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by mindlor mindlor (Member) Member

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Do you think that a cavelier, punitive attitude is a good thing? Do you think the constant short staffing goes un-noticed? Do you wonder why there is a mass exodus of long term, great employees?

To the CEO....do you think that crappy benefits, zero percent raises, dirty facilities and 20 year old IV pumps are going to fly?

You may want to wake up. Us employee's have choices.......

Every staff member you have......consider us to be on two week contracts because each of us are a two week notice away from leaving.

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roser13 has 17 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in Med/Surg, Ortho, ASC.

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"You may want to wake up. Us employee's have choices......."

Maybe not so much anymore..... Jobs are hard to find.

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madwife2002 has 26 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in RN, BSN, CHDN.

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Jobs are scarce where I live unless you want to travel 75 miles to Cleveland

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OnlybyHisgraceRN is a ASN, RN and specializes in LTC and School Health.

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I agree. There are alot of jobs out there. I've recently been on five interivews in the past 3 weeks and have had offers.

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brown eyed girl specializes in LTC/Sub Acute Rehab.

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At least your job offers benefits! My place of employment offers us NOTHING BUT OUR PAY CHECK SEMI-MONTHLY!; and we use cloth diapers, don't have enough linen, and they don't provide bathing soap!:eek: YES THIS IS FOR REAL! What I've wondered since working there is, WHY on earth CNA'S and Nurses remain loyal to the facility and the company! The company only offers health insurance to MANAGEMENT!

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Yes, almighty dollar is often the bottom line,

and in many areas,

nurses are seen as very replaceable. In many areas of the USA, there can be 6 to 10 (or more!) other nurses waiting for that slot to open up.

Many of us are suspicious even in some of the areas where there is still a supposed nursing shortage, that it isn't really true in some of the areas, or, it's severely overblown. The reasons promoting the idea "this area needs lotsa more nurses" could be an advantage to the area hospitals are not well understood by me, anyway,

but, it does seem to happen now and then...

I kind of miss working for union hospitals, really, but, won't respond or reply:no: to the anti-union types, (who always seem to quote their dads, lol) who will jump on that. :rolleyes: One nurse, or even a bunch of unorganized nurses,

all wanting a change,

can be ineffective, but, if everyone in the whole house is on board, that has some power.

bye!

Edited by somenurse

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I agree- I feel its who u know.. not what your credentials are

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Vishwamitr has 15 years experience and specializes in Psychiatry.

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I agree- I feel its who u know.. not what your credentials are

Dear Ms./Mr. Carroll,

I respectfully wish to disagree with you that its whom you know [that is important] and not what your credentials are.

In my nearly 2 decades of nursing, I have witnessed many key personnel (like charge nurses, nurse managers, even directors who got the position because whom they knew or whose morning coffee they were willing to make at a tryst. But for the life of me, I cannot recall even one instance where anyone of them was able to sustain their job. Invariably, their life-line at job was just as long as their benefactor's in that organization.

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Vishwamitr has 15 years experience and specializes in Psychiatry.

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At least your job offers benefits! My place of employment offers us NOTHING BUT OUR PAY CHECK SEMI-MONTHLY!; and we use cloth diapers, don't have enough linen, and they don't provide bathing soap!:eek: YES THIS IS FOR REAL! What I've wondered since working there is, WHY on earth CNA'S and Nurses remain loyal to the facility and the company! The company only offers health insurance to MANAGEMENT!

Dear Brown-eyed girl,

I don't believe that it is legal anywhere and if it is, pray that ACA (Affordable Care Act) kicks in and then your employers will have no choice to offer the medical insurance regardless of the number of employees.

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@Vishwamitr

These nurses are 'sustaining' their job- 20 years in... all came in from other hospitals together.I agree doesnt always happen that way, In your facility its different.. I just happen to see it in mine...

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FurBabyMom has 8 years experience as a MSN, RN.

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Jobs are scarce where I live unless you want to travel 75 miles to Cleveland

I KNOW! I haven't lived in Ohio since right after I graduated nursing school and I am STILL getting recruitment emails from various hospitals in Cleveland. If I had stayed in Ohio as a new grad it would have meant moving to Cleveland (I lived a lot further away than 75 miles)... But if I ever moved back to Ohio it would not entail moving to Cleveland...way too much snow for me. Then again, where I live now people freak out over a forecast of 1% chance of a seeing a single solitary snowflake... :roflmao:

"You may want to wake up. Us employee's have choices......."

Maybe not so much anymore..... Jobs are hard to find.

I think this just depends on where you are, what your education level is (compared to what the hospital/hospitals in the area are wanting from prospective new hires), what your background/experience is... It also depends - there are Nursing Jobs out there. Sometimes you have to be willing to move though, not everyone is in a position to do that and that can be difficult.

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KelRN215 has 10 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Pedi.

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Do you think that a cavelier, punitive attitude is a good thing? Do you think the constant short staffing goes un-noticed? Do you wonder why there is a mass exodus of long term, great employees?

To the CEO....do you think that crappy benefits, zero percent raises, dirty facilities and 20 year old IV pumps are going to fly?

You may want to wake up. Us employee's have choices.......

Every staff member you have......consider us to be on two week contracts because each of us are a two week notice away from leaving.

Neither your boss nor your CEO probably care. They know that for every nurse who leaves, 2 more are waiting to take his/her place. And, they also know that if you leave they won't replace you and will therefore save an almighty dollar by overworking their existing staff. That was how it worked at my old hospital, at least.

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