The inevitable happened

Canada
November 20, 2020 2:39pm CST
On the 6th of November I wrote a post stating that the CISSS of Gatineau Quebec was going to force registered nurses and other health workers to work full time whether they liked it or not. What I did not know si that this is part of a law that the Quebec government passed with the advent of COVID 19. Anyway, on the 12th of November 2020, that law was put into effect in Gatineau. Well, lo and behold a dozen or so nurses from the three hospitals have handed their resignation and apparently more are to come. So, what will happen to the health care in this region of mine. It will put the health care workers more at risk because of fatigue and overwork and it will put the general population at risk. I was a registered nurse myself for 21 years with the last 13 in ICU working part time only. I know that if I was still working today, I would also refuse to work full time because nursing is hard and draining enough just part time. All I can say is that personally I approve the nurses that handed in their resignations but I pity the health care system and the remaining staff who will have to cope with the onslaught of new COVID cases and all the other patients and health problems coming in.
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@CarolDM (117239)
• Nashville, Tennessee
20 Nov
Such trying times for so many.
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• Canada
20 Nov
yes I agree Carol. Trying times for the whole planet it seems. Hope you are keeping safe....
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@CarolDM (117239)
• Nashville, Tennessee
20 Nov
@frankie2013 Things are safe here. Thanks.
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@kaylachan (13417)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
20 Nov
That's only because countries are trying to battle a virus with politics. General health and safety go out the window when it comes to this thing. People are worried about dying from a " scary" virus and putting people at risk in the process. It's insane. Honestly, we need to get back to living and stop all this nonsense.
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• Canada
20 Nov
I understand your frustration and resentment. And when the vaccine comes I just might not even take it because so many others will flung themselves on it and then good bye COVID I hope....
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@kaylachan (13417)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
20 Nov
@frankie2013 Viruses never really "go away". If a vacine actually is formed, you're actually inviting that very virus into your system, with the hope your body develops antibodies to it. While many vacines (like the flu shot) have low risk, they also weren't rushed. Covid will be around for a long time to come. People just need to learn to live with it.
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@marlina (118644)
• Canada
20 Nov
I feel so bad for the health workers, they are overworked and people do not even know how difficult it is,
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• Canada
20 Nov
Thank you so much for your support. I am grateful and I am sure health care workers will appreciate it everywhere.