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Old 10-31-2010, 08:51 PM
 
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Doesn't it feel weird to turn down a job offer after reading this message board all the time?
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Old 10-31-2010, 09:10 PM
 
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I also applied at my local VA Med Center.
Not in the medical field but as a CDL driver.
The pay is better than average for central PA. in that job.
Job security, bennies, and perks help make it palletable.
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Old 08-22-2012, 07:23 PM
 
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Are people who rate claims @ the VA paid on the G.S. scale or a different scale? If so where can I get a copy of this scale?
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Old 08-22-2012, 07:42 PM
 
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If you are a person who actually rates claims, you will generally start at a GS-9 (usually around 50,000y) and within three years you will be a GS-12 (around 72,000y) This varies on location. If you want a copy of the email pay scale, Google "gs pay scale 2012" and it will pop up. This is the same pay scale as the medical center.
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Old 08-22-2012, 07:52 PM
 
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It varies. I took a paycut when going VA, but made it up quickly by moving around. Now I make $20,000 more than I was making.

You can negotiate your pay, justify it with credentials, and a current check stub.

But..now with so many folks applying, they may go with choice number two.
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Old 08-22-2012, 08:07 PM
 
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The VA organization is one that requires a person to look at the whole package. The package includes the benefits throughout the working career. If you look only at the initial hourly pay offer you may miss the big picture.
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Old 09-20-2013, 06:22 PM
 
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I received a tentative offer from the VA for a PCC position as Nurse. My degree status is weird...long story, but I got a BS MGMT, ADN, took 21 hours MSN Bridge, they wouldn 't let me finish because of residency because of my PCS (military), and then finished a MS ENTOMOLOGY to spite them (childhood dream and a lot harder than an MSN, I can tell you). My concerns are that they do not accept my BS to support the BSN, but why would they tentative offer me? So, the question is if you win the interview, are a Vet with 100% Disability, have roughly 26 years of medical experience, should I be worried not to get the job due to my credentials? I listed in my resume as follows: ADN, BS MGMNT, MSN 21 hours, MS ENTOMOLOGY. I hope they didn't misinterpret anything.
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Old 03-13-2016, 07:54 AM
 
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I am a BSN with 36 plus years of experience. I graduated with a 3.77 GPA and what I can see on all the charts I am at least a GS7. That is of course with some uncertainty. I was awarded the "Leadership in Nursing" with both my BSN and ASN degrees. So can anyone tell me about "Stepp" and how this is determined? The position as a Case Manager goes into the 90,000's and I know I will not start with that type of money but with all this info could someone ball park a idea of what the pay could be. My email address is flo118919@yahoo.com Thanks in advance.
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Old 03-13-2016, 08:35 AM
 
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I am a BSN with 36 plus years of experience. I graduated with a 3.77 GPA and what I can see on all the charts I am at least a GS7. That is of course with some uncertainty. I was awarded the "Leadership in Nursing" with both my BSN and ASN degrees. So can anyone tell me about "Stepp" and how this is determined? The position as a Case Manager goes into the 90,000's and I know I will not start with that type of money but with all this info could someone ball park a idea of what the pay could be. My email address is flo118919@yahoo.com Thanks in advance.
assuming this is not a spam post (a couple clues lead me to believe it is) you should know RNs do not get paid according to the GS scale. do some research.
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Old 03-13-2016, 09:08 AM
 
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Well, it was lowballed, only 53k a year and I turned it down. The HR rep was rather surprised and restated how good the benefits were. However, I didn't find them all that much better than the place I am at now, and I make a better salary and have a nice manager. I guess sometimes you have to see what's out there to realize how good you have it.
^^^^^^^^^^So true^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
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