I moved from another state and the compensation offered at UT was laughable. A $10. an hour difference. I thought the tuition reimbursement would make it worth the low pay, so I accepted the job. After I accepted, I found out that they will provide tuition reimbursement for management/business degrees, but NOT if you wanted to become a Nurse Practitioner. I was told that this was because they had "lost too many good RN's to become a NP". I worked dayshift, which was awful. No teamwork, pressure from unit managers to join committees that require additional work-for free (for example, the quality and safety board). Management was nonexistent and not supportive. After six months, I had had enough. I was so disappointed in this hospital, lack of leadership, and virtually no support.
Low pay, selective tuition reimbursement, no work/life balance