Bait and Switch (a Sinking Ship)
(a part of the leadership) (Current Employee) – Dallas, Texas – February 3, 2013
Be very cautious, ask the tough questions, and get everything in writing. If you are talented, Methodist Dalllas will lure you in with a nice-looking comp package and then try to curtail your actions so that they can try to justify their own corrupt actions.
They are failing miserably and are robbing Peter to pay Paul. They are only interested in appearing to be strong and competitive and have no chance of survival in this google-aware and quality-driven culture. They continue to make the same mistakes and are not serious about implementing permanent and proven solutions. They lead through intimidation and are not open to outsiders' suggestions. Most of those in leadership have only worked within this system (the Methodist way). They will use you to 'check' a regulatory box (so they can appear to be doing the right things). They expect you to go along and do what you are told and not question the very tainted leadership. You are suppose to go to the gatherings, eat, greet, smile, and keep your mouth closed.
What they don't tell you: not enough staff; no budget for continuing education or professional development; no budget to replace failing equipment; they are still using an outdated operating system; the wireless environment fails and most of the time you are prevented from doing your job.
The Dallas Methodist hosipital is connected to the DFW MHS, but is not connected with the other Methodist hospitals around the country. It gives other Methodist hospitals a bad name. If you are a newbee to healthcare, this is no place to begin your career. If you have solid work experience, you will be disappointed. If you are burned out and want to coast to retirement, this is just the place for you (if they last that long).
Do your homework. Then RUN, don't walk, away from this 'Good Ole Boy' sinking ship.
nice (but naive or fearful) managers, directors and co-workers; compensation was adequate for the job description, but not for the actural work