I also worked at Aurora for 12 years and honestly, I don't think it's any better or worse anywhere else. It's tough every where. Working a short time in the private sector, I also saw short staffing - not for the lack of them trying to staff appropriately, but they had 3 people doing the work of 6 at one clinic. Columbia/St Mary's just layed off a TON of staff. I heard 500, but have seen several hundred mentioned in JSOnline.
Me? I'm trying to get back into Aurora. Personally, I think I've been black listed by someone, but every time I'm denied, I'll re-write my resume and keep trying!
I've got the experience, I've got the confidence to do any job in that place. Just got to convince the HR folks of that.
Any opinions on Froedert? I wouldn't like the commute, but really, I know very little about them.