. so they're switching to being traveling nurses (whatever that means). They said they aren't tied to the hospital and can move around a lot. They just do their job and get paid.
It means register with an agency and go wherever you are dispatched to. A real 'Journeyman' in the classic sense. Length of employment at the destination can be random. While there, earn double the hourly pay of the permanent staff nurses there.

A friend of my wife did that for years in a large metropolitan area and never had to go beyond an hour commute. I suppose in the rural states the only work available might be two states over.


And commenting on an earlier topic in the thread - A sub-branch where I worked had the Large Public Agency's internal investigations branch. Just two employees. (I did the research for them in a couple of instances). They had a pet non-specific answer when asked the result of an investigation:

"Oh he moved on to pursue other opportunities elsewhere."

:D
 

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It means register with an agency and go wherever you are dispatched to. A real 'Journeyman' in the classic sense. Length of employment at the destination can be random. While there, earn double the hourly pay of the permanent staff nurses there.

A friend of my wife did that for years in a large metropolitan area and never had to go beyond an hour commute. I suppose in the rural states the only work available might be two states over.


And commenting on an earlier topic in the thread - A sub-branch where I worked had the Large Public Agency's internal investigations branch. Just two employees. (I did the research for them in a couple of instances). They had a pet non-specific answer when asked the result of an investigation:

"Oh he moved on to pursue other opportunities elsewhere."

:D
i met a young couple in portland about 10 years ago. Both nurses working on contract.

Their deal was, hire us both and we will stay for 1 year.

They had traveled all over the world and seemed to be looking forward to their next adventure.
 

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Yes... plus it can be a foot in the door for immigration...

In 1990 my hospital did not have a single nurse from the Philippines and now roughly half the nurses may have ties to the Philippines even if born here.

Being a nurse is still very highly respected in some cultures and pays well especially with experience.

Also being a mister mom is not that uncommon...

One of my friend is a RN 35 years and all her children are nurses. Dad was the one keeping the house, picking up the kids, etc.

From my experience they also tend to concentrate on work and stay home until marriage and
/or buying a home and with today's prices they are still able to do
 
 
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