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 over 1000 positions, and then shrinking daily. Yet we are all working short.
Yes, I am aware the AHS Board is freezing positions and preparing to decrease the workforce through various means. However, I did not expect this many positions to disappear almost overnight.
Hopefully, someone will come to their senses. It's either feast or famine and to what end?
History repeats itself. Sigh. I'm shaking my head, as in, "Here we go again."
Perhaps the grand plan is to work everyone to the bone so we either quit or expire right on the job. This would save AHS millions.
Various posters inquire about moving to Alberta. Well unless you have a firm offer, do not move yet. Even with a job offer, beware....seniority rules. Last hired is first out when layoffs and restructuring occurs. AB will prosper again, but for the moment prospects are grim as far as the job market is concerned.
Do your research carefully and thoroughly before making important life changing decisions
Mar 14, '13
by joanna73 Guide
People need to discover the realities of life on their own, unfortunately. Your DIL will have a very difficult time finding a job as a new grad RN with no experience and a foreign degree. All new grads have it tough, but especially the last few years. There are slightly more jobs for LPNs, but since the budget, the market has dried up. I figure we may see a slight improvement come fall, but not much.
The worst part is, people continue to believe there is a nursing shortage. Yes and no. Yes, there is a shortage, no the positions are not being filled. We are expected to work short. My extended family thinks nurses can easily find another job, despite what I keep telling them about the economic climate. I've even forwarded recent articles and they still don't believe it.
In November 2012, AHS decided they wanted more nurses and aides to work full time, despite the fact that AHS created these working conditions. Now people don't want to work full time. ON is no better....ON is well known for their slash and burn tactics for 30+ years.
I suppose we have to accept things as they are for now.
Last edit by joanna73 on Mar 14, '13
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