CEO compensation - page 3
The other day, our CNO and VP of Human Resources came to our unit to discuss issues and concerns we have regarding our unit, the hospital and our jobs. I brought up the topic of CEO compensation. ... Read More
May 6, '12Wow, it took a lot of cahones to bring that subject up. You're braver than I am.
They couldn't run a hospital without nurses. They pay the nurse to use the nurse's license.
Who has all the responsibility and liability? The one with a license.
Nurses are akin to indentured servants.
People make their way to the top on the back of bedside nurses.
A few years ago, the CEO of one of the major health care corporations got fired and he got a 6 million dollar severance package.
What does a bedside nurse get when they get fired?
May 6, '12Our CEO is a reservist. He got called up to active duty a year or two ago. And they still paid him his multimillion dollar salary! We get an annual report telling us how much these folks were compensated. The CNO, we calculated, gets a paycheck every two weeks that equals a new grad's annual salary! And we're counting our blessings if our annual merit raise is more than a nickel.
May 6, '12That reservist CEO was also very "well" compensated for his call to active duty- they make 'Hazard' pay- pay that is above their base rate depending on their rank and other compensated(money) perks pay as well, Some of these guys/gals come home with $60,000 or more( tax free), free and clear deposited in their bank accounts. They come home and buy BMW's, Volvo's, Mercedes, Jaguar's 'in cash' or buy new homes' in cash'. This buzzard has a CEO pay on top of this.
In addition to being well paid by our US government"for his service"( aka our tax dollars), he is enrolled in TRICARE for the length of time they are "active duty reserve" it's called LOD - line of duty. His medical benifits( and I believe so is his family's) are 100% paid for ( NO out of pocket, NO co-pay)through TRICARE and are free to him but on your and my dime. I know this for a fact- I work in a military treatment facility as a civilian contractor nurse and I see these guys/gals all day long. They try to get every bit of medical care they want squeezed into their LOD active orders time. I have had them come in and ask me for Dermatology referrals to treat their acne!! Asking for Lazer eye surgery. That is how abused this system is. Their" Over The Counter medications are free in the military treatment facilities- they refuse to go to a CVS, rite aide or any other off base pharmacy to get their ASA, Motrin, robitussin, mucinex, etc. They ask their assigned Military treatment facility provider at the base for a prescription for these remedies and it is put in electronically which goes to the MTF pharmacy across the hall./ For their requests for referrals and specialits visit requests- as a nurse I have to look at their complaint, see if the injury happened when they were called to active duty and figure out if it is in the time line with when their orders expire. They want Physical Therapy referrals, referrals for DME- Orthotics, Orthopedic referral, neuology referrals, neurosurgery referral for conditions they have had for years and years. They want referrals to be seen at internal medicine for a cold- This is crap they did not get in Afghanistan. This is pure Fraud Waste and Abuse. This is why our country is in the economic crisis it is.
Alot of these miltary, including reserves will "volunteer" for these deployments because of the money it brings in for them!!These are out of sequence deployments. I believe it is a called a "bucket"- its a deployment rotation sequence they are assigned to. If some one is given orders for deployment and doesn't want to go and can find some one to take their place, that is allowed also. That too I know for a fact- it happened at the MTF I work at. With these reservists,if they work in the civilian world,the civilian world HAS to hold their jobs by law for when they return.
That CEO is making money hand over fist and part of it is from out tax payer money( the military budge that congress has to vote on every year) As a civilian nurse- my pay (nor is any of the other civilian nurses I work with) is not even close to what I woud make in my area in the civilain hospitals- It is approx $20,000/yr less. As a GS my pay was even lower!! with 32 yrs as an RN. This is a boot in the backside!!
May 6, '12To answer the question -what does a bedside nurse get when they get fired- ANSWER: NOTHING, luck if they can collect unemployment. and in this job market- if a new grad or an older nurse with over 20 yrs experience- lucky if they can find another position and it will be a long dry spell befor some comes up!!
There used to be a name for people who made money off of wars- 'war profiteers' But only us oldies would remeber that- which is another reason why they are anxious to get rid of all of us. We know too much!!
May 6, '12Don't get me wrong- I am not against the active duty little enlisted who this is their only job in life being compensated money and health beneifits for their enlistment- The US governemnt/military IS their employer. The life of active duty military is very stressful and especially if they have a family
What I am against is those like the CEO mentioned above. He is a war profiteer. He is making money off the war, he's greedy doesn't think his CEO pay is enough. Any reservist has another job inaddition to their reserve duty, which if not called to active duty, is only 1 weekend per month. This guy is a CEO- most assuridly has a Business degree or he would not be a CEO. He is not over in where ever he was- toting a gun looking for insurgents or hunting down burried bombs in a hummer- an IED hunter, that role is designated to the highly trained career military, which he is not. He is in some office on a military instilation shuffling papers for daily supplies and workforce assignments( administrative duty- he's the cpl Klinger or Radar and probably dressed up as such with his stockings and teddy bear) with the fan blowing on his greedy face. His most challenging task for the day is remembering to take his doxycycline for his malaria prophylaxis. This money monger is not getting shot at!! Although he deserves to be!!