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Old 09-27-2012, 10:36 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Check it out in detail here. You'd be surprised how many employees are being paid $10,000 - $20,000 a month.

University professors often make a lot more than that.

A school nurse working for APS makes between $75-100,000 a year.

And they get great benefits, pensions, time off, job security, etc.

Open.Georgia.gov
I think you are just jealous. Can you do a school nurses's job? I think not.
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Old 09-27-2012, 10:52 PM
 
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I think you are just jealous. Can you do a school nurses's job? I think not.
I'd be a heck of a school nurse.

"Let's see, there, Johnny, you say you hurt your arm? Let's give it a little twist and straighten it back out."

"Mary, looks like you skinned your knee. This rubbing alcohol will have have you hop-scotching again in no time."

"What's this, Reginald, you've swallowed your eraser? Well, let's have a look....Reginald? Reginald? Where did that boy go?"
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Old 09-27-2012, 11:03 PM
 
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I'd be a heck of a school nurse.

"Let's see, there, Johnny, you say you hurt your arm? Let's give it a little twist and straighten it back out."

"Mary, looks like you skinned your knee. This rubbing alcohol will have have you hop-scotching again in no time."

"What's this, Reginald, you've swallowed your eraser? Well, let's have a look....Reginald? Reginald? Where did that boy go?"
I laughed.

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Old 09-28-2012, 08:24 AM
 
Location: Sweet Home...CHICAGO
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Atlanta Public Schools is NOT a State of Georgia agency, just as Fulton or DeKalb or Clayton isn't. Mentioning APS school nurse salaries is irrelevant to the discussion.

APS staff are not State of Georgia employees.
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Old 09-28-2012, 09:34 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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I'd be a heck of a school nurse.

"Let's see, there, Johnny, you say you hurt your arm? Let's give it a little twist and straighten it back out."

"Mary, looks like you skinned your knee. This rubbing alcohol will have have you hop-scotching again in no time."

"What's this, Reginald, you've swallowed your eraser? Well, let's have a look....Reginald? Reginald? Where did that boy go?"
That was a puerile response. Nurses will always have jobs and most have benefits.
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Old 09-28-2012, 10:25 AM
 
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Unless of course you live in a country that that has little to no enforcement of worker's rights or even human rights, and that even children are forced at gunpoint to put out products without so much as even a lunch break. The uninhibited free market; what a blessing.

Sometimes, responding to this insanity is just way too easy.
I think there should be a reading comprehension test to post on this forum.

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The report from Washington, D.C.-based Citizens Against Government Waste says Georgiaís state workers receive an average of $38.47 an hour, compared with $25.66 for those holding similar jobs in the private sector
They are not comparing a GA Govt job with jobs oversees. The private sector jobs in the comparison are here.
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Old 09-28-2012, 04:28 PM
 
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Atlanta Public Schools is NOT a State of Georgia agency, just as Fulton or DeKalb or Clayton isn't. Mentioning APS school nurse salaries is irrelevant to the discussion.

APS staff are not State of Georgia employees.
Well, they are included on the state website.
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Old 09-28-2012, 04:30 PM
 
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That was a puerile response. Nurses will always have jobs and most have benefits.
It probably was puerile, but I still think $100,000 is pretty good pay for a school nurse.
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Old 09-28-2012, 05:38 PM
 
Location: Sweet Home...CHICAGO
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Well, they are included on the state website.
Can't tell you why they are on the state website, but what I can tell you is that APS isn't a state agency.

We should all know that there is separate governments in every state: Federal, State and local and they typically don't get involved with each others' business unless there is some regulatory issue with a subordinate government and there are some violations.

The only way I can see that is because APS has to obviously follow Georgia Dept. of Education curriculum and rules. But still the school systems are separate hiring entities and APS school nurse salaries are not a reflection of state employee salaries.

a Georgia Public health nurse earns less than $50k per year at cap salary--and it takes several years to reach cap within the state, if you ever reach it all. State employees don't always get COL raises every year.

*The state does not pay full benefits for state employees.

*State agencies do not match retirement plan contributions. Community services boards are the only state agencies that do.

*State employes do not get pensions. There is the ERS (Employee Retirement System) in which a small fraction of state employees' salary goes into. The state doesn't match that either.

I got paid out more money in my pension when I left than county after working there for only two years, than what I got out of ERS when I left that state after working there almost seven.

As a former state employee, it bothers me that people think that government workers all get paid high salaries, do very little work and get all these paid benefits when we pay just as much in premiums as people in the private sector. When most of us are struggling to make ends meet while serving the public. It is utterly FALSE unless you work for the feds.

Last edited by Atlanta_BD; 09-28-2012 at 05:57 PM..
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Old 09-28-2012, 06:37 PM
 
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a Georgia Public health nurse earns less than $50k per year at cap salary--and it takes several years to reach cap within the state, if you ever reach it all. State employees don't always get COL raises every year.
I agree that APS isn't a good example. Their pay scales are often way above what other people get.

Still there are a lot of nurses working for the state making $70,000 and up, and a good many making over $80,000.

I don't know how that compares with private industry.
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