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This is a discussion on Dear Boss in Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations, part of General Nursing ... Do you think that a cavelier, punitive attitude is a good thing? Do you think the constant short...by mindlor Jan 3Do 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.
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- Jan 3 by roser13"You may want to wake up. Us employee's have choices......."
Maybe not so much anymore..... Jobs are hard to find.
- Jan 3 by madwife2002Jobs are scarce where I live unless you want to travel 75 miles to Cleveland
- Jan 3 by OnlybyHisgraceRNI agree. There are alot of jobs out there. I've recently been on five interivews in the past 3 weeks and have had offers.
- Jan 3 by brown eyed girlAt least your job offers benefits! My place of employment offers us NOTHING BUT OUR PAY CHECK SEMI-MONTHLY!; and we use cloth diapers, don't have enough linen, and they don't provide bathing soap! YES THIS IS FOR REAL! What I've wondered since working there is, WHY on earth CNA'S and Nurses remain loyal to the facility and the company! The company only offers health insurance to MANAGEMENT!
- Jan 3 by somenurseYes, 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!Last edit by somenurse on Jan 3
- Jan 3 by CarrollrnI agree- I feel its who u know.. not what your credentials are
- Jan 3 by VishwamitrQuote from CarrollrnDear Ms./Mr. Carroll,I agree- I feel its who u know.. not what your credentials are
I respectfully wish to disagree with you that its whom you know [that is important] and not what your credentials are.
In my nearly 2 decades of nursing, I have witnessed many key personnel (like charge nurses, nurse managers, even directors who got the position because whom they knew or whose morning coffee they were willing to make at a tryst. But for the life of me, I cannot recall even one instance where anyone of them was able to sustain their job. Invariably, their life-line at job was just as long as their benefactor's in that organization.
- Jan 3 by VishwamitrQuote from brown eyed girlDear Brown-eyed girl,At least your job offers benefits! My place of employment offers us NOTHING BUT OUR PAY CHECK SEMI-MONTHLY!; and we use cloth diapers, don't have enough linen, and they don't provide bathing soap! YES THIS IS FOR REAL! What I've wondered since working there is, WHY on earth CNA'S and Nurses remain loyal to the facility and the company! The company only offers health insurance to MANAGEMENT!
I don't believe that it is legal anywhere and if it is, pray that ACA (Affordable Care Act) kicks in and then your employers will have no choice to offer the medical insurance regardless of the number of employees.
- Jan 3 by Carrollrn@Vishwamitr
These nurses are 'sustaining' their job- 20 years in... all came in from other hospitals together.I agree doesnt always happen that way, In your facility its different.. I just happen to see it in mine...