Good job, guys..wonderful responses! Of course, I must add my $.02 worth
Idealistically, it isn't about money, it's about the patient. Realistically, it's about being capable of caring for your family, and this requires money. As much as we love caring for people, I for one would not do it for free.
Peggy, wonderfully postitive not post! I was able to laugh at how awful it really is.
Wild, in reference to management hearing enough that they react..Last week we were in a staff meeting with the head nurse (one that night shift had to request). The head nurse said his part, which was filled with anger over a rumor about him being on another unit and talking negatively about our unit. As he finished his "speech", he left the floor open for any comments or concerns. Of course, you could have heard a pin drop. So, one of the other nurses (one of those who nurse by charm, not by caring for a patient), speaks up and gives this nauseating positive speech about how wonderful things are, etc. Keep in mind, he's one of the first to bit*& during the nurses' station discussions. After he finished his bull sh@#, I spoke up and said, "ok guys, if you have a problem speak up now, don't wait until we get on the floor and then start up..now is the time to bring it forth". One other nurse spoke up about something bothering him, then the meeting ended. The nurse that spoke up at the end was reprimanded in the HN's office, after the meeting, because the HN didn't like his attitude, was "disrespectful". The nurse that gave the BS speech? He was sent an email and thanked for his contribution to the staff meeting. One of the charge nurses spoke with the HN the next day and stated she felt the positive speech was an attempt to end the meeting because the nurse didn't want to be exposed as the one spreading the rumor(original reason for meeting). HN defended him by saying, "No, i felt he was sincere".
What does this prove? Management doesn't want to hear the problems!
sorry to get so longwinded, just venting..
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