I never thought I would be complaining about this when my previous nursing job had so much mandatory overtime it seemed ALL I did was work and sleep. I would wake up to check on beeping IV pumps. But now Im starting a new job, pending my work visa, and they absolutely do not allow overtime. Im not too sure how I feel about this...Ive fallen real far behind financially lately and was hoping to be able to kick butt and make up for all of it, all to be told its company policy to have no overtime. Apparently they realized that nurses were overworked, burnt out, and that it was more expensive to find replacements, so they eliminated OT altogether. Some of you Im sure are just yelling out the AMENs! Im just upset I wont be able to get back on my feet as quick as I hoped.
Now the problem is that Im going to be working with a TN visa. My understanding is that this visa is good specifically with one job, one employer. Is there any way anyone can suggest to get more work? Anyone know if I can get more than one TN Visa for more than one job? Like maybe get some agency work PRN?
There's no overtime anywhere...reason being is cost. Hospitals are getting less reimbursement from Medicare and Medicaid, and the government no longer funds the hospitals for treating illegals. This country is 16 trillion in debt and rising...The money that the government does distribute among healthcare is all on borrowed money, and eventually it will come to an end. This isn't something that is going to come and go like it did back in the early 90's...this economic devastation is world wide and will have enormous consequences. Don't believe me? Follow what is happing in Europe right now...when Europe finally collapses in financial debt, America will be next loosing trillions of dollars in the economy. Still don't' believe me? Over the last 15 months, the United States has borrowed 1.5 trillion dollars...that is the government's estimate, which is always lower than reality. Most economist will tell you the US has actually borrowed 5 trillion...come on people, let's face reality about what's really happening to this nation of ours. Instead, CNN and Fox News had the Queens Jubilee Day covered all day today. Really?!!
The US GDP to debt is at 100%...We have consumed more debt than spain, portugal, italy, greece, and ireland combined. We really need to open our eyes and stop living in this dream world that everything will continue to go on as it was a decade ago when people were making money and the government was prosperous. We are no longer that nation anymore, and the signs are right before our eyes...and yet we choose ignorantly to continue on blindly. It's going to hit us hard, very hard, and people are going to be shocked and confused when it does.
Last edit by silentRN on Jun 4, '12