I have been an employee at the VA for almost 10 years. And it has gotten worse, there are so many politics, it is more about numbers and less about the Veterans or staff. Staff have no rights what so ever. This is the only place as a professional I have ever worked were I have been cussed out, yelled at, assaulted and the patient stays within the practice and absolutely nothing is done. The job is easy but the emotional and mental stress are too much. And NO ONE!!!! seems to care that employees are dropping like flies or getting smart and quitting. Not to mention that the pay doesn't go up but benefits have and the cost of living has. There is little room for advancement, so you are stuck in a dead end position. As an LPN you are replaceable. I have set in meeting when the nurse executive says Nurses and LPN's, that shows that my hard work isn't valued. The LPN's work primarily all clinics and do the work that no one else is willing to do. But they remain an unvalued member of the healthcare team.
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management, advancement, salary