Wilcox Hospital strike still on... - page 3

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    Quote from zenman
    Most patients would prefer mine over yours any time.
    Actually, I would think most patients prefer nurses who actually have standards, not ones who undermind those of others in his profession.
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    Quote from cardiacrn2006
    actually, i would think most patients prefer nurses who actually have standards, not ones who undermind those of others in his profession.
    if these nurses who cross the picket lines are so altruistic, why not practice their "good deeds" in their own home communities? why travel thousands of miles to aid the poor hospitalized patients of hawaii?

    how about going to some classically underserved areas---appalachia, inner city areas, new orleans.

    why not? simple enough. there is a lot more money to be made by crossing picket lines. and wooohooooo----we're going to hawaii!!!

    i just get such a kick out of how scabs try to justify their "mercenary nursing" by citing saintly intentions. it would be laughable if it weren't so painfully pathetic. i think some of them have even convinced themselves.

    very transparent, no windex needed, and nobody with even half a brain is buying it. they're in it for the money, honey.

    i might even have a tad more respect for them if they would just come clean and admit it. a tad more, but not much.

    if you think the patients at wilcox are getting good care from these opportunistic "nurses" who have been flown in to kaua'i, take a look at the last letter on this page from the kaua'i garden island news:

    http://www.kauaiworld.com/articles/2...ion/edit01.txt
    Last edit by WindwardOahuRN on Sep 24, '06
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    Quote from cardiacRN2006
    Actually, I would think most patients prefer nurses who actually have standards, not ones who undermind those of others in his profession.
    I consider my standards to be far above yours. If your mother or child came into the hospital in critical condition I would not be the one to walk out the next day. Not one nurse EVER has adressed this issue when I bring it up but do as you and windy one does and only hurl out the word "scab."

    You do not undermine other nurses by staying and taking care of patients.The other nurses are not the priority; the patients are. If you don't like where you work resign with notice and leave.
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    Quote from WindwardOahuRN
    If these nurses who cross the picket lines are so altruistic, why not practice their "good deeds" in their own home communities? Why travel thousands of miles to aid the poor hospitalized patients of Hawaii?
    Because you provided them with the opportunity to do so! Personally, I was already coming to Oahu to join my wife who arrived several months earlier. The opportunity for me to work was again presented by you. Do you really think the hospitals are going to close down when you go on strike? Most union hospitals have strike insurance and can outlast you. And how long does it take for nurses to make up all the money they lost...even with a wage increase. And how long do the scars linger (4-5 years in your case) with the warrior approach?

    How about going to some classically underserved areas---Appalachia, inner city areas, New Orleans.
    I usually go to other countries where they really need help.

    Why not? Simple enough. There is a lot more money to be made by crossing picket lines. And wooohooooo----we're going to HAWAII!!!
    Yes, Hawaii is nice but pales in comparison overall to other countries I've been in. And personally, I made less working during the strike than I was previously. But you're just making blanket statements...right?

    I just get such a kick out of how scabs try to justify their "mercenary nursing" by citing saintly intentions. It would be laughable if it weren't so painfully pathetic. I think some of them have even convinced themselves.

    Very transparent, no Windex needed, and nobody with even half a brain is buying it. They're in it for the money, honey.
    Guess you know differently now what happens as a result of your actions.

    If you think the patients at Wilcox are getting good care from these opportunistic "nurses" who have been flown in to Kaua'i, take a look at the last letter on this page from the Kaua'i Garden Island News:
    Thanks for making my point...you should have been inside helping the patient! On the other hand, if you walk out, you expose the type of care or lack of it, to other nurses. At the hospital where I worked, we were treated to horror stories...and that's where I almost quit nursing. The CNAs cried when we left because they knew what it would again be like.

    Now, I refuse to be drawn into this argument so will post no more. I will not lower my standards and ethics to your level.


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