Like the rest of the hired help at the Medical Center, I’m at home trying to figure out where I am on the seniority list and if I need to start looking for another job.
One friend said, “I’m gonna take a couple of days this week and start looking for a new job. I have a mortgage I can’t be unemployed.”
Another nurse said, “Oh, I’ll go work for Kaiser or something, I’m tired of this.”
Most people just said, “Again, didn’t we just do this?”
In an attempt to cheer my co-worker and myself up I called and asked when we would be seeing our raise on our checks. We negotiated it months ago. The COO’s assistant said they’d try to have it on the May19th check. I announced it at the nursing station thinking it might perk people up.
My friend didn’t even turn to look at me when she said, “Do you think they’ll try to lay us off first and save the cash.”