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Be honest: do you feel valued by your employer? - page 4

Every company I have worked for since becoming an RN has made few to zero effort(s) to make their employees feel valued. I only have 5 years experience. Is this really what I have to look forward to... Read More

  1. Visit  sunnyskies9 profile page
    #39 1
    Quote from morelostthanfound
    This description more closely aligns with my definition of 'respect'-I don't feel that it necessarily is about verbal praise, recognition for doing the job that we're hired to do, cheap trinkets and doodads at Christmas, or even monetary compensation-although that's important also! To my mind, workplace attitudes, ethics, and policies are all areas in which respect is truly reflected. Things like; Zero tolerance of any forms of discrimination (age, gender, race, sexual orientation...), Supporting nurses and nursing, (even if that conflicts with high revenue generating physician's needs/wants), and strictly enforcing safe nurse/patient and practices. Most hospitals that I have worked, give voice to these same lofty expectations, yet do not embody them in their managerial culture and are just empty words. Some nurses have commented that financial compensation is enough, and their only expectation, but I guess I want more for our profession. Just being paid for a service, disrespected, and then expected to go quietly away-doesn't that sound more like the world's oldest profession? Am I wrong?
    I completely agree. I don't need extra monetary compensation or gifts. I want respect, and it would be nice that my employer has my back and cares about each person. I want to be able to place my full trust in management as well.
  2. Visit  sallyrnrrt profile page
    #40 1
    Extremely valued, but heck I value me......)) sorry little cocky((
  3. Visit  AceOfHearts<3 profile page
    #41 4
    I say no, because if they truly valued me they would improve staffing ratios.
  4. Visit  Palliative Care, DNP profile page
    #42 4
    When I was a floor nurse I never once felt valued where I was employed. The only thing administration seemed to care about was a pulse & a license. No one cared that you were stretched too thin, overworked, underpaid, and constantly short staffed.

    Now as an APRN in the hospital, administration can't bend over enough to make sure that I am happy and have the tools I need to be successful. It has been an eye opener for sure.
  5. Visit  Rexie profile page
    #43 1
    My manager has told us how much she appreciates and values us. Whatever she can do for us, she has. This seems mostly related to scheduling issues, though.

    As far a the upper managaement goes, absolutely not. They've cut back holidays, vacation accrual rates, etc. And then they had the audacity to send out an email that pretty much told us that the low wages we earn are pretty much the norm for our area so that's it. (Which is not true. Other hospitals in the area are known to pay better).

    My wonderful manager is the reason I stay for now but if the right position opens up elsewhere, I'm gone.
  6. Visit  Rose_Queen profile page
    #44 0
    Quote from Rexie
    And then they had the audacity to send out an email that pretty much told us that the low wages we earn are pretty much the norm for our area so that's it. (Which is not true. Other hospitals in the area are known to pay better).
    Do we work for the same employer? We've been told that too, as well as with our pittance of an on call rate that hasn't changed in over 25 years. Over $8 less/hour than one nearby hospital.
  7. Visit  Aunt Slappy profile page
    #45 0
    Quote from Rose_Queen
    Do we work for the same employer? We've been told that too, as well as with our pittance of an on call rate that hasn't changed in over 25 years. Over $8 less/hour than one nearby hospital.
    If you subtracted $8 from my on-call pay, you'd be at - $4.
  8. Visit  Ruby Vee profile page
    #46 1
    Maybe I'm just lucky, but I've felt valued by all of my employers.
  9. Visit  erniefu profile page
    #47 1
    During this Christmas, the CEO offered to give staff a free Christmas dinner to those that worked. Of course, none of the nurses on the floors got one as the dinners ran out before the nurses could get off the floors for break.
  10. Visit  MickyB-RN profile page
    #48 4
    Quote from Rose_Queen
    Nope. I'm a warm body who provides the work, but am seen as a drain on profits because I'm lumped in with the cost of everything else. Our executives actually get bonuses based on how much they've saved on staffing costs.
    This is my experience also.
  11. Visit  NotYourMamasRN profile page
    #49 1
    My employer sucks!
  12. Visit  NurseCard profile page
    #50 1
    Yeah, I do. My current employer, I feel, does a good job of making
    the nurses and other staff feel important and valued. Now, how do they
    REALLY look at us? Who knows? But, so far I feel like it is a really
    good company and I'm very pleased at how I've been treated so far.
  13. Visit  Jessy_RN profile page
    #51 0
    No, I do not. We are just warm bodies, with a pulse and an active RN license. They don't care about anything except the bottom dollar. That's the truth.

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