Big pay cut at Orlando Health, please help your fellow Nurses - page 17

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Please help your fellow Nurses in Orlando they are desperate. Orlando Health has spit in the face of Nursing. Please help them by signing a petition to stop this huge pay cut at change.org "Orlando Health announced Monday,... Read More


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    If successfully implemented and without a united response, policies and actions like these will spread rapidly.
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    Quote from nekozuki
    My PDN agency is Orlando-based, and mailed every nurse a copy of the Orlando Health pay cut article. I'm not sure if they were doing it to keep us aware of what was going on in the world of nursing, or trying to show us that we really don't have it so bad.
    Or that they are preparing you for pay cuts as well? Your reply is old enough that if that were the case, maybe you can update the audience?
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    Quote from Sam J.
    Or that they are preparing you for pay cuts as well? Your reply is old enough that if that were the case, maybe you can update the audience?
    Lol, there is nothing left to cut from us! My employer offers no benefits (except one vacation day per 400 hours worked, max out at 5 days, pay rate is 14/hr for 8 hours as each "vacation day," more than one call off a month and you automatically lose it). New hires are all paid the same, no differentials, no raises, equal pay regardless of education (LPN to MSN). They did announce they would be paying the fine rather than participate in the ACA. Of course, the company offers insurance to office workers, landscapers, janitors, everyone except nurses, who can only be classified as per diem. Perhaps their rationale is we can't complain about the lack of insurance if Orlando health is cutting back so hard on their benefits.
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    Quote from sneeds
    Hold these insurance companies and hospitals accountable. You know what?, Have hospitals create their own insurance policies. Prepay by the community.
    I think that would be an interesting venture....
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    I worked for a huge global hospital system that did have its own insurance plan, although it was marketed to the general public and other employers as well. They also had a Medicaid and a Medicare product. Almost universally, the anecdotal evidence from everyone who worked for the health system was that our coverage was a lot more expensive out of pocket, for fewer benefits, compared to others outside of the health system who were covered by different versions of the health system's plan. Furthermore, our health care was not any cheaper, and in many cases, more expensive, than other insurer's plan for care at our very own institution. Since they didn't have to worry about marketing the plan to their own employees, they let us pay a higher chunk of the cost. For them, it seems like a pretty good system, right? As an employee, you use their insurance, which funnels you to their providers, their hospitals, their vendors. Anything else, you (the employee) have to pay ridiculous out of network fees. Just keeps their money cycling on and on into their own system. And they are making money hand over fist.
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    Quote from nekozuki
    My employer offers no benefits (except one vacation day per 400 hours worked, max out at 5 days, pay rate is 14/hr for 8 hours as each "vacation day," more than one call off a month and you automatically lose it). New hires are all paid the same, no differentials, no raises, equal pay regardless of education (LPN to MSN). They did announce they would be paying the fine rather than participate in the ACA.
    That is PRN work.
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