Nurses picket hospital, hospital blames nurses - page 3

Nurses picket hospital, hospital blames nurses Two complaints filed Nurses who say they work hard to ensure quality care for patients at the Boston Medical Center announced yesterday terms of... Read More

  1. by   a21chdchic
    5-19-2007

    Why is everyone staying there? RN's have choices, they can go just about anywhere they want to get jobs. If you aren't happy where you are, move on!

    a21chdchic in AZ
  2. by   SmilingBluEyes
    MAYBE they stay and fight for the principle of the thing, rather than simply quitting and looking for "greener pastures"???? I admire this myself.
  3. by   RebeccaJeanRN
    Quote from jill48
    I'm not judging anyone, but how did that help the patients? If they are so unhappy with their jobs, why don't they go elsewhere? Just asking. You may now begin reaming.
    Who said that they were picketing to help the patients? They were picketing to help themselves, and that's OK (which will inadvertently help the patients anyway, as a better nurse-patient ratio has been proven to do!). And as for 'go elsewhere', sure... and if enough of them did that, how exactly would THAT help the patients...mmm? The nurses deserve to demand what their contract had promised. Same as getting paid the amount you were offered when you took the job.
  4. by   Simplepleasures
    Quote from a21chdchic
    5-19-2007

    Why is everyone staying there? RN's have choices, they can go just about anywhere they want to get jobs. If you aren't happy where you are, move on!

    a21chdchic in AZ
    What happens when there is nowhere left to run to?
  5. by   pickledpepperRN
    Ther was a Russian story about the man who was staying dry under a tree. When he bagan to get wet he ran to get under a larger tree.

    Eventually there is no place else to go.
  6. by   msdobson
    Quote from spacenurse
    Ther was a Russian story about the man who was staying dry under a tree. When he bagan to get wet he ran to get under a larger tree.

    Eventually there is no place else to go.

    Ah...the old Russian tree proverb!
  7. by   Morphine
    It seems to me that BMC saying that their main concern is for the patients, does not have any merit. How does not sitting down with the Nurses Union help patients? At least, the nurses complaints about staffing ratios does support their claim to the patients well being.
    The funny thing is, this has nothing to do with the patients...it is about money and benefits; Pure and Simple.
    How does the Hospital think it can win? Even if they win, they lose. Certainly, Nurses who simply can not afford to work someplace else, start all over, walk to another hospital, or have too much investment in the Hospital will eventually give in and put down their signs. But nurses with no investment and potential new hires will leave and stear clear of the Hospital like the plague. Considering the current and future nursing shortage, this is actually a good thing. Let all the hospitals in the world see what happens to BMC 5 years from now when they are running on 50% registery!!!!!

    Nurses Unite !!!!!!!

    P.S. I also see this as another problem of the Liberal Democrat's of the east coast and Unions whose need has come and gone.
    But that is another issue in itself.

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