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Old 03-11-2010, 04:04 PM   #1
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OT-Found out today I am losing my job
WOW, NEVER in a million years would I have anticipated losing my job. I have been an RN for a large PA Hospital for 25 years. Ten years ago they transferred me to an ancillary clinic 45 miles away to run their Cardiac Rehab Program. I remained a hospital employee but worked at the clinic (the clinic has no RN's). I sold my home and moved here to be close to my job.

Today the Clinic informed me that because insurance reimbursements have been cut significantly for rehabilitation programs that they need to use my space for something that will make more money and they are closing my program. I am not to take on any new patients and when my current patients are done the program will close (about 8 weeks). There are no RN positions in the clinic so unless I want to drive 45 miles one way to take a job back at the hospital I will be unemployed in about 8 weeks.

I am stunned.

There is another Hospital here in Ithaca, and I am sure I can get a job, I am a very good nurse. But 25 years is a long time and I am 55 years old, I planned to retire from this job in 5 years.
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Old 03-11-2010, 04:34 PM   #2
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I am so sorry to hear, that really does suck! I hope something finds you soon!, something better
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Old 03-11-2010, 05:01 PM   #3
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Aw, Ginny, that stinks. I'm sorry to hear that. Sounds like you really liked your job too. Double poop. Good luck in your job search. I hope you find something great. I'll be thinking of you.
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Old 03-11-2010, 05:24 PM   #4
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I am so sorry! Chin up - you'll find something. 55 is not too old!!
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Well hope you have better luck than me..... I have been out of work since last June. Only thing keeping us afloat is the wifes paycheck. I'm starting to get seriously depressed.....

Good Luck with the job search.

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I feel your pain. I found out two days ago my job was being eliminated. I've been a special education teacher for years and never thought I would see the day that teachers would be laid off even though there were enough students to teach. I wish you luck on your job search.
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Old 03-11-2010, 06:36 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by Belphoebe View Post
I feel your pain. I found out two days ago my job was being eliminated. I've been a special education teacher for years and never thought I would see the day that teachers would be laid off even though there were enough students to teach. I wish you luck on your job search.
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The world is becoming a very scary place isn't it!!
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Old 03-11-2010, 06:38 PM   #8
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*hugs.* Can you have a wee vacation with lots of fun knitting/other stuff before getting a new job?
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*hugs.* Can you have a wee vacation with lots of fun knitting/other stuff before getting a new job?
Don't I wish!!!

I've had a full time job since the day I turned 16, I can't imagine what not working would be like!
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Oh no..that bites for both you. Tom and Belphoebe! I hope you can find something that'll work for both all you.
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