Hello Nicole Marie:
I'm the one that posted the ranting on not believing that there is a shortage in nursing because if they treated the staff nurses the way they should they would retain the staff and some might come back into nursing.
The reason I did this is because at my place of employment they have gotten rid of some older nurses (excellent at their job) because they didn't want to have to pay the big bucks, they have taken away our holiday pay, and they have changed our sick and vacation time into PTO (paid time off) which is a joke:angryfire
I work for an Allina facility and in our area I believe we are the only non-union facility. We have a sister hospital that is unionized, and they retain the sick/vacation pay.
Myself and some other RNs tried to get MNA into our hospital, but it didn't pass. I don't think that MNA wanted us to get unionized....I know they didn't help us, they lost cards that we would get signed, they didn't explain what having the union would do for us....basically, we girls who were trying to get the union in were really appalled at MNA's lack of help and interest. When we were watching the count (the vote) the Rep from MNA said,"Well, it doesn't look good does it? But, we didn't really think it would pass did we?" I was sooooooooooo:angryfire
We had been working our butts off for 3 months trying to get that in, I felt betrayed. Basically they are doing whatever they want to us right now. So to answer your question (finally) No they are still doing us dirt, in fact even more so.
P.S. I've tried to apply at our sister hosp, but for some reason I can't get in and I have tele, chemo, med-surg, post partum,etc. experience.