My jaw dropped to the floor and narrowly missed striking the cat on the head when I saw this:
The highest-paid nurse in the Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region earned close to a quarter of a million dollars last year.
The top five salaries paid to registered nurses in the RQHR ranged from $180,530 to $243,540.
The nurse earning $243,540 was employed on a nursing unit at Regina Pioneer Village, while the second highest wage earner was an emergency room nurse who received $186,562.
Now, the top base salary for nurses in Saskatchewan is around $84,000 per year. Which means, roughly, the nurse making over 240K a year was working, approximately, 80-some hours a week, each and every week of the year.
My first question: is he or she freaking nuts?
My second question: how can this nurse provide safe and competent when she or he is working, literally, every day of the week for a year?
My third question: why would his/her manager permit it?