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Friday, September 11, 2009

I have a voice, and that's where my power stops

I was at an administrative meeting as a representative of the RT Cave. There were 11 admins and me. The admins wanted us RTs to do something that I thought was unnecessary.

One of the admins said, "We have to do something. Doing something is certainly better than doing nothing."

Your humble RT said, "I beg to differ. Doing something stupid is far worse than doing nothing."

How's that for some great philosophy.

The thing is, I don't have a problem with adding new procedures to the RT list of things to do. The problem is, they keep adding more things to our list and never even consider taking things off. I understand: it's business. I understand: profit is the bottom line.

They won't do protocols because we live in a small town and we have to please the doctors so they don't up and leave. They won't buy the new equipment we need because they don't have enough money (yet the CEO got a whopping bonus this year).

Yet when it comes to something they want, or something the doctors want, it's done in a heartbeat, regardless of what the people who actually are doing the real work think. And yet, in the end, we have no choice but to be submissive to the request (which really isn't a request so much as an order.

I think it's neat they let a peon like me sit in on their meetings. I think it's neat they allow me a voice. I only wish there was more of an incentive for them to listen to the voice they're hearing.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm in the same boat. Lots of meetings that decide what we will do without even asking my opinion. But when there is a code or state walks in, we are there best friend and suddenly our opinion matters. it's a sad double standard. Keep fighting the fight! Myself as well as my rt staff will always stand up for ourselves as well as other rt's around the country. Thank You.