Anyone else receive a PAY CUT recently?

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    Hello friends,

    Home from another harrowing shift on 3-11 (more like 3-1) after busting my butt on my sub-acute floor. 4 admissions, 2.5 nurses and 3 aides and the stress is high and mighty. The kicker is this: about 8 weeks ago we were given a mandatory 3% pay cut so we wouldn't have to cut staff (lies) or overwork our staff (more lies). Anyways, after listening to the "things are tough all over" lip service from management I thought I would pose the question here:

    Has anyone else in LTC received pay cuts?

    If so how much?

    Anyone getting raises?

    If so I am so jealous! (but happy for you because Lord knows we're worth it!)

    Thanks!
    lindarn likes this.
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    I am so sorry to hear about your pay cut. It's such a punch in the gut to bust your butt at work to not only fail to get rewarded with a raise, but get your pay cut. Working in nursing sometimes feels like you're hugging a cactus. Where I work (state facility) we had to agree to a wage & cost of living freeze for 2 years or otherwise be subject to layoffs. I miss the go go days of the thriving economy where jobs and wage increases were plentiful.
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    Sorry to hear that you have received a pay cut. Better than layoffs, although they probably would not have been doing any. Pay cut time is usually enough to get some personnel to find new jobs, allowing the employer to hire new people at lower rates of pay. That makes them happy. Even if you don't want to move on, you might want to casually look. Pay cuts indicate an unstable work environment and you don't want to be involved in the "layoffs" they claim to have been avoiding.
    malamud69 likes this.
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    Thanks so much for the comments. Definately food for thought. I need to focus on the positive of having a job in this economy....but still.....grrrrr
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    I agree with you---all "lies" I work in a large urban hospital...we all just got our pay cut for the same "reasons" I mean...oh yes...lies!
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    who is losing ETO/PTO?
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    Thank you Gov Malloy...meanwhile he provided 14 towns beautification grants...to update lighting and sidewalks and add greenery to their Main Streets...
    I work for a small hospital in CT. We had a large lay-off last spring (2012). Each department had to reduce expenses by 5% without eliminating staff. We have had a wage freeze since Jan 1. That's it so far...I am sure more will come...rumors that our CFO has told departments that he will be surprised if the hospital still exists 2 years from now.
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    Quote from studentnurseCT
    who is losing ETO/PTO?
    We've had layoffs then now they tell is they're taking PTO. Go figure
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    Quote from jan286
    Thank you Gov Malloy...meanwhile he provided 14 towns beautification grants...to update lighting and sidewalks and add greenery to their Main Streets...
    I work for a small hospital in CT. We had a large lay-off last spring (2012). Each department had to reduce expenses by 5% without eliminating staff. We have had a wage freeze since Jan 1. That's it so far...I am sure more will come...rumors that our CFO has told departments that he will be surprised if the hospital still exists 2 years from now.

    Again-why blame this solely on the state??? The big money greed is with the company-nobody else. It's too easy to blame the politics and believe the greedy lies...look up Machiavelli...divide and conquer-that is what these companies are doing-just look at the morale of your workforce...we need unions-too bad they have all but been destroyed...
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    I think we can put a lot of blame on the state for cutting state funding to the hospitals, but continue to allow our state troopers to drive their state issued police vehicles for personal use, or for allowing state workers to accumulate tens of thousands of dollars in overtime, or for allowing state and town workers to not pay an insurance premium for their health insurance and only have $5 copay, or for giving towns thousands of dollars to plant shrubs on main street...


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