Every year, at my facility we have to attend mandatory 'pep-rallies' at work. Year in and year out they go over how we need to be more giving, work short to save $$, excuses why we're so poor and can't get a raise, why we can't get acceptable equipment that works, how we need to smile more and give more etc.
At the end they provide statistics of nurse turnovers and go around the room asking what we could do to "support our baby nurses (new grads) to stay because statistically X% don't make it past a year and X% are gone before year 2.
Every year we tell them it's getting scarier and scarier to work on the floor. Patient's are sicker and sicker and the expectations/demands greater and greater. We have broken equipment, always short staffed and when we are even barely staffed appropriately, they quickly send people home because were "over staffed"! No one gets an uninterrupted, away from pt care area lunch, ever. When someone requests time off for a vacation they deny it for whatever reason, they have no incentives and no merit pay. They did away with retirement plan, benefits are poor and expensive, they did away with shift differentials and there is no weekend pay differential either.
They blink a few times then turn it around and say the senior nurses just need to be nicer, more patient and supportive of them. That we all have a job to do and they probably are leaving because the senior staff are just not being nice, supportive and ensuring they stay.
I wish this was a joke but it is not.