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by diane0228 diane0228 (New Member) New Member

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"Poor" work conditions is putting it mildly, IMO. I just started a new job as a CNA and have worked only two shifts. I was shocked at the low morale and how tired everyone was.

This is a nursing home which recently got cuts from Medicare and Medicaid (which is most of their residents) so they cut out shift differential on 3rd shift and lowered it on 2nd shift, took away holiday pay and replaced it with PTO (paid time off), and are requiring mandatory overtime for full time people BUT are NOT paying time and a half for the overtime. CNAs and LPNs are working 7 days straight and double shifts 2 and 3 days a week because the nursing home wants to save money by not hiring temp agency staff.

Not surprising, everyone I've met is tired and grouchy. All they do is complain about the management and other staff. This can't be good for patient safety to have their caregivers so over worked and stressed out.

Is it this bad at all nursing homes now with the Medicare and Medicaid cuts?

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Whoa! Where is this place? You should file a formal complaint. I could be wrong, but I don't think it's legal to require overtime and not pay time and a half for it. If I were you, I'd start applying elsewhere.

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