AHS Jobs.....Poof! Gone - page 4

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Good morning everyone! Just wondering if you've noticed the activity on the AHS job board the last few days. Today, there are approximately 200 nursing positions active on the site. Two weeks prior to the budget, there were... Read More


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    Anybody else notice that this "announcement" was made during the afternoon of the day before a four-day (administrative) weekend? By the time they all go back to work on Tuesday a lot of the furore will have died down. This tactic is becoming a habit with them. I'm already fearful for what's coming for May long weekend... although 7 weeks is a long time for this bunch to be idle.
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    The timing was no accident for sure.

    In light of all this, I'm mentally and financially prepared for a layoff. However, I'm in a rural area and we are short as it is. So I'm staying put until the restructuring dies down.
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    Joanna, the rural location is probably your biggest safety net.

    We've heard via the usual chain of whispers that anyone with less than five years seniority needs to worry.
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    I would believe that. At least where I am now, I'm higher up in the food chain. I've also taken on additional responsibilities over time, mainly because I am one of the more senior nurses.

    Aside from the politics and occasional boredom, I do enjoy my job. I haven't seen it this bad in 20 years....AB and most everywhere else. Definitely not worth leaving voluntarily.

    I hope the rest of you are safe. It's very stressful right now. And yet, in another 2-3 years, they will start crying for nurses. Our government never learns.
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    I remember many of you discussing ongoing issues with AHS back in the fall of 2010. I was in college in Florida in the first semester of LPN-RN bridge.
    After all I'd read I decided my best course was to return to Alberta as an LPN. So I thinnk that what you all forecast then is really coming true now.

    I really don't understand the fiscal policies of our current provincial government. What's up with their financial planning and budgeting. Are they just that out of touch with reality? Do they even know where the money goes?
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    Juli, I think the Conservatives are fully in the pocket of the oil & gas sector. Look at how low the royalties are. Alaska and Norway are way more stable than we are.
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    Well, I managed to get the casual Health Care Aide position for the summer, and have an interview for a UNE position later this week. Both are rural; the Health Care Aide position is an hour away from me, the UNE position is 2 hours away from me. I'm hoping that having a rural position will be a bit more secure than a position in Edmonton right now.
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    Rural locations are always in need of staff. It's the cities that are always scaled back because they can afford to shift staff around and lay people off. Rural locations are already operating with skeleton crews. You should be fine.
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    I don't know how open to this you guys are, but when I was last in Quebec, working agency, there was ALWAYS work. And that was only with mother-baby and med-surg experience. I think if any of you can muster up a bit of french skills, there should still be plenty of work over there!


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