OK for those of you who may have answers...
As most of you know already, I LOVE where I work.. love my patients, love what I do, and dearly love my DON and coworkers.
But the HUGE, national COMPANY we work for is the pits ! Always trying to screw us any way they can... make their big bucks by taking out of our hides and the patients' quality of care.
Here's their latest:
Had to go to a mandatory all day inservice last week.. in W. Va. (about a two hour drive one way). They used to send the inservice trainer to each one of the units, but changed that.. guess it was cheaper to have all the staff go to one place than send the trainer out toall the different units... even if it meant that just a few of us (who were not working that day) could go, and schedule several days out of the month so that eventually all the staff will have attended.
BEFORE.. anytime we had to drive somewhere, we had been paid for mileage (plus the hours at the meeting/inservice, whichever..)
So I drove last week with another staffmember. Mind you, we only get paid for the hours at the meeting, not the total 4 hours of travel to and fro, which already sux ! NOW.. today, I go to work and there is an email from the big suits waaaaaaay up there in the COMPANY which has been sent to all units. They inform us that we no longer are getting paid mileage... rather they will pay $10.00 up to sevebtyfive miles, and increase as the miles increase. Well, it was 74 miles one way from my house.
The last group that went received $50.00 in mileage (and they live closer than I do)... I get a measly $20.00. It cost me nearly that in gas. What about wear and tear on the vehicle, tires, etc?
Not to mention the 4 hours of traveltime they don't pay us for.
What IS this??? Can they DO this? What are my reciourses? Do I even have any? (besides whining about it)... I don't think this is right !