My boss just let me know that my rate of pay is going down a couple of dollars an hour because of obamacare and a new law from Jerry Brown. (I'm in CA) Has anyone else heard or going to be affected by this? I pretty much told her if that's the case I won't be working there much longer.
I was about to ask her what specific law, but stopped myself. I have an offer for private duty without an agency, and I'm taking it. I was going to be loyal to my agency, but obviously they care about the almighty dollar. I'm in home health, and they keep sending me to crazy people with weird living arrangements anyway.
I know there isn't a lot of career advancement unless I become a nurse. I have friends that are either on waiting lists forever, or take on a huge student loan debt for nursing school. Then, the ones that have finished nursing school either take forever to find a job, or haven't even found one yet (with a BSN). With all of these pay cuts, and the fact that most employees won't back up either nurses or caregivers/CNAs and appreciate all the hard work we do, I cannot see myself staying in this profession as a career.
I care about my patients/Residents, and have given my all to make sure they are happy, safe, comfortable, and dry... As someone who has a passion for helping others, it is very unfortunate that right now there is no appreciation for that. Rant over. Ugh.
Last edit by i_love_patient_care on Nov 16, '13
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