Young, Thin, and Cute New Hires - page 2

by TheCommuter 53,105 Views | 295 Comments Senior Moderator

My workplace, a freestanding specialty hospital owned by a for-profit corporation that operates multiple facilities across the United States, has been having recent troubles with low Press Ganey patient satisfaction scores. This... Read More


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    Well we are having a big problem with turnover. Again.. Mostly hiring people with very little to no experience only. I'm sorry, but you need a mix. You NEED those who have the experience to teach the newbies how to do things correctly. It's insane. We have pushed out everyone with any decent experience. I've been here over 5 years and I'm afraid that my time is coming too. Of course our patient satisfaction scores have dropped significantly. Oh yeah and actual patient care sucks. I look at the way we provided care even as early as two years ago and then I look at how we provide it today. It's pathetic at best.
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    Quote from FlorenceNtheMachine
    What happens when you are that nurse with 25 years of experience and you are un-hireable? And nurses with a fraction of your quality, hard earned experience think you are some technological dummy.

    Will you look back on this post and shake your head? Because I'm sure at that point, the young buck who is more desirable, will think you are incapable of using the computer.

    Ageism sucks, even if right now I'm not subject to it. I know one day I will be. I hope I'm so invaluable to my company that they won't lay me off or fire me, but who can guarantee that?
    it sucks, never said it didn't but its a smart business move because they are cheaper. Its kind of the same deal with ADN vs. BSN...a ADN can do the same, but more people want a BSN. Its the way it goes, tough deal.
    I will probably hate it in 25 years but its reality.
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    A birdy told me that Northwestern Chicago is feverishly hiring young ones and keeping them virginal, with pretty much no orientation. True?
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    These kind of posts amaze me.
    If any young, new nurse writes a post stating that a bunch of old, crotchety nurses are mean to them, well then they get ripped a new one. But when its the other way around....hey...its ok.

    I've noticed its popular to be judgemental of newer nurses on this forum. But never to older ones.

    There is nothing wrong with being a new nurse who is excited to take care of patients and have a great personality. Just my two cents.
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    Yes, they were. I remember when I went through training, the first day of class, the instructors made all of us stand up and started making statements like, "If you are a man, sit down.... If you are older than 30, sit down.... if you are married, sit down...if you weigh more than 130, sit down..." At the end of this demonstration, only a couple were left standing. She was trying to show us how strict the hiring requirements were for flight attendants/stewardesses back in the 60's and 70's. My graduating class was quite a mix, though. Young, old, men, women, different ethnicities. It has changed dramatically.
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    Quote from xoemmylouox
    Well we are having a big problem with turnover. Again.. Mostly hiring people with very little to no experience only. I'm sorry, but you need a mix. You NEED those who have the experience to teach the newbies how to do things correctly. It's insane. We have pushed out everyone with any decent experience. I've been here over 5 years and I'm afraid that my time is coming too. Of course our patient satisfaction scores have dropped significantly. Oh yeah and actual patient care sucks. I look at the way we provided care even as early as two years ago and then I look at how we provide it today. It's pathetic at best.
    Wrong. We as new people need the nurses who have already been there for years. I don't need a nurse who is a new hire who has 10-20 years of experience because they are just as new as i am to that unit. We are learnig the same things and at the same pace.
    And it goes both ways...they expect me to learn as quickly as this other nurse. They hold me to the same expectations as any nurse on that unit once i got off orientation. Yes i appreciate my older nurses and look up to them, depend on them for their expertise from time to time. but just because im new doesn't mean i don't have the skill to do it myself or look it up myself with the resources provided by the hospital.
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    Quote from PureLifeRN
    These kind of posts amaze me.
    If any young, new nurse writes a post stating that a bunch of old, crotchety nurses are mean to them, well then they get ripped a new one. But when its the other way around....hey...its ok.

    I've noticed its popular to be judgemental of newer nurses on this forum. But never to older ones.

    There is nothing wrong with being a new nurse who is excited to take care of patients and have a great personality. Just my two cents.

    Thank you!!! If i were to make this post about old nurses saying we shouldn't be hiring them id be starting a war on here. But when "old nurses" post this about new/young nurses its totally ok. I personally find this post offensive and i plan on reporting it.
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    But it's true in some facilities Jeni811. It's not about healthcare kiddo, it's only about $$ and how to gets more and more and more of it. I am sure your P90 hot guys are instant hires as well.
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    well where i work all that get hired are new grads ( probably all that apply) some are ok work wise others are horrible!!!!!!! they vary from great looking to not , thin to fat, most are not young ( over 35) and some are friendly where as others are rude even to pts. my manager doesnt seem to know how to hire people. probably takes anyone that applies, has a license and no criminal background. 1-3 years experience on my unit is a very experienced nurse!!!!! turnaround is unbelievable!!!!!! but dont wory experienced nurses , my facility will hire you because you wont be getting paid much more than a new grad. lol.....many pts want the older nurses because they think they are more experienced but that is very far from the case on my unit.
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    sometimes it is not ageism, it is business! you are priced out. ( some hospitals actually dont pay experienced nurses that much more money) and some managers like new staff they can mold tgeir own way. they dont want anyone witg any ideas or who does things differently ( better or not!)

    if experienced staff was more cost effective than they would be more sought after. believe me . look at physicians . yes, the hot /beautiful ones may get better scores but how many sane people reallly seek out a dr based on looks or age? i see it work against residents for the most part who look so young . i might be more comfortable witha younger dr ( feel like s/he judges me less more comfortable talking to him/her but the typical pt doesn't, i dont think care that their dr is good looking)


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