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

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WildcatFanRN, BSN, RN

3 Articles; 913 Posts

Specializes in Cardiac Nursing. Has 27 years experience.

:icon_hug: Sue

Specializes in Peri-op/Sub-Acute ANP.
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.

Gosh, I don't know whether that makes me feel better or worse. OK, they are not firing nurses, but the people they did fire are the least skilled and probably the least likely to be highly marketable in the future. The whole thing just sucks and I can well believe that this has had a negative effect on everyone involved. Even when you escape the axe you just can't help feeling like the other foot might fall at any point...

Just hang in and know that you have a lot of people that are sending wishes for better days.

Melinurse

2,040 Posts

Specializes in LTC, case mgmt, agency.

I can only imagine how hard it was for you to de-activate those accounts. :( Glad you still have your position Sue. I know this must have been one heck of a weekend for you and your co-workers. {{{ Hugs }}}

LovingNurse, BSN, RN

1 Article; 200 Posts

Specializes in Oncology, Triage, Tele, Med-Surg.

I'm glad your job was spared, Sue... but send sympathy to you for your sadness toward your fellow co-workers and friends in these tough times. Where my husband works they were all told to be sure to have a "Plan B" = It's bad out there.

:redbeathe

mgoodman

2 Posts

i hate that all we can do is pray that things will get better

VivaRN

1 Article; 520 Posts

I'm happy for you but I understand the bittersweet-ness. Think of how hard it's going to be for the remaining clinicians (and patients) without the laid-off support staff. That is a rough day for everyone.

amjowens

486 Posts

I'm in NW Ohio/SE Mich, where unemployment has been a topic for some time. When I think of all the families who are hurting so badly, it's just horrible. There's a lot of people who think health care is a safe haven, and the J and J-type commercials don't help that misleading idea...anyway, I'm so glad your job is still there for you!

HM2VikingRN, RN

4,700 Posts

I'm glad that you survived Sue. I hope that there will be some outplacement services made available for those who lost their jobs. (And thanks for being empathetic for your brothers and sisters in the labor movement.)

I'm glad that you survived Sue. I hope that there will be some outplacement services made available for those who lost their jobs. (And thanks for being empathetic for your brothers and sisters in the labor movement.)

Nothing. Nada. Zip. Zilch. Not a week of severance.

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