When nurses go on strike, they are usually lobbying for better working conditions, for example: lowering patient-nurse ratios, increasing pay or better equipment. Unfortunately, it leaves a hole in the care that patients are receiving when nurses strike. It can be a hard decision to cross the picket line and work at a striking facility; however, here are three benefits to consider when thinking about working a nurses’ strike:
1. Competitive pay. The high pay rates are an excellent motivator to working a strike. Your compensation for working a nursing strike is sizeable.
2. Patient care. The nurses who work strikes are helping to care for those patients who are at the hospital. It is intrinsically rewarding to know you are helping the patients and hospital during a crisis.
3. Experience. Working a strike allows a nurse to see how different hospital systems work across the nation, allowing a nurse to acquire valuable experience at different facilities.
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