View single post by Principal_Raditch
 Posted: Tue Jan 18th, 2022 07:20 pm
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Some of it comes down to $$$. For RN's now, the combination of a bunch retiring earlier than usual, and new grads churning out at @ 20% less than in the past (due to less clinical instructors and availability of placements) it's allowed the remaining RN's to give their employers the finger if they don't put out more $$$. No one is going to take on the extra work load we've seen the past 2 years for the same shitty COLA raises. Since we know that there are less new grads coming out for the foreseeable future, you force the employer to cough up more $$$ or leave for an easier job outside the industry.

WHen I sat with the CEO of our hospital a week ago it was probably a good thing I had on my mask, because her rehearsed speech answers were laughable. She asked me if I had any thoughts on how to retain new staff, and I told her to pay us better. No one gives a shit about loyalty to the employer now that this has happened. It's down to pay and staffing ratios. If you're not going to pay as well as the other hospitals, you better make sure your staff to patient ratio is lower, or there's no point in staying. So far I think that' the only thing that's keeping most of the staff from leaving. On my unit we're supposed to run 4:1 with a tech on days and 5:1 at nights. We stretch to 5:1 and 6:1 when we're short with the charge taking a full load. Elsewhere the higher payday comes with taking 6 patients and no tech. I'd have pissed off a while ago if the ratio's were equivalent elsewhere.