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Re: gainful employment/burnout


Amen Judy. I put in 48 hours (hello 6 days) by 3:30 Friday - then my
boss get his knickers in a knot about me not wanting to come in every
Saturday. I work about every 3rd Saturday - deal w/ it people. If I
wasn't doing two jobs w/ no extra compensation, I might be more
sympathetic. But for the chicken kacky they're paying w/ no usable
benefits - please.



Pam Evans
Kemp, TX
zone 8A
----- Original Message -----
From: Judy L Browning
Sent: 8/9/2004 12:05:32 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: [CHAT] gainful employment/burnout

> Well folks, in the last 3 days, my so called 8 hour shifts have stretched to
> 9-11 hours with no time for a lunch break. 5 hours overtime, or about an
> extra day's pay for the 3 days.  Not sure it's worth it. They staff by
> algorithm at this hospital rather than by acuity. I fail to understand how
> paying 2 or 3 nurses overtime is cheaper than paying an extra assisitant. I
> can afford to work only 6 days every 2 weeks, and can't afford to work more,
> emotionally or physically. A lot of nurses choose to take other, less
> lucrative work because of the killer stress involved.
> Getting off my soap box, thanks for letting me vent.
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