Going from bad to worse... - page 2
well, well, well....our DON just dropped another bombshell.. straight from Corporate... and it was evident that it really pained her to have to share more bad news... Guess what they're up to NOW?... Read More
Jul 20, '03A few years ago they did that here. Eliminated the $1.00 an hour diff. for doing charge. They said it was in our job descriptions as RNs. We have pay for skills, so doing charge is a skill they say is built into our hourly rate.
Several years later, in an effort to increase nurse satisfaction, they increased off shift differential by a dollar, and are paying charge nurses .75/hour more now! Woot!
Jul 20, '03((((((jnette)))))) :kiss
Thinking of you and hoping you stick to your guns and write them a letter about how they are treating the staff where you work.
Somewhere out there are the answers that will cure nursing as it is today. I'm sure it sits right under our noses yet we just aren't seeing the simplicity in rectifying a career gone sour because of management, HMO, the big "PR" that recks havoc on nurses whose patients and their family members like to torment when they don't get what they want..............what else can they do to us, jnette? What on earth shall we as nurses do to stop the insanity....stop the abuse....get them to recognize the reality we as nurses face and stop turning a deaf ear and blind eyes to it all.
Jul 20, '03Leading by example always gets good results....and tactful but pointed will get you far. State just the facts ma'am...just the facts. With you in spirit...keep us posted, Dahlink.
Jul 21, '03People have to complain or no one will do anything differently. A few years ago, I worked at a job where most of us were on 12 hr shifts. The DON and Admin. decided that paying us the day shift nurses shift diff for their 4 hrs worked on second shift was costing too much money so they decided to cut it out.
Well, I and one other nurse complained. ONLY us two. We complained long and loud every time we saw them. At one point the DON said to me (she with the big bucks salary and alimony from her lawyer ex and drives a freakin' Benz), "For gosh sakes, it's ONLY twenty bucks a week!" I said to her, Well it may be ONLY twenty bucks to you, but that's my kid's lunch money or my weeks' worth of gas, or one prescription. I NEED my money!!!"
They kept telling us that we were the only two to complain. On payday, the payroll girl told them that EVERY nurse who picked up her check complained to her and was talking about quitting. They were shocked, they thought everyone else didn't care or was too afraid to complain (which they were).
In the end, we did lose our shift diff, but they raised our pay rates to make up the twenty bucks a week.
Make your needs known, and if they don't respond apprropriately, tell them so long!
Jul 21, '03"Contact your union rep if you have one."
Get a union organized if you don't have one. No one will do it for you.