I Said... 'huh?' - page 3

Imagine that you're the NightShift Supervisor and have been for quite awhile with all linens, medical supplies, residents rooms, exit doors,and entry door keys for access, locking or security when... Read More

  1. by   betts
    jenny P,
    I've sent an email to Tommy Thompson, the#1 man about the current affairs with NO response. I do appreciate your concerns but remember; Your dealing in Politics now and it's a whole new ballgame! If I could find the words to reach those of us with any pull but alas, I've not heard from them. Money is the Motivator here not Caregiving. Understand now? Sad but true.....Money talks but BS walks!!!
    Last edit by betts on May 15, '02
  2. by   joyflnoyz
    I am stunned at what has happened to you, betts.. you have my prayers, good thoughts, and support.
    If I might make a suggestion: instead of email, take the time to type up and send a letter snail mail. It has more impact and gets more attention. It is easy to send email, as evidenced by the hundreds I receive each week. It takes more effort to send snail.

    Need some stamps?
  3. by   betts
    I need allnurses support. Rest assured I'll not give in or give up until this matter is resolved in allnurses minds. If you truly care, truly want respect, recognition, contact me, otherwise, continue on your way and leave the Caregiving to those that care.
    Last edit by betts on May 15, '02
  4. by   mario_ragucci
    This is some complex situations for me to imagine. You can be assured that it's very scary to loook the beast in the face, expecially after you act as you have legidimately. You are doing right by putting it all down and expressing yourself. Yuve gained better perspective by typing on this thread. Thank you for expanding my mind, Love, Mario
  5. by   micro

    sadly to say......i would love to say that your area of the world and country was different...........

    but it is not..........

    all that this can lead me to is more acitivism is in the area of practice that I find myself in for the next 30+++ years.............

    i have been energized by allnurses.com.......give me a couple months to adjust to the reacitve mobility of my molecules...........and I will .......????????????

    love you all...........cause we are literally in this 'SPEND MORE TIME THAN AWAY' way of life..................
  6. by   Ted
    Just read this entire thread. It reads like a horror story!

    Peace to you and your family, Betts.

  7. by   l.rae
    BETTS FOX News : Try Bill O'Reilley or Hannity and Colmes, also Gretta Vansusteren. All the shows hosts list their e-mail addresses. I recommend e-mailing these individuals as well as the general news e-mail. (Hannity@foxnews.com...etc) ...possible potential here....DON"T STOP! luck and prayers....LR
  8. by   betts
    jenny p,
    You've got a misunderstanding of the differences between a 'Right to Work State' and a 'Employment at Will State'.

    http://www.paaflcio.org/rightto.htm Right to Work

    http://www.doli.state.va.us/labor_law/lla_faq.html Employment at Will
    Last edit by betts on May 15, '02
  9. by   betts
    Need your emails sent>

    Jan Marshall Johnson
    Executive Director
    Virginia Nurses Association

    or calls> 1-800-868-NURS (6877)
  10. by   betts
    The National Labor Relations Board
    Wrongful Discharge
    In some circumstances, an employer's discharge of an employee may not be regulated by any federal or state statute. For example, depending on the decisional law of a particular state, a private sector employee who is not represented by a labor union may be deemed to be an employee "at will" under the law. Generally, absent a written employment contract or an enforceable promise of certain employment conditions, an employer may, without running afoul of the law, demote or fire an employee deemed to be an employee "at will" for any reason or no reason, so long as the employer's conduct is not a type of discrimination prohibited by a federal or state law. However, a number of states recognize exceptions to the employment at will doctrine which permit an employee to contest adverse employment actions in certain defined circumstances by pursuing a private lawsuit. Therefore, you may wish to seek legal advice from a private attorney to determine your right to contest a "wrongful" discharge which is not covered by any of the federal or state statutes outlined above.
    Virginia is an Employment-at-will-State
  11. by   NRSKarenRN
    Another Avenue:

    VAAAA: Long-Term Care/Ombudsman
    530 East Main Street, Suite 800
    Richmond, Virginia 23219
    (804) 644-2804
    Fax: (804) 644-5640
    Email: elderights@aol.com

    The Mission of the Ombudsman Program is to serve as an advocate for older persons receiving long-term care services. Local Ombudsmen provide older Virginians and their families with information, advocacy, complaint counseling, and assistance in resolving care problems. The program also represents the interests of long-term care consumers before state and federal government agencies and the General Assembly.

    Ombudsman Objectives
    -Receive, investigate, and work to resolve complaints involving
    quality of care issues....


  12. by   betts
    The Ombudsman was my first call and all they did was tell me to contact the State which I'd already done.
  13. by   betts
    CORPORATE ATTITUDE: Out of Sight.....Out of Mind