Tuesday, February 9, 2016

You know...

…it's bad enough that a female senior management member was wearing a backpack.

 I observed her  casually cruising the portable desserts in the cafeteria line on her way out after a long day of sitting in meetings, creating forms, and adding to the existing metric fuck ton of workload for clinical staff (although she lacks any ability to actually do any aspect of the job).  But it was what was on the backpack that just made me crazy:

All Who Wander Are Not Lost.



Mama D said...

Maybe she's a geocacher? It's one of the mottoes...

LauraBeth said...

I like your blog and can truly identify with your attitude! I recently had a conflict with someone who has NO CONCEPT of what it is like to be a bedside nurse or to work in healthcare at all.

Economist blogger Matt Bruenig was recently a guest on the Slate podcast The Gist. During his interview, Bruenig made comments about how simple it would be to lower the costs of U.S. healthcare by freezing and ultimately lowering reimbursement rates. "Simply by freezing those payments, because the economy is going to grow, it will shrink. Right? It's relative size will shrink as a percentage of the economy."

When I confronted him on Twitter about his misdirected and overly simplistic view point (I cited the fact that lowered reimbursement rates have not shrunk U.S. healthcare costs and are contributing to the collapse of rural medicine), he went on to say that U.S. healthcare is so expensive because nurses and doctors get paid too much. He also said that my opinion was irrelevant and biased because as a nurse making $42/hour I am benefiting from this uniquely expensive system.

I would love some help defending my profession from narrow-minded, jerk-face opinions like this!

Here is the original Twitter feed:  https://twitter.com/SlateGist/status/704440355551387650

Thank you so much!
Laura,RN-C OB, BSN, mother of two, and U.S. healthcare consumer