Nurses at Buffalo's Mercy Hospital could authorize strike

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Nurses are bracing for a possible strike at a local hospital. The nurses, service, clerical and technical workers at Mercy Hospital have been working without a contract for just over a week.
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Croc Hunter

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Mercy is the worst hospital in Buffalo... hands down. The nurses in the egular florr romms are drug addicts, strippers and b#Tches who care nothing about their patients. The only nurses who kinda do their job and care are in the ICU and by the time your loved one gets there it is too late. Don't worry by the time I get done with this hospital they won't have a leg to stand on. This hospital is what medical malpractice lawsuits are all about. I was never one to sue but after the death of my loved one at this threshold of hell I didn't think twice. A DOH investigation proved all of my claims... now they will pay and I hope it comes right outta that dumb CEOs pocket. The nurses and adminstration think they can get away with many things there with patients... they were wrong again. Try to cover up your mistakes... I'll be there waiting and so will my lawyer, who will crush you!

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May 18, 2010
 
Croc Hunter wrote:
Mercy is the worst hospital in Buffalo... hands down. The nurses in the egular florr romms are drug addicts, strippers and b#Tches who care nothing about their patients. The only nurses who kinda do their job and care are in the ICU and by the time your loved one gets there it is too late. Don't worry by the time I get done with this hospital they won't have a leg to stand on. This hospital is what medical malpractice lawsuits are all about. I was never one to sue but after the death of my loved one at this threshold of hell I didn't think twice. A DOH investigation proved all of my claims... now they will pay and I hope it comes right outta that dumb CEOs pocket. The nurses and adminstration think they can get away with many things there with patients... they were wrong again. Try to cover up your mistakes... I'll be there waiting and so will my lawyer, who will crush you!
Thanks for your info. This is the reason why she complained.
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May 18, 2010
 
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Thanks for your info. This is the reason why she complained.

Why who complained? If it's a nurse at Mercy then I don't give a rats a$$ because they don't listen to complaints anyways. Bunch of junkies, strippers and coozes. My vengence will be swift and I will get my justice for them doing wrong. The good people will win this bout not some cocaine strung out nurses who don't desefrve to even have a job there to begin with. Good hard working nurses deserve a raise not people who don't want to work and take care of the poor, sick and recovering all day long. Mercy sucks! Catholic Health System sucks! Period. End of story.
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Jul 13, 2012
 
Mercy's RN's weren't asking for any huge raises or anything in this contract, only the fair cost-of-living increases we are all entitled to in a four year agreement, to keep our supplemental pay for coming in on short notice, and to be able to decide for ourselves where we seek medical care.
We only ask for proper staffing so we can do our jobs well. In a work day that begins at 7AM and lasts until (at least) 7PM, we would like in that time frame to be able to eat (at least once) and use the bathroom (at least once), oh, and maybe even sit down for a few minutes (away from patient charting) to mentally and emotionally regroup from time to time. Bet your butt the administrators have plenty of time to do those things.
So if we're occasionally short with a family member - just remember, we probably haven't eaten yet nor had a free moment to empty our bladder, and there are probably 3 or 4 things that need to be done "right now" while you're thinking that a fresh cup of ice water or finding out what channel "Dancing with the Stars" is on for dear Grandma should be my #1 priority. I would love to spend extra time with your Grandma, but just remember that I am also responsible for the medication, comfort, nutrition, and safety of at least 7 other Grandma's (whose families want me "right now" too).
If we have to strike to get a fair contract, that's what we're going to do. Don't believe CHS higher-up's who tell the community they're being generous and we're greedy... that couldn't be further from the truth!
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Jul 15, 2012
 
Could someone there circumsize Lief Coach with a rusty pair of tin snips?
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Jul 15, 2012
 
thats true
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Aug 12, 2012
 
But it is also exhilirating and rewarding, Have you ever saved someones life Jim?? I HAVE. Have you ever thought of what we actually do in a day?? Next time your having chest pain or a broken bone go someplace else and tell us about the service at that hospital. I can bet the service will be the same if not worse at another facility.
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But it is also exhilirating and rewarding, Have you ever saved someones life Jim?? I HAVE. Have you ever thought of what we actually do in a day?? Next time your having chest pain or a broken bone go someplace else and tell us about the service at that hospital. I can bet the service will be the same if not worse at another facility.
Are you a real nurse or an LPN?
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Busy RN wrote:
Mercy's RN's weren't asking for any huge raises or anything in this contract, only the fair cost-of-living increases we are all entitled to in a four year agreement, to keep our supplemental pay for coming in on short notice, and to be able to decide for ourselves where we seek medical care.
We only ask for proper staffing so we can do our jobs well. In a work day that begins at 7AM and lasts until (at least) 7PM, we would like in that time frame to be able to eat (at least once) and use the bathroom (at least once), oh, and maybe even sit down for a few minutes (away from patient charting) to mentally and emotionally regroup from time to time. Bet your butt the administrators have plenty of time to do those things.
So if we're occasionally short with a family member - just remember, we probably haven't eaten yet nor had a free moment to empty our bladder, and there are probably 3 or 4 things that need to be done "right now" while you're thinking that a fresh cup of ice water or finding out what channel "Dancing with the Stars" is on for dear Grandma should be my #1 priority. I would love to spend extra time with your Grandma, but just remember that I am also responsible for the medication, comfort, nutrition, and safety of at least 7 other Grandma's (whose families want me "right now" too).
If we have to strike to get a fair contract, that's what we're going to do. Don't believe CHS higher-up's who tell the community they're being generous and we're greedy... that couldn't be further from the truth!
The real reason you get cranky is because you are jonesing for a cigarette and you are fat and don't like to be on your feet

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