Quote from ArwenEvenstar
yep! I recently ran into the family of a case I used to work through Maxim, and they had been without a nurse for over a month! Unable to staff a case for that long?! Maxim digs their own grave!! And this was a high tech case that got the highest reimbursement rates.
Kyasi, you sound great! I hope your nurses appreciate you. If you treat the nurses (and HHA's) like professionals and show appreciation for good work, you are more likely to get and keep reliable, competent, and loyal employees.
Maxim clearly does not get that. Their whole business structure is wrong.
Maxim gave me the biggest bunch of bull. Not only blamed medicaid reimbursement rates, but mentioned all the other "expenses" they have to pay for employees...ya know social security, office overhead, etc. I was about to start sobbing for how little Maxim makes. (yeah, right!) The male director of this location lives in a posh, luxury home. How do i know? He lives in the same neighborhood as a case I worked. He earns enough to live in luxury, but won't give a nurse a 50 cent an hour raise.
To Arwen & Blackcat (and thank you Kyasi),
Add to the issues you have mentioned such as the "office staff giving orders, withholding hours, and speaking to you condescendingly," the fact that, "we just wanted to OVER emphasize now, and you have to sign this agreement, that YOU are an AT WILL EMPLOYEE." Oh and everyone had to drive to the office to pick this up and sign for it and get it back to the office by the deadline. The pay is pitiful and the raise finally, did nothing to keep up with the new grocery and gas rates. If only we were treated with dignity such as Kyasi does, things would look so much brighter. We had a supervisor like her a long time ago, and it was like day and night compared to what has been doled out by the corporation lately. Shortly after many signed up for donation to its endowment fund, our weekend premiums were cut in half and other benefits froze. We are hoping for a breakthrough, but don't know where it is going to come from as we are just a small part of this entity. Yes, I know the upper management also live in the same neighborhoods we go to work in, and there is not much recognition of us as human beings with gifts, talents, education, ethics, morals, and compassion toward our clients. The organization brags about top qualified help, but as to which ones of us are, I don't think they really know or care. The true standard now is, "just do your job, nothing more and nothing less." Sad.