Friday, September 23, 2011
don't go there girlfriend
Here's to the 23,000 nurses in California who went on a one day strike to fight cuts in their salaries and benefits. As far as I'm concerned nurses deserve twice the salary we get. Nurses keep patients alive 24/7. The complexity of our jobs and the amount of information we are expected to retain is unbelieveable. We deal with increasingly acute patients and the technology that goes with them.
If you don't think that nurses should, at the very least, retain their current salaries and benefits, you are a fool. Frankly, I wish you would get out of the nursing profession. Go volunteer your services some place. We don't need people like you. We need nurses who will stand up and demand to paid equal to the complexity of the job.
To those of you who don't like unions: If it were not for unions you would be out on your ass right now. Unions make it hard for a hospital to lay off nurses. Unions give us a voice in patient care. The only reason you make any kind of decent wage, have any kind of decent benefits, is because of unions. Unions set the standard of pay and benefits for nurses across the country. So even if you are not a member of a union, you benefit. I pay those union dues so you can have a decent wage and benefits. Don't even go there with me girlfriend...
Posted by girlvet at 8:59 AM