Nurses crossing picket lines?? - page 8

My friend, who is an experienced travel RN, is thinking about taking a job where she will make $5,000 a week pay, but she has to go to another state and cross a picket line to get to work. I know a... Read More

  1. by   redwinggirlie
    There's a picket line for a reason. Sorry, I'm a Detroiter. No one should cross. She's a traveler and can go where she pleases. I don't condone violence, no will I ever cross a picket line. Be well and all the best to your friend. She can look elsewhere. There are many jobs for us!
  2. by   zenman
    Quote from CHATSDALE
    i have no respect for people who cross picket lines
    I have no respect for people who walk away from the patients...but if they get someone to come in to take care of them before they die, then that's ok!
  3. by   zenman
    Quote from redwinggirlie
    There's a picket line for a reason. Sorry, I'm a Detroiter. No one should cross. She's a traveler and can go where she pleases. I don't condone violence, no will I ever cross a picket line. Be well and all the best to your friend. She can look elsewhere. There are many jobs for us!
    Is the reason for a picket line because we have failed in our efforts to communicate with the bosses...just wondering.
  4. by   zenman
    Quote from RedmondRN
    I respect your opinion...
    And I respect you for that!

    And I respect Tom for not getting teed off about this! :chuckle
  5. by   teeituptom
    Quote from CHATSDALE
    i have no respect for people who cross picket lines


    sticks and stones

    will break my bones

    but words will never

    Hurt me


  6. by   Spidey's mom
    I just finished reading this thread backwards . . . very interesting.

    To the OP, as some have said we have the freedom to do as we see fit and if she wants to cross a picket line, so be it. I wouldn't worry about safety per se but there can be comments made, as you've probably seen reading this thread.

    I'm a firm believer in the power of myself and would not join a union.

    I would not take a job that forced me to do mandatory overtime in the first place.

    In any relationship there are going to be problems. I like Zenman's ideas. Sometimes we go in with the mindset that management is evil and that isn't very effective when attempting to solve problems. And it isn't true. I've seen lazy nurses, dangerous nurses, gossipy nurses and I've seen awesome nurses. Management has it's share of the same.

    I live in a small rural community and we are a non-union hospital although about 5 years ago a union did try to come in but was voted down. A local hospital went on strike right after I graduated and some of the nurses I went to school with crossed the picket line with honorable intentions to serve their patients. Saying you have no respect for people who cross picket lines is unfair - not all of them are doing it for green fees :chuckle (sorry Tom).

    steph
  7. by   Heather7373
    Okay ladies and gentlemen, putting all passions aside, did we forget we are in the middle of nursing shortage. Meaning, if you dont like how you are treated, go somewhere else. I worked one strike at Stanford couple of summers ago, and let me tell you the issues were not fair working conditions, nor were they about patient care. They were about more money and more benefits. I was disgusted by the "give me" attitude. They have some of the best working conditions I have seen anywhere and are the second highest paid nurses in the state. So before you play the "poor me" card on striking and unions, you really need to know why the nurses are striking. Just food for thought.
  8. by   Rn2b204
    I must say that I read this whole thread from the beginning. boy what a thread I enjoyed reading all the posts on here.

    Zenman, I must say you were very well spoken at all times. There need to be more nurses like you in our world. There are sooooooooooo many that don't look at the bigger issue, many that are not involved in organizations and those nurses that are not taking any steps to better this profession for themselves or future nurses, just complaining. I don't think unionizing will better the nursing profession either. Being more involved will.

    And if they offer me $5000/week to work you better believe I will be there with bells and whistles on. (after I get my RN) I'm not the one on strike they are for all I know I might not agree with why they are striking.


    Zenman I must say your posts keep me reading




    Rn2be204
  9. by   teeituptom
    Quote from stevielynn
    I just finished reading this thread backwards . . . very interesting.

    To the OP, as some have said we have the freedom to do as we see fit and if she wants to cross a picket line, so be it. I wouldn't worry about safety per se but there can be comments made, as you've probably seen reading this thread.

    I'm a firm believer in the power of myself and would not join a union.

    I would not take a job that forced me to do mandatory overtime in the first place.

    In any relationship there are going to be problems. I like Zenman's ideas. Sometimes we go in with the mindset that management is evil and that isn't very effective when attempting to solve problems. And it isn't true. I've seen lazy nurses, dangerous nurses, gossipy nurses and I've seen awesome nurses. Management has it's share of the same.

    I live in a small rural community and we are a non-union hospital although about 5 years ago a union did try to come in but was voted down. A local hospital went on strike right after I graduated and some of the nurses I went to school with crossed the picket line with honorable intentions to serve their patients. Saying you have no respect for people who cross picket lines is unfair - not all of them are doing it for green fees :chuckle (sorry Tom).

    steph
    \


    At least I have a reson that works for me

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