Tell me again why many nurses are opposed to unions that fight for safe ratios? Just a thought.
As others have said, it sounds like a decision between a good reference/leaving your job in a good way or potentially your license. The patients are the ones who suffer the most, regardless.
It disgusts me how much these corporations (because that's what hospitals have become) will keep chopping and chopping just to maintain their bottom line. And chopping at hospitals = more falls, more medication errors, etc etc etc.
Ugh. Stay strong, all.