Forced out to pasture - page 3

36 years as a nurse .. corporate health care doesn't want me anymore.... Read More

  1. by   nursel56
    Quote from Been there,done that
    You calling me a tart? How did you know my next gig is exotic dancer?
    I'm sorry. And not the least surprised. But you have your sense of humor..which can be the butt-saver when all else is lost.
  2. by   3ringnursing
    That's crap. Idiots. I bet many other places will greedily snap you up and hire you (smiling at their good fortune). Make sure you get a raise out of this.

    Incidentally, I'm still waiting for my lessons on how to be like you (see Old Dog/New Tricks thread).
  3. by   Kooky Korky
    I'm so sorry to hear this, BTDT. I always like your input.

    Another road will come your way, dont you worry.
  4. by   Simonesays
    Ugh. This makes me so mad! Wishing you good luck with your job hunt. Or a giant surprise severance package
  5. by   Been there,done that
    Quote from nursel56
    I'm sorry. And not the least surprised. But you have your sense of humor..which can be the butt-saver when all else is lost.
    What make's you think I was kidding? My tassles will just be a lot lower.
  6. by   Been there,done that
    Quote from Simonesays
    Ugh. This makes me so mad! Wishing you good luck with your job hunt. Or a giant surprise severance package
    Buyout/ severance has been made, it's not even one year's salary. I must be easy, Davy do was right.
  7. by   klsm1968
    What are your plans? Are you staying in nursing? Hope you are ok, and thinking of you. I lost my job just over a year ago and it was a terrible experience. I am still not over it.
  8. by   cyc0sys
    Time to make your bucket list shorter and your f--k it list longer.
  9. by   brandy1017
    I'm sorry this happened to you and I hope you will be able to find another job soon.

    Still I don't think it's fair to blame Obamacare, before insurance companies cherry picked only the young and healthy and simply refused to insure anyone with any health problems. Even worse they had a nasty habit of refusing to pay claims when someone became sick with an expensive, serious illness like cancer and bonuses were even given out to whoever found some obscure reason to retroactively uninsure the now desperately sick patient who was forced to rely on the kindness of strangers or the govt to bail them out!

    Obamacare isn't perfect, but at least millions more people finally have health insurance, sometimes for the first time in their lives! The Republicans have made it their mission to destroy Obamacare rather than work across the aisle to fix things.

    It probably isn't any consolation but you are not alone. The same corporate downsizing is happening across the country from nurses in hospitals, home care, clinics, etc. I've worked with a couple travelers who after being laid off found the only way to get steady work was to work as a traveler. It's not just us, even engineers and IT pro's are being laid off, many IT workers forced to train their Indian or Filipino replacements if they wanted to get a severance package! Disney was the latest in the news for this disgusting tactic.

    In the end it is our government's refusal to protect us both from age discrimination and allowing companies to bring in foreign workers on HB1 visas to work for less! A recent Supreme Court ruling made age discrimination almost impossible to prove unless you had the smoking gun! One computer pro won his claim for age discrimination because the supervisor had publicly bragged about replacing him with a high school student for next to nothing!

    I don't understand how we can be one of the richest countries in the world but not even have national health care for its people. It is just shameful! National healthcare doesn't have to be the end of insurance companies we could follow the German model and I believe other countries in Europe people pay for private supplemental insurance most closely resembling our medicare system.
    Last edit by brandy1017 on Nov 11
  10. by   Extra Pickles
    Quote from brandy1017
    I'm sorry this happened to you and I hope you will be able to find another job soon.

    Still I don't think it's fair to blame Obamacare, before insurance companies cherry picked only the young and healthy and simply refused to insure anyone with any health problems. Even worse they had a nasty habit of refusing to pay claims when someone became sick with an expensive, serious illness like cancer and bonuses were even given out to whoever found some obscure reason to retroactively uninsure the now desperately sick patient who was forced to rely on the kindness of strangers or the govt to bail them out!

    Obamacare isn't perfect, but at least millions more people finally have health insurance, sometimes for the first time in their lives! The Republicans have made it their mission to destroy Obamacare rather than work across the aisle to fix things.
    She is not blaming Obamacare (ACA), she said the cutbacks are because Trump is screwing with Obamacare and causing the financial struggle it is currently in, which I happen to agree with wholeheartedly. Trump has undercut and underfunded our only national health care program to the point where not only are people losing insurance but people are losing their jobs, as evidenced by Been There Done That's situation.

    BTDT, so sorry to hear this is happened to you, and I'll hope along with everyone else that you find a great position soon!
  11. by   CrunchRN
    I am really sorry to hear this. Hope you find something decent relatively quickly. It is not easy being nurses in our 50's and above.
  12. by   crystal0203
    I am 61 years old and have had problems with age discrimination by employers. Nurses need to band together to prevent unscrupulous employers from humiliating age discrimination. Are they also trying to deny you retirement? I personally know 3 nurses that worked 20+ years for retirement to have the hospital try to shaft them out of it. They obtained lawyers and won their cases. Age discrimination is illegal period. Contact EEOC. Workplace harassment is also illegal and unfair assignments are considered to be a red flag to these lawyers. It is worth a visit to EEOC .gov website to educate yourself on laws that apply to all workers, including professions. What do you have to lose except income you need to live on and the embarrassment that ensues from illegal firing. And they wonder why we have a nursing shortage!
  13. by   Extra Pickles
    Quote from crystal0203
    -- And they wonder why we have a nursing shortage!
    Except we don't have a nursing shortage anymore, which is why they can get away with this so easily. There are plenty of new, younger nurses, new grads waiting to snap up jobs at half the cost of the old bats that get pushed out the door :-(

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