Well, I was spared being laid off but I'm still down

Published

You are reading page 2 of Well, I was spared being laid off but I'm still down

Batman24

1,975 Posts

Glad you were spared but I understand all too well how dreadful downsizing can be. It's awful to witness. I'll pray for all those who lost their jobs that they get new jobs ASAP.

Specializes in LTC, Acute Care.

Gosh, that is a downer. I'm glad you were spared, but it really makes it hard to be productive at work for a while...

Specializes in Hospice, ER. Has 10 years experience.

Our secretary at work had a good point about layoffs - If the country only needs one vice-president, why does the hospital system need so many?

:trout:

Ginger's Mom, MSN, RN

1 Article; 3,181 Posts

Has 41 years experience.

It makes no sense, the state will need you to take care of all the uninsured patients and they cut funding. Does not make sense. Glad you are still employed. How is the job out look for these nurses. Any work available?

truern

2,016 Posts

Specializes in Telemetry & Obs.

Thank goodness you were spared!!

Yes, it's horrible the others weren't, but here's to hoping for a fast turn around and they get their jobs back!!

(((((Sue)))))

AlabamaBelle

476 Posts

Specializes in Peds Critical Care, Dialysis, General.

Ah, Sue, I'm happy for you on one hand, but how awful the task you were given. So bittersweet. {{{Hugs}}}

Cindy

MiaLyse, APRN

855 Posts

Specializes in Psychiatry. Has 20 years experience.

I am so glad to read that you were spared but it must have been incredibly difficult to watch

others lose their jobs. :( I hope things turn around soon in this economy. *sigh

hikernurse

1,302 Posts

Specializes in NICU. Has 8 years experience.

I'm so sorry you had to go through that. I am glad you were able to keep your job, though.

I have to say, I've never understood the rationale of telling everyone in advance that some will lose their jobs, but not which ones. Everyone goes through h... while they're waiting. Then to lose your job in front of your colleagues seems twisted and mean.

I don't like the way this recession is going, but I am grateful you were spared this bullet. Hugs.

Tweety, BSN, RN

32,608 Posts

Specializes in Med-Surg, Trauma, Ortho, Neuro, Cardiac. Has 31 years experience.

These are very tough times. Every day I have a conversation with someone that I'm thankful to have a job.

It makes no sense, the state will need you to take care of all the uninsured patients and they cut funding. Does not make sense. Glad you are still employed. How is the job out look for these nurses. Any work available?

Alex, only one nurse was laid off - the amb surg manager. The rest were primarily semi-skilled to unskilled folks - maintenance, housekeeping, admissions clerks, drivers, a billing clerk, a pt tech. Two rad techs. The RRT was made p/t.

They have no options. It's 60 miles to the nearest hospital, and no one is quitting.

caliotter3

38,333 Posts

If there is anything you or your colleagues can do to help those who got laid off, please do so. Acts of kindness at this time will be appreciated, I'm sure. Glad to hear that you survived this cut.

CathyLew

1 Article; 463 Posts

Specializes in MSP, Informatics. Has 17 years experience.

Im glad you were spared. How awful. You can't feel bad. Everything happens for a reason. It may open up door to some of those people that were displaced. You never can guess what the big picture is for someone.

keep your spirits up

This topic is now closed to further replies.