Comment – December 31, 1969
Stay away from this horrible place. I worked there in the recovery room as an RN. I gave my all to this company. We were understaffed to the point where we were taking night call 3-4 times a week and expected to come back to work the next morning. We were also expected to cover the weekends. There was no surgical director; therefore the place was horribly mismanaged by an unqualified surgery charge nurse. After a couple of months of this grueling schedule; I began having severe pain. It got to the point that I was unable to walk for a couple of days. I went to see my doctor and later was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. I had even knew that I had this condition until being totally abused by this company. My doctor wrote me a note stating that I could no longer work upwards of 110 hours per pay period and asked that I be allowed to work a "normal" 3-12hr shift week and take call. The VERY next day I was FIRED! Yes, your read it right. These people who are caring for our loved ones actually brought me into the office and FIRED a woman that had it not been severely overworked would not have know that she had a chronic auto-immune disease. Get this; in firing me the way they did which is illegal by the way; with no offer to maintain my insurance, they made me go to the State of CA for medical help; putting more strain on an already over-stressed system. They need to take "care and compassion" out of their slogan. Everything I wrote here is true.