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Increased testing

I wonder how doubling my testing has helped my "recovery." Six years into this nightmare, three months left.. 

We didn't get tested for two months during the pandemic (of course no one told me this, so I logged in every day with a sick feeling in my stomach.) Now its doubled... I suppose they have to make that money back they missed out on.

During a pandemic.

When money is even more tight.

They don't know that we have lost our child care and I am leaving two grade school aged kids home alone because my husband also has to go back into work sometimes. They don't care that all labcorps that are actually open are now 45 minutes away. They don't care that I will have got go sit in an urgent care and pay an extra 25$ after working a job that I cant wait to quit. 

I made a mistake six years ago and have paid so much more than they will ever know. I cannot wait for this nightmare to end. 

Thanks for listening guys. 

ThatLady

Specializes in general.

Amen! Glad your end is in sight!  (((Hugs)))

catsmeow1972, BSN, RN

Specializes in OR.

You hit the nail on the head! Gotta recoup that money and no they don’t give 2 piles of used kitty litter that you gotta go sit in a urgent care with a bunch of sick people, and when have they ever cared wether you have the money or not?
Hang in there, it’s almost over...

 

On 7/9/2020 at 5:31 AM, berdeenbird said:

I wonder how doubling my testing has helped my "recovery." Six years into this nightmare, three months left.. 

We didn't get tested for two months during the pandemic (of course no one told me this, so I logged in every day with a sick feeling in my stomach.) Now its doubled... I suppose they have to make that money back they missed out on.

During a pandemic.

When money is even more tight.

They don't know that we have lost our child care and I am leaving two grade school aged kids home alone because my husband also has to go back into work sometimes. They don't care that all labcorps that are actually open are now 45 minutes away. They don't care that I will have got go sit in an urgent care and pay an extra 25$ after working a job that I cant wait to quit. 

I made a mistake six years ago and have paid so much more than they will ever know. I cannot wait for this nightmare to end. 

Thanks for listening guys. 

yes they increased testing in my program after the covid break in testing.you have to do a certain amount in a year no matter what.sorry.

I am certain I have made up for that and then some. Just got selected for my first observed urine. Of course on a day I work, so ill get to scramble to find someone to watch me pee after running my butt off for 10-12 hours and hope I can find a place. Our county is under mandatory mask order, the urgent care I have been going to is covid testing non stop, and the nearest lab corp is now 45 mins away. Two more months... 

I was wondering if it was just me, to be honest. I've never been non-complaint with my contract, never had issues, my nose is squeaky clean ,etc...and suddenly I am getting hit with around 2 tests a week, with occasional breaks from that, and expensive ones at that (prior, I averaged 4 a month). I've never had a peth test in my 3.5 years, and I got hit with that as well (alcohol never my issue). Covid numbers are way higher now in my state than during the 2 months the testing was reduced, and I had more than made up for the missing tests, and they are still coming rapid fire. My only option for testing is at an urgent care so I am loving the extra Covid exposure. I wish they had just left testing as is prior rather than hitting me with this insanity, if making up tests is truly the reason. There is no *good* reason for me to test twice weekly for almost 2 months straight now at year 3.5 when I have never had issues in monitoring. None. 

1 hour ago, Eris Discordia BSN, RN said:

I was wondering if it was just me, to be honest. I've never been non-complaint with my contract, never had issues, my nose is squeaky clean ,etc...and suddenly I am getting hit with around 2 tests a week, with occasional breaks from that, and expensive ones at that (prior, I averaged 4 a month). I've never had a peth test in my 3.5 years, and I got hit with that as well (alcohol never my issue). Covid numbers are way higher now in my state than during the 2 months the testing was reduced, and I had more than made up for the missing tests, and they are still coming rapid fire. My only option for testing is at an urgent care so I am loving the extra Covid exposure. I wish they had just left testing as is prior rather than hitting me with this insanity, if making up tests is truly the reason. There is no *good* reason for me to test twice weekly for almost 2 months straight now at year 3.5 when I have never had issues in monitoring. None. 

Well that was humiliating.. My urgent care had one after another patient walking in for covid testing while I was waiting. One not wearing a mask. I also goto pay 35 instead of 25 for the privilege of humiliation.

I hate nursing and plan on quitting my job two months from now. It looks like I will be homeschooling my two children anyway as there is no childcare and people are idiots. Seeing how not only us 'naughty' nurses but the ones on the front lines have been treated is disgusting. 

I worked so hard to get my degree. 18 right out of high school, went to a fantastic program, bachelors degree at 22. Was four classes away from my FNP with a 3.9. Threw it all away, I take the blame. However I do NOT deserve to be treated like a criminal (worse than that actually). Half the pay I made today went to a drug test that is so unnecessary and totally driven by the desire for revenue. During a pandemic. It's repulsive. 

catsmeow1972, BSN, RN

Specializes in OR.

After 4+ years of mostly 2x a month with an occasional 3rd thrown in back when profits must have been down and they decided to add across the board PeTH testing, as soon as I got the fantastic job I still have (with about 5 months left on the contract, they started slamming me weekly. I guess those vultures decided they were entitled to a portion of the decent paycheck I was now making.

My suspicion is that the 2x a month (24 per year) was the minimum they test anyone and since the reasons for testing me to begin with were bogus, that’s all they could slip in there without me balking and calling my lawyer. I suppose the new weekly testing was punishment for me ‘politely suggesting’ that there not be a repeat of the last time they lied and torched a great job offer, which was what led to me retaining the attorney to begin with.

Fortunately none were ever observed. No way could I pee in full view of someone else.

Its all an abusive giant load of crap that IMO does nothing to help people in recovery and does more mental health damage than anything I’ve seen. Just the idea of our own kicking us when down is disgusting.

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