Original post amended due to space limitations<quoted text>You are an employer, not a worker. I don't mean that in a disrespectful way, just that the current state of the economy puts us in different corners. I surely hope and believe that you are not as heartless as MSHA. Since you are running a company and haven't been bankrupted is evident of that! As an employer, I'm sure you would resist corporate control of your company. I think that is the major problem with companies nowadays, the relinquishing of moral and fair practices and calling the shots in business because the corporations have taken over the private sector and demanded less than decent impositions. Look at MSHA, they have tried their best to monopolize health care in the area, and have, but now are being more greedy and heartless, over reaching their limitations and now leading the loyal workers to sacrifice. Gone are the days of an owner of a business calling the shots and not being over run by corporate control. I'm sure you don't run your business that way. Would you surrender your control of your company to corporate mandate? I'll bet you wouldn't..
OK Wilson, first, I apologize for the harsh words. You seem to have a good head on your shoulders with simply a grudge against corporations. I am probably a lot older than you. I have worked for several corporations, some of them major corporations. I now own my own business which is also a corporation. I simply own all the shares. I can't speak for all corporations, but I can relay my experience with them. Every individual within a corporation is rated on what they contribute to the corporation. Department heads, V-P's, managers, etc. are judged on how their departments perform. Their departments can only perform by having good employees. When corporations lay off people, they try to lay off the ones that will have minimum impact on the productivity with their absence. Othewise, what's the point? If you cut off your head to save your face, you're still dead. I will say most good corporations and corpoarte managers realize this. These same corporate managers also have feelings as well. Nobody likes to lay off anyone. I personally would rather look for every other place I can cut expenses other than reducing the workforce. However, sometimes, even good corporations have to reduce expenses via payroll to survive and provide jobs for who are left. I can assure you the ones who have the least impact are the ones who get laid off first. Otherwise, a corporation can't operate.
I was trying to give some good advice to anyone working in an environment that is condusive to lay-offs like the hospital industry. A nurse with a tremendous amount of experience who can take care of many more patients than one with minimal experience or a bad work ethic. In this situation, the less senior nurse will be the one laid off. If you do get laid off, the ones who demonstrate ambition, drive, motivation and carry a professional aura about them will get hired somewhere. There is a shortage of these types of individuals in the marketplace today. Become one of these individuals, you will never have to worry about a job. I turn no one away who demonstrates these qualities. They are too rare to turn away.
Just my two cents and some advice sincerely given. Also, MHSA operates sort of like a monolopoly in the area because our area cannot justify having more than one or two medical facilities. There simply isn't enough business to have any more. We do have Franklin Woods and the VA. With these three, there aren't enough patients for another hospital to come in and be successful. Our city needs to grow before this happens.