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If you were to leave Department of Veterans Affairs, what would be the reason?

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Unable to perform duties due to disability

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Improve myself for a better job!

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Management wants to run an outpatient clinic like a military installation instead of a caring, healthcare facility. Definitely favoritism. Supervisor threatens support staff with their jobs almost daily. Don't you dare make a scheduling error! You follow protocol to a T, and the minute a patient complains about the protocol, management comes down on you for upsetting the patient. They don't back you up for following their own rules!

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As so often stated, very poor management. My unit is currently severely understaffed, both in clinic and those who are tasked with processing community care requests. It would be more efficient and economical to simple replace the staffers we have lost. As of now no appointments available and with overbooking being the norm, staff anxiety is through the roof. BUT STILL WE CARRY ON.

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I was about to apply to an RN opening, but feel like after reading through this forum that I just saved myself a lot of trouble. Sounds like they don’t like change. Maybe afraid or too lazy to instill it. Fostering a healthy work environment will help with productivity. Leads to happy employees, and most importantly, better patient outcomes. After all, everything should be patient-centered. Moving on.

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Unfairness, overwork, lack of acknowledgement, favoritism, unsafe place to work, low employees morale, lack of concern from management, hard to moved up if you are not a veteran.

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This place sounds typical of many healthcare facilities today, lots of bullying, being treated horribly, likely being paid wages of two decades ago with no chance for advancement. The Government seems like a bad place to work specifically the VA.

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My manager! Harassment, bullying & favoritism by upper management is a big problem here and if you are not one of the “favored” people you constantly have to be looking over your shoulder to make sure someone is not putting a knife in your back!
Very stressful & toxic environment, stay away from here!!!

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Being burned out due to understaffing, and not being approved for leave because there’s not enough staff to cover the workplace.

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Retiring after 25 years of services to the Veterans.

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