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Anonymous

Elkins, WV

#1 Aug 13, 2011
My dad is at the VA. He loves it there. Everyone is so nice to him. He heard some nurses talk about how bad the bosses are. What's going on there now, will nurses quit there like they quit at UHC?

“Don't sing it, Bring it!”

Since: Nov 08

Clarksburg, WV

#2 Aug 14, 2011
Nursing is such a high demand profession that they will go where ever they want. They are probably one of the most high demand workers in todays job market, and they will continue to become more valuable as the baby boomers reach senior age. I think you will always have them jumping around jobs as long as that is the climate of their job market.

Since: May 11

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#3 Aug 14, 2011
A lot of workers complain about their boss. The VA hospital pays better than UHC. If these nurses want to quit and still work for the same money they better be willing to drive to Ruby for work.
Elvira

Clarksburg, WV

#4 Aug 14, 2011
Morale at the VA is at an all time low due to management consistently degrading staff and showing favoritism to staff who are willing to do everything and anything to get ahead regardless of patient care. Staff are also being worked short staffed consistently due to the management not putting patient care first ahead of paying overtime or hiring addtional staff or filling open positions.
Veteran

Fairmont, WV

#5 Aug 14, 2011
I don't believe that for a minute. I am a female Veteran in my 40's and have received care there since I came back from my deployment in 2003, they are top notch and I had a life saving surgery there last year and I received the best care anyone could ask for. In addition I have MANY friends that work there and yes some are higher up staff and they love it there, I have heard no one complain. But lets face it, some people will complain about anything in life. But give credit where credit is due, the staff at the VA are the best and in all these years I have never been greeted or cared for with anything less than a smile and the best Dr's and Nurses anyone will find!!! They bend over backwards for the Veterans!
Just Saying

Clarksburg, WV

#6 Aug 15, 2011
Your intention of defending the VA doctors and nurses by stating they give the best care is, I’m sure, an honor to them. However, you have clearly missed the point being made by “Elvira”. She stated that “Morale at the VA is at an all time low due to management consistently degrading staff and showing favoritism to staff who are willing to do everything and anything to get ahead regardless of patient care. Staff are also being worked short staffed consistently due to the management not putting patient care first ahead of paying overtime or hiring additional staff or filling open positions.” She never said the physicians or nurses were not doing their jobs. It is also very obvious that you DO know “higher up staff” and “they love it there, I have heard no one complain.” It just stated above that THEY are the problem so I’m sure you wouldn’t hear them complain.
And who said anything about money???@DontCallMeSnuffy, This isn’t Sesame Street so come back to reality. I don’t believe you could have made your comment anymore evident that you must work there and must be one of “the higher ups” contacted by Veteran since she knows so many. If that’s what you tell your employees than I can see where “Elvira” is coming from.
Veteran

Fairmont, WV

#7 Aug 15, 2011
I did not miss her point at all. Anyone that has been in a management position or worked for a company knows the workers attitudes are a direct reflection of their boss's attitudes. My point is I have seen nothing lacking in patient care. I am not defending anyone but simply gave my opinion. I can see you have not been to the VA for care or know anyone that works there, so I'm not sure why you even commented???? silly chat boards....
Elvira

Clarksburg, WV

#8 Aug 17, 2011
Oh but you did miss my point Veteran. You haven't seen any lacking patient care because the doctors and nurses take much pride in meeting all the veterans needs even when they are being overworked and understaffed!
Veteran

Fairmont, WV

#9 Aug 17, 2011
Well Elvira I am sorry that your working conditions are so terrible at the VA and your boss's climb all over you to get ahead instead of caring about patient care. I have to laugh because my young cousin has the same complaint about his fast food job, except he is only making min. wage, no paid holidays, no weekends off, no sick days, no vacation days and no automatic cost of living raise and certainly no bonus. What you complain about sounds like terrible working conditions, I think you should quit and find another job but I would steer clear of fast food, it sounds like the same rat race.

“Don't sing it, Bring it!”

Since: Nov 08

Clarksburg, WV

#10 Aug 18, 2011
Veteran wrote:
Well Elvira I am sorry that your working conditions are so terrible at the VA and your boss's climb all over you to get ahead instead of caring about patient care. I have to laugh because my young cousin has the same complaint about his fast food job, except he is only making min. wage, no paid holidays, no weekends off, no sick days, no vacation days and no automatic cost of living raise and certainly no bonus. What you complain about sounds like terrible working conditions, I think you should quit and find another job but I would steer clear of fast food, it sounds like the same rat race.
This is sounding alot like the Verizon conversation. Haha
Elvira

Clarksburg, WV

#11 Aug 18, 2011
Well Veteran I am sorry your young cousin hasn't had the opportunity to dedicate 4 yrs of higher education and training to be able to have a job with benefits like mine. And since you seem to know so much about our benefits I can only deduct that you work here as well, probally on the management side of the workforce. And as you have again missed my point because you still seem to think that i am complaining about my pay/benefits when in reality I am complaining about patient safety issues and mistreatment/harrasment of employees.
Veteran

Fairmont, WV

#12 Aug 18, 2011
Elvira wrote:
Well Veteran I am sorry your young cousin hasn't had the opportunity to dedicate 4 yrs of higher education and training to be able to have a job with benefits like mine. And since you seem to know so much about our benefits I can only deduct that you work here as well, probally on the management side of the workforce. And as you have again missed my point because you still seem to think that i am complaining about my pay/benefits when in reality I am complaining about patient safety issues and mistreatment/harrasment of employees.
I already explained who I am, I'm a Veteran and do not work there and those pay/benefits are standard with any gov't job and as I said it sounds terrible and you should find another place to work. I am confused, you said the Dr's and Nurse's gave excellent care inspite of being treated poorly and now you say they don't? Don't bother to answer, I am done with this topic!
chubster

Elkins, WV

#13 Aug 18, 2011
Hey, Veteran, get your head out of your ass and pay attention. Elvira never said that doctors and nurses gave poor care. What she's saying is that doctors and nurses give the best care they can despite horrible management. Management could care less about you. All they care about is $$$$.
dog bite

Clarksburg, WV

#14 Aug 18, 2011
chubster wrote:
Hey, Veteran, get your head out of your ass and pay attention. Elvira never said that doctors and nurses gave poor care. What she's saying is that doctors and nurses give the best care they can despite horrible management. Management could care less about you. All they care about is $$$$.
Hell yea chubster
shawn messenger

United States

#15 Jul 2, 2013
I recently left my job at the va hospital due to a medical condition after 6 years....management is terrible and they treat u like garbage...and yes they do show favortism..I am a disabled vet who spoke up for the corruption...they do not like that..they promote unskilled employees who will do what management says...and they wonder why patient care is at an all time low...its because u cannot get fired at the hospital...all u have u do is show up everyday and do nothing and you will get promoted....but u have to be willing to work(show up) 6 days a week...ITS THE TRUTH..MY NAME IS SHAWN MESSENGER...I JUST WANTED TO PUT THE WORD OUT THERE BECAUSE I FEEL HARD WORKING PEOPLE NEED TO KNOW WHAT GOES ON OVER AT THE CLARKSBURG VA HOSPITAL...ALSO THE CWT PROGRAM RUINED THE FACILITY...EASIEST WAY TO GET A JOB THERE IS TOO HAVE A DRUG OR ALCOHOL PROBLEM AND I SWEAR TO GOD IN LESS THAN 3 YEARS U CAN MAKE 17 TO 23 DOLLARS AN HOUR... I WAS A DISABLED VETERAN AND WAS NEVER IN THE CWT PROGRAM AND ALL MY SUPERVISORS CAME FROM THE CWT PROGRAM....AND THEY WONDER WHY MANAGEMENT IS AWEFUL....LOL...ITS MINDBLOWING TOO TELL YOU THE TRUTH...THE REASON THEY GOT PROMOTED OVER ME (I RECEIVED OUTSTANDING EVALUATIONS MY LAST 4 YEARS AND MIND YOU I WAS DISABLED) IS BECAUSE THEY WILL WORK 365 DAYS OUT OF THE YEAR...MANAGEMENT DO NOT WANT YOU TO HAVE A LIFE....ALSO THESE SUPERVISORS HAVE OVER 10 DAYS A YEAR OF AWOLS (NOT CALLING IN OR SHOWING UP TO WORK)...THEY BASICALY WANT SOULESS IDIOTS THAT DO PISS POOR WORK BUT SHOW UP EVERY DAY (ALL THESE PEOPLE DO IS SHOW UP AND DO NOTHING AND GET PROMOTED)...IT DONT MATTER IF YOUR AN OUTSTANDING EMPLOYEE WITH A SERVICE CONNECTED DISABILITY AND OCCASIONALLY MISS WORK DUE TO SERVING YOUR COUNTRY....THEY DONT CARE ABOUT THAT AND HR AND THE LABOR UNION ALLOW IT TO GO ON...ITS SAD BUT ILL GET EVEN WITH THESE ASSHOLES..LOL...
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too much

Stuarts Draft, VA

#17 Jul 2, 2013
Funny thing I know this Shawn guy I haven't seen him in years but, I believe him .
shawn messenger

United States

#18 Jul 3, 2013
Thank you for your response. ..I am not a person that wants to sell out the Va Hospital. .I know you were wanting to let me know you were grateful I used my real name..I will not set up an account because I want to protect myself....I just wanted to let my fellow Veterans know what is going on at the Clarksburg Va Hospital ..They really need to have a federal investigation of the facility...They honestly do not care about Veterans...I head from a fellow coworker why my chiropractic care was denied. ...Dr. Snyder said to him if we do it for one Veteran we have to do it for all of them..Its all about saving money and not helping Veterans...Got to make that budget look good...the Director of the facility is as much to blame for allowing this to go on....
shawn messenger

United States

#19 Jul 3, 2013
Thank you TOO MUCH for having belief in me..Everything I say is true...A lot of people do not like this quality in me....my motto is brutal honesty...Some day people will realize how great of a person I am...people either hate it or love it...either way I am who I am...thank you for commenting...it makes me feel good that people do not think I'm crazy because honest people always get hated on for speaking the truth...THANKS AGAIN TOO MUCH..
shawn messenger

United States

#20 Jul 3, 2013
Alex weinstein I would love to be on your radio show...I am a very intellectual person...you have my vote in 2014...you see the world as I see it...and I bet u get looked at as a simplton...been there my whole life buddy....people need to wake up and open their minds and quit living out there front door...if you would like to get in touch let me know....KEEP THE FAITH BROTHER....SHAWN MESSENGER
shawn messenger

Chicago, IL

#21 Jul 5, 2013
Man I guess I shut everyone up...no one has any soul anymore...they don't realize we are all going to be judged one day...ill leave that open to interprentation....

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