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It does me no good to make better hourly wage if I am going through the excruciating process of living with a harm event. The sleepless nights, the “what if’s”, the guilt, the depositions, the trial, it’s all not worth another cent. Give me adequate staffing. Give me staffing that allows for adequate coverage during breaks. I don’t want to hear that it’s OK to go out of compliance (we have laws in CA) “just during breaks”. If you do the math, that means that in a group of 7 nurses with full loads, management is saying it’s OK to be out of compliance 7 out of 12 hours a day! (Assuming that we get 2 15 minute breaks and 1 30 minute break during the day, which we often don’t.)

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