Quote from Kuryakyn
As usual, the cna is again about to have their nurses at the childrens hospital in Oakland walk out and abandon patients over an increase in insurance premiums! The nurses at this particular hospital make an average of $136,000 yearly with 85% of their insurance premiums taken care of by the hospital. This is the mindset of the cna/nnu....GREED! So now they abandon ill children who need them to get better insurance premiums? This isn't about management as they would have you believe, this is about putting more money in their fearless leader boss rose's pocket. She already makes over $200K yearly! Don't let the pro unionists have you believe that this is anything other than about the almighty dollar. All this does is make the unionized nurses look just as greedy as boss rose and even worse to the general public. Cast off the yoke of unionization and learn to speak and act for yourselves. No one should have to pay to have a job! No one should be subjected to senority style pay raises! And nobody, I mean nobody should be subjected to nurses abandoning their patients over insurance premiums or anything else! Be an individual not a union automaton!!
Nurses that, "cast off the yoke of unionization", are no longer nurses. They were long ago let go from the hospitals where they work.
So what is wrong with nurses complaining about ever increasing insurance premiums? The 15% that is left may be the straw that broke the camel's back. Add that to the the ever increasing copays, and enough is enough!
You should be thankful that there are nurses out there who are willing to risk themselves for the comon good.
And do you think that the, "almighty dollar", doesn't play into a doctor's decision to no longer accept Medicare/Medicaid/ Tricare patients? If you think not, you are in la la land.
I have been refuses medical care because the only insurance that I have is Tricare, which I am VERY thankful to be able to receive.
And what is wrong with seniority pay raises? I am sick of new grads, being brought in at higher salaries than older, experienced nurses- also know as salary comression.
If you really think that you can do better job, than the collective voices of unions, than go right ahead, stomp into the CEOs office, and demand California style staffing ratios. See how far you get when he/she, kicks you but out of the hospital, and you get backlisted, and can't find a job!
Think that it won't/can't happen to you? Think again.
JMHO and my NY$0.02.
Lindarn, RN, BSN, CCRN
Somewhere in the PACNW