***Galvatron*** wrote:"I'll suport medical workers who strike in shifts because they know that people truely need them, but they still have to get their points across. Those people make nothing, and deserve it, their jobs are increadably nessicary!"
Tell me about it, I work for a hospital operating room and our contract is up in June, the organization is already working full speed ahead to do whatever it takes to get rid of certain people even BEFORE the contract is up and when it is up I can assure you they will try even harder in other departments to get rid of them.
We are most likely safe in the o.r. but that's not a guarantee but they've already slashed 2.5 million dollars in just the supplies area and that's just the o.r. I work in and it's only a start, the other o.r's will face the same or worse and that does not include any payroll issues.
They plan to "lay off" or eliminate at least a thousand jobs next year alone most likely more and they want to outsource certain jobs too.
Point is that strikes while ugly do serve a good purpose and neither side will ever get everything they want, there will always have to be concessions made on both sides.
I here ya, my Mom and one of my sisters are nurses and are constantly nervious about these issues.
They, and the majority of thir coworkers who I've met, genuinely care about the people they help, and it's sad to see them struggling just to get by as a vital industry constantly and consistantly suffers.
It's even more sad that there's problems like this through out the world's workforce, that are getting little if any help while these people are crying about the fact that they aren't getting paid for the afterfacts of their completed jobs!
This to me is like you a hospital worker expecting compensation because a dismissed patient needs off site rehabilitation therapy
Which hey, if it does work for them, I say push for it, after all they arent fully healthy yet, they are still seekeing help, and even though you aren't involved anymore, you where at one point
I don't mean to ridicule you with that, just the writer's situation, cause as far as I know, the world doesn't work like that.