Tuesday, 29 April 2008

Nurses and Seemingly Random Pay

Tomorrow is the day my wife gets paid and the uncertainty about how much she'll be paid this month comes to an end.

Lorraine's payslips are a mass of complexity, and as a result of this (along with queries about what you get paid for in what month) it makes figuring out what she'll be paid a nightmare. Mine is pretty simple to calculate each month, Lorraine's is not. And it can really fluctuate, as much as 17% from month to month, and there doesn't appear to be much rhyme or reason behind it. I've never considered nursing myself, but if I had then the varying payments would be enough to knock the idea on the head.

Is anyone else in this situation? If so how do you deal with it? Let us know in the comments.