You're right, cannurse. All the talk is about hospital shortage, and in LTC, we're *crying* for nurses. And the new hires we get aren't offered full time, only casual or parttime/casual, so they need a second or third job to pay the bills, so they aren't available for the call-ins, and the whole circle continues.
We're unionized at my facility, so our pay isn't too shabby, but the workload continues to escalate, mainly in the paperwork department, and if the CMIs don't go up sufficiently, then the PSW hours are cut, leading to MORE overwork, and the morale drops accordingly.
I dread classification, totally dread it.