Thank you for the extremely useful information.
I could probably find another job....but in all honesty, the facilities are run pretty much the same that are in my area. This is the worst (management wise) that I've come across though. ALL of the employees are opressed, not just nurses. They treat the housekeeping dept this way, as well as the central supply director. They add more and more duties to them, cut their hours, and expect these things to get done. So what do you see? You see them running nonstop, winced faces, angry, short-tempered, and tearful.
So another question I have....the union would be only for the nurses, correct? What about the CNA's?
Another question: What about LPN's? I looked up the state association online last noc and it said for "Registered Nurses". Bummer!!! I'm an LPN currently.
As you know, SNF's are pretty much staffed by LPN's.
I truly do want to make a difference. I want to help. I want security not just for me, but for all of those involved here. Sure I could move on, but being an LPN makes it even harder to find work since hospitals in my area don't employ them, and the ones that do, pay very poorly and the ability to use my nursing skills is limited in that setting.
So for now it's :bowingpur "yes maam, please beat me down...:bowingpur ...yes I'll kiss your butt....:bowingpur. Oh, sorry. Did I miss a spot?":bowingpur
Thanks for all the helpful advice. I, too, am learning a LOT from this.