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  • btomba_77

    August 21, 2023 at 5:27 am

    Quote from sartoriusBIG

    Just tell them to fark off. If you say no will they fire you? Doubtful

    I get that such a sentiment *feels* good …
    But there’s not a lot of upside to hostile relations with admin, whether you’re employees or a contracted PP.
    You will have better standing and more leverage if you are perceived as working in good faith to help solve problems.
    Yes, when you’re an employee the relationship is fundamentally one of the management v labor.  But a big ask like this is an opportunity for the department.
    And this is where good leadership inside the department pays off. You need a group leader/s with the soft skills to build positive relationships with administrators over, who are diplomats and negotiators.  
    Revisit the compensation structure for more $/RVU, ask the hospital to pay for internal moonlighting, get more FTEs hired, get funding for ancillary staff, etc.

    “F*ck off!” takes all of that off the table.