As I'm sitting here thinking about having to go back to work tomorrow, I'm reminded of a recent staff meeting I attended. The topic was the recent employee survey. One of the low scores for my department was compensation (come on, who thinks they are being paid enough?) The big issue was the fact that we (occupational health nurses) are not paid on the same pay scale as hospital nurses.
I get 2 10-minute scheduled breaks per day, a 30-minute scheduled lunch break a day, holidays off, 2 weeks a year off, and weekends off.
Do I deserve to make what a hospital nurse makes? Hell no. There are somethings worth more than money.