Dear Boss - page 2

by mindlor 5,480 Views | 36 Comments

Do you think that a cavelier, punitive attitude is a good thing? Do you think the constant short staffing goes un-noticed? Do you wonder why there is a mass exodus of long term, great employees? To the CEO....do you think... Read More


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    Quote from madwife2002
    Jobs are scarce where I live unless you want to travel 75 miles to Cleveland
    I KNOW! I haven't lived in Ohio since right after I graduated nursing school and I am STILL getting recruitment emails from various hospitals in Cleveland. If I had stayed in Ohio as a new grad it would have meant moving to Cleveland (I lived a lot further away than 75 miles)... But if I ever moved back to Ohio it would not entail moving to Cleveland...way too much snow for me. Then again, where I live now people freak out over a forecast of 1% chance of a seeing a single solitary snowflake...


    Quote from roser13
    "You may want to wake up. Us employee's have choices......."

    Maybe not so much anymore..... Jobs are hard to find.
    I think this just depends on where you are, what your education level is (compared to what the hospital/hospitals in the area are wanting from prospective new hires), what your background/experience is... It also depends - there are nursing jobs out there. Sometimes you have to be willing to move though, not everyone is in a position to do that and that can be difficult.
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    Quote from mindlor
    Do you think that a cavelier, punitive attitude is a good thing? Do you think the constant short staffing goes un-noticed? Do you wonder why there is a mass exodus of long term, great employees?

    To the CEO....do you think that crappy benefits, zero percent raises, dirty facilities and 20 year old IV pumps are going to fly?

    You may want to wake up. Us employee's have choices.......

    Every staff member you have......consider us to be on two week contracts because each of us are a two week notice away from leaving.
    Neither your boss nor your CEO probably care. They know that for every nurse who leaves, 2 more are waiting to take his/her place. And, they also know that if you leave they won't replace you and will therefore save an almighty dollar by overworking their existing staff. That was how it worked at my old hospital, at least.
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    Quote from roser13
    "You may want to wake up. Us employee's have choices......."

    Maybe not so much anymore..... Jobs are hard to find.
    Not so much after you have your magical 1 year of experience.
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    Quote from KelRN215
    Neither your boss nor your CEO probably care. They know that for every nurse who leaves, 2 more are waiting to take his/her place. And, they also know that if you leave they won't replace you and will therefore save an almighty dollar by overworking their existing staff. That was how it worked at my old hospital, at least.
    You are very jaded.

    But you are right.
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    Best of luck to you on your job search.
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    Quote from KelRN215
    Neither your boss nor your CEO probably care. They know that for every nurse who leaves, 2 more are waiting to take his/her place. And, they also know that if you leave they won't replace you and will therefore save an almighty dollar by overworking their existing staff. That was how it worked at my old hospital, at least.
    Your most likely right. The competition is cutthroat out here for a job. If it were not for the contracted rates by the union, nurses would be clamoring to undercut their competition for a chance at a position.
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    At the good places here, it's all about who you know and not what you know for sure!
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    Quote from chevyv
    At the good places here, it's all about who you know and not what you know for sure!
    Most of hiring in general is based on who you know.
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    OMG 6-10 is nothing! You should see the number of people in line for other jobs right now... try 200 or 300 for a SINGLE job position at fast food (not even a good job)!!... LOL

    But I do agree with the unions and personally I CAN'T WAIT for the ACA act to kick in!!!

    Quote from Jean Marie46514
    Yes, almighty dollar is often the bottom line,
    and in many areas,
    nurses are seen as very replaceable. In many areas of the USA, ---> there can be 6 to 10 (or more!) other nurses waiting for that slot to open up. <-----

    Many of us are suspicious even in some of the areas where there is still a supposed nursing shortage, that it isn't really true in some of the areas, or, it's severely overblown. The reasons promoting the idea "this area needs lotsa more nurses" could be an advantage to the area hospitals are not well understood by me, anyway,
    but, it does seem to happen now and then...


    I kind of miss working for union hospitals, really, but, won't respond or reply to the anti-union types, (who always seem to quote their dads, lol) who will jump on that. One nurse, or even a bunch of unorganized nurses,
    all wanting a change,
    can be ineffective, but, if everyone in the whole house is on board, that has some power.


    bye!
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    Like I wrote before, nursing is a weak profession. No one have the B***ls to tell it to their boss face. Coming on ALLNURSES.COM or the medication room to vent does not make any sense. Start acting like a professional. If u give a nurse a patient load that they can not take care of, all they would do is complain and sign a protest of assignment. And yes, the next day, repeat the same thing and the nurse would do the same thing(Complain).Nurses are so afraid to loose their jobs. Thats just an excuse. Before the economy was like this, nurses had the same working conditions and had the same old complains with no action. Why should I tell you (nurse professional)how to do your job. You (nurse professional) should be telling me what you need to get the work done the right way. Yes, I am a male nurse and when I am not given the tools to get the job done the correct way, I walk. I am not in nursing for the money only, but for the calling. Most nurses think when they fill out the protest of assignment that they are covered, well when you are up in front of the judge and the judge asks(nurse professional) why would u accept an assignment that you could not safely take care of. What U think the boss is going to come to your rescue? The boss is going to say that you know better " you have my number on the board why did not you call for help". So all I can write , nurses please grow some B***ls and maybe the nursing profession would be taken more seriously. We are a joke. And yes, I am leaving the profession as soon as I finish the NP program. Going to open my own business. Nursing are weak.


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