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I may have quit my job today

September 26th, 2021 at 12:13 am

Things at work have been super out of control due to COVID. Patient volumes have been hitting records almost daily and the stress level has been through the roof. We're all exhausted and burned out. And all of this is in the setting of us being short staffed for both providers and techs.

Along with in-person care, we also offer telehealth and that system has gotten even more out of control. The expectations placed upon us to cover that (at the same time we're working in physical locations) wasn't so bad when they first started and only saw a few patients a day, but they're now up to seeing in the 20s or 30s daily without any dedicated staff. Today was really the last straw for me.

I've already sent an email to my lead saying that what happened today was unacceptable and I'm no longer willing to work under those conditions. If they won't move me to a non-telehealth site I will be resigning. I hope it doesn't come to that but at this point, I'm prepared to walk if nothing is going to change.

I'll keep you posted. I may be a full-time ebay seller sooner than anticipated.

10 Responses to “I may have quit my job today”

  1. Lots of ideas Says:

    We are placing a horrendous burden on our healthcare professionals right now.
    It will take a long time to heal the damage being done.

    I’m happy for you that you have the resources to take care of yourself, and hope that your actions improve things for others no matter what choice you make for yourself.

  2. James C Hendrickson Says:

    Dang Steve, that sounds rough. Why won't people get vaccinated? Its insane.

  3. rob62521 Says:

    I'm so sorry you have been put under this stress. I think health care workers have been really been hit hard and it is unfair.

    A friend told me her son in a university setting was given a promotion in his job, but then was given the work of others in his department as they downsized and he is burning out because of all the stress of dealing with student relations and sexual assault cases. I think so many employers are using the craziness of the Pandemic as a way of expecting the moon and the stars out of their employees.

  4. LuckyRobin Says:

    That doesn't sound like it is good for the staff or the patients. You have walk away power, at least. It means they have no power over you.

  5. VS_ozgirl Says:

    Wow that’s major! I’m hoping that given your long career record they take you seriously and consider your wishes. While you can do what the job requires when they keep changing your workload without hiring on additional people sometimes you have to look after yourself and vote with your feet by moving on. Thankfully you seem financially secure enough that you will still have a good quality of life with or without them. Good luck with it all!

  6. CB in the City Says:

    I am so sorry to hear this. I am so frustrated with the segment of the population that won't get vaccinated. I think they are frickin' idiots, and they are hurting everyone. Honestly, I have never disliked people so much! You do what you have to do to save your sanity. Obviously, you can live very well without this job, and if you walk, it might be a wake-up call to your supervisors.

  7. crazyliblady Says:

    I am so sorry about this situation. I think some managers really need to re-evaluate what they are having employees do without any extra pay. I hope the situation resolves, but if it doesn't, can you post your ebay user id? Thanks!

  8. LivingAlmostLarge Says:

    I am sorry to hear about the situation. I suspect you are in good company of many healthcare providers just quitting like many teachers probably frustrated and quitting as well.

  9. disneysteve Says:

    Thanks everyone. I meant to respond earlier but we got on the road to Florida on Monday so I've been busy.

    Essentially, COVID broke the healthcare system. It just completely disrupted every aspect of what we all do every day. It also cost the system billion of dollars forcing administrators to cut back anywhere they could to reduce costs. Put it all together and you've got our current situation, and there's no sign of it improving anytime soon.

    Lots of younger healthcare workers have already left the field for good and moved on. Many older workers who were only working because they enjoyed it have decided to retire because it's no longer enjoyable.

    As of right now, I haven't quit yet. My lead physician emailed me and said we'd talk when I get home. I know at least one of my coworkers sent her a similar email complaining about all of the same things. Others may have as well, or at least expressed similar complaints in person. Our next staff meeting is on Tuesday. I don't know if I'll be able to attend (it's virtual but I'll still be in Florida) but I'm really curious to see if anything gets discussed about all of this.

  10. disneysteve Says:

    crazyliblady, my ebay ID is gitlers.

    I'm not sure most of my sales will be of wide interest. I have 10 cartons of collector car magazines to sell from my cousin's estate. I also have a bunch of Masonic items of his.

    The other thing I'll be selling a lot of is older Disney collectibles. I've collected Disney stuff since the 70s and I have a lot of stuff that it's time to let go of.

    That's the main stuff that should keep me busy for a good long time.

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