I have worked for an institution 30 plus years, since I was a nurse tech. Been there thru thick and thin,staffing shortages, always filling in, putting patients and the reputation of the institution first. Recently in the last 6months, I , as others who have stuck around which by now are only a handfull ,are feeling the pinch, as we see fellow workers retiring early ( voluntarily? or asked ) who we know love their work. I really fear being asked to leave ( or they will find something to fire me for- I have a flawless record ) prior to my, at least 10-15 years , retirement date.Of course, I feel most of this is due to my wage status after being there so long. I recently took a requested cut or I don't know what would have been next. Unfortunately I accepted the terms and stayed because I loved my work and co-workers. I used to advise the younger nurses to quit job hopping and to try to find their niche and stick with it and build up a relationship with their company and build a future. I don't anymore.
My advice now is to not stay longer than 10yrs, get vested in a pension plan and move on.
Any one feelin the same way? Or being treated the same.